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Joanne Vary Schwandes (#46952664)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 14 days
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As a girl, I was fascinated with the photo records and family trees, collected and displayed by Marguerite Hess Parrish (family historian) at our annual Vary Family Reunions. My current interest in genealogy reignited in 2006 through a chance encounter with migrating monarch butterflies in the Judd [Family] Cemetery in Jefferson County, New York. Subsequent visits with my nonagenarian mother to other old cemeteries while looking for graves of our ancestors in NY State led to a new passion for preserving our findings for posterity. During the summer of 2007, I coordinated a Vary family transcription project in Fairview Cemetery, Harrisburg, Lewis County, NY. What an adventure! We documented all existing graves. A copy is housed at the Lewis County Historical Society in Lowville NY.
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 • 44 Memorials Added
 • 44 Memorials Managed
 • 19 Photos
 • 8 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Greg Volk
RE: John & Sarah Allen
Glad I could help. Smiles!
Added by Greg Volk on Sep 23, 2013 6:25 AM
Erin Wiggle
Whats your connection to the Mason Webster & Emeline Bliss line? they are my 5th great grandparents.
Added by Erin Wiggle on Jul 16, 2013 2:42 PM
C. Rose
RE: Willard & Harriet Green
Unfortunately, there was no sign to help but all the markers spelled it with an "a" so it made sense to me to change it. Many times, I've seen family names spelled differently in a cemetery & that gets confusing, as well. Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Aug 29, 2012 11:02 AM
C. Rose
RE: Willard & Harriet Green
Now I am confused. Why is it spelled Ashbeck when the interments are Ashback? I had them change it to Ashback
Thanks, Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Aug 28, 2012 9:59 AM
C. Rose
RE: Willard & Harriet Green
Ashbeck - I sent findagrave a message to change it & didn't realize they hadn't. I'll try again.
ps. You are welcome. Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Aug 28, 2012 9:40 AM
Shirley Goff
RE: Clyde Barber
Please upload this photo also. Thanks so much for getting all the photos. You're great!
Added by Shirley Goff on Oct 18, 2011 10:34 AM
Addison Photos
Thank you for the wonderful headstone photos of Richard Addison and his wife Susan. They are very much appreciated.
Added by MO on Oct 18, 2011 5:44 AM
RE: Brown, Nellie A Myers
HI, I've made the correction you've requested.

Please include the memorial number when suggesting corrections. Otherwise, the contributor needs to look in Findagrave for the memorial.

FYI, if you use the Edit tab on the memorial, the memorial number automatically appears in the email that's sent to the contributor.

thanks for the correction.
Added by CHerr on Oct 11, 2011 7:38 AM

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