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Dana Dancy (#46998072)
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Bio Photo 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 photographed all the readable gravestones in the St. James Cemetery in Lititz, PA in October 2013, after the cemetery was restored.
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, or 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 - 1998 (as of Jan 2015), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete. I have found some obituaries that were not listed in the Index - website with index is -

Other sites for obituaries/cemetery records in the area and USA are;

The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) -

Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States -

website - - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

website - - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..

Fulton County, PA - - 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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Dennis Brandt
RE: Henry H. Wike - Memorial# 35671088
I meant just don't post the part in brackets.
Added by Dennis Brandt on Feb 17, 2015 4:44 AM
RE: Rudoph S & Mary G Carpenter
Thanks, Dana, but I couldn't find Rudolph Carpenter's obit.
Added by rcarpenter on Jan 26, 2015 5:21 PM
Rudolph S Carpenter
Miabeth, who posted memorial #87696678 for Israel Carpenter got back to me and advised that this was not my great great grandfather. Rudolph G Carpenter's father was Israel Zimmerman # 87024600 and mother was Levina Seiber Zimmerman #87024631

Ron Carpenter
Member # 48642681
Added by rcarpenter on Jan 26, 2015 4:55 PM
Rudoph S & Mary G Carpenter
Rudolph S & Mary G Carpenter are my great grandparents. I just placed memorials for them, #'s 141803646 & 141804026 and discovered you already had memorials for them, #'s 34951062 & 34951186. Please transfer yours into mine. I recently found out that Rudolph's parents were Israel & Levina Seiber Carpenter, but that's as far as I go. I did find an Israel Carpenter, Memorial # 87696678 but can not determine if this is my Israel. I emailed the person that posted this memorial but I rec'd no reply to date. Do you have any info that would help me?
Ron Carpenter
Member # 48642681
ps. Thanks for letting me know what the G stood for in Mary G's name.
Added by rcarpenter on Jan 26, 2015 12:04 PM
Sheila Cooper
RE: John Travers - Memorial# 78628139
You're welcome, Dana. Like you, I take on an entire cemetery at a time. This summer I started Calvary Cemetery in Saginaw. Hope to have it finished by Spring. Thanks for all the obits. Sheila
Added by Sheila Cooper on Jan 18, 2015 4:22 PM
Memorial #67870524 Kay Rozak
Hi Dana. I requested a photo for this memorial you created as she was part of my Rozak family.
Here is the response I received:
We are writing to let you know that a Find A Grave volunteer has reported a problem with your photo request for Kay Rozak.

The general problem they reported is:
Cemetery office has no record of this person

They also reported, specifically:
There is no obit for her in the Saginaw News, and there is no record of a burial for her in any of the city cemeteries either.

Due to this problem, we believe that this photo request can not be fulfilled. As a result, we are removing it. If you can fix the problems that were reported and believe a photo can be acquired, please feel free to make a new request.

So, even though you identified her in the Saginaw obit index, I believe the Roselawn cemetery cited is in Florida, where she died.
I would appreciate it if you could correct the cemetery so that I can request a photo from the right location or you transfer the memorial to me and I will do further research to find the correct cemetery.
Thanks so much for posting it originally.
Added by Connie on Jan 15, 2015 10:26 AM
Memorial# 62408733
I have a little more information - Joyce Bixler was the daughter of Chester Ray Bixler 1905-1977 and Arline Dorothy Heintzelman 1909-1998. Joyce had a twin sister, Jean Bixler Summers b: 24 December 1928. I believe the death date for Joyce is correct. Not sure where they are buried.
Added by Dlecher on Jan 08, 2015 9:56 PM
Thank you for the information regarding Edith Elizabeth Harrington Haas, Find A Grave Memorial# 63585129. I appreciate help in improving any of our e-memorials.
Added by Colmanis on Dec 29, 2014 7:37 AM
Rosalie H. Kaufman
Rhoda Fry
Thank you so much for her obit. Very much appreciated, love it! Happy Holidays! Rosalie
Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Dec 29, 2014 6:35 AM
Looking into Sweigart's
RE: Benjamin Sweigart
Added by Looking into Sweigart's on Dec 15, 2014 3:33 PM
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