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The fever to mosey through cemeteries has always been with me. It is justifiable now that I've found this site.
Other than my own genealogy work, my main interest is finding dusty, hand-typed interment records and posting them here. This addiction began when I bought elderly cemetery records for twenty-five cents at a yard sale. The dates were early 1700's to middle 1800's. That was just too, too exciting--well worth a quarter. Old records discovered in county museums and trustee offices have intrigued me ever since.
Other than my close relatives, I will be delighted to transfer anyone you know. Also, please feel free to copy any of the photos I've uploaded. Isn't sharing what this is all about??
It will take a few years for me to pay forward the good work others have done for me on this site. I am in gratitude for this community.
P.S. This quote was found on the profile of FAG member 46638065. It is just too good not to share.
"In great deeds something abides. On great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision place of souls. And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that know us not and that we know not of, heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them, shall come to see this deathless field, to ponder and dream, and lo! the shadow of a mighty presence shall wrap them in its bosom, and the power of the vision pass into their souls."--Joshua Chamberlain at Gettysburg, October 3, 1889
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|Mary Harrell-Sesniak||Patience Brewster Prence|
Thank you for letting me know about the 2nd photo.
|Deanne Knapp||RE: Jennie Carleton Bassett|
You are welcome.
|Deanne Knapp||RE: Hiram and Jennie Carleton Bassett|
There are other names on the stone, which I will add to Find-A Grave this weekend. Will also add Jennie's.
|Jim Kenyon||RE: Finstroms|
Morning Lisa: Glad to help. The Finstroms attend and were very active in the same church- Temple Hill Baptist in Cadillac. Harold Finstrom was a classmate of mine. Let me know if you need any more info on the family. Jim
|Kathi White||Re: Sarah Houck Reasner|
I headed out with my camera with no real plan except to take pictures. I visited 8 different rural cemeteries that day and came home with 79 pictures. I stopped across the street from Maple Lawn to take a picture of a historic marker. It was only then that I wandered over to the cemetery and began taking more shots. I turned around and noticed the row of stones ahead of me was clearly laid out and very straight, but there were several gaps between stones. It was only then that I guessed where a stone should be and began digging with my bare hands. It didn't take me more than 10 seconds to pull up enough grass and read "SARAH" plain as day. I just kept pulling everything off of her until I was able to read the entire inscription and photograph it. One of the first things I did when I got home was to post her marker in a cemetery photography site on fb entitled "Sarah sees sunlight". The next day I startd to check F-A-G and add any info/pics I have that aren't already there. I had no idea until I looked up the cemetery that you even had a request for the photo. I wasn't looking for her at all, she found me :) I'd definitely like to think there was some serendipity involved. Next time I'm there, I'll bring proper tools to edge it and look for the other Reasner request you have listed. Glad I could finally connect the two of you! Kathi
|Tru-Leigh||RE: John James Foss|
Sorry, not related
|jane hall||RE: The Crosbys|
You are so welcome!!!! Thanks for the encouragement. I have been so blessed by others who have taken the time to do photos of my family that I could probably never have done myself. Genealogy is so much fun and is often like a puzzle! Happy searching!
|Terry Gosselin||RE: Finstrom Kith and Kin|
I also added photos for Carrie & Charles August Finstrom. There were also other Finstroms buried in this plot, but forgot to take the photo of the large Finstrom stone that is located here too.
|Stacy Long||RE: Amos/Eliza Woodruff|
No problem at all! I am a history buff and pass the Woodruff house frequently. They are noted in several publications, especially about Genesee County, Michigan. (Nerd alert: I did a quick Google search on them ;) I hope you can find more information. If there are buried in Genesee County, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to get to the cemetery or property for pictures.
|Terri Vance Weston||Rapalee|
I just wanted to give you a big thank you for transfer of my Rapalee/Raplee ancestors. I greatly appreciate. Now I have lots of work to do in connecting them all...but it is fun stuff!
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