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Mary Briggs (#47645089)
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Bio Photo I find 'Find A Grave' a great research tool. I'm retired, living in Traverse City, Michigan and using genealogy as a way of keeping my mind active. I have been president of Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society and am a member of Austin Family Association of America.

I do transfers, links, change information and anything else I can to make FAG a place that is user friendly. It is the members of Find A Grave who make it great place to spend your research time.

If you are related to any person on my memorial list, send me and e-mail or a public message about your family.

My family lines are Austin, Penix/Penick, Paradis, King, Bowman, Joseph, Taft, Seelye, Todd, Pinette, Nadeau, Rose, Reed, Barker, Lovejoy, and Foster.
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Frederick D
RE: Otto King
I aadded Helen's photo per your request.
Added by Frederick D on May 22, 2015 7:17 PM
Susan Audy
George Wait
Thank you so very much for the posting of
this picture. Most of my family line stayed
in Vermont but George and his brother moved
to Michigan. THANKS AGAIN. I have been able
to find the obituaries that have also helped.
Added by Susan Audy on May 12, 2015 5:55 PM
Lisa Polster
Oliver and Anne Tysver Memorial Photos
Hello Mary,
Can I please have permission to use your photos of my Great Grand Aunt and Uncle, Anne and Oliver Tysver to use on my family tree? I will give you full credit for taking the photo. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to everyone's memorials. It is deeply appreciated!
~Lisa in WI
Added by Lisa Polster on Apr 19, 2015 5:11 PM
Janet Muff
Marybath Morton
Thanks so much for sending the birth information on Marybath Morton. I'll gladly make the edit to the memorial but would be very grateful for a source so that I can record it in my own database. I've attempted several times this morning to seach at NEHGS and their system is acting up so I can't get into the birth records for MA.

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Apr 05, 2015 12:59 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
RE: Ben Bain
Hi, Mary. Thanks for the reply. After I wrote you about Ben, I was able to find information on the grandson Glen (and a few others) that nicely brings in the Bain connection to Bremmeyr-Bain Hardware Store (a big part of Petoskey for so many years. (I linked everyone that wasn’t already linked.) In my on going research I may come across biographical information on Ben in a newspaper article or elsewhere. If I do, I will be sure to send it to you. Hope you are having a great spring time. M.S.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Apr 02, 2015 7:12 PM
Conservative Patriot
And submitted links to two of their children
Added by Conservative Patriot on Mar 23, 2015 5:37 PM
Don McArthur
RE: Smith and McArthur in Rock Falls
Hi Mary,
Although I am only very, very distantly related to these folks, you may transfer them if you wish. I already have several in Rock Falls.

Added by Don McArthur on Mar 21, 2015 2:53 PM
lynn bartholomew
Mary, Thanks for your work on the Bartholomew headstone,s in the Morehouse cemetery, Antrim county near East Jordan. These are my family members. Lynn Bartholomew. Traverse City
Added by lynn bartholomew on Mar 15, 2015 6:53 PM
RE: Seelye/Seeley/Seely
I requested Ebenezer Seelye's change so the speelling would harmonize with his wife, as I had looked for him and it didn't come up. I did see a tombstone photo for Frank "Seely" so it may very well be spelled that way...I was thinking they should be facilitate when searching.
I'm not related, so I don't know which is which, and if you want to change Ebenezer's wife's last name that can be done also. Like I say, if you're related, you know more than I about it.
Thanks for writing and let me know what to do...meanwhile, you can ignore the name edit.

Added by wvy on Mar 11, 2015 3:46 PM
lynn bartholomew
Katie Bartholomew
Thanks for posting the photo of Katie Rose Bartholomew's head stone. Katie is my grandfather Rev. Scott Bartholomew's sister. Their parents Mary and Joshua are also buried there in the Moorehouse Cemetary. Lynn Bartholomew, Traverse City
Added by lynn bartholomew on Mar 07, 2015 12:25 PM
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