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Sarah N Myers (#47291170)
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According to the dictionary genealogy is:

1.A record or account of the descent of a family, group or person from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.

2.Direct descent from a progenitor; lineage or pedigree.

3.The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.

To me, however, genealogy is a whole lot more than those three dry sentences. It is finding my roots, my family, and my home.

It is seeing my grandparents as a young couple in a census record with their three children. It is seeing my mother as a one-month-old child. It is seeing my great grandfather's signature on Civil War records and knowing that he and others like him must have gone through hell.

It is even finding the skeletons in the closets or the black sheep of the family. It is finding that my family went through some terrible times, but also knowing that they survived. It is seeing in my mind's eye the careworn faces of all of those who have gone on before me.

It is listening to old stories told by our elders and passing those precious stories down. It is writing down those stories and facts for our children and their children.

It is finding new cousins and new friends, people who have come to mean so very much to me.
It is the realization of how important family is. It is the realization of how important it is to honor those ancestors who came before us.

But most of all, it is the sharing of information with others who, like me, love the research. It is not just dusty records or words. It is not only sharing the excitement of finding a new ancestor, but also sharing the frustrations of not being able to find what you are looking for.

It is being able ask a question on a mailing list, knowing that what you are asking may be dumb but knowing that you will not be treated with disrespect.

It is people who give of their time and their energies to help you. It is people who volunteer their time and energies to do lookups on the various county web pages. It is people who volunteer their time and energies for the various historical societies. It is people who give of their time to transcribe old documents and microfilm, and who share that knowledge, whether it is through books sold by historical societies or on web pages.It is people who go through old cemeteries and take the time to write down those who are buried there and share that knowledge gladly.

It is people who share old photographs, old letters and their old family stories, not expecting anything back other than a thank you and the knowledge that they have helped another in their family quest. It is people who go above and beyond what is asked of them because they love genealogy. They love the fun of it, the frustrations of it and the excitement of it.

It is also the knowledge that you are passing down something of worth; that you are leaving behind a little something of yourself. It is the knowledge that through all of your research you may have made a difference, however small it may be.

That is a little of what genealogy means to me.

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Connor E. DeMerchant
Wrong Trinity Cemetery

Would you mind deleting the 10 memorials you have added to the "Trinity Church Cemetery" in Perth, Victoria Co, NB, Canada? Firstly, these ten people are not buried in this cemetery, they are buried in the "Trinity Anglican Cemetery" Kingston, Kings Co, NB, Canada. Secondly, there is an Anglican Cemetery in Perth, but it has already been fully transcribed. I have already added the names to the correct cemetery in Kingston, so dont worry about having to do that. Thank you for your understanding, and cooperation.

-Connor E. DeMerchant
Added by Connor E. DeMerchant on Oct 20, 2013 3:33 PM
Chris Easley
John Calicut Memorial - Lane Prairie Cemetery
Could you please remove your photo from his memorial? The photo you posted is for that of John Milton Blackwood, memorial# 84425056.

Additionally John Calicut Blackwood is not even buried in Lane Prairie Cemetery, he actually buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Cleburne, TX.

Here's a link to John Calicut Blackwood's memorial:

Just copy and paste URL....

Thank You!
Added by Chris Easley on Aug 10, 2013 8:05 PM
Halls Ferry Cemetery
I noticed that you have copied all the obits I had personally researched and placed on my Halls Ferry Cemetery site. It would have been considerate of you to make a note of where you found your information. Especially, as I see that you responded to a descendant of Nelson Croshaw, with additional information you "found" - census info - lifted directly off the Halls Ferry Cemetery site.
I haven't checked, but I truly hope that you have not done this with my other cemetery sites. If you want to honestly contribute to the documenting of cemetery sites, the etiquette would be for you to name your SOURCE!
Added by Oregon on Jun 18, 2013 6:08 PM
Tammy Hall Shropshire
Part 2.....
Hi Sarah,

I just added about 18 more Gants that are all in the same family plot under that gorgeous stone, and it appears that I may have missed 3 more!

I was planning to go back to take the photo of myself with the family stone so you can see the size of it, so I'll check on the others listed on the Pine Hill Cemetery site here to see if I missed them.

I was thinking that I don't need to send the links to these since you can either look them up in the Pine Hill Cemetery page here and search for Gants, or you may be able to see my photos from my page.

If either of these doesn't work, just message me and I'll make sure you can see them.

Now I'm sure this had to be a 24 person plot with this many photos with my having missed some.

I hope this will help out.

Take care,
Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Aug 26, 2012 10:31 PM
Tammy Hall Shropshire
RE: Your work is very much appreciated
Yes, I looked it up and it looked as if it was a a part of the verse in Corinthians. The last part was what made me suspect that it was. I guess they had to shorten it a bit to fit that stone. The stone is so impressive! I am 5'5", and I think I'll stand in front of it and get my hubby to take a pic of me there so you'll get an idea of the size of the monument. It's the largest private monument I have ever seen.

I am so happy to help you with the extra photos. Others have been so kind to survey cemeteries so that I could find my ancestors, I feel that it is an honor to do the same to help others.

If you ever have any requests in the Alamance County. Guilford, or Orange County areas, just let me know. I'm glad to help.

So glad we found out the inscription and that your grandfather will be pleased. When I send the picture of myself standing at it, I'm sure he will be interested to see that as well.

Take care,

I meant to post the additional pics earlier, but will crop and post them now. Do you want me to send the links of the memorials to you so you can go right to them?

Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Aug 26, 2012 9:08 PM
Tammy Hall Shropshire
Gant Family Stone
Hi Sarah,
I was back in the cemetery yesterday, finishing a survey of a Section and I drove by the monument at the Gant Family plot.

On the left, it is inscribed: Abideth in Faith Hope Love and then the right side is as I posted earlier.

I'll post the other Gant photos I took tonight.

Take care!
Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Aug 26, 2012 4:00 PM
Tammy Hall Shropshire
Your profile, so perfect!
Your profile comments on genealogy are so perfectly reflective of how I feel about my genealogical work. It is definitely a labor of love.

I am so indebted to those who had taken photographs or surveyed the burial sites of my ancestors, and I am so happy to give back by surveying cemeteries, and taking photos requests.

When I am working in my family tree, the people "come to life" for me and I feel a true sense of where I came from. I love the searching and then finding information for my family tree and for others as well.

I simply loved how you described it. I'm the only one in my family who feels the same way as you do, and it's wonderful to hear that someone else values this as much as I do.


Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Aug 24, 2012 4:57 PM
Tammy Hall Shropshire
Gant Marker and Headstone
Hi again!

The giant family marker [and it is really huge, I'd guess at least 12 feet tall, is so gorgeous. I tried to zoom in on the left all I can see are the words:
Love, but this is taken at an angle so I'll check it the next time I go back, which will likely be tomorrow since I'm almost finished surverying a section of the cemetery.

On the right side of the angel it says: "But the greatest of these is love." That I can easily make out.

I had a feeling you might want more of them. I took photos until my batteries ran out. This is a huge plot. I'd guess maybe a 24? I'll post those later tonight.

Also, I did ask Jason to take off the "Jr" photo, but I added the correct one on the memorial page and I'm sure Jason will take the wrong one off.

Again, sorry about the first photo being the "junior".

Take care!
Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Aug 24, 2012 4:48 PM
Tammy Hall Shropshire
John Q Gant
I am so sorry! I was running late and took the photo of John Quinton JR...wrong photo. I have asked Jason to remove from the memorial and will go back out and get the correct John Quinton Gant.

Also, they have a massive headstone, I'd say at least 12 feet tall, I did photograph that and post it to the memorial. Also there are numerous Gants buried at this memorial. Is John Quinton the only one you need? When I go back it would be easy to photograph them all if you wish. Again, sorry about the mistake!

Added by Tammy Hall Shropshire on Aug 24, 2012 9:26 AM
Angela Holland
Nelson E Croshaw
Good Afternoon,

I am the Great Granddaughter of Nelson E Croshaw and Hattie May Miles Croshaw. How in the world did you find his Obituary? Would it be allright if I added it to my page for him? Would you also happen to have a picture of him?
Angela Mahaffey Holland
Added by Angela Holland on Jul 24, 2012 12:16 PM
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