|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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|Wallace M. Linderman III||RE: Josephine Neider|
Your welcome for the photo, And no im not related to her im just doing work on forest Hills Memorial Park with photos and adding memorials and looking up obits. for ppl that have missing info. to help out.
Thanks for asking tho.
Have a great one
|Leone Hanson Sigurdson||RE: Mary Ann and David McHaffie|
Posted obituary for David McHaffie, seems he passed away on Jan. 26, 1939.
|Leone Hanson Sigurdson||Mary Ann and David McHaffie|
I found in our local paper that Mary Ann McHaffied died in Selkirk, Manitoba on June 22, 1953 and was born in Ontario. I have posted the pictures of their graves on Memorial #108445492 and #108445532. It shows David died in 1939. I may be able to find some info on him when I get back to the paper. The graves were not easy to see.
|Liane Bamburg||RE: Frank Ginder|
Your very welcome!
|bzlassie||RE: Richard Church (#103310449)|
Historical societies are a good idea. Since you live on the East Coast, you might consider the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston. It's a terrific library. I'll let you know if I find anything myself. Best of luck in our searches! Bonnie
Added by bzlassie on May 23, 2013 9:24 AM
|LeAnne||Thanks for the obituaries!|
Thank you so much for sending the obituaries of Vincent and Minnie Crimando! I really appreciate it! Take care!
Added by LeAnne on May 09, 2013 5:53 PM
|Lois Campbell||Thank you|
How very thoughtful of you to contact me regarding the newspaper article on John Colter (sic). It is much appreciated.
Thank you so much Dana for the photo & obit on the Conn family. I so much appreciate your time and effort in putting together the pixs & obits. Many blessings for the work you do!
Added by Kathleen on Mar 24, 2013 10:59 AM
|Gerald Jacobs||Nathan and Anna Maria Miksch Fry|
Thank You so much for the photo headstones and Obits for Nathan and Anna Maria Miksch Fry.
Dana, Thank you very much for updating the listing. I appreciate all of the work that went into locating the grave and updating the listing, I know that a simple picture can take hours of your personal time.
Added by RPL on Mar 24, 2013 5:21 AM
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