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Michelle Bakke-Purnell (#47495839)
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Bio Photo I am located in Alberta, Canada. Family research is a passion of mine, and since most of my family came from Norway and the U.S. allot of it is done online. Although I mostly specialize in Norwegian research, which I have gotten very good at, I also do alot of research in the Eastern States.

I very much like helping others find info and taking pictures of graves, so if I am near I would love to help. I also travel lots so will also fill requests if in an area.

Any photo's that I add to memorials you are more than welcome to save or use in your family trees.
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RE: Keller - Ft Plain
There are some Keller's buried at Smyrna East Cemetery in Chenango County, N.Y. where Peter Keller's father lived. Don't know if they are the ones you are interested in.
Added by RIN on Jul 05, 2016 9:47 PM
RE: Keller - Ft Plain
I found this online, I don't know if they are the Keller's your researching.
Fort Plains NY Mohawk Valley Register 1883-1892 - 0194.pdf
Peter Keller of Currytown, received a telegram last week that his father, who lived at Smyrna, Chenango county, had just died. The funeral was set for last Saturday afternoon. On the morning of that day the supposed corpse showed signs of returning life and gradually came out of a three days' trance. He is now slowly improving and may recover completely. He had been attended by a regular physician, who had made out the certificate of death. The old gentleman narrowly escaped being buried alive.


Added by RIN on Apr 24, 2016 7:19 PM
Reg O
RE: Field's at Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Hi Michelle
I live in Prince Albert, Sask., and do not have the names of anyone else to add to the Shell Lake cemetery. My wife and I are going to drive up there this spring and I hope to photograph the rest of the cemetery then if no one else has did it yet. Maybe I can get the info you want then. Reg
Added by Reg O on Apr 09, 2016 9:33 PM
Barbara Lamb
Thank you for linking Ernest Holt to his parents
Added by Barbara Lamb on Mar 28, 2016 6:37 PM
Names in Stone
Maurice Bissell
I try to prove all the information in each of our memorials - 90,000.
If I cannot find the information that is being added, I reject it and ask for proof, that way if anyone challenges the information later, I can say where it came from.
I am going to transfer Maurice to your care, that way you will be able to make whatever changes you wish.

Added by Names in Stone on Mar 15, 2016 12:39 PM
RE: Re: New York Research

I am sorry, I didn't get to check on the Keller name in the books I have. Today was a bad day for I started having problems with my allergies. Had to start taking my allergy meds. Hope to be able to check tomorrow if I'm feeling better.
Added by RIN on Mar 03, 2016 11:49 PM
Re: New York Research


I do most of my research online since I live in California. I did visit Montgomery County and Fulton County, N.Y. several times when my daughter attended Syracuse University. I visited the Canajoharie Library and the History & Archives in Fonda. There are a lot of records at the Archives. I also visited numerous cemeteries. My aunt and her husband took my husband & me to the cemeteries and took us to the family graves. They are now both deceased. I am glad I met them and got to know them.

Added by RIN on Mar 02, 2016 11:52 PM
RE: Keller - Ft Plain

Sorry, I made a mistake. I got the Keller names from a copy of the Fort Plain cemetery book which I was able to purchase when I was visiting New York.

My great grandmother, Rose Etta Dingman is buried at the Ames cemetery in Canajoharie. She married my great grandfather Lorenzo Edgerton. She later divorced him after having my grandmother Mable May Edgerton. Rose married Chauncey Russ and he raised my grandmother Mable who married her next door neighbor Morgan Dingman. I have a lot of Dingman families in my family tree. I have them listed here on Find A Grave.

Do you use this website?
It has lots of obituaries. I have some books from Montgomery Co., New York with some records. Tomorrow I will try to look through it for your Keller family.

Added by RIN on Mar 02, 2016 11:36 PM
RE: Keller - Ft Plain

You are very welcome. I do it to help others find family members. I took their names from the Ames cemetery list I found at the Canajoharie Library when I visited there. I made myself a copy of the list. My great grandmother is buried there with her second husband & son. I am not related to the Keller family, are you? I can transfer them to you if you would like to manage them.

Added by RIN on Mar 02, 2016 7:29 PM
Keller Updates/Fort Plain Cemetery

Hi Michelle,
Thank you for the Keller family updates and links you provided. I appreciate your help and kindness.
Added by RIN on Mar 02, 2016 5:48 PM
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