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Ann (#47008085)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo I live in northwest Iowa and am a retired journalism/English teacher. My husband and I enjoy walking cemeteries and finding gravestones, wondering about the life of the person buried there. We are glad to help others learn about their family history.

Genealogy fits my personality... combining a love of research, computer, writing, photography, and family.

I have enjoyed meeting other individuals and chatting about their pursuit of their ancestors' information. Although one can never truly "finish" researching a family line, I set a deadline of July each summer to "finish" one family line and enter it in the local county fair. I have won Best of Show the past seven years and in doing so, have been able to reach out to others and help them learn how to start searching for their own ancestors.
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Jim Allen
Warren family
Ann: Thank you taking the time to obtain and post the photos of the three Warren family memorials. It was kind of you and I very much appreciate it.
Jim Allen
Added by Jim Allen on May 03, 2015 6:01 PM
Joey Rickabaugh
Thank you so much for taking and posting the photo of Ladonna & Dale's stone! It really means a lot to me!

:) Joey
Added by Joey Rickabaugh on May 02, 2015 12:24 PM
Glen Towner
Ann...thanks for taking a picture of Glen's grave site. Too bad he doesn't have a marker!
Added by mwbowen on May 02, 2015 7:14 AM
Greg Volk
Thanks for the photos of the Baraldis
Hi Ann. They look great. Really appreciate your taking time to help me with my tree.
Added by Greg Volk on May 01, 2015 5:45 PM
Michael Julius Photo Request have a photo request for Michael Julius at Havasu Memorial Gardens.....I will be out there on 12/30/2014. Do you have a burial location for Michael?

Added by mhenderson on Dec 25, 2014 7:03 AM
Rosina Strohbach Tigges
Thank you so much for posting the grave photos for Rosina Tigges and Franklin Plagman. I greatly appreciate it!
Added by Jayme on Oct 27, 2014 6:22 PM
jane austin
RE: Buddenhagen
That map is fabulous. I came over there to visit my great-grandparents for the first time ever, and we found SO many of my people there. You did a fabulous job, and I thank everyone involved for their efforts!
It was such a pleasure to explore the cemetery, then come home and explore the family links.

Added by jane austin on Oct 25, 2014 4:00 PM
jane austin
Thanks so much, Ann! I'm trying to get over there again to take some more photos, but I seem to have more good intentions than time. Recently discovered branch of my tree, so I appreciate your heading out to Pleasant Hill for me. :)
Added by jane austin on Oct 25, 2014 3:41 PM
Carol Abbott
Thank You
Thank you so much for your time and effort in getting the headstone pictures of Leslie and Melvina Gilstrap Bowker. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Carol Abbott on Sep 24, 2014 11:07 AM
Carol Abbott
Thank You
Thank You so much for the headstone pictures of Leslie and Melvina Gilstrap Bowker. Your time and effort are very much appreciated.
Added by Carol Abbott on Sep 21, 2014 9:56 AM
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