|Patricia O (#47113049)|
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My mother (OSBORN) was from NC and my father (O'NEAL) was from AL/FL. Other family names I'm researching are IVES, TUTTLE, MACKEY, DUNN and BARDIN, as well as McKEE (McKEY), MILLS and STEWART. My mother left a hand written history of her life, some genealogy her grandmother had recorded, and the beginnings of her father's genealogy. It was enough to get me started a few years ago and now "the quest" is my passion. |
I have completed the Lost Ships project, which includes a memorial for each man aboard the 33 US merchant ships that were "lost" during World War II. These memorials contain information about each ship and its fate, information that many of the families of the merchant seamen never knew. These men have neither cemetery nor grave, only the ocean; their families have no piece of earth to adorn in memory of their lost loved one. I hope these memorials will somehow help to ease that loss. My goal now is to transfer these memorials to the families so that their biographical information can be included and they can be linked to their loved ones.
See the list of virtual cemeteries on the right for names of the ships.
My main sources: www.navymemorial.org, www.usmm.org and www.uboat.net
NOTE: Any photo that I have posted to this website is free to be used by anyone. I gladly donate them, as well as any biographical information, to further genealogical research. I believe family histories, public records, archived newspapers and anything else that contributes to the gathering of genealogy should be free and open to the public. For this reason, I'm especially grateful for this website, and to all of its contributors - "Thank you."
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I'll send you 20 names at a time...don't have any time to send any as I have to head to work. I'm sure you will put them in a virtual cem?
Added by ShaneO on May 24, 2013 6:24 AM
There is about 99 % of the Army, Navy and Coast Guard entered.
But I have entered none of the Merchant Marines...figured I would ask you first since you have entered so many MM's. I have the list just let me know!
Added by ShaneO on May 23, 2013 10:56 PM
|KarinH||RE: Picture for Memorial 70962202|
PS thank you for the work you're doing.
Added by KarinH on May 23, 2013 5:28 AM
|KarinH||RE: Picture for Memorial 70962202|
My pleasure! I'm a vet. His sacrifice is breathtaking. How heartbreaking. His sister, Janice, was my high school home ec teacher and I adored her~
Added by KarinH on May 23, 2013 5:25 AM
I got a list of names of all the Merchant marines who died on the SS Dorchester...I have confirmed all other Army, Airmen, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen have been added. Let me know and I can start emailing you names.
Added by ShaneO on May 22, 2013 9:23 PM
|geoffrey gillon||RE: Paul Myers, Memorial 56292806|
-and I worked on one for my dear friend, Barbara in Vermont today-it is one you are connected with. I started that one off and transferred it to her some time ago simply because the man hailed from Vermont.
|Donald Lindsey Eoff||RE: Earl Milhauser Memorial, 56292500|
No, I don't have any photos or other info. I wish I could help, but I just loaded the mem for everyone's info. Good luck. Cheers; Don Eoff
|Russ Pickett||S1C Russel Richard Mister|
Hi Patricia, I do indeed transfer records but normally only to family members. However I can't delete records, such as Russel's when they are originally created by CWGC/ABMC. The folks at CWGC/ABMC are thrilled with the work that I've done for a lot of there records and I don't want to tick them off. :-)
If you find another one that you've duped that was originally created by CWGC/ABMC by error leave them up ... let me know and I'll gladly copy over your info and then let you know when I have and then you can delete yours. If you'd like I'll even put a note on their record that you supplied the info for the record. :-)
Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett 46575736
|Jerry Hughes & Roger Young||Lela Adams Coward|
Hi Patricia, Lela is now uploaded and linked to Walters memorial # 110781243, thank you very much. I am still astounded at how deep-routed my family is in eastern NC on moms side, just amazes me. Thanks for the help. Jerry
|Jerry Hughes & Roger Young||Walter R Coward at Pinewwod|
Hi Patricia, thanks for the photo on Walter R Coward, I couldn't help but notice that it looks like his part is half of a marker that might have his spouse Lela along side him, can you confirm that and if so I will upload a memorial for her and have you add the other half of this grave marker. Let me know. Thanks once again, Jerry
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