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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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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
Idaho
Added by Reese Spicer on Jul 20, 2014 7:42 PM
Camilla Jonkheer Dye
With Appreciation!
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
Harvey Bell
Florence Porter Photo
Ann, thank you for your kindness and your time, I appreciate your service, hope it was a nice day to be out and about!

Harvey
Added by Harvey Bell on Jun 16, 2014 10:19 AM
Sue Caldwell
Elizabeth Francis Dulin Renner Memorial #27001709
Ann, I am researching for Kay Richter. You created Find A Grave memorial for Elizabeth Dulin Renner, B - 12 Oct 1824 and D - 12 Jun 1916. The photo you added for Elizabeth taken abt 1913 is the most striking photo I've seen in all my years of genealogy. Do you have more info about her life? Or someone else I could contact? What a story she could probably tell. Thank you Sue Caldwell
Added by Sue Caldwell on Jun 10, 2014 3:44 PM
Allison Clausen
Mary J Bugbee in Oak Hill Cemetery
Thank you for this photo. Even with no gravestone there, it is still good to document this information and it is quite helpful to my research of the Bugbee family. I really appreciate your time and effort. - Allison
Added by Allison Clausen on Jun 09, 2014 4:49 PM
Michelle Kidd-Johnson
Barbara Haacke Holmes
Thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request of Barbara Haacke Holmes. I appreciate it!
Added by Michelle Kidd-Johnson on Jun 05, 2014 7:39 PM
Colette Miles
Perry
Thank you for the photos of the Perry's
Added by Colette Miles on Jun 04, 2014 8:34 PM
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