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Pat Flanigan Jordan (#47303120)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 21 days
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I am semi-retired and very much enjoy tracing and documenting mine and my husband's family lines, along with the family lines of my grand-daughter. I, personally, am adamant about finding the supporting documentation. I firmly believe that the linking and bio on Find-A-Grave may assure visiting the intended family member. It is not unusual to find who appears to be a family member, but more researching shows they are not. I always try to note a discrepancy to help others not follow an incorrect line, or perhaps, make a trip to only find they have gone an incorrect route.

My sister, Angela, has done research for 30 years and travels within the United States to obtain supporting documentation. I have begun research with my sister over the last years. We have visited some very unique, isolated (some inactive), and some huge cemeteries. We have also spent countless hours at Historical Societies, as well as local Libraries with Genealogy sections, and many hours in courthouses going through amazing record books.

Most of the memorials that I have entered are one of our family lines. I will have to say here that the work done by others is so tremendous and dedicated and so very much appreciated.

If in research, I find a person who appears not to be on Find-A-Grave then I will add them, especially the little ones that have passed. I search several paths to make certain I have not duplicated. If you find a duplicate then there is no reason to be rude. Just let me know. Often times, it is simply a name spelling difference.

My father was William Aloysius John Michael FLANIGAN (son of John Michael FLANIGAN and Hannah Belle PIATT). My maternal grandparents were Joseph Bulgar FLANIGAN and Jennie Leath KNOWLES. My family lines include: Flanigan, Piatt, Knowles, Ridgeway, Key. My husband's, DJ, parents were Jerome Eugene JORDAN (son of Ishmael McCAFFERTY and Mildred JORDAN) and Dona Lucille ALBRIGHT(daughter of Alonzo ALBRIGHT and Elizabeth Jean BROWN). His family lines include: Jordan, McCafferty, Farmer, Stoneburner, Albright, Brown, Hulls, Reef, Culp, Wyman.

I enjoy sharing with my daughter who loves the stories and history. Currently, I am working with my daughter, Jami (J.C.P.), on her paternal family lines beginning with Pickard, Pressler, Leonard, and Kistler.

My time in research is divided with my time riding the Harley while vacationing and spending time with my grand-daughter, baby Michele (C.A.M.M.)whose paternal family lines I am also working beginning with Muse, Wallace, Witcher, and Leach.

Note on photos that I have posted: I am happy to share as many have shared with me. Feel free to use the photos that I have posted to help you along your path. And, many thanks to those who have willing and unselfishly shared with me and have very much helped me along our path to find our family - our precious loved ones!
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Angela Flaniga..., dennis miller, Greg Hetzler, Judy Chatfield ..., Patty, rfb Jenkins
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Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
RE: Elizabeth Sheppard
No problem! I've been working on that cemetery and just happened to find the info! Didn't find Benjamin and wife yet, but hopefully will be able to do that as well! Be well! Julie
Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Sep 28, 2014 7:44 AM
Bonnie Zonner
RE: Pearl Agretta Bennett Brown
My husband, Greg Zonner,is the grandson of Pearl and James Howard Brown. His mother was Donna June Brown.
Added by Bonnie Zonner on Sep 27, 2014 9:19 PM
Tundra Girl
California Farmer, #61394223
Hello Pat,

We have chatted in the past and I was wondering if you were ever able to confirm Callie's parent's? I was able to find a copy of their marriage certificate which shows Joseph and Elizabeth Cheeseman Sims.

It looks like Elizabeth may have had a double wedding with her sister because there were two couples married that day and the other bride was Emily Susan Cheeseman.

I really don't have anything past Joseph and Elizabeth and was wondering if you knew more. Feel free to look at my tree on Ancestry to see and copy the marriage cert if you want.

I noticed the flowers that were left by DJ, gg grandson, Callie was my gg grandmother too.
Added by Tundra Girl on Sep 01, 2014 10:36 PM
Susie Holderfield
David Giffin, Find A Grave Memorial# 117350133
Hello Pat,
You took a photo of the grave of David Giffin, Find A Grave Memorial# 117350133, for our Fallen Graver Donald Young who posted it. I have been researching the 120th soldiers for the past 13 yrs to tell about their lives. May I use your photo in my research on my site and in the research that I plan to give to some libraries? I always give credit for the photos.
Best regards,
Susie Holderfield
Added by Susie Holderfield on Aug 06, 2014 11:38 AM
Christine McDermott
RE: Veronica FEINLER
I added the photo for Veronica Feinler. And, you're welcome for the "Leonard" photos. Glad I was able to help confirm your documentation.
Added by Christine McDermott on Jul 20, 2014 3:40 PM
Christine McDermott
You're very welcome.
Added by Christine McDermott on Jul 20, 2014 3:36 PM
Bruce Knox
RE: Harriet IRELAN
Pat -

Thank you for the kind words. If there is anyother way that I can be of assistance, particularly in terms of graves within Elk Cemetery here in McArthur, OH - please feel free to contact me.

Bruce Knox
Added by Bruce Knox on Jun 12, 2014 11:10 AM
RE: Dubson
So happy you found of the many reasons I love this site.
Added by Tori on Jun 12, 2014 8:52 AM
Feinler at Mt. Calvary
Hello Pat, memorials look great. Hope you find the info as interesting as I do. Not all contributors care about bios or even adding more information. I think it's important for others in future and to reunite family members. Thanks very much for adding.
Added by genieresearcher on Jun 09, 2014 5:14 PM
Donna Andres

Thank you so much for fulfilling my request. I had Derrel's stone from Findagrave, but it had not been updated to include his wife's death.
I appreciate your quick response.

Added by Donna Andres on May 26, 2014 8:01 PM
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