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Bobs your Uncle (#47427192)
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Bio Photo Just trying to track down my roots and help others on my journey.

I am a volunteer at the Historic Sacramento City Cemetery, and spend most of my time photographing it and the Masonic Lawn and Odd Fellows Lawn Cemeteries which are next door. The volunteers at the City Cemetery are in the process of entering all the cemetery records from various books into one searchable database. They are just starting out with the lot deeds and sales, and will move on to the burial locations as well as histories and photographs of the more notable residents. There were over 30,000 burials at the cemetery. The Cemetery used to have 50 acres, including the property where the Masonic Lawn and Odd Fellows Lawn now sits. So many of the burials were originally part of the City Cemetery are now apart of the other two. Also to add to the confusion, there are a few smaller cemeteries that reside within the City Cemetery. One of them being the Firemen's lot, which the Fire Dept. still maintains. Also during the great floods, the New Helvetia Cemetery was damaged from flood waters and many coffins floated up and away. The entire cemetery was relocated within the City Cemetery and some of the relocated people could not be identified. There were also mass burials from the Cholera epidemic. The project underway is a tremendous effort to organize the piles of old records and deeds. Please be patient if the volunteers can't give you much information on a person right away. It is not a simple thing to just pick up a book and find the name, there are many, many volumes of books spanning back over a century. And some are not in order by name.
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Sandra Wincek
James and Mary (Bowater) Wright
Hi,
Yes, I understand why you created a duplicate memorial for Josiah Ballinger. There is a lot of bad information out there, and it is not helped along by family history books that are full enough of errors.
However, you might want to take another look at the Bowater "theory." There was some excellent research done on Quaker marriage certificates; and it makes a very strong case for Mary Wright's maiden name. It is too long to explain here, so I am including a link to the web page for Mary Bowater Wright, on my family tree at rootsweb.com. The details of where this study was published is listed there. I ordered the pages via an ILL, and I think that the author is correct. Here is the link: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=abrahaml&id=I3592
Even if you decide not to change anything on findagrave, it might be worth including this in your family tree.
Sandy Wincek, 7th-g-granddaughter of James and Mary Wright
Added by Sandra Wincek on May 12, 2015 7:18 PM
Ginny
The Ballinger Family
My Grandmother's maiden name was Ballinger and I have been working on the family tree (on and off) for several years now. I want to thank you for the corrections you have made to some of the memorials on find a grave, it has help me keep the information straight and accurate.
Thank you,
Ginny
Added by Ginny on Apr 18, 2015 3:19 PM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Mary Wright
Hello. I was reading your flower and I did comment to Tonya letting her know that I have a Mary Bowater (Davis) Wright 1689-1764, my 7th Great Grandmother.
Larry L Wright. ps, Have a Merry Christmas
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Dec 22, 2014 8:24 PM
PJH / Angelbird
RE: Gen Alfred Redington
Hi Margaret - All in all, it sounds like the best thing is to leave as is. You have added a ton of info and photos that I'd hate to see lost. From my viewpoint, a Find A Grave duplicate isn't the worst thing in the world. Gen Redington probably wished at times there were two of him. :o) Your decision. Have a good holiday. Regards, Phyllis
Added by PJH / Angelbird on Dec 09, 2014 8:36 PM
Amanda Cuffle
I have a question to ask...
Its regarding the Linda Anne Castro grave that you added, I'm hoping you can help me, if you can or might be able to answer it, i"m trying to find out if this is my grandma, please send me a message.
Thanks
Added by Amanda Cuffle on Nov 15, 2014 1:47 PM
Calcat
Chester Clark
Thank you so much!! I really appreciate the transfer : )
Added by Calcat on Nov 07, 2014 1:13 PM
solsen8
RE: Nelles photos
Thank you so much! The Nelles are ancestors on my mother's line.

Keep up the great work!
Thank you!
Stacey Olsen
Added by solsen8 on Oct 25, 2014 9:57 AM
solsen8
Nelles photos
Hi- thank you so much for getting the photos of the tombstone, and for creating the husband's memorial.

I appreciate your help!
Thank you!
Stacey Olsen
Added by solsen8 on Oct 24, 2014 1:27 PM
Mindy Breen
RE: Adams in Masonic Cemeter
I just got back on here and saw your message about Minnie & Ted Adams and if i wanted to take over their memorials, yes that would be great. Thank you again for taking the time to set up a memorial for them.
Added by Mindy Breen on Oct 14, 2014 8:39 PM
Valarie Vine
Abram Cury
Margaret,
Thanks for your note. I changed the burial location to Masonic Lawn Cemetery. Much appreciated......like you, I like things as accurate as possible.

Happy Trails, Valarie
Added by Valarie Vine on Oct 14, 2014 2:14 PM
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