|Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)|
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WE ARE THE CHOSEN
[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]
My feelings are in each family we are 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 somehow they know and approve.
To me, 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.
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 somehow 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 I am and why 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 they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
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 them and they are us.
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 their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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|BArnold||RE: Beatrice Thompson|
Thanks for the offer, she is a distant cousin.
Added by BArnold on Feb 02, 2014 7:00 PM
|personna||Edward James Wheatley (Memorial# 37562320) & Gladys June Kenyon Wheatley (Memorial# 37562332)|
Hello Donna - Wanted to thank you for that I've updated the memorials with the information you provided. Also took a little time to search and add a bit more, including the form for the military marker. Wanted to add Glady's maiden name, back tracked through a couple census reports to find the names of her parents and a birth record.
Added by personna on Jan 26, 2014 4:43 PM
|jennifer||Mrs Carrie A. Service|
Hi Donna. I just found a copy of the obituary for Mrs Carrie A Service and wanted to know if it was ok to leave a copy in the picture section on this website. Just wanted to ask first to make sure it was ok. Thanks. Jennifer Lamphere
Added by jennifer on Jan 19, 2014 8:10 AM
|Michelle Cooley||Griffin memorials|
I am confused as to the edit you requested as the information is on the memorial. Could you recheck the Griffin memorials in Granby Center Cemetery and send your edits if they are not reflected. I also added the rest of the Griffin's buried in Granby Center. I have pictures but I have to locate them.
|charlott jones||John Gilbert # 9287156|
This is a duplicate of # 88799798
|charlott jones||John D. Miller # 87532423|
This is not the same John D. Miller who was in the 121st New York Volunteer Infantry. According to this stone he was born in 1850. The John D. Miller in the 121st was 24 years old when he enlisted and was born about 1821. Please make adjustments accordingly. Thank you.....
|Zoe Tom||See memorial # 38064902|
You goofed. He died in 1819. He was in the Rev. War, not the Civil War.
Please removed the Civil War memento on this entry.
Added by Zoe Tom on Dec 31, 2013 9:07 AM
|DWV||East Lawn Cemetery|
This is a large cemetery with multiple sections. Would you please note the plot information for your photo requests? Just add it to your memorials. The office at the cemetery will be happy to provide it to you and your requests will probably be fulfilled much sooner. This information also verifies these people are in fact buried in this cemetery, which eliminates a wild goose chase for the volunteer photographer.
Thanks for your help.
Added by DWV on Dec 26, 2013 7:30 AM
Thank you for your work; I will of course leave a courtesy note to you on those markers I use for my tree. Regards, Cid Lamkins
Added by Cid on Dec 23, 2013 12:45 AM
I noted spouse and parents; do you know where George or parents are buried. I don't see them in her cemetery.
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