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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.

Website: www.belmontcountyohio.net

I'm also looking for volunteers to help add names to Belmont County cemeteries.

My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/giffen-giffin/about

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at ancestry.com. There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My ancestry.com tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.


Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.


I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)

LINK: http://www.stclibrary.org/ctgs/pub.htm


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Peace4me
RE: Alexander Williams
I use a camera. Carla
Added by Peace4me on Aug 29, 2016 5:50 AM
CaroleB
RE: Wilson Monroe Giffin
You might want to check out my Knox County (OH) Families database on RootsWeb. I have about 80 Giffin/Giffen people shown there. This is a work in progress, with additions and corrections added at least 4 times a year, so you might check back occasionally.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=knoxcooh&recno=29681

Carole
Added by CaroleB on Aug 09, 2016 6:11 AM
Janice
RE: Lillian M Giffin
Edits were approved and are up
Added by Janice on Aug 02, 2016 6:15 AM
Janice
RE: Lillian M Giffin
Hi Terry. I found her death notice, which incorrectly lists her maiden name as Tommer (actually it's Boreiter, with Tommer being her first husband's name) but it led to her daughters, father, and brother's FindaGrave memorials. Perhaps you already knew that, but I submitted links to the memorial owners to link them all up.
Added by Janice on Jul 29, 2016 9:56 AM
Janice
RE: Lillian M Giffin
Hi Terry. Ha ha, yes, this was a tough one! i'm usually able to peel up the sod, but not only was it sunken, the soil was really packed, dry, and hard. Sorry I couldn't uncover the left side. Cemetery records and her death certificate say a birth year of 1894. Given the form of her death info on the headstone, I suspect the birth info will have only the year, 1894. I see there is an edit pending, so perhaps you've already submitted that. Do you know more about her, to trace her through records? The cemetery record has her living in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland, but I also see someone who might be her living in Ravenna and Hudson before that.
Added by Janice on Jul 29, 2016 6:00 AM
Ivy Mccollum
Picture of Geoge O Steele Memorial # 157387060
Just wondering if you have any additional information on the photo you added to Geo O Steele Find a grave. Was surprised to find a photo rather than a tombstone. I am not a direct descendant but he is on my Steele family tree. Thanks in advance for any information or story behind the picture.
Added by Ivy Mccollum on Jul 21, 2016 11:40 AM
Teresa Jones
RE: 500 photos WOW !
I think that there were only a few that ended up sideways...unfortunately they were the ones you wanted. I found this cemetery not far from my weekend home that was only 41% photographed and had a lot of my relatives in it, so a took the plunge and took a lot of pictures. Also unfortunately in the country in Illinois there is usually no cell service and no Wi-Fi nearby. I can't even use my GPS on my phone to find the cemeteries, I have to rely on old-fashioned plat maps and gazeteer. Sorry for the trouble with your photos...the last name Giffin is interesting...there were also a fair number of Griffins in the same cemetery so for awhile I was confused about who wanted what photos.

Teresa
Added by Teresa Jones on Jul 12, 2016 8:25 PM
Teresa Jones
RE: 102816139
Terry,

Yeah...I don't know what happens sometimes...the pictures aren't sideways on my computer...and when you open them up all the was at Find A Grave they are correct.

I'd be happy if you want to take them and fix them. I took over 500 pictures that day and am tired of looking at them ;)

Teresa
Added by Teresa Jones on Jul 12, 2016 4:51 PM
Judi McGarvey
Proudfit military marker
Thank you!
Added by Judi McGarvey on Jul 11, 2016 12:27 PM
Judi McGarvey
David Proudfit
Dear Terry,

I suggest that you remove the picture of the military marker you've posted for David Proudfit (1770-1830), #54262647. This marker is for one of his relatives -- David W. Proufit (1834-1911), #61594061.

The elder Proudfit did not serve in the military.

thank you -- judi mcg
Added by Judi McGarvey on Jul 11, 2016 7:30 AM
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