Retired mechanical engineer with an interest in genealogy since 1976, and a home computer since 1986.
My sister first got me interested in our family history when she copied some old photos and sent them out to the family as part of her "1776 Bicentennial celebration". After years of research, we haven't found any ancestors who were rich or famous, but the real story we uncovered is better than anything we could have made up.
Monasmith is of German origin, and many Manneschmidt households can be found today in the German state of Hessen. In America, the name has been re-spelled as Mahnenschmidt, Monasmith, Monesmith, Monismith, Monosmith and several other variations. Although not gifted in spelling, we are all cousins. We are all descended from Christian Mahnenschmidt (1680-1746), who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1719.
I have been working on the families of Perry County, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for several years now. As a result, I have registered several hundred graves there that are not related to my families, and I would be happy to transfer to any relative. Note: Prior to 1820, Perry County was part of Cumberland County.
I'm also working on memorials for the alumni of Frankfurt American High School, and for the Class of 1961 of Wichita High School North. Old friends are not forgotten. _________________________________________________
On memorials, I like to see photos of the of the person taken when they were young, as well as later in life.
Then we need one close-up photo of the grave marker, and a wide-angle shot to show the whole monument or adjacent graves.
For the genealogists, I like to add scans of the public documents that chronicle the events of the person's life: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Census Records, etc. A $5 donation will increase the photo limit to accommodate this trove of original source materials.
Bernard Andruskiewiecz memorial Hi Allen, I have added the information you provided in addition to some that I found on ancestry to this memorial. Is he related to you? If so I would transfer to you. I am also researching my German roots on my mother's side, Wilderick, it has been most interesting and eventful I must say. Sharon
Thank you Allen Thank you so much for transferring the memorials to me. Keep up the great work, with out people like you and the Find A Grave web site I would not have found my family one memorial at a time. Vicki