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Mary Briggs (#47645089)
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Bio Photo I find 'Find A Grave' a great research tool. I'm retired, living in Traverse City, Michigan and using genealogy as a way of keeping my mind active. I have been president of Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society and am a member of Austin Family Association of America.

I do transfers, links, change information and anything else I can to make FAG a place that is user friendly. It is the members of Find A Grave who make it great place to spend your research time.

If you are related to any person on my memorial list, send me and e-mail or a public message about your family.

My family lines are Austin, Penix/Penick, Paradis, King, Bowman, Joseph, Taft, Seelye, Todd, Pinette, Nadeau, Rose, Reed, Barker, Lovejoy, and Foster.
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Richard Warren Welch
RE: Dora Balch in Oak Graove
Thanks for the added information and the pictures of Georgetta's gravestone. I appreciate your help.
Added by Richard Warren Welch on Aug 28, 2015 2:16 PM
KaCee Nord
RE: Mahala Krum #119165398
Hello Mary

Thank you for correcting the information :)

Who are you related to in the cemetery? The Talmadges by any chance?

I am on a hunt for information on Samuel Talmadge's wife Jane Hill (Mahala is a sister to Samuel) and Mahala's mother Sarah Lyon. Both seem to have dropped out of a tree (he-he) and have no parents to speak of.

The paternal side of my tree is Youmans so I have had my work cut out for me !!

Hope you are enjoying your day

KaCee Nord

Added by KaCee Nord on Aug 13, 2015 2:26 PM
jaime rush
RE: Eldon Baker # 95075068
I am new to this. what do you mean by transfer?
Added by jaime rush on Aug 12, 2015 7:44 PM
Wendy L Fielding
Elizabeth Fielding
Find A Grave#90502101, This is my husbands 2xGAunty and I was wondering if you know anything about the Ramsay family? Is the spelling Ramsey or Ramsay? Also Elizabeth's husband Robert Ramsay is to be buried with her in the same he listed in your records? I also show her DOB as 1835 and not the 1845 do your records show this on the grave stone? Thanks for any help you can give me and if you want to transfer her I'd love to keep her memorial. I finally found her father in Canada and have added his memorial. Aloha, Wendy Fielding
Added by Wendy L Fielding on Aug 07, 2015 12:52 PM
Thomas D. Bitticker
Elizabeth Penix Fair Marker
Hello Mary,

I do not remember seeing a marker for Elizabeth Penix Fair, but the next time I visit the cemetery, I will look for it.

Thomas Bitticker
Added by Thomas D. Bitticker on Aug 05, 2015 8:43 PM
Thomas D. Bitticker
Fair Memorials
Hello Mary,

I transferred all of the Fair memorials that I created over to you. I will happily do this for relatives.

Thank you,
Thomas Bitticker
Added by Thomas D. Bitticker on Aug 05, 2015 6:00 AM
Connie Rifenburg
RE: Rifenburg
Yes, Van Doran is Hiram Van Doran Rifenburg's son. Hiram Van Doren Rifenburg is my great great grandfather on my paternal side. I would love to have these memorials transferred to me. This is my relationship:
Van Doran Rifenburg (1896 - 1950)
is your great grand uncle

Hiram Van Doran Rifenburgh (1831 - 1913)
father of Van Dorn Rifenburg

Cassius Lyman Rifenburgh (1858 - 1921)
son of Hiram Van Doran Rifenburgh

Paul Almond Rifenburg Sr (1902 - 1959)
son of Cassius Lyman Rifenburgh

Paul (nmn) Rifenburg Jr (1922 - 1986)
son of Paul Almond Rifenburg Sr

Connie Jo Rifenburg
You are the daughter of Paul (nmn) Rifenburg Jr

Connie Rifenburg
Added by Connie Rifenburg on Jul 20, 2015 3:06 PM
Linda Beebe
RE: Martha Eberhardt
Thank you.
Added by Linda Beebe on Jul 17, 2015 1:45 AM
RE: Memorial# 131640653
Hi Mary, I'll have to find out if that name is in that part of the cemetery again. I have no idea how come it shows Father and when you click on it it brings up a nellie scott. I haven't been taking pictures in a while sence last year in that cemetery . But that has me stumped. I'll try to get to it in the next few days. DeLyle
Added by DeLyle on Jul 14, 2015 8:49 AM
C Cox
Thanks for the great photos.

Added by C Cox on Jul 14, 2015 8:45 AM
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