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Mary Briggs (#47645089)
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Bio Photo I find 'Find A Grave' a great research tool. I'm retired, living in Traverse City, Michigan and using genealogy as a way of keeping my mind active. I have been president of Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society and am a member of Austin Family Association of America.

I do transfers, links, change information and anything else I can to make FAG a place that is user friendly. It is the members of Find A Grave who make it great place to spend your research time.

If you are related to any person on my memorial list, send me and e-mail or a public message about your family.

My family lines are Austin, Penix/Penick, Paradis, King, Bowman, Joseph, Taft, Seelye, Todd, Pinette, Nadeau, Rose, Reed, Barker, Lovejoy, and Foster.
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Karen Hines
RE: Benson King there are several marriages there but you will find almost all of Benson's children.

When Flossie married
When Leon married he listed his mother's last name as Boon. Both were married in Indiana.

Lyman S. "Jay" King is how I happened to do a little research about your King's. Jay and my great aunt Hazel Doud were to marry but never did. I wanted to know a little about him. On their marriage application was the names of his parents so I started from there. Nothing like the research you did. I found Lyman's memorial 146317386 and reading that, I saw they had Benson's middle name as Willie.

Thank you for adding his middle name.

Karen Hines
Added by Karen Hines on Dec 01, 2016 6:15 AM
Karen Hines
Benson King
I am confused as to why you refused to add Benson's middle name, William, to his page. I found several of his children that listed him as Benson William King. What record do you have for his middle name?

Thank you
Karen Hines
Added by Karen Hines on Nov 30, 2016 5:27 PM
Rachel McCulloch
RE: Londerville on Find A Grave
They aren't my family. Hang on to them for til you find there family.

Added by Rachel McCulloch on Nov 04, 2016 1:20 PM
Paul Shobert
RE: Bunting family
Hi Mary,

You can transfer the management of the Bunting family memorials to me, they are family.

Thank You!
Added by Paul Shobert on Oct 07, 2016 12:07 PM
Nothing particular
Dear Mary,
Have we met? I am a distant cousin of the late Lucia Novak. I also knew Eunice Pines and Brenda Wolfgram Moore.
Glad to have on this site,helping it along.
Added by Dana on Oct 03, 2016 9:50 PM
Victoria Regina
Hi Mary:
I'm not related, but they are in my Grand Rapids database of families. I would be happy to take them.

Added by Victoria Regina on Sep 28, 2016 4:58 PM
Steve the Kitemeister
Thank you for the Transfer
Thank you Mary for the quick transfer of my cousin. I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years and really appreciate your quick response. I think this site is excellent for future family members who want to research their family history. I have researched my family back to the 12 century on both sides and am now trying to update some of that information in Find A Grave. Thanks again for your help and kindness,
Added by Steve the Kitemeister on Sep 27, 2016 12:14 PM
Paul Shobert
RE: Rock Falls Wagener family
Hi Mary,

The spelling WAGENER is consistent all the way back to France in the early 1800's, all public records here and with each Census. Pierre Wagener and his family were residents of Harbor Beach for a long time and were very prominent there. My immediate SHOBERT family lived in the area for 5 generations.

Thank You!
Added by Paul Shobert on Sep 20, 2016 4:39 PM
Paul Shobert
Hi Mary, I would be happy to manage the Wagener memorials.
Thank You,
Added by Paul Shobert on Sep 18, 2016 3:19 PM
Priscilla Parr
Phillips family
Thanks for the transfers.
Added by Priscilla Parr on Sep 07, 2016 7:58 PM
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