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Janis Tomko (#46798385)
 member for 10 years, 6 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I visit cemeteries and take photos in support of my genealogical research. I often have some sort of connection to the people I enter in findagrave. If known, I try to enter spouses and parents names in the notes or bios. I also rely on other records I've found (baptism, marriage, SSDI, etc) to help decipher the dates on the tombstones or to add month and day.

Please contact me if you see any errors or if you want to exchange information. If you have any biographical information you would like me to add, just let me know.

Since most of the memorials I enter are for people in some way related to me, I look at transfer requests on a case by case basis. Thanks for understanding.
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Angel Wilson Gerhart
Mary King Keeley
Can you transfer this memorial to me.... #53197268. The church with help of another Find A Grave member is trying to seperate the two grave yards and put the people buried in the correct cemetery. We'd like to do the same with this person.

Added by Angel Wilson Gerhart on Dec 23, 2015 5:54 AM
Judy Morgan
Abraham & Mary Yerger
Thanx for the transfers. Judy
Added by Judy Morgan on Sep 19, 2015 4:40 PM
Judy Morgan
Abraham & Mary Yerger
Hi Janis

Would you kindly transfer Abraham & Mary Yerger to me if you're not related to them. Thanx - Judy

Mary 30501898
Abraham 30501845

Added by Judy Morgan on Aug 23, 2015 3:05 PM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Norman M. Shaner # 67274156
Thank you, Janis.

I'm done with research for today and may not get back to it till the weekend.

I'll let you know what I find out.

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Aug 06, 2015 3:58 PM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Norman M. Shaner # 67274156
Hi Janis,

I'd like your permission to use your headstone photographs in my Ancestry tree. Credit/Source is always given to the original photographer.

The Shaner families are distant relatives of my Gr-Gr-Uncle.

Thanks so much,

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Aug 06, 2015 11:09 AM
Carol & Pete
RE: Horace Nagle
I was simply advising you of the gravestone inscription, as per FindAGrave rules, we are to use what is on the stone in the date fields.
Added by Carol & Pete on Jun 13, 2015 5:08 AM
Sandi Gill
John & Clara Shaner, Child
I have found a burial record for a "Stillborn Child of John & Clara Shaner." I wonder if you know the couple/parents of this child. The burial took place on March 28, 1910, and the plot is 66B. There is a John Shaner who died shortly after the child: John R. Shaner, 66, was buried May 17, 1910, in plot 289C. The distance between the plots and the listing of John's wife as Mary Wolf Shaner suggest another John. Any ideas? Sandi
Added by Sandi Gill on Feb 19, 2015 7:48 AM
Michael Silvis
Catherine Sylvis Keely # 80439431
Hi Janis.
Thank you for putting photo of gravestone. After I research where about Catherine'parent. I found her Pa Death Certificate: Info below

Catherine Keely b. 1853 d. 2 Feb 1913
Father : Benj Sylvis (should be Silvis)
Mother: Emily

Additional note of Benjamin Silvis daughter
Mary W Silvis, she is sister to Catherine
Pa Certificate of Death
Mary W b. 22 Mary 1855 d. 16 Apr 1919
Father: Benjamin Silvis
Mother: Emily Arenture

If you don't mind to correct on Catherine maiden name to Silvis instead of Sylvis

Mike Silvis
Added by Michael Silvis on Dec 29, 2014 10:46 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th. Actually, thanks to you and other findagravers, so far today Traci has received 6,026 flowers/tokens. That makes my family and I extremely happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

I am so overwhelmed with all the findagrave friends requesting flowers/tokens for my Traci. Thank you ever so much!

This is something I wrote for Traci:

It was a cold, quiet night at the cemetery. The snow was falling gently to the ground. The only sound that could be heard was the whistling of the wind. Off in the distance I suddenly heard the tiny sound of jingling bells. I looked around and wondered where the life was in the stillness of this cemetery.

As I gazed around, I saw a ray of moonbeam shining down on a small Christmas tree.

I thought to myself, "This is where the life is in the cemetery!"

Ring the bells this holiday season in memory of those you love.

Copyrighted 1983

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 20, 2014 5:49 PM
Soul Searcher
Harriet S & William C HARTLINE
Janis, do you know what the 'S' and 'C' in the above middle names represent? I've never found middle names for either and am hoping you might know. I've also seen William listed as 'William C.P. Hartline.' Is that legit or an error? Thanks for any help you can provide. :)
Added by Soul Searcher on Nov 05, 2014 9:34 AM
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