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Lavidaloca (#47233220)
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Bio Photo I've been involved in genealogy for over 60 years. It started when an uncle asked me to make a family tree for an upcoming family reunion. That reunion is over, but the tree hasn't stopped growing. Cemeteries are a wonderful source of family history, and, observation combined with outright detective work make a fascinating and addictive combination.

Please, do not put death certificates on the memorials, chances are I've already put any pertinent information in the biography. Let's celebrate the life of the person.
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Emery 1959
RE: Durwood Emery
Sorry. I failed to check my messages. Thank you.
Added by Emery 1959 on Sep 01, 2014 5:22 AM
Emery 1959
Durwood Emery
Would you consider transferring management of the Durwood Emery memorial to me? He was my Great Grandfather. Thanks.
Added by Emery 1959 on Aug 31, 2014 6:53 PM
Barry Michie
Lottie A Parks Keifer Nason Memorial
Decided to check my pending edits file on my profile and discovered the one you submitted linking Lottie Parks as the second husband of William Nason. It's been done and things are completed. Also, I rewrote William Nason's bio sketch to give the particulars of the marriage.

Thanks, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Aug 29, 2014 2:55 PM
Neff Cemetery Trustees
Mary Neff Anderson
Lavidaloca, Thank you for updating and linking her memorial. Thanks also for your contribution to Find-a-Grave. Bill Neff

Added by Neff Cemetery Trustees on Aug 29, 2014 12:40 PM
RE: Heimann/Heiman
Thank you so much for all of the feedback. It's nice to know that someone is engaging with the memorials!

As you undoubtedly know, names and spellings of names used to be much more fluid, so that there really isn't one right answer. With John August, his death record and obituary both spell the last name with one "n," and they both omit the first name John. But we don't really know if that was his preference or the preference of the informant.

As I think of it this morning, there is some sense in using the name that will help people find the memorial when doing a search. So, if I spelled the name, Heimann, his memorial would come up whether the person entered either one or two "n's." And maybe if the first name was never used (as in the case of John August), then the memorial should be under the middle name, but the whole name should be given elsewhere in the memorial.

Please let me know if you have thoughts on the topic. And you were right about the year of death. Fat-finger error on my part!

I would be happy accept the memorial for Harry Wenig, but I have very little biographical information on him, and I generally only ask for a memorial when there is a compelling reason.

Thanks again for all your friendly help and for the transfer of my great-aunt.

Added by Flutterby on Aug 28, 2014 9:16 AM
Emery 1959
Durwood Emery
Finally! Thanks so much for posting a memorial for Durwood Emery (129586512). He was my great grandfather and I have been looking for his grave for several years. Edith was my great grandmother. Could you please post a picture of he and his second wife's headstone? I would really appreciate it! I will make suggestions on link, etc. Thanks again.
Added by Emery 1959 on Aug 28, 2014 4:44 AM
Thanks so much...
for taking the time to provide links and to correct the bio for John Brooks. You are certainly appreciated!
Added by janealogy50 on Aug 23, 2014 6:16 PM
Ludwig and Phebe Snyder
I will let someone nearer claim the memorial. Thanks for the offer.
Added by Lou on Aug 20, 2014 2:38 PM
Ludwig and Phebe Snyder
Are you researching the Snyder line?
Edward R. Snyder Memorial number 117670886 is their son. I am researching from the Warren line.
Added by Lou on Aug 18, 2014 1:36 PM
RE: Eliza Ellen Simonds
You are absolutely right re: the migration routes. Are you an Ohio or Amer. history teacher or a person who actually learns history as they do genealogy research?! I am a former Ohio and American history teacher.

Henry is allegedly from Otsego County NY. He married his wife in 1845 in Medina County OH. Interestingly, I can place Henry's older brother in Medina County also. Did they come together or did one follow the other? Haven't a clue as I haven't been able to find the family in Otsego NY. I haven't seriously focused my research there yet, but the time is quickly approaching!

Thank you so much for the offer of a pic of Fred Simonds w/ the BG Volunteer FD. I came across that pic about 2 weeks ago! The Simonds are my husband's family. Once Henry settled in Wood County I can extensively document the family, it is just between 1810 to 1845 I can't find a trail.

I think I have everybody's obit that I need. So kind of you to ask. I must say, the Wood County Public Library has an excellent, easy to use obit index as well as an easy procedure to get copies. I have also found the BGSU Ctr for Archival Collections helpful. Hancock County Probate Court was very friendly and helpful too.

Thanks so much for your offers. What you have reinforced is I need to look at the info I do have with fresh eyes!
Added by Linda on Aug 10, 2014 1:53 PM
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