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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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Ron & Myrna Cooper
Miller #74803553
You would have to contact #47531795 for that correction.

Added by Ron & Myrna Cooper on Oct 03, 2016 2:59 PM
Cindy Northcutt Roberts Thomas
Louise L Ruff Burnett
Hello Ms RootsLady-BYD.....I was wondering if you would be kind enough to transfer my Grandmother's grave to me.
Added by Cindy Northcutt Roberts T... on Sep 26, 2016 4:16 PM
Re: Lebbeus Dekle
I will be happy to accept the link you requested, as soon as you supply source/documentation for same. There is already one wife added, and the person did not provide proof.

I have learned the hard way, to do no edits that have no sourcing.

Kind regards,

Added by Winnette on Aug 27, 2016 1:19 PM
Michael Everett Yancey
Hello. My name is Michael Everett Yancey III. I have started to do research on my family tree, which put me in touch with Dennis Yancey, located at the University of Miami. He pointed me in your direction, stating that you descend from the same line of Yancey's as myself. I am interested in learning all that I can about my line. Would you be willing to email me at to discuss?

Thank you,

Mike Yancey
Added by Michael Everett Yancey on Aug 25, 2016 9:21 AM
C. T. Lewis
James Floyd Bingham
Thanks for the corrected birth location. It has been added.
Added by C. T. Lewis on Aug 23, 2016 10:42 PM
Scott Hager
Hi, This correction concerns Dorothy L. Hoyt Hooks (Find A Grave Memorial# 168088822. I wanted to send some attachments to help prove my claim but I don't think I can do it on this format. Any ideas? You could send me an e-mail and I would just reply to.....unless it made you feel uncomfortable.

Thanks, Scott
Added by Scott Hager on Aug 21, 2016 7:02 PM
Scott Hager
Hello, I have a correction for one of your Find A Grave Memorials but wanted to make sure you get this before I send it.

Scott Hager
Added by Scott Hager on Aug 19, 2016 8:16 AM
Bobbye Varner
Samantha Pate
6 Aug 2016
Good Morning, you sent the parents of Samatha Pate Isom, wife of George F. Isom. I have that they married 22 Mar 1928 in Sabine Co., TX (Bk F 211-G and she married as Samantha Pate. So do you know of the first marriage? You got the parents from the death certificate, correct? Is the DC on Ancestry or did you find it in some other place? Thanks for you info, but would like to know any other info you might have. Thanks, Bobbye Varner
Added by Bobbye Varner on Aug 06, 2016 10:03 AM
Blessings to you
Thank you Barbara for sharing with me your words of comfort ~

Added by Bettie♥ on Jul 26, 2016 7:39 PM
Kay Parker McCary
RE: Turners in Brookeland
I think I have the Turner's fixed...I just put your notes on mine and added a HTML link to yours. This is probably the best we can do. Let me know if you think this is ok. Thanks. Kay
Added by Kay Parker McCary on Jul 13, 2016 6:58 AM
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