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James Herbert (#46969485)
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Bio Photo A native Omahan, I attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where I majored in music education (trombonist), minored in social studies and nurtured a great love of American history.

A master's degree in performance at Manhattan School of Music in Trombone and Conducting, followed by a doctor of education in music at Columbia University in New York, prepared me for a musical career in Broadway Theatre, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, name bands and symphonic concert performance in New York and later as Director of Bands at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Doctoral research on the bands of 18th and 19th century Italy prepared me for later historical research and eventually led me to develop a "passion" for genealogy.

I have been particularly interested in creating, and adding to records, on findagrave for the Herbert family (with variation of Harbert) to which I currently can trace to Fayette Co, Pennsylvania in the early 1800's. My mother's family, the Perkins, lived in Hampton, NH in 1630, and produced numerous patriots, serving in every War on American soil until WWII.

I look forward to adding historical elaboration on both the Herbert and Perkins families for findagrave. I welcome suggestions and comments.
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Paula Towne McRonald
RE: Deacon Thomas Perkins memorial
Not one of mine as far as I can see. Thomas and Phebe are though. What are the memorial numbers? Check and see.....And yes I am a Perkins more then once. And Paula does have my PERKINS/TOWNE line. I have the book. 1998. She was nice enough to autograph it. I'm not sure what you are asking. Just let me know....both my sisters died in the last couple of years and I have not done much on Find A Grave.
Added by Paula Towne McRonald on Nov 01, 2016 8:25 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Find A Grave Changes
A lot of people don't know about it even though it has been in force for several years. And, since you and others don't know about the automatic edit, it could have changed info that was correct on your memorials. You can also see what edits have been accepted, either by you or automatically after 21 days. Happy Hunting!!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jul 31, 2016 11:43 AM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Find A Grave Changes

A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy

New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

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New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jul 31, 2016 4:48 AM
Linda Berney
RE: Albert Lee Herbert obit
I'm glad to hear it was helpful. I hope you will post it to his memorial so others also have it.
Happy hunting!
Added by Linda Berney on Feb 13, 2016 7:08 PM
RE: Robert Herbert
No worries!! I am happy to be a part of such a wonderful site!!


Added by Liz on Oct 09, 2015 9:10 PM
RE: John William Herbert - death date & obit
Good to know the obit was useful to you. I add them randomly as I run into them, so you were one of the lucky ones. Maybe John wanted to be found too. ;-)
Added by diaNEB on Oct 09, 2015 7:40 PM
Robert Herbert
I have made the links to his parents. Would you like me to transfer his memorial?


Added by Liz on Oct 13, 2013 12:41 PM
Judy Allerheiligen
RE: Herberts
Submitted info on Ethel this morning. I don't know how the Find a Grave information tree works, so thought I'd email directly.
I'm sure I have the right site, and Lincoln Memorial Park says she is buried in the park. There is no marker, but the site is next to Walter, so assume she is buried there.
Hope this helps.
Added by Judy Allerheiligen on Sep 22, 2013 10:29 AM
Judy Allerheiligen
Jim --
I just looked at your bio.
What a career you've had! I'm impressed.
Just wanted you to know I may have stumbled upon some other of your family. Think I saw some Harberts while looking for John and Clara. I'll check it out if you think they might be related.
Judy A.
Added by Judy Allerheiligen on Sep 21, 2013 7:56 PM
Judy Allerheiligen
RE: Herbert graves in Lincoln
Hello, Jim --
Thanks for your note. I think I may be looking for another of your family members in the next week -- close to Walter, name of Ethel?
Anyway, glad I could help. I got involved with Find a Grave after a friend who does a lot of genealogy work sent me a photo of the headstone from a favorite great uncle, buried in Rolla, MO.
Now I have time to help and am just a couple of blocks from Lincoln Memorial Park. They don't have a public index. Fortunately, you had the grave site numbers, which really helped.
You are a long way from Husker Nation. I came back to Lincoln a year ago after 20 years in Casper, WY. I grew up in Lincoln -- LNE Class of '63 -- also lived in Jacksonville, FL, Henderson, KY, McCook, NE, Elizabeth City, NC.
No relatives in Philadelphia, but thanks. Five generations of my family -- including my parents, grandparents, my husband and son, aunts, uncles, cousins -- are buried in Syracuse, NE. Haven't investigated more yet, but in my plans.
Added by Judy Allerheiligen on Sep 21, 2013 7:52 PM
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