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slay (#46786470)
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Bio Photo Born in New York City, I grew up in New Jersey where I still reside. I started researching my family in the early 1980s after my two daughters were born. Between my family and my wife's family, I have information on more than 80 surnames. Since many of my family lines have ended in brick walls, I enjoy helping others by visiting cemeteries and posting photos on this website. The photo is of the gravesite of my Foster ancestors buried in Waitsfield, Vt.
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Anne Sturgis
RE: Vesta A. Waid, Waid Cemetery
Well, I actually DO have another source - her husband John Waid's obit: Titusville Herald, 12 Aug 1907, pg 2, specifically states who her parents were...

"Mr. Waid was married in 1943 to Miss Vesta Ann Matthews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Matthews, who then resided upon a part of what is now the Waid homestead."

I'll add your source as alternate info, since I was only documenting a cemetery that was not yet documented. But I seriously doubt if the History of Crawford County, altho a great reference, is absolutely correct all the time.

Added by Anne Sturgis on May 06, 2014 6:51 PM
Mary Ellen
Conrad's grave marker photo
Thanks so much for taking this photo of my dad's grave marker. It was covered up when we were there for my step-mother's burial.

Mary Ellen
Added by Mary Ellen on Apr 28, 2014 6:08 AM
Janice Dyer Doran
RE: Secrest ancestors
Slay, I checked my tree and all the Secrest that I have listed came from Va/WVa and settled in the Guernsey Co., Ohio area. There are so many Secrest's and they all seem to have the same names in every family. :) Good luck in your search. Sorry I couldn't be of any help.
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Jul 16, 2013 8:36 PM
Vickie Cornwell Schrock
Olin Schrock & Roberta Haas Schrock
Thank You for the gravestone pictures of Olin and Roberta's gravesites. I appreciate your time and efforts. Thank You, Vickie
Added by Vickie Cornwell Schrock on Jun 24, 2013 8:43 PM
Helen Schwartz
RE: Obit lookup
I'll be glad to see if I can help with the obits. Send me whatever info you have.

Helen Schwartz
Added by Helen Schwartz on Jun 24, 2013 7:12 PM
RE: Sadie Mallory photo
I did put on her husband today. Bert Mallory. If you'd like you can enter the photo also on his site. It's up to you. Thank you again.
Added by Shirley on Jun 24, 2013 4:49 PM
Sadie Mallory
Thank you so much for the nice marker photo. I do appreciate the time you took to do this for me. I grew up in Warren County (Port Colden and Washington) but have lived in Alabama for a long time. Again, thank you!!!
Added by Shirley on Jun 24, 2013 12:05 PM
Photo Request
Slay - Many thanks for the photo of Seth Corlis' gravestone. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Pat on Jun 24, 2013 10:44 AM
Helen Schwartz
Thanks for transferring Stephen Lawrence
I appreciate being able to maintain the family memorials - thank you so much. If you have any others who are linked to him feel free to transfer them. I keep a large tree on so continue to add new memorials to when I can and love finding them.
Helen Schwartz
Bremerton, WA
Added by Helen Schwartz on Jun 23, 2013 2:18 PM
Kathleen Hamler Purchase
Are you all Hamler Family members?
Andrew H. Hamler was my G-Uncle and I was wondering if anyone here is connected to me? Slay, I really appreciate your excellent photographic work and willing heart to help us with our genealogies. Are you are ever willing to let family members take over your entries which are not your family? Your name, of course, would be still connected to your photographic work. It would simply mean that I could have authority to add more info on my family members, like Andrew H. Hamler.

If this is not an appropriate question, I deeply apologize because you have been a wonderful help for me and my genealogy quest...

God bless,
Kathleen Hamler Purchase
Added by Kathleen Hamler Purchase on May 28, 2013 1:00 PM
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