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D. G. Keener (#46963989)
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I am Donna Keener from Preston County, WV. I have been researching my family for about 15 years now. I have over 34,000 names in my database. I am researching Keener's, Ayersman's, Shay's, Wright's, Sidwell's, Squire's, Comb's, Trickett's, Mitter's and many others. I have published two cemetery books on Preston County. I have added the material from volume I, which is no longer in print.

I will be happy to enter any links that you are willing to provide to me, or will attach any obituaries that you wish to send to me.

Per Find-a-grave guidelines, "Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Be sure to explain your relationship in the request! Any relatives who are more distantly related to you are not required to be transferred."

When requesting updates or transfers, please use the EDIT TAB on the right hand side of the memorial page so that a direct link to that individual is priovided for the update.

I would encourage anyone researching family members in Preston County to visit the Terra Alta Library. I've been working with them for the last 15 years trying to build their genealogy materials. They have a nice microfilm reader. They have a complete set of film from Preston County's newspapers. They also have partial collections for Taylor County, Barbour County, and Marion County. They have collected obituaries from the Dominion Post and have them indexed and in binders. They also have collected and bound the civil war series that is printed in the Preston County newspapers.
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Linda Moore
Aronhalt decendents
Hi Donna! I just got back today from Gorman, Maryland and I climbed the mountain on the John and Annie Evans farm. Not once but THREE times in once afternoon as the guy didn't give good Directions to The Aronhalt Cemetery. I tooK Pictures and is growing up in weeds. They told me they was taking care of it. I said can I read the stones and he said yes. They put a fence around it and a gate but nailed the fence and gate together. Then a string of barbed wire on top. I am 62 and had to climb over it, The guy didn't tell me that! John H Aronhalt has his picture on the stone wearing his service uniform. It is awesome. I can't believe from 1888- 1919 till now it looks like they just put it on the stone. I will get them sorted out and if you could get back to me how to put the pictures on here.I an also looking for the Adam Aronhalt that was born in maybe Germany but lived in Grant Co. and died there. Born about1767? My email : Thanks Linda( ARONHALT)Moore
Added by Linda Moore on Aug 21, 2014 8:34 PM
David J. Ayersman
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Hi Donna. I can't find your personal email, so if you email me that would be great ( Nothing urgent or important, but I'm starting to get more involved in the find-a-grave stuff and am really impressed with all your efforts. Plus having your email is probably just a good thing seeing as how we're cousins and all.
- dave
Added by David J. Ayersman on May 12, 2014 7:25 PM
My name is Jason Irwin, my grandmother was Rebecca Sue Russell, and my great grandmother and great grandfather were Victor Pyles Sr and Mary Pyles (Shay). If there is anything you would like to know about them or my family, let me know.
Added by Hanger84 on Aug 02, 2013 8:54 AM

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