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Avid genealogist and repository of family history stuff. I love history and old things, and am especially fascinated by the places around me, and the tales of those who have lived and wandered through the same places I do today. I'm keenly interested in the history of material culture; the history of objects and how they were designed, manufactured, retailed, sold, used, thought about, lost, discarded, kept and treasured. This interest pairs naturally with my wonderment about family history, which originally led me to this site.|
I owe much to the abundance of family info I've obtained over the years, shared by cousins and volunteers all over the world - some still living and some now waiting for us on the other side. I love helping people with their own ancestral exploration journeys. In my spare time, I scan through old newspapers and enter the final resting places of those souls lost to the memory of time from published obits and death notices, hoping that one day they'll be found by their own relatives. This and my headstone photo volunteering are my ways of "paying it forward" for all the help, love, and support that has been shown to me in this work. I used to have a great fear of death, but this project has helped me get over that. I now think of cemeteries as peaceful memorial parks, and enjoy my time there paying respects on behalf of the families, friends, and loved ones who can't make it there themselves.
My initial goal is to enter at least as many records to Find A Grave as number of persons in my family history database (...currently about 16,000). One for each one that I've 'found' on my own journey. I love to research & include women's maiden names, and first names too as they're so often Mrs. Richard So-and-So throughout history.
PLEASE help your photo volunteers by obtaining the plot information (if any) and adding it to your desired memorial record prior to requesting a photo! You'll find that your requests are fulfilled much more quickly than if we have to do this ourselves (and some places charge!). This is a volunteer effort. Help us help you.
People live on as long as they're remembered. Speak their names often...
"Do not pity the dead, pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
Some of my MATERNAL family lines:
Baker, Betts, Chamberlain, Deputat, Dobrovolny, Dovey, Eddy, Edge, Fowler, Goodreds, Hallock, Horton, Homer, Kellington (Killington), Kelsey, King, Lines, Mapes, Mays (Mayes), Nicholson, Pearson, Petz, Ply (Pluhator), Reynolds, Russell, Silver, South, Stedner (Städtner), Swayze (Sweazey), Terry, Warren, Waydell, Whitehouse, Wines.
Some of my PATERNAL family lines:
Acton, Adams, Alden, Amand, Bailie, Baron, Barth, Benmore, Bernier, Blethen, Boucher, Bourdeau, Brecht, Briel, Brauer, Brewer, Broughton, Buist, Buttercase (Butters, Butter), Carbonneau (Carbonneau dit Provençal), Carpenter, Carr, Carty, Commenus, Cotton, Courval, Couture (Couture dit Simard), Cox, Day, De Coligny, Denning, Descoteaux, Desruisseau, Dewsbury, Duncan, Durrell, Earl, Faunce, Ferguson, Fernald, Fisher, Gibbons, Godfrey, Graeser, Guimond, Harlow, Harris, Hay, Herberger, Holdridge, Horwedel, Houle (Houde), Husband, Hutchison, Joiry (Jouary), Knower, L'Ecuyer, Lace, Langdon, Langton, LeFebvre, Leroux, Liger, Lindsay, Longtin dit Jerome, Longtin dit Mineure, Lucas, Mahl, Malet, Marks, Martin, Matchett, Meanes (Mains), Moodie, Morton, Mullins, Nash, Nopp, Norris, Norval, Page, Paré, Paris, Paterson, Pendergast, Perry, Petitclerc, Philbrick, Pingry, Pirie, Porter, Potter, Pouize, Pratley, Racet, Rau, Ritter, Robidoux, Rothenberger, Rouleau, Sampson, Sands, Schneider, Schutz, Seymour, Shabery, Shaw, Sherburne, Smart, Smith, Standish, Stewart, Stockbridge, Symon (Simon), Tibbetts, Trottier, Warburton, Wakefield, Weick, Whittemore, Wise, Wittmann, Zolt.
~A Poem for our Ancestors~
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
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I will do the edits ASAP and thank you for for them.
I see we have some of the same surnames and am almost certain we have a connection(s). My family (Pratt)came from VT to Lake Co.about 1854 and settled in Wauconda. I can connect to many buried in Wauconda Cemetery through their marriages. I am shaking right now due to bad stuff happening here.
Again thanks for the edits.
|Frank C.||Transfer of Ownership|
If you are amenable, may I have ownership of this memorial:
Rev William E. Corr
Find A Grave Memorial# 111249742
He is my great grand uncle and I have other information that I can post.
ID: FGC (#48454293)
Added by Frank C. on Mar 26, 2015 8:56 AM
|M Wood||Edgar Addison McClure|
Dear Stephanie, Edgar Addison McClure was an ancestor of my husband. He's memorial 120401691. You mentioned an L.A. Times obit in which a son was noted. Please would you be kind enough to tell me how to see that obit? Thanks very much! Best,
Added by M Wood on Mar 17, 2015 10:26 AM
|John McDonald||Anna Baker|
I am working on my family tree and am trying to locate my great grandmother' s parents. They lived and I assume died in Brooklyn, ny. I have found this possible link in greenwood cemetery. Can you give me any information you might have on this Anna Baker? -John
|Farrar and related families||Thank you , Thank you, and Thank you!|
Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
|Annette T. Mumford||Jose Raymundo Carrillo|
I would like you to please turn the memorial of Jose Carrillo over to me. He is my 6th Great Grand father.
You have done a lot of research and it is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.
|Bernard Johnson||Thomas Murphy|
I would like to kindly ask again that the memorial for Thomas Murphy 110771403 be transferred. Thank you.
|Marty Jackson||Mooney, John J|
Tomb gives his date of death as Oct 30.
I added a photo just now.
You are so good to help people like this.
|Jim Record||Carl Perry 110899218|
I want to thank you for the transfer of Carl Perry to me. Thanks again, Jim Record
|Jim Record||Carl Perry 110899218|
Wondering if you would be willing to transfer this memorial to me. I have more information to add with his 1st wife & children. Thank you
Jim Record 47696475
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