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Steve Metcalf (#48238229)
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I became fascinated with my family history after my mother passed away in 1992, I "inherited" volumes of family history records (on paper) that she had collected in her travels (England; Salt Lake City the Mormons maintain a huge library of genealogy records; and from other various locations throughout the country), I think she had collected bits of information on over 1200 individuals. She had traced the Metcalf lineage back to Arkefirth from Denmark around 990 AD. I was overwhelmed with the amount of data she had collected and at the time picked up a copy of Family Tree Maker and keyed in the data on all 1200 individuals. Working on it part time (2-3 hours per week), this took over a year to complete. I also had contact with several other relatives to get the correct birthdate or spelling of first, middle names, etc. Over the next 10 years, I continued to use Family Tree Maker and keyed in any new family members (including my wife's ancestors) into the database as well as updating or editing any existing info. I grew my tree from roughly 1200 to over 1600 during that period. In 2006 or 2007, I subscribed to the service. had bought out the Family Tree Maker company. There is a wealth of family history that you can obtain from One of the things that is really neat about is the actual documents (Census reports, actual draft cards, etc.) that you can download into your database. The other neat thing about is that you also have access to "other family" trees that have recorded their history, as long as their tree is open to the public and not private. Ancestry makes it easy to add names and data to your personal tree from other public trees. When you discover a new family member, will ask if you want to add the member to your tree. One click and the person's name and data, even pictures, if part of the other tree, are added to your tree. This saves hours and hours of keying in the info. I just checked and I now have 2258 members in my tree as of November 2013.

I believe that all who came before us are a part of who we are and knowing our roots gives us a sense of purpose and belonging in this world. Knowledge of our origins are the greatest legacy we can leave our children and grandchildren.

If I have taken a photo, you are welcome to use them anyway you wish. If you wish for a transfer, no problem. If they are not related to me, then I see no reason to keep them. All you have to do is ask.
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 • 72 Memorials Added
 • 63 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 428 Photos
 • 236 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Messages left for Steve Metcalf (81)[Leave Message]
Jill Alexander
RE: Your Mom's headstone
Hi Steve,
Thanks so much for sending me the photo of the headstone of your Mom & sister. I have added it to my tree. Who was your sister married to? On the find-a-grave site, it never mentioned her husband's name. Only that she had a son named Shawn.
Thanks again, Jill Metcalf-Alexander
Added by Jill Alexander on Aug 25, 2015 12:17 PM
Debra Downing
Mr and Mrs. Frederick
Thank you for your time to take photos for Mr and Mrs Frederick
Added by Debra Downing on Aug 09, 2015 5:41 PM
Donna J Breuer
Thanks so much for the photo of George Junior and Ellen Zimmerman's grave marker we appreciate your help

Added by Donna J Breuer on Jun 30, 2015 2:05 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: Frederick's
Hi Steve,

You don't have to transfer the memorial page for Ward Frederick to me.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jun 12, 2015 7:48 AM
Pat Minor
Leo W Clinkenbeard
Steve, Thank you for the photo of Leo W Clinkenbeard. This completes more of the family info. I appreciate your time and effort. I have added the picture to my tree and credited you as source.
Pat M from SC
Added by Pat Minor on Jun 11, 2015 2:04 PM
Max Luter
Thank you so much for getting the picture for me. Means a lot. I apologize for not getting back to you about getting permission. I appreciate the efforts you do for this site.
Added by laelliott on Jun 11, 2015 7:36 AM
Mr. B. Coberley
Ure picture
Thanks for posting the picture to Victoria Ure's grave marker. Greatly appreciated.
Added by Mr. B. Coberley on Jun 11, 2015 7:29 AM
Opal Siebarth
Hello Steve,

Thank you for your time and effort in fulfilling my request for a photo of Opal's marker. I greatly appreciate it.

Kind regards,

Ken -
Added by KPS on Jun 11, 2015 6:13 AM
Thank you so much for the picture of the grave of James Harrolle.
Added by Aharrolle on Jun 10, 2015 10:20 PM
C J Black
Jim Ball Gravestone Photo
Thank you very much for taking the photo for me of his Grave marker
Added by C J Black on Jun 10, 2015 9:17 PM
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