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Dana Dancy (#46998072)
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Bio Photo I currently live in Lancaster County, PA. I started researching my Family Tree in 2006. Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, PA was my first attempt of adding burial records to "Find a Grave".
I completed my project at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lititz, PA in August 2009 by photographing all the readable Gravestones & doing a quick Obituary search at www.LancasterOnline.
I photographed all the readable gravestones in the St. James Cemetery in Lititz, PA in October 2013, after the cemetery was restored.
I now (as of March 2010) include FULL obituaries, as fellow "Find A Grave" contributors have convinced me to do so - if your name is listed in an obituary and you would like it removed or your name listed as "LIVING" please contact me and I will do so.
You have my permision to use my Gravestone pictures for personal use, post them at Free Web Sites, or as long as you give me credit for the photograph.
I will transfer any memorial that is not related to me, include the persons name, memorial number and your member number - any requests MUST include your member number.

NOTE: Any requests that do not include the member number will be IGNORED, as it is time comsuming to have to do the additional step of looking up the number.

If you leave a correction for a memorial & I don't post it please email me again. If you do not want your name/Find A Grave member number listed with the correction please note that - otherwise I list it.
I will do Obituary Look Ups at the Lititz Public Library (weekly paper dates from 1877 - 2001 covering Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA) - I go about once a month. Please include the DOD and any information that will help - there is an Death/Obituary Index but it is a work in progress, years completed are 1877 - 1950 (as of Dec 2010), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete - website with index is -

Other sites for obituaries/cemetery records in the area and USA are;

The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) -

Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States -

website - - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

website - - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..

Fulton County, PA - - Cemetery transcriptions, biographies, etc. also covers some of the surrounding counties.

Website for Old Newspapers around the United States (Scroll down to the state you want) -

The following websites supplied by Bill Tipton:
Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Web Site
I suggest creating a user account; I never tried the guest login.
Note: Under General Criteria, Search Type, select Individual.
Java Runtime Environment is required to view and print documents. A link is provided for the download.
The site gives access to public domain documents including but not limited to deeds, mortgages, and POAs. Deeds can be quite helpful. For example, if a grantor is deceased (the sale if from an estate or surviving spouse), the death date is usually listed.
Note: Lancaster County Public Library Card is required. I got mine from the Lititz Library (free). You need the card number to log in.
There are two ProQuest lnks. ProQuest ABI/INFORM is NOT the better resource. The second ProQuest link "Provides access to Lancaster newspapers only: Intelligencer Journal and New Era backfiles, combined Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, and Sunday News . . . "
This archive goes back to 1995, good for obituaries (I believe that LancasterOnline goes back only to 2005), weddings, divorces, anniversary celebrations, police logs, and various other articles. Microsoft Internet Explorer is recommended but I use Firefox without problems. The only aggravation is an activity time limit. If you're inactive for awhile (1/2 hour?) you might have to re-login.
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Mike Cronk
Alonzo & Jane (Talbot) Clark - Resurrection Cemetery

Good Evening Dana,

Thank you for the transfers. That was very generous of you. AND, I already had an earlier Alonzo Clark 'Find A Grave' memorial from 2003 transferred to my care from 'graver' yesterday. It is to this memorial that I attached photos I took of Alonzo's grave and his death certificate. In the past, I would have simply deleted your duplicate since I am now the manager. However, that is no longer the straightforward option. Only you or 'Find A
Grave' can delete your 2012 Alonzo Clark memorial. If I transfer this memorial back to you, would you be willing to delete it on your end? I am currently using Alonzo Clark 'Find A Grave' memorial #7982253.

Kind Regards,

Mike Cronk
Added by Mike Cronk on Sep 20, 2014 7:48 PM
M. Johnson
Re: Elof Johnson Obt.
I too am not related to Elof. I transfered because I have nothing else to add. You may keep him and transfer as you wish.

I had many relatives from Cumberland Co., PA. Do you know of any additional sites to check out for free Cumberland Co. info? Thank you for your time. MJ
Added by M. Johnson on Sep 07, 2014 4:09 PM
Anne Cady
RE: James Carnal memorial #48376854
1930 is still under copyright protection do please do not post it. Site rules prohibit posting scans of published material in the photo area also. If you want to take what you learned reading the article and write a short original biography/tribute that is the preferred approach. Just send it to me and I can add it.
Added by Anne Cady on Sep 01, 2014 4:34 AM
Lynn Simon
John Joseph Blower
Thank you for linking John Joseph Blower to his parents. I had some of the same conflicting information that you had, but not enough to link with.

This completes the "upper eight" half-siblings of my great-grandfather, Andreas Hansen. After my break from Find A Grave, I will work on the "lower eight" half-siblings. These children are from his father's second marriage and makes a total of 19 children in this generation! So little time, so many relatives to discover! Thanks again.
Added by Lynn Simon on Aug 11, 2014 11:31 AM
RE: William Martin Gracey
I understand your thoughts on adding the obits. The reason I like to have on the memorial is so I can make connections to any family members who may also be buried in the same cemetery. For example the obit may mention a sibling or parent that can be connected or a child who died an early age.
Added by Cheryl on Aug 10, 2014 7:17 PM
s schmidt
Tuscola county obits
I use and for some but for the most part I just use their indexes. Good luck.
Added by s schmidt on Aug 05, 2014 5:28 AM
s schmidt
Obit sources
No real suggestions for obits for Saginaw other than library. I really h...a....t....e to spend money on research sites. Just need to find the free ones. I know that Tuscola county (MI) has a free obituary data base but that is the only other one I use.
Added by s schmidt on Aug 04, 2014 2:22 PM
W Sweigart
RE: Miriam Franck
Thanks for deleting the memorial. Yea, the one date was here Date of Birth. She is in her 70's and lives locally. Thanks again..
Added by W Sweigart on Aug 04, 2014 8:58 AM
s schmidt
K. Heinlein
Thank you for the correction and obituary for K. Heinlein. Is she related? I can transfer if you wish. Question as to where you found obit. it is not in the Sag. Library site listing so maybe you have another site that will be useful for me. I would appreciate it if you would let me know.
Added by s schmidt on Aug 04, 2014 5:18 AM
Robert Gibson
RE: Picture of Saint Johns
Thanks. I added a caption as you suggested. I'll contact Find A Grave and request that the photo be deleted.
Added by Robert Gibson on Jul 27, 2014 10:50 AM
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