|Helen Ann Chandler (#47065701)|
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We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that some how they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we some how find ourselves. How many graves have I
stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.
Somehow this just felt like it needed to be shared. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy Hunting Helen
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|Surf City Citizen||Locatelli|
Thank you for the transfer! Please also check your "Edits" tab for info and Family Links I have provided! Thanks again!
|Stacy Regelin Lynch||RE: Uncle Foley transfered.|
Thank you! :)
|Pat Shaw||John B. Robinson|
A few years ago you made a memorial for John B. Robinson and put a pic of his headstone. The problem is there are 3 John Robinson's in that cem.. You put the John B Robinson headstone picture you took and also put it on a John Robinson memorial and of course the dates do not match. Could would you please go back and remove the wrong headstone pic? I clicked on your name to get here and do not have the ID for the memorial. All you have to do is look at your memorials for John B buried in Josephine, Ore. they are all buried there the same cem. You will see the dates do not match the one John Robinson. The one I was looking for is John Henderson Robinson wife is Olive. I have put a photo request in for them.
Added by Pat Shaw on Apr 05, 2016 1:07 AM
|Mary J Griswold||Earl B Titus, #34524356|
This is a duplicate of an existing record at Eagle Point National Cemetery (see Earle Buckler Titus, #72687711). Could you please delete this record. Thanks, Mary
|Mary J Griswold||Roy Thorp, 34136909|
This is a duplicate of an existing record at Eagle Point National Cemetery (see Clarence Leroy Thorp, #72686748). Could you please delete "Roy Thorp." Thanks, Mary
|Mary J Griswold||Paul E Terr|
Hi--I'm unable to locate this person at Eagle Point or in the VA grave locator. Is this the accurate spelling of his surname or do you have additional information on the disposition of his remains? Thanks, Mary
|Glenn D Reasoner||William Scott Reasoner|
Hello - Thank you for the memorial for William Scott Reasoner. I do have a question. There is paperwork for his grave marker and the burial site is listed as Rock Point Cemetery near Gold Hill, Oregon rather than Pankey Cemetery. Is Pankey the correct cemetery where the picture was taken?
|Diamante||RE: CLOPTON CORRECTIONS|
I'm no relation to the Cloptons. I live near Brownsboro and have taken some photos out there.Ira and Orrac's parents are buried in Klamath County, along with other family members.
Can't find birth dates for the two boys: will keep checking tho.
Added by Diamante on Jun 23, 2015 4:09 PM
|Kenneth L. Gailey||Thomas Wolverine|
Attached to his memorial is his death certificate.
He was married in 1884 to Mary P. Southwick daughter of David Southwick 1808 - 1879 and Laura Laranie Harrington 1811 - 1863.
|Glen Kaye||Rebecca Jane Dugger|
I noticed your comments for Rebecca J Dugger at the Woodville Cemetery site. Rebecca was first married to Silas Witt, buried beside her, and later married a John Wesley Dugger while living with her daughter in Placer County, California.
The stone work is deceiving, but Dugger is the correct name.
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