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My name is James Anderson and I am currently living in Southeast Houston, Texas. I have been doing my genealogy now for about 10+ years and have found that the greatest part of it, has been finding out about distant relatives, and meeting some from the generation that are still here.|
While working with Find-A-Grave, the goal has been to upload all that I can about my family and their final burying place. Since, I do not live close to most of the locales where they are from, I have been trying to upload local information from the areas and towns around me. I am more than happy to help you with your research and locating information; however, remember this is my past-time and I do work a very hectic full time job.
While I may be adding these people to an online obituary, I am doing more than just updating a database. This page helps me to introduce them to the world, to share their lives with people with whom they would have never met. I introduce them to you, because to me they are my stars and royalty. It's because of their lives that I am able to live the life I live today.
Officially, my genealogy research is a past-time for me and; yet it still takes a large bulk of my time. When not doing genealogy research, I do stay very active in the community and in my personal life.
Other interests of min include, performing in plays, reading, writing, traveling, collecting antiques (books, photographs, toys, boxes and other odd ephemera), working in the garden and the lawn, and going for drives. Another of my passions is historical preservation and writing the history of the area in which I live.
I am an Marketing Representative (Leasing Agent) at a local apartment complex. The goal is to get back to school for my teaching degree in History and English.
I would eventually like to make my career, my genealogy research or even work for the national park service.
In myspare time I enjoy spending it with my immediate family and enjoying time with my nieces and nephews.
A good portion of the information I have uploaded to this site has come from my own collection, other information has been obtained from local repositories, online from various databases such as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Oneonta Daily Star, USGenWeb.com. If in anyway, I have uploaded incorrect or incomplete information about a relative or anyone you may know, please let me know so I can correct the information. If I have uploaded information you would like copies of for your records, please feel free to ask, I would be more than happy to share it with you.
God Bless you all.
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|she||are we related?|
Ive been trying to research my dads side of the family and was surprised to find old pics of my family! Most were posted by you. I was wondering if your related to the Schirmer family at all?
Added by she on Jan 20, 2014 12:05 PM
|Kathy Sturgess Ouimet||RE: Incorrect photo|
Thanks so much for your message. It is confusing to have two cemeteries named almost the same. I walked thru both this week. Thanks for all your hard work.
|Kathy Sturgess Ouimet||Incorrect photo|
James-You added a photo of Ouleout Cemetery(white sign) to the Ouleout Valley Cemetery(green arch). They are two different cemeteries. Both are on Find-a-Grave.
|Jim & Lori Rowe||RE: Thomas Anderson|
No we are not related. Book only shows 1 Thomas Anderson buried there, the one you received the correction on. Sorry we don't have anymore information on him for you.
thanks so much for catching my error - much appreciated.
Added by Donna on Aug 04, 2011 7:02 PM
|Cindy||RE: Earl Dickey|
James, I plan to ask my Mother and Uncle about the tornado. I think I remember hearing about it years ago. It is chilling to think how in a matter of minutes are lives can be tragically altered. It's comforting to think that the family is together now. I will keep my eyes open for James Anderson Dickey as fulfilling photo request in this area has become a great hobby of mine. My time at Franklin Cemetery was cut short do to an unexpected family event but I will look for more of the Blake family when I get time to return.-Cindy
Added by Cindy on Jul 10, 2011 4:26 PM
|Cindy||Franklin Cemetery, Polk Co, Iowa|
James, I will be adding a photo of Earl Dickey's stone very soon. There is a stone beside Earl's for Mary Ann Blake(Sept 4, 1860-Dec 21, 1943) and William P. Blake (May 2, 1855-Feb 25, 1954). If you wish to make memorials for them and request photos, I can add the photos. -Cindy
Added by Cindy on Jul 07, 2011 8:08 PM
|P.J. ||Julia Mattice|
I have uploaded a photo of Julia Mattice's headstone in Woodland Cemetery in Delhi, NY. Hope this helps your research.
Added by P.J. on May 23, 2011 3:20 PM
|Garver Graver||Michel Branamour Menard|
Very belated thanks for the Michel Branamour Menard photos. Happy graving!
|David M. Habben||Trinity Episcopal Cemetery|
Thank you for the corrections to the entries I had in the wrong cemetery. With all those right next to each other, it was difficult to tell where one ended and another began.
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