I have been doing genealogy for about six years. For the past 3 years I have been on Ancestry.com, and the past 2 years I have been on Find A Grave. Although it's fun doing genealogy on the computer, I am pretty energetic and like finding hard evidence, too, which is why I would be happy to go snap a picture from the local cemetery. :)
My first ancestors in the United States arrived in 1844 (I know, not that early, but I can't help it..) from Hessen in Germany. My great-great grandmother, Mary Regina Bolender is the oldest ancestor I have born in the States (1845, New York). I have family from all over: Germany, England, Poland, and, depending on how far back you want to go, Scandinavia, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, and much more, but that all starts in like the 14th century. DNA results prove that I am 39% British, 35% Eastern European, and 24% Scandinavian (2% unknown).
Please feel free to leave me a message if you are related to or know anything of the following surnames:
Kosniks, Kochinski, and Flis Samatha, Katraine (Cerkowski)Swiatkowski who died in June 1922 in Manistee Co. She was my maternal great grandfather's cousin. The Kochinskis/Kocezinski lived in Manistee near First St. Beach area about 1890's.These include my maternal great grandmother and her sister Frances Fojut,died in Manistee Feb. 1949. Father Kosnik's name comes up as he joined together in marriage my mother's aunt? Nice pictures,glad you posted them.
RE: Sault I will be glad to transfer. Please go to his page, click on edit & request the transfer there. Otherwise I have find your member number, copy that, find the memorial page & then transfer. Much easier for requests to be done through the update & correction link on the edit button on the memorial page itself. Thanks.
All transferred. There is an infant as well of Ernest & Mathilda's buried in Forest Cemetery. I transferred that one as well. The cemetery registers indicates that the infant is buried in the same plot, so it it perhaps unmarked.
fleischfresser in good hope found alfred, nice family gravestone. buried with him is hattie (1893-1960) and tech sgt harold a. (1926-1947). the other side of the family gravestone has the family name; ranieri. with louis (1927-1999) and ethel(1928--)engraved on the stone. if these are of interest to you, add to findagrave, request photo and i will fulfill. from jim