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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty three years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 56 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty two years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 27 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident.
Writing personal histories has been a passion for 35 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 21 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 600 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For 25 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when the location is also unknown!
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
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|Celeste Kemp Gates||Hi|
I sent you a public message but it got sent for review for some reason. So check tmrw, I dont want to retype it. Thank you, your awesome!
|Orva Jeanne Cluff||RE: Maud Dana|
If you are talking about the picture of George Carlos Dana's family. The little girl standing behind her father is not Maud it is Margaret
|Becky Martin||Tacy Ann Champney|
I just transferred her page to you for your care. I did check the Young surname and there are about 20 Youngs on the Index. I'm only up to the Letter N so far from the index but will skip to Y so you can see what you might connect. Good luck on your search and thanks for your offer. Becky
|Ruth Hundley||John & Rebecca King O'Brian|
I am working on collateral lines to the OLIN family and have come to these 2 and their families. Rebecca would be my 4th cuz 4xs removed. Would love to visit and share our relationship on back if you are interested.
Please to write,
Ruth in IL
|Jim||Horace Hale Adams|
You asked about the children and family of Horace Hale Adams and I sent you an email with info and a link to my Horace Hale Adams webpage.
Thanks for all you do with findagrave!
Added by Jim on May 11, 2013 1:35 AM
|David Turnbole||RE: 74989797|
I'm heading over there Thursday for some requests. I'll see if I can track her down again and get a rubbing. Sometimes that's the only way to bring the lettering up. Wright is a prominent name throughout Central N.Y. One of my neighbors growing up was Hazel Wright. As I see them I'll take pictures and post to Find A Grave.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I was away from the house until yesterday.
Thanks for linking her parents. Annie May "Mary" Perry Harris was the wife of one of my great grand uncles. So if you want you could transfer her and any other family record to me.
Thanks for your time and work.
Added by Dan on Apr 30, 2013 2:45 PM
|Julie Donnelson||RE: Voss in Willard|
Thank you Shirleen!
|Rhiannon ||RE: old messages from 2010|
i have no photos of family before my grandmother so this will be nice to find some thank you so much
Added by Rhiannon on Apr 25, 2013 12:27 PM
|Rhiannon ||RE: old messages from 2010|
thank you very much
Added by Rhiannon on Apr 25, 2013 12:19 PM
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