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I am a network administrator by trade, but genealogy is my hobby. I have been researching my family since 1989 and I know the frustration of not being able to find your relative in this database. |
In my free time, I take pictures of local tombstones and post them online. If I have a picture of one of your relatives and I'm not related to them, I would be glad to transfer management to you.
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Another for ya
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|cmjttt7||Drummond - Edwards families|
Just a note to tell you thank you for such great work in posting great photos and providing such great information on the Edwards family -descending down from the Drummond Line. You have filled in an entire line for us. Thanks.
Added by cmjttt7 on Sep 30, 2013 12:38 PM
|Joanne Morehouse||RE: Sylvester Pease|
You're welcome. I enjoyed getting it for you.
|Jennifer Eastman||Shaw's in Standish, ME|
I took pictures of 8 Shaw's today at the Standish Cemetery. You had requests out on three. I was obviously so excited to be outside after a long semester at school that I didn't get one of your Ebenezer's. I accidentally put an Ebenezer in the wrong place so it killed your request. If you put it back in I'll head over to the cemetery on Tuesday or Wednesday. Sorry about that! The missing Ebenezer isn't with the rest of the crew but I noticed on the page that there is another pocket of Shaw's somewhere else in the cemetery. There are also three stones under water.. hopefully they aren't ones I'm looking for!
Thanks for giving me something to do!
Added by Dozard on Dec 09, 2011 9:57 AM
|Baxter B. Fite III||Private Sylvester Butler, Co. K, 86th Illinois|
Dear Jeremy, Good to hear from you and I am thrilled to hear you are interested in preserving the family history. I only found out about Find A Grave on Veterans Day of 2009, so I have been a member a little over two years. I have bee researching and trackind down the 992 men who served in the 86th Illinois for about 27 years now. I started in the winter of 1984/85. In those 27 years, I now have located the final resting place of the 874. Only the Lord knows where probably 50 or so of them now. I hope yet to find another 60 or so of the final 118. As I have been getting older, I have been looking for places to leave some of the thousands of pages of information that I have about these guys. The Princeville Historical Association, where Co. K and Private Sylvester Butler were from, will get copies of all of my Co. K records. Several other are communites also have Historical Societies which will get some of my things, but I was looking for some place to leave all of my basic records where anyone could see it when I found out about Find A Grave. I have really benefited from my association with Find A Grave as well. Thanks to the thousands of volunteers all across the country, I have seen hundreds of picture of tombstones of veterans of the 86th that I knew where they were buried, but knew that I was never ever going to see them in person and knew that I would never even see pictures of most of them. I am amazed ever time I see a picture of a tombstone that I knew I would never see. Well, back to Sylvester. I am two years into adding all of the material that I have onto Find A Grave. I am though most of the biographies, but will start going through the diaries and letters in 2012. Since you wrote me and brought me back to Sylvester, if you will check his site not, you will a few new things that I have added. I hope to add more in 2012. I made a note on his biography about your interest in his site. My ultimate goal when I started add my material to Find A Grave was to find one younger member of each family who would have an interest in managing each 86th veteran's site. You WILL get Sylvetser's site when I am done. As I find each future manager of each site, I try to add their information to the site. I have even told Marilou that if anything happens to me, she is to try and get each site transferred to whoever I have selected on each site. So WE will remember you when that time comes. In the mean time, if there is ever anything that you would like to add to his site or that you feel is incorrect, please let me know. Also, Have you read any of the biographies of Sylvester's pards? I am closer to the men of Co. K than of any other company. I have talked with more grandchildren from this company, have seen more photographs of the men from this company, have seen more letters and diaries written by the men of this company. I feel like I knew John Slane and John French and John Morrow and the Coburns and the Kellers. I LOVE being in the Princeville Cemetery with the Boys of Co. K and look forward to meeting and sitting down with them and listening to their stories first hand. I can't believe I will lose all interest in the lives of people that I have known or studied about when I get to heaven. It makes me a little but sad when we sing the chorus "when the things of earth will grow strangely dim." I hope that doesn't mean we will lose interest in our experiences and our interests on earth. Well, I've rambled on long enough. I better stop. Good to hear from you. And I saw in your little blurb about your researching the family history since 1989. How old were you? I have been working my family history seriously since 1971 when I was 16. Looking forward to hearing from you. You can write me at my regular email address at email@example.com. Take care and Keep up the good work. Baxter
Thanks for the photo. It greatly enhances an otherwise sparse memorial. Much appreciated.
Added by anne on Dec 01, 2011 9:40 AM
|anne||Lindzey|Added by anne on Dec 01, 2011 9:39 AM
I have sent Florence to you, I am happy that she will be in her families care. She or her daughter, maybe both, were friends of my mother.
Added by cj on Nov 30, 2011 8:07 PM
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