I started seriously studying genealogy because I didn't know the names of my four grandparents. I was desperate to learn all I could about my family. I also love helping other people discover their roots. I work at it full-time, and I hope to become certified soon. I have many personal trees because my maiden name is rare in the US; most ancestors with my surname came from a very particular region of Slovenia. I am trying to piece together all the Slovene "Bavec" immigrants to the US (mostly US). I hope to compile a book someday with all this information. I also have started a genetic genealogy surname project website. And I especially love comparing notes with other genealogists. -Jennifer
If you are serious about transferring the memorials... I see you have about 17 memorials from Madronia cemetery. I am doing research on every person buried there. So, if you want to transfer the Madronia memorials to me, that would use make my job easier. That way I do not have to send zillions of edit requests. I appreciate that very much.
Re the memorial you created #69211214, an unmarked grave for John Beall: How did you know it was John Beall buried there? I am John Gideon Beall's granddaughter. He was my grandpa! I am overwhelmed to see that you have created a memorial for him in Find A Grave.
I have been looking for his burial site forever, and had connected with Find A Grave looking for my husband's grandfather, Leander McAuley (completely unrelated to my family, but has a memorial, still looking for his gravesite!!!!). Quite by accident, I stumbled upon "John Beall" in Find A Grave, shown in an unmarked grave in Alameda County, which you had created. How did you come to know it was him buried in that unmarked grave? After seeing that, I wrote the Mt. Eden Cemetery a letter, enclosed the newspaper clipping about my grandpa's death, and a picture of him, hoping to make him as much of a presence to them as he is to me. They CALLED me yesterday, and sent photos of the gravesite. I'm so overwhelmed, I can't express it. My husband and I plan to drive north from SoCal to Hayward, CA in the next few weeks so I can see the gravesite. If it's him, we want to make sure we get a marker for him. I'm so overwhelmed I could cry. I never met him, he was gone way before I was born.
My grandpa, John G. Beall, died in a tragic accident in 1933 just outside Dublin, CA, and died 3 hours in the Hayward Hospital after that accident. He was my dad's father, he taught my dad how to play the fiddle. And the stories go on from there!
Daileys Jen, I don't know if we have communicated before or not but my grandmother was Frances Elizabeth Dailey Goad. I am currently working on the Dailey's again - have been for 15+ years anyway I might have found the father of James W. Dailey. My great grandfather was Silas Youngblood Dailey. If you want to know what I have found e-mail me email@example.com.