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RootsLady-BYD (#48009561)
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Bio Photo Original Find-A-Grave member #46928674 [Aug 2007]

I've been a ROOTS lady for about 38 years and have always enjoyed helping others find their roots also. I transcribed the early Jasper County, Texas Marriage Records back in the 80's and donated them to the Southeast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society and was their editor for "Yellowed Pages" for a few years until family health issues stepped in the way.

My first "online" adventure was learning how to hand code html when I took the responsibility for 10 southeast Texas counties under the TXGenWeb Project and didn't have a clue about coding websites. It took some fast learning.

About 10 years ago I started hosting tombstone photos online and had about 14,000 back when hosting space was pretty expensive. After my Mom became ill and needed extensive care, my husband and I cared for her at our home for three years and I closed the hosting account during that time frame.

It's great to see the effort behind Find-A-Grave and I'm pleased to see there are so many "gravers" around the country. The "linking" system is wonderful for connecting families when properly used.

Thank God for computers, the internet & and digital cameras !! From spending hours & hours in courthouses, cemeteries & libraries to transcribing census records & visiting cemeteries in my jammies. GenLife is wonderful & rewarding.

Please leave public messages for additions, corrections, additional comments or transfer requests.

by Pat Conner Rice

Today I visited yesterday,
And walked among the graves
Of family and friends from long ago,
Whose memory had begun to fade.
The graves were unattended,
As were my thoughts of them.
When a vision of the ages past,
Brought back my sense of kin.
The vision showed the church lawn,
On a crisp summer day.
The table spread, the food prepared,
And friends who would break bread.
All my relatives were there- Both young and old........
Grandma and I walked hand and hand,
Sharing stories never told.
We laughed and cried and shared our thoughts.
And I found the friend I thought I'd lost.
As the sun began to fade...
The church bell rang out clear.
Grandma and the others slowly disappeared...
Today I visited yesterday,
And now the memory is strong -
Of the family from which I came AND NOW BELONG...

"Nothing is ended until it is forgotten".

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evergreen cemetery Jasper TX
Aloha and mahalo from Hawaii...
I am grateful for the photo you posted of my father-in-laws grave (Leovia F Rodgers). Now that my mother-in-law passed in 2009, I am hoping you can provide a photo of her gravestone as well, if indeed one has been installed. Her name is Chispa M Rodgers and her ashes are interred next to her husband Leovia Rodgers.

Thank you in advance,
Dinah Rodgers

Added by Dinah808 on Apr 23, 2015 1:20 PM
Missing You

Miss you on Findagrave. You were doing wonderful work on Find A Grave. Are you on Facebook?

Hope all is well with you.

Added by Bettie on Mar 13, 2015 4:09 PM
Mary Powledge
Thomas Middleton Hooks
Dear RootsLady Byd,

I am the Great-Great Granddaughter of Thomas Middleton Hooks, whose grave you have "hosted" (is that the correct term?). I am fairly new to and am over the moon about finding something out about him. Thank You so much.

Mary Engel-Powledge
Added by Mary Powledge on Oct 25, 2014 5:21 PM
Herman E Mims
Hi Barbara it's Brenda also from the PNG class of 66. Please link a cousin of mine to his parents for me. Herman E Mims #103893452 his father is Lee M Mims #29772462 and mother is Mary Julia "Mollie" Winn #29772463. I also sent additional information on him and his wife Blanche L Mims by way of the edits tab if you can check that out for me. If you need anything else on the Mims let me know as my great grandmother was Fredonia Elizabeth Mims Dyson a sister to Lee M Mims #29772462. Thank you in advance for all the help you do for our family history.
Have a great day! Brenda
Added by BATexan on Oct 01, 2014 10:42 PM
RE: Transfer Request
Thank you so much for doing the updates.
Added by CJ on Sep 14, 2014 11:55 AM
Transfer Request
Was wondering if you would transfer the following memorial to me?

Mamie Delena Sutton 103437581

Thank you so much.

My member number is #47413512
Added by CJ on Sep 09, 2014 6:05 PM
David W Morgan
Dorothy Chambers
Thanks for the photo.

I have discovered that Dorothy and I are probably 4th cousins thru the Markham family.

It's been a long time since the USGenWeb Project. It is good to see you again.

Added by David W Morgan on Aug 28, 2014 10:43 AM
RE: Betty Kaylor

Thank you. So happy to see you on findagrave. Bet you had lots to catch up. Thanks you too for all your hard work on findagrave. Love your photographs. Personally I like the name of the cemetery on the monument picture. I know of a lady who has been entered in the wrong cemetery and I think of her often. Tried to fix but was not successful.

Glad you are back. You have been missed.

Added by Bettie on Jul 17, 2014 2:26 PM
Old Waco
Grave marker photos
Thanks so much for your dedication to Find-A-Grave and your great photographs!
Added by Old Waco on Jul 13, 2014 11:44 PM
Mo Memorials 2 Make
RE: your pictures
I am happy to hear about your method of doing things your way, before Find A Grave and I am thankful for your hard work and dedication. I understand you have/had a system to keep your records straight.

You didn't answer my questions in my email to you. Do you have a regular photo with out your additions added to the stone? If not and you can't remove it from the picture, then I can just request someone else go to the stone and take the photo. Just let me know please.


Karen Renee'
Added by Mo Memorials 2 Make on Jul 13, 2014 11:10 AM
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