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Nena Smothers (#46780596)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I research many family lines>>
Smothers, Smethers, Smathers, SMEATHERS, Smither, Smithers, Smythers, Smitheys, Smiddys, GRASS, Longmire, STATLER, Beall/Bell, BERRY, Gentry, ASHBY, Stribling, Taliaferro, Youngman, Harris, Netherland, Lee, FOSTER, Greathouse, Showalter, Bowlus, RAMSEY, Strange, Ash, France, MILLER, HINCH, Hinsch, Hinchey, KELLY/Kelley, Butler, Clark, Dufner, May, Upton, Taylor, Day, Dowlearn, Upchurch, Turk, Reid, McElroy, Faught, Richardson, Schafer, Weymouth to list a few.
They come from Pa to NC/TN, from KY to TX.
Willing to take those of my family lines, extended families & those in our Smothers Tribe DNA project to manage when I run across them. I live in NE WA & at this time not available to search cemeteries nor take photos as physical disabilities hinder me in doing so or would do in a heartbeat. I will submit various family memorials as the information & gravestone information is gathered & given to me or I am able to do so. I gladly help anyone I can, esp along the lines I research to help connect families. It is my passion as a genial genealogist to assist others as much as possible.

...I like this I saw on a gal's page recently, "Let's make it a goal to add as much information, as we can possibly document, to these memorials."

Had to snag this from a gal's site.."I enjoy reading contributors Bio's but it's called that for a reason but Not, to use the space to reiterate F-A-G guidelines by a contributor who feels the need to preach to others about how they should make their memorials. Believing we are all adults & know the guidelines most all do act accordingly & do not need to be preached at."

New! snagged this on member's site which I agree with 100%, "Any and all info or pics I have uploaded are meant for SHARING! Family memories were meant to be passed on. I just don't understand anyone that thinks different, if you don't want to share, than DON'T put them on a public site!"
One good note I want to post-From FAG: Death certificates may be added via the "Add a photo" button on the memorial page. [that should end that discussion]I like DC for their info not always totally correct but most of the time very informative good info and helps to show especially if someone died young, why, I feel that is important to visitors and family, esp if it is some inherited issue family needs to know.
There is a dna test out now called 23and me that also helps families know of inherited issues esp any fatal ones passed from generations.

I admin our Smothers Tribe DNA project 2002-2014 as well as admin at least 50+ rootsweb & ancestry mail lists & boards to help others. I live on a ranch, am happily retired and besides a heartfelt Passion for Genealogy; my beloved family of children, grandchildren, cousins & precious friends, all my critters too esp my sweet little deer herd I've made great friends with over the years; I immensely enjoy working with F-A-G and members in helping folks connect with their ancestors. Am happy to make links, corrections & transfers. I am especially appreciative of our gravestone photographers and are owed big Cudos!!
Many kind thanks to all who leave flowers on any of our ancestor memorials!~Happy Trails!

Here are tidbits:JFYI
finding Gravestones without a dob>
when you don't have a dob and only dod & yr, mo, dy-here's a formula to figure out the dob
example: person died May 6 1889 age 71yr 7mo 9dy
1. write year, month day >18890506
2. subtract age at death >> 710709
3. gets this sum >>>>> 18179797
4. subtract 8870 >>>>>> 1817/09/27
= Sept 27 1817
here is another way to do it if the above gets you too frustrated/:-)
freebie calculator someone sent me. http://www.progenealogists.com/birthfromdeath.htm

If you wonder when census are done go here
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1940.HTML

Here is a link to a You Tube video about reading unreadable tombstones. Very interesting technique.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBMNVqGhck

this one might be very helpful for photographers
http://www.gravestonepreservation.info/articles/cleaning-gravestones-monuments-stone-sculptures

LDS site has added millions of new records; checking it probably will find a DC for that individual with most all info one needs for any missing dob/dod's.
LDS research site/new
https://www.familysearch.org/

When giving your Member # to someone be sure to give them your whole link in your browser, otherwise they end up at a dec'd person's memorial; this separates being a member in F-A-G vs being a dec'd person with a memorial where you only need their member # to find them, can't find a F-A-G member though using this method, trust me I've done it, and end up at an unknown person.

"The Dash" is based on that little line on a tombstone, between the dates of birth and death. Ultimately, that dash is a symbol which represents every day they've spent alive on earth. Therefore, how you spend your "dash" is all that really matters. These memorials we do for folks hopefully give a glimpse into their lives of that DASH!

**FLASH NEWS UPDATE:ancestry.com has bought F-A-G
will remain Free but some changes are coming.**
**UPDATE**notice at top of your personal page is a tab says Edits now, when you click there you have info sent from another to add to a memorial,
so you then accept, deny or ignore; also now on memorials, same goes, to send Edits now on a memorial, use the various boxes provided when you click on Edit and once the memorial person agrees they click Accept and its automatically done, walou, awesome! If there is more info one wants added like marr rec/census info, etc then can click on where it says Other info etc...cool!
thanks kindly, More later~~Happy Trails >>>>
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Katie
Blacets
Hi Nena, did you know some of the Blacet's? I see that you're sponsoring quite a few of my family members and I was just wondering :)
Added by Katie on Aug 17, 2014 11:34 PM
KAREN LOVY
RE: Stark
Your welcome
Added by KAREN LOVY on Aug 02, 2014 10:31 AM
GenieQueen
smothers obit
Nena,

I was sent a copy of an obit for one of my husband's ancestors and John Henry Smothers (d. 1962) is on the same page. Would you like me to scan and send you a copy or do you have it already?

Nancy
Added by GenieQueen on Jul 31, 2014 7:29 PM
Leon Barton
Jnnye & James Russom
The memorials for Jennye and James Russom have been updated.
Added by Leon Barton on Jul 27, 2014 8:49 AM
RickC
RE: Johnson
You are very welcome.
Added by RickC on Jul 26, 2014 8:39 PM
Pamala Metzger Gammill & Teresa Shumaker McMinn
RE: Brister
You are very welcome..........
Added by Pamala Metzger Gammill &... on Jul 21, 2014 8:28 PM
Linda Davis
Ralph Baker
Hi Nena, I went ahead and transfer to you so you could add whatever info you'd like too! I did change the spouse! Sorry about that :)
Take care,
Linda
Added by Linda Davis on Jul 19, 2014 10:09 AM
florida boy 64
RE: 1972 Michigan Connection
Thank You
Added by florida boy 64 on Jul 05, 2014 9:59 PM
Judie Custer
RE: Wampler
You're most welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Judie Custer on Jul 05, 2014 9:29 AM
Carl Graham
RE: Rainoshek
You are very welcome, glad that I could help
Added by Carl Graham on Jun 20, 2014 6:51 PM
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