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Ann (#47008085)
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Bio Photo I live in northwest Iowa and am a retired journalism/English teacher. My husband and I enjoy walking cemeteries and finding gravestones, wondering about the life of the person buried there. We are glad to help others learn about their family history.

Genealogy fits my personality... combining a love of research, computer, writing, photography, and family.

I have enjoyed meeting other individuals and chatting about their pursuit of their ancestors' information. Although one can never truly "finish" researching a family line, I set a deadline of July each summer to "finish" one family line and enter it in the local county fair. I have won Best of Show the past seven years and in doing so, have been able to reach out to others and help them learn how to start searching for their own ancestors.
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RE: Abner Bell
We are always at mercy of the weather especially when traveling. Nothing worse then showing up on an early sunny morning to find all the stones facing to the West! LOL!
Added by LCM on Aug 04, 2014 3:39 PM
I appreciate the Armstrong photo. Thanks for taking the time to take this photo for me!
Added by Volunteer on Aug 03, 2014 7:01 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Victor Bartels
Thanks so much for the photo of Vic's headstone at Storm Lake (Buena Vista). It's very much appreciated!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Aug 02, 2014 11:42 AM
ronald conrad
Esther Lussman
Thanks to you and your husband in searching for Esther. It is very much appreciated. You guys have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Jul 31, 2014 4:09 PM
ronald conrad
Orville & Leora Armstrong
Thanks so much for the headstone photo of Orville and Leora. It is very much appreciated. Have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Jul 28, 2014 12:27 PM
Charlotte Smith Muir
Goosen Photos
Aren't you lovely! Thank you for the Goosen Photos as well.. so very much appreciated! :)
Added by Charlotte Smith Muir on Jul 21, 2014 10:46 PM
Charlotte Smith Muir
Mahler Photos
Thank you so very much for the Mahler photo's! I appreciate your time and energy ~ very beautiful :)
Added by Charlotte Smith Muir on Jul 21, 2014 10:38 PM
Reese Spicer
George Williams
Thank you for the photo, I really do appreciate what all of you do and if there is anything I can do in return, I will.

Thank you Reese Spicer
Added by Reese Spicer on Jul 20, 2014 7:42 PM
Camilla Jonkheer Dye
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Ann, thank you for finding my Uncle and placing his burial site & obituary here. Harold (he went by his middle name) grew up with many struggles, being left partially disabled after getting tangled with an electrical wire while climbing out of the upper floor of the house when he was about 3. My Mother said he was always getting into something. I am happy to say that he found the Lord and a beautiful companion in his wife, Josie. She misses him dearly.

Thanks again, it's nice to be remembered.
Added by Camilla Jonkheer Dye on Jul 17, 2014 3:19 PM
Harvey Bell
RE: Florence Porter Photo
I would like very much to see the articles you refer to and to place them her memorial. Iran across the mention of the prison closing and read about some of the stories, figured they were worth including, especially hers.

Thanks aforehand, Harvey
Added by Harvey Bell on Jun 26, 2014 8:50 PM
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