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James (#46633146)
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Bio Photo 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, HeritageQuest, Oneonta Daily Star, 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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Caroline Colburn
Hi James,
I am interested in how you found the picture of Caroline Colburn and her family that was added to her grave.

Caroline was my father's sister and I never met her. This was the first picture I ever saw of her.
Thank You,
Added by My Marie on Jun 23, 2016 12:47 PM
David Wilson
Martha Miriam Glassco (née Clemens) #105645456
Thank you for sharing the cemetery information.
Added by David Wilson on Sep 07, 2015 3:57 PM
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.
Added by Kathy Sturgess Ouimet on Jun 03, 2012 6:17 AM
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.
Added by Kathy Sturgess Ouimet on Jun 01, 2012 6:15 PM
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.
Added by Jim & Lori Rowe on Dec 20, 2011 12:45 PM
Mary Colburn.
thanks so much for catching my error - much appreciated.
Added by Donna on Aug 04, 2011 7:02 PM
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
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
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
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