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Cindy Elschide (#47170270)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo Hi, I am Cindy Elschide. I began doing genealogy in 2000. Since then I have expanded my family tree in one place back to 1080 and in others several generations also. I started out with just a few names and now my house is over run with (about 30) 3 inch binders and tubs of papers, folders and pictures etc. I always say I get more fun going to a cemetery and finding an ancester's grave than most people do going to an amusement park and riding the roller coaster.
My husband & I have been known to center a vacation around cemeteries, libraries and courthouses. With visits with family and a little bit of site seeing thrown in.
My father's line includes Brooks & Haybron(southern Ohio); Gandee, Harper, Shafer or Shaver, Tanner, Hinzman, Raines and more (West Virginia); the famous Indian Scout Jesse Hughes who has many things written about his life; and I am cousins with Presidents Washington and Herbert Hoover.
My Mother's line includes Collard (originally from Belgium), Curwick, Kerouac (Jack Kerouac, the author and including being related to Madonna and Celine Dion); Newells' from Cambridgeshire England and Snows from East Riding Yorkshire England; Brownfields, Sallee's & Cox from Ohio, and other places of ancestors are Netherlands, France, Italy and more.
My husband's line includes Peter Kappis/Cavis a Germany Mercenary in the Revolutionary War; Peter's son who was the Engineer for the John Bull Train which currently sits in the Smithsonian in Washington DC; Ehlschides from Germany; His grandmother Helen Robertson was born in Scotland (her grandfather died while building the Firth of Forth Bridge) and his grandfather (Gerald McCann)was descended from Irish (Boyle and Corbett)who fled the potato famine to come to Canada.
I had visited the Find a Grave site before but just recently realised that I should have been adding to it--a long time ago! I find it has brought great enjoyment to me to share the photos I take with everyone on the web in hopes that they help others.
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donna swan schauss
RE: Margaret Quirey
You're very welcome.
Added by donna swan schauss on Oct 14, 2015 9:57 PM
RE: Baby Boy Ehlschide
It means that no ads will have to show on the memorial, and the number of pictures that can be added goes up, to, I think 20, from three.

I found that memorial when doing my own family tree research, and I like to sponsor the memorials of babies and small children, especially when their own parents have surely died already and the child might be forgotten, having lived for such a short time and met so few people.

In response to your other message that just posted, I am...sort of related to you. You can maybe figure out who I am by looking at the memorials I maintain, but I'll private message you anyway.

Hint: It involves children born in 1980 and 1981 respectively.
Added by whatsanenigma on Sep 30, 2015 1:52 PM
RE: Dale Wicks
Sure will. I'll keep checking.
Added by NLColes on Aug 19, 2015 2:16 AM
RE: Dale Wicks
You're very welcome.

Added by NLColes on Aug 18, 2015 5:02 PM
Tyler Lawrence
RE: Samuel Davis born 1816
Hi Cindy,

Sorry I am not related to him.
Added by Tyler Lawrence on Aug 13, 2015 4:08 PM
Debbie Shirley
RE: Polly Baugman Rodebaugh
Well hello cousin!!! We are also Rodebaugh kin, down line from Daniel T. Who is your relating Rodebaugh? Isn't this the most fantastic thing to help find family members??? I love this website. It is connecting so many people to lost relatives.
Added by Debbie Shirley on Aug 12, 2015 7:55 PM
Momence Graham Historic House
RE: Looking for an obituary
Thank you Cindy. This project will take years to complete but we are very happy with the progress in a short period of time. The positive comments we receive on FindAGrave, our facebook pages and email keep us motivated. We will continue to work hard to get the information posted for genealogists seeking information on their Momence roots.
Added by Momence Graham Historic H... on Aug 11, 2015 8:09 PM
Momence Graham Historic House
RE: Looking for an obituary
Please keep checking our Momence Genealogy Corner page on Facebook. We will continue to add the articles there as we get them. We do appreciate your support of our page and hope that you find some new information for your research.
Added by Momence Graham Historic H... on Aug 11, 2015 7:40 PM
RE: Francis Warren
No, just doing cemeteries
Added by JANET SMITH on Aug 04, 2015 10:26 PM
Momence Graham Historic House
RE: Looking for an obituary
I have not come across his obituary at this time. We are currently reading the old Momence Newspapers and posting the information on Facebook at Momence Genealogy Corner. We should be starting the 1950's soon since we are almost done with the tombstone project for the genealogy project. Please join our page on Facebook and keep checking periodically. If it's in the Momence newspapers it will show up on the Facebook page eventually. Thank you for the compliment on your other posting. We are working hard to capture all the history in Momence. It's a big project and will take a long time to complete but we are very dedicated to the project.
Added by Momence Graham Historic H... on Jul 28, 2015 9:51 PM
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