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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 13 years, 11 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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William Garrity
Thank you for updating his memorial.
Added by Lavelle on Feb 08, 2016 8:42 PM
RE: Hutchinson Cemetery
To the Hutchinson Cemetery in Eldorado
Added by JIP on Feb 08, 2016 3:30 PM
RE: John W. Shirer
That link is to Shirer Family research that was done by a Shirer Family Member

If you need to check for confirmation please do so

The dates match.. There are no other John W Shirer's in the Findagrave database that even come close to the matching dates

In Genealogy the only 100% confirmation is a DNA Test

Intuitive Probability is the heart of Genealogy

And there is a 95% probability the parents I sent you are John W Shirer's

And that is a big enough probability to link imho

Added by Bickle on Feb 06, 2016 4:37 PM
RE: Hutchinson Cemetery
Everyday I learn something new !!!!!
I had no idea there were two cemeteries in Blair County with very similar names.
The Cemetery in which my son sent you a note is located in Eldorado. I can understand why you must have spent hours de-tangling the interments.

Thanks for your reply!!
Added by JIP on Feb 05, 2016 3:04 PM
RE: John W. Shirer
Added by Bickle on Feb 05, 2016 1:01 AM
RE: Johan Doerr
Ok, thank you. I have found some very questionable information on the trees, also. If I find a good source, I will let you know.
Added by pe986 on Feb 04, 2016 9:55 PM
RE: Johan Doerr
The information on his birth was from - Public Member trees
Added by pe986 on Feb 03, 2016 10:37 PM
Susan Bowman
RE: Fernanda Maria
Hi again,

Here is a link to former associate member of FM.

Find A Grave Memorial# 67538315
Added by Susan Bowman on Feb 03, 2016 1:52 PM
Susan Bowman
RE: Fernanda Maria
Hi Kathy,
No, I am currently the Registrar for FM. If you look in your yearbook for this year you will find the name of our current Historian and then can locate her in our book. I am not going to post her name or email address on Findagrave.
Added by Susan Bowman on Feb 03, 2016 1:48 PM
Carl Catherman
Alvin & Flora Spade
Zella, thank you very much for your quick response to my edit suggestions.
Added by Carl Catherman on Feb 02, 2016 9:57 AM
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