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MA History, University of Montana|
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of San Diego
I am an avid family historian for over 30 years and a native Montanan. When I was working on my MA thesis in History ("Myron Brinig's Butte: Jews in the Wide Open Town"), I spent a summer transcribing the information from the graves at the B'Nai Israel cemetery in Butte (my home town).
Family names I am researching include:
Wilson - McWhirter
Chartier/Carter - Neveu
Bertrand - Kuether
Sutherland - Sollars
Brittain - McMinn
Vance - Cole
Douthitt - Moore
Dillworth - Stilwell
Find a Grave is not a scholarly website. I think it has many purposes including providing catharsis and aiding with the grieving process, helping people with their family history, connecting relatives, remembering the dead, finding burial sites, etc. Those who think it is only for locating graves have a narrow imagination.
Sometimes all we know about a family member is what is printed in an old biography or what someone told us. This acts as a foundation for finding, correcting, adding to their history. I believe this should be a friendly collaborative process where we build together a story as we find more information. I will make mistakes. Feel free to let me know and I will correct.
My philosophy on transfers is simple - I believe memorials should be in the hands of relatives, even if not close relatives. I am happy to transfer, in fact I am waiting for the relatives of the B'Nai Israel and St. Patrick's cemetery memorials to contact me to care for their family memorials. I'm happy to transfer to relatives.
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|Debra Chard||Your transfer requests|
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|inmand15||Relatives in Reformed|
Stella McCullough in Reformed is my great aunt. The Inmans are my in-laws. There are probably others. My husband, mother, and grandfather were all born in New Galilee. Many of my Gilkey relatives are in Rocky Spring. That is my mom's side. The picture I have posted is taken there with two of my cousins.
Added by inmand15 on Feb 23, 2014 7:33 AM
Next time I'm in PA we'll have to meet for lunch.
We have shared so much information! We probably have families in common, too ;-)
Added by inmand15 on Feb 22, 2014 3:17 PM
|Cathi Moore||RE: Brittain|
You are welcome! I can't wait until spring when I can get back up in Grandview & continue to add the ones not on Find a Grave yet!! Maybe I'll find even more of your relatives!! LOL!!
|Lisa ||Hattie Armstrong|
Has been transferred.
Added by Lisa on Feb 06, 2014 4:33 PM
I have transferred David & Mary Munro's memorials to you. I don't have problems with transfers when they are not related to me. I'm just happy to help people find relatives. Enjoy!
Added by Lexie on Feb 05, 2014 6:37 AM
|Robert DeVowe||RE: French burials|
Hi I don't remember if I responded. In Quebec as is in Europe, the death record is really a burial record. So I search the net for the town to find the name of the church. Most of these small towns have but one church with one cemetery connected to the church.
Well...this was a surprise ;-) I live in Virginia. So we both research long distance. Don't know if I'll ever get to see your beautiful state, but if you need anything in central Virginia, let me know.
Added by inmand15 on Jan 24, 2014 12:59 PM
Next time I get to PA, we'll have to have coffee
Added by inmand15 on Jan 23, 2014 6:18 PM
You're most welcome. Happy to place memorials with family.
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