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Carol Chakurda (#47915541)
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I've been working on my Family history since I was 11 years old. I started this because of a homework assignment and became hooked when Grandpa explained that he was Grandma's third husband. I had no idea!

I've used this site for a long time, gleaning little tidbits of information that I needed. Then it occurred to me that I may have information that someone else needs so I should give back. I signed up as a member and I've been adding my little tidbits as I find them. I hope it helps someone.


I have photo documented the Stafford Memorial Gardens up through last summer (2012) so now we just need to keep up with the new additions. But there are hundreds of unmarked graves in that cemetery.

I have taken all photos for the AMAA Cemetery in Brooke, Stafford/Fredericksburg, VA. All names and photos have been entered as of June 2013.

I have completed the photos for Rodef Shalom Cemetery in Cardiff, NJ. I will be entering those as I can. There are over 4000 photos so it may take me most of the winter to get them all entered!

I have taken photos of about 1/3 of the Beth Kehillah Cemetery in Cardiff, NJ. I have completed adding the photos that I have until my next trip. (Except for the ones that need translating from Hebrew to English.)

Also, if I claim a photo request for an area not local to me don't panic. It means that I was there and already have the picture and I will upload it once I return home from my travels. Along those lines - when I am traveling I may let you know that I have claimed one of your photo requests. If you will go ahead and request the rest of your family in that cemetery it helps because if I am running out of time, memory space in my camera, or battery I will try to concentrate on requests that have been made. :)
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Wyant Family
Thank you for the information Carol! I will look up that book. Funny you should mention Cummings family. My husband's great grandmother was a Cummings from Indiana and later Tennessee. She married a Gregg. Small world! Again thank you so much for posting the memorial and the information. Have a great day!
Added by duck77 on Jul 23, 2014 1:23 PM
Re: Alansng Wyant & Amelia
I was wondering if you are researching Alansing Wyant and his wife Amelia (Lueck) Wyant or if you have any more information about them? I was surprised to see they are buried in Canada as I have been looking for their place of death/burial for quite awhile now. Alansing was married to Gena Martenson first. His second wife was Amelia Lueck. They lived in Lincoln Co., Wisconsin and Amelia worked as a housekeeper for my great grandparents for awhile. After my great grandmother died and Amelia's husband, Alansing, died she married my great grandfather, William Wyatt Vickery. After William died, family lore says she went to Canada, but I have not found any more information until now. With not very common names, I suspect these two are the same as the ones in my family. Alansing had a couple of sisters that also married into my family. Thank you for any information and I am willing to share information if you are related.
Added by duck77 on Jul 18, 2014 9:56 PM
Carolyn Bethel Smith
RE: Phillip Van Bussum
Thank you. I am new to Finda Grave so learning..
Added by Carolyn Bethel Smith on Jul 14, 2014 2:16 PM
Carolyn Bethel Smith
RE: Phillip Van Bussum
Thank you, I think there is a lot of confusion on the van Bussum's and I am not sure if we can straighten it out. There are 3 generations of Philip Van Bussum's. I will take a look again when I get a chance. They are all created by different folks one of which just died to make matters worse. Again Thank you. They are my 2nd, 3rd and 4th grandfathers.
Added by Carolyn Bethel Smith on Jul 13, 2014 12:46 PM
Rick Thoman
Magdalenae Bechtel
Duplicate memorial deleted. Thanks for catching that.
Added by Rick Thoman on Jul 13, 2014 9:51 AM
Ken Sims
RE: Bobby Williams
Hello, Carol

Thank you.

I created the memorial for my Uncle Bobby the day after I returned from his funeral. I knew no one else in the family was active in Find-a-Grave. It did not dawn on me that someone outside the family would have already created a memorial for him. I apologize for my error . Thank you for your contributions to Find-a-Grave.

Ken Sims
Added by Ken Sims on Jun 24, 2014 3:32 PM
donald murrell
Charles W Murrell
Thank you very much.
Added by donald murrell on Jun 24, 2014 3:12 PM
donald murrell
Charles W Murrell
Would you please transfer # 102548540 to me Don #48012852. Thank you I would be very thankful
Don Murrell
Added by donald murrell on Jun 24, 2014 2:56 PM
John Evans
RE: Charles Scott Thomas
Thanks for checking
I will keep an eye open for them

Added by John Evans on May 24, 2014 6:30 AM
Linda Davis
Fred H. Sherman
Moved Fred to his correct resting place. Thanks.

Also, put a period after his middle "H". Ten years I have been here and was told no period and now recently they have changed the rule!!!! What can I say!!!

Thanks for the help and all you do for everyone on Find A Grave.
Added by Linda Davis on May 24, 2014 5:11 AM
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