|Dana Dancy (#46998072)|
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|I currently live in Lancaster County, PA. I started researching my Family Tree in 2006. Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, PA was my first attempt of adding burial records to "Find a Grave". |
I completed my project at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lititz, PA in August 2009 by photographing all the readable Gravestones & doing a quick Obituary search at www.LancasterOnline.
I now as of March 2010 include FULL obituaries, as fellow "Find A Grave" contributors have convinced me to do so - if your name is listed in an obituary and you would like it removed or your name listed as "LIVING" please contact me and I will do so.
You have my permision to use my Gravestone pictures for personal use, post them at Free Web Sites, rootsweb.com or ancestry.com as long as you give me credit for the photograph.
I will transfer any memorial that is not related to me, include the persons name, memorial number and your member number - any requests MUST include your member number.
NOTE: Any requests that do not include the member number will be IGNORED, as it is time comsuming to have to do the additional step of looking up the number.
If you leave a correction for a memorial & I don't post it please email me again. If you do not want your name/Find A Grave member number listed with the correction please note that - otherwise I list it.
I will do Obituary Look Ups at the Lititz Public Library (weekly paper dates from 1877 - 2001 covering Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA) - I go about once a month. Please include the DOD and any information that will help - there is an Death/Obituary Index but it is a work in progress, years completed are 1877 - 1950 (as of Dec 2010), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete - website with index is - http://www.lititzlibrary.org/lititz/cwp/view.asp?a=1214&q=468870
Other sites for obituaries/cemetery records in the area and USA are;
The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) - www.lmhs.org
Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States - ww.mcusa-archives.org
website - www.pa-roots.com - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.
website - http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/portal.asp?cc=true - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..
Fulton County, PA - www.fultonhistory.org - Cemetery transcriptions, biographies, etc. also covers some of the surrounding counties.
Website for Old Newspapers around the United States (Scroll down to the state you want) -
The following websites supplied by Bill Tipton:
Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Web Site
I suggest creating a user account; I never tried the guest login.
Note: Under General Criteria, Search Type, select Individual.
Java Runtime Environment is required to view and print documents. A link is provided for the download.
The site gives access to public domain documents including but not limited to deeds, mortgages, and POAs. Deeds can be quite helpful. For example, if a grantor is deceased (the sale if from an estate or surviving spouse), the death date is usually listed.
Note: Lancaster County Public Library Card is required. I got mine from the Lititz Library (free). You need the card number to log in.
There are two ProQuest lnks. ProQuest ABI/INFORM is NOT the better resource. The second ProQuest link "Provides access to Lancaster newspapers only: Intelligencer Journal and New Era backfiles, combined Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, and Sunday News . . . "
This archive goes back to 1995, good for obituaries (I believe that LancasterOnline goes back only to 2005), weddings, divorces, anniversary celebrations, police logs, and various other articles. Microsoft Internet Explorer is recommended but I use Firefox without problems. The only aggravation is an activity time limit. If you're inactive for awhile (1/2 hour?) you might have to re-login.
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|Nancy Gibson Lowe||Paul Hannum|
Thanks for transferring Paul's memorial to me. I removed your comment about his possibly being in the other cemetery.
|JT||Eva Updike Funk - memorial #74975605|
Just an FYI to let you know I posted a photo of the headstone for Eva Updike Funk.
Added by JT on Oct 16, 2013 11:18 AM
|Clyde DeLong||RE: Elwood Ludke|
Thank you for finding my mistake. Apparently I miscopied the date when I created Elwood's memorial. I have corrected it now. Thank you also for the info and the offer. I am in Virginia so don't have easy access to the PA libraries, but there are a couple websites I use that have quite a bit online. Most of my family is from Reading and Google has almost all of the Reading Eagle editions, so that helps a lot.
|Diana Popp||RE: Andreas Leuenberger|
Dana, I just sent you a email about Andreas
|Diana Popp||RE: William Krapohl|
You are more than welcome to copy any of my photo's etc. I have a lot more stuff on Ancestry . com. I even have a copy of William's birth and baptismal records from Germany.
Andreas Leuenberger is in my tree but I have not even done anything with him yet. His Granddaughter Esther L. Leuenberger was married to my Grand Uncle John Reinke. If I find any other family members that have info on Andreas I will share it with you.
|Brenda Reilley Hun||St. James Cemetery|
Sorry for the previous blank. Typing in the dark is not good for me. :-)
Thank you so much for taking all of these wonderful photos. I cannot believe these are the same stones. They are so clear and readable after being in the ground over 200 years. I am so glad to hear they are getting this cemetery back in shape. I wish I knew this when I was in Lititz two weeks ago. I would have searched harder for this cemetery.
|Bill Barber||Johannes Haller|
Thank you so much for your special efforts of discovering and taking a photo of the old grave stone, is very MUCH appreciated.
Many thanks, Dana
|Sue Wilson||re: Maria Grosh info|
Darcy, Thank you for the information. Added to her page. And thanks for sharing the picture of the headstone.
|Jere Arment||RE: Duplicate Messages|
Thanks again Dana. I appreciate it. I'll do as you requested next time I want or need a transfer. Have a good day.
|Jere Arment||RE: Keller memorials transferred|
I only really wanted Roy & Erla lol But I'm grateful for the other transfers you made on my account. Thank you. Horace's parents were Jacob G & Catharine Keller, who are also in Machpelah. Can you transfer them yet? Jacob's number is 36392462. Any help appreciated. Thank you again for the other transfers. Have a good day.
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