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Shirley Vandemark (#47118840)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 13 days
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I got interested in genealogy in the 1970's. My father-in-law was reminiscing about stories of his past and that of his relatives. One was telling of his great grandfather being shot and killed in a bank robbery in Columbus Grove Ohio 1891. So that began my journey of finding out about our ancestors. What a journey it has been like a giant puzzle and am always looking for the next piece. I have made many friends and even found a long lost cousin. My husband has put up with my wanting to visit and tramp through cemeteries.
Findagrave has been a great asset and one the few that is free. I have found many links using this in finding and linking ancestors. Also, the contributors are very gracious in transferring of linking family
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 • 100 Memorials Added
 • 127 Memorials Managed
 • 151 Photos
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RE: Brant/Brandt Family
I never doubted you would be the best custodian for the Brandt photos. I'm glad they finally found a good home. You're the best.
Added by djm on Mar 15, 2015 6:46 AM
Jan Wint DeRosia
RE Dessie Steinhour
I was delighted to see your addition of her obituary on her FindAGrave memorial. I would like your permission to include it in her FamilySearch page. It is loaded with family contacts. It is always a joy to find relatives, even very distant cousins. Thank You again, Jan Wint DeRosia,
Added by Jan Wint DeRosia on Mar 12, 2015 3:43 PM
RE: Wilbur Delmar Green
You had left a flower on his memorial. His memorial number is 15162513 I was just wondering how you knew him. He was the son of Harry Green and Gladys Askren Green.
Added by Pattypop on Oct 02, 2014 6:39 PM
Wilbur Delmar Green
Did you know Delmar???
Added by Pattypop on Oct 01, 2014 9:48 PM
Michigan mother
RE: Ruth L Hurley
Thank you Shirley,

You confirmed what I thought I knew and even added more.
I hope you don't mind me using that info on his memorial.

Sincerely, Virginia
Added by Michigan mother on Mar 21, 2014 8:41 AM
Michigan mother
Ruth L Hurley
I noticed that you posted a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Hurley on her memorial page.
Was she married to a funeral director?
Thank you for your interest in Findagrave. I share so many of the things you said on your page.
It is wonderful to be able to put together the pieces.
Michigan Mother
Added by Michigan mother on Mar 20, 2014 5:25 PM
joyce mann
Shirley I forgot to add Lewis as husband to Mary Vandemark family relationships on the gravesite before I turned it over to you. Will you add his #43217340?
Added by joyce mann on Feb 10, 2014 3:27 PM
joyce mann
Mary J. Vandemark Stover
Shirley, just transferred Mary J. Stover over to you. Love the photo of Lewis and Mary J. Stover.
Added by joyce mann on Feb 10, 2014 3:15 PM
joyce mann
RE: Mary J Stover
Thank you Shirley. Since you are a Vandemark, would you like to manage Mary J. Vandemark Stover's grave on Find-a-grave. I will turn it over to you if you do. You probably know more about the family than I do as I am related to the Stover line only. David Stover, father of Lewis, is my ggg grandfather, and I am descended through his daughter, Mary Stover who married James Smith. Lewis is her half brother.
Added by joyce mann on Feb 06, 2014 11:10 PM
Charles Vandemark
Hi Shirley - Thanks for the info. I've linked Charles to his parents as you suggested. Have a great day! Sharon
Added by sharrykb5 on Feb 06, 2014 6:36 AM
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