I live in Columbiana County in Northeastern Ohio. Since I started my family history research, I have been amazed at the unknown family members I have found so close to my home. I want to honor them by adding them to this site. Thank you to all who place flowers on their memorials. I am a member of the Columbiana County and Mahoning County Chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
NOTE: I am working closely with my cousin, Joseph Chaplow, and some of my entries are his family. Preference on transfers will go to him.
PLEASE, if you are going to require documentation for edit changes, provide a means of contact on your profile other than a public message or SAC. I can't post a death certificate or obituary to them. Common sense?
PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PERSONAL PHOTOS. Any other use or republishing of them is not permitted. It is a violation of FindaGrave guidelines. If you have an interest in someone, please email me. However, you may copy any headstone picture I've added for your own family tree use. The exception would be using my photos when creating a duplicated FindaGrave memorial. This is not allowed and is against the guidelines. A notation that I was the photographer would be appreciated, if only to assist others who may want to contact me about family. I've received a lot of help in obtaining family headstone pictures from other researchers and want to pay it forward. Thank you.
Please check the cemetery before you make an entry to avoid duplications. I welcome any corrections to information I have entered. I try to be as accurate as possible, but sometimes receive conflicting information. Please don't be surprised, shocked, or outraged by an error. I'm human. PLEASE use the suggest a correction tab on the individual memorial. Changes won't be made from messages posted on this page. I cannot add children as links if I don't know where they are buried. Amazingly, I've been asked to do this.
I usually transfer out-of-guidelines unless it's someone in my family or the requester does not transfer their own entries in that manner. I will only transfer my family members according to the guidelines. I will not do mass transfers of a surname. A reminder regarding transfers, please remember...just because you are related to someone doesn't mean someone else isn't. Please see F-A-G guidelines regarding transfers. *"The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." It is not necessary to request a transfer in order to add information or links to family. I can do that.
I ask you to remember that the members of this site are volunteers, both for entries and photo requests. They spend time and money to do this out of a love of the past, to memorialize those who have gone before, and in remembrance of beloved family members. It requires cooperation and teamwork. If you don't like to do these things, I respectfully ask that you choose another hobby.
"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease." Author Unknown
I found this on the profile of another contributor: A fellow by the name of Banksey is credited with a quote. What he said goes something like this: You die twice. Once when you stop breathing... and a second time... later on... when your name is said for the last time. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
***Please remember this young man, a Fallen Graver, who loved what he did and helped many people: Coady Hatlen. He is missed.***
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
"Do not stand on my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the mornings hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave & cry; I am not there, I did not die." ~Mary Frye
~*~ONE FINAL GIFT~*~ Scatter me not to the restless winds Nor toss my ashes to the sea. Remember now those years gone by When loving gifts I gave to thee. Remember now the happy times The family ties are shared. Don't leave my resting place unmarked As though you never cared. Deny me not one final gift For all who came to see. A simple lasting proof that says I loved and you loved me. (by D.H.Cramer)
RE: Owen Cosgrove Dear Debra, I don't know if you remember me but you helped me find the grave of my great grandparents Bruce and Jenny Miskelly and Owen Cosgrove.
I am writing to ask your advice. My grandmother's name is Alice Miskelly Mellert. She past away last week in Michigan at the age of 98 years old. She had my father Robert Bruce Miskelly out of wedlock in 1937 and went to her grave never having revealed who my dad's father was. I can't tell you how frustrating this is to me. My dad suffered all his life with this shadow hanging over his head and now the information seems to be out of my reach forever.
Is there any chance that there might be someone that might have the answer to the question of who my dad's father was? I would appreciate any advice or insight you might have. Sincerely, Veronica Jensen email@example.com
RE: Nelson W P Dugan Debra Thanks for your quick reply. I will pass that information on to the person I was doing the research for. If she would like to get in contact with you, would it be ok. Marilyn Kuntz
Nelson W P Dugan Debra Doing research for a friend who has a Dugan line. Are you a direct relative or just some one who is posting information about this person. They said they didn't know who you were and wanted to know your connection to their relative. Thanks and will be waiting for your answer. Marilyn Kuntz
HI AND A QUESTION? You have asked for those with edit questions to write you somewhere else, but I am brand new to this website, thus know little; where else CAN I write you? My concern is with the John F Wilhelm & Alfaretta A Wilhelm memorial. I'm sorry, I didn't save the memorial # while I was there, and now I can't find it again? I believe these are my great grandparents but. . . Their son is listed as Henry "Harry" Wilhelm
My email address is MIZZJAB@gmail.com: please reply there?