|Joan Foster (#47304401)|
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I started genealogical research in 1973 when my brother and I were emptying our family home. Our dear mother had labeled and shared a number of family photos before she died, but my brother and I were amazed to discover a treasure trove of wonderful old manuscripts, some dating back to the 1700s. "...I leave to my eldest daughter Sarah the best feather bed and six silver spoons..." Family bibles, wills, letters, manumission papers, property transfers with the price in English pounds — and not a name was familiar. Who were these people? Why would my parents have had these papers? So I began my genealogical research in a rather backward fashion from the usual dictum: start by asking your elders [I no longer had any elders to ask] and work back in time. Instead, I started my research at the dates of the papers and worked forward to the information I had from my parents. No computers, no genealogical database programs, no internet resources. Just libraries and paper and pencil (I still have my pencil-generated charts and records to remember how painstaking it was). All the frustrating letters I wrote to people in distant places who had no answers for me, and the delight when some pieces fell into place. Now it is the time of the internet for genealogists, and Find A Grave fills a niche. I can help others distant from me with their memories and pieces of information without doing their research for them.|
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|Don Watkins||Callin's @ Forest Lawn|
Also added a photo for Frances Ruth Callin. Don
|Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey||RE: Davenport, Laura Maria (Hix,Hicks)|
The book didn't list any Laura Davenport, which tells me she is not buried at Oak Grove. Good hunting!
|Carolyn Leverich Atkinson||Picture taken for FAG 61099910|
I just wanted to tell you that your picture for the Find A Grave number above is one of the nicest pictures I have seen on Findagrave. Thank you so very much.
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Thank you so much for going and taking those pictures of Pat's grave, and so quickly too! I believe that this is the grave of my first love when I was 17. We went out together in high school in California in the late 80s, then I moved back to New Zealand to go to university, and over the years we gradually lost touch.
I couldn't understand why I couldn't ever find him on Facebook... but now I do.
This is very sad and a real shock, but once again thank you so much for helping me put the pieces of the puzzle together. You don't even know me and you have done me a wonderful favour. It's a great thing you are doing!
Thanks from the bottom of my heart, all the way from New Zealand.
Amanda Milligan-Richard x
Added by ajmaya on Apr 20, 2013 7:06 PM
|John King||Tombstone photo for Lela Ryan|
Thanks for taking the photo!
|anonymous||Grandma's headstone photo|
Thank you thank you thank you!!!! Oh my gosh, I
can't thank you enough. I was so happy to see
the info about you getting the photo in my inbox.
I feel somewhat a sense of completeness about this now. I hope I will be able to do the same
for someone in my area after I get a good camera.
|Patti Hutterli||Milo Nehring|
Thank you so much for your contribution to our family tree!
Thanks for the wonderful pictures you took they look so nice.
Appreciate your taking the time,
Added by JEP on Oct 13, 2012 6:40 PM
Joan, thanks for the great photos!
Added by YJL on Sep 16, 2012 9:45 AM
|Tom Kermen||RE: Find A Grave Emma C. Thompson, Mountainside Cemetery, Scholls, Oregon|
Thanks. Nobody made a photo requests.
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