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Joy (#48108836)
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I have been interested in Genealogy for quite a few years. I stumbled upon Find A Grave when I was using Ancestry.com and decided that this was something I would enjoy doing. So, my latest hobby was born. I enjoy going to cemeteries and taking photos to upload to this site. Others have done the same for me. It means the world to me to be able to see the grave sites of those who came before me.

Through research I have discovered that about 17 or so generations back on my father's side, I have 2 Princes of Wales and a King of Wales in my lineage.

Recently I connected with a distant cousin through this site and was able to find out some amazing things about my father's family.

I am researching the Ross family of Shubert, Nebraska primarily. I am also interested in the Parent family of Ascension Parish, Louisiana as well.

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one (or more) who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes (hopefully) have at least one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

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Latrobe QUINN Genealogy -L.Rich
Patsch Photos at San Joaquin
Thank you so very, very much for the headstone photos for Hubert PATSCH, Hubert C. PATSCH, and Margaret Elizabeth BUSCH Patsch at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Stockton, California. It means so much to us as we live over 2,000 miles away from Stockton! Thank you so much for volunteering and your contributions to Find A Grave, we are sincerely grateful.
Added by Latrobe QUINN Genealogy -... on Mar 31, 2015 11:58 AM
Tawny
Harvey
Thank you so much for the photo! You are appreciated!

Tawny
Added by Tawny on Mar 31, 2015 10:29 AM
Lester Letson
Steve Stiles
Thanks for taking the picture of his plot. I did not know he did not have a stone.
Added by Lester Letson on Mar 30, 2015 8:55 PM
Doreen McGowan
Lester & Gladys Faltersack
Thank you for the photo of the grave marker of Lester and Gladys Faltersack. I note that you also created a memorial page for Gladys - thanks again!
Added by Doreen McGowan on Mar 30, 2015 8:43 PM
James Webster
Kenneth M Dunham, #131742116
I want to thank you for fulfilling my photo requests for Kenneth M Dunham, his wife, and sister-in-law. That is so greatly appreciated.

I have had a fascination and heartfelt concern for Kenneth M Dunham for some time now. He is kin to me through his paternal grandmother, Hester Jane "Hessie" Webster Dunham. Between the 8th and 16th of February in 1920 he lost both parents and all 4 siblings to the 1918-1920 Influenza (Spanish Flu) Pandemic. (He was a baby of 3 years old at the time.) They are all buried at Carrsville Cemetery in Petersburg, Henry County, Missouri. At one time there was a Find A Grave memorial for all of them, but they have all disappeared. The links exist, but there is nothing there.

Thank you again!
Added by James Webster on Mar 24, 2015 7:27 AM
J. Bryant
Joseph C Betts Photo
Thank you VERY much for the photo of this headstone. May I have your permission to share this photo on our McEntire Wiki? He is one of our long lost cousins that I found.

Janice Bryant
Find a Grave contributor #46798680
Added by J. Bryant on Mar 21, 2015 11:12 AM
Janice
Newell Arnegard
Joy... I so appreciate your taking time to take a picture of the stone of Newell Arnegard... Thank YOU so much! Janice
Added by Janice on Mar 20, 2015 9:58 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Cherokee Memorial Park
Hi Joy, Thanks for the Grave Marker photos for Elsie Isaak and also for Adam Eiseman.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Mar 20, 2015 7:33 PM
BluMoKitty
Elsie Isaak
Thank You for the headstone photo and the plot location, it is appreciated, Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Mar 20, 2015 6:33 PM
BluMoKitty
Elsie Isaak
Thank You for the headstone photo and the plot location, it is appreciated, Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Mar 20, 2015 6:33 PM
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