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Jo A. McGinnis (#47341118)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Recently there was a glitch at Find a Grave; contributors were not notified when a photo request had been completed. I was not able to send a note of thanks because I did not know the photo had been posted. PLEASE accept my thanks now.
So many people have been very helpful to me; thank you for your ongoing support! I know many researchers will appreciate our efforts.
I enjoy family history, it is like solving a large puzzle. I am still working full time so the hours I have to take pictures and add them are limited.
I have mostly added only family members in the past. There are several cemeteries Scrubgrass Stone Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Big Bend Methodist Church Cemetery, North Washington Union Cemetery, Annisville (New Salem) Cemetery, Mt. Varnum, Prairie, Allegheny, Pleasant Valley and East Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery that are now completely added to Find a Grave (or at least as complete as I could find records). I have many family members buried in these cemeteries. I will do my best to update the other cemeteries.
I like to travel and often visited many of these cemeteries. I hope to visit them again soon.
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Nancy Byers Romig
Louis B. Adams and Sarah R. Adams
Both children of Leander Adams and Mary Elizabeth Black. He is #124864578. Just fixed Leander's father and mother. The wrong ones were up. Nancy
Added by Nancy Byers Romig on Dec 21, 2015 5:45 PM
Linda Long-Bellil
Mary A. Miller - Grave # 132542978
Good evening.Thanks to you, I was able to find information on Mary A. Miller, who is buried in Grave # 132542978. She was my great-grandmother and her maiden name was McGinnis. Do you have any more information on her parents, birthplace, etc. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Linda Long-Bellil on Nov 30, 2015 7:18 PM
Angela (Murphy) Scott
Thomas W. Horseman
Jo A,
Thank you so much for going to New Lexington Cemetery and photographing Thomas W. Horseman's headstone for me. The inscription confirms that he is my 3rd great grandfather. Thank you for taking the time and effort in fulfilling my request so quickly.
With sincere appreciation,
Angela (Murphy) Scott
Lexington, OH
Added by Angela (Murphy) Scott on Oct 20, 2015 6:02 PM
Donna Garrett
Simon Knight
You may want to make a correction on Simon's notes on Find A Grave. It states he D: Aug 1931. His second wife Sadie or Sarah O'Hara D: 1927. Your comments show Sadie or Sarah married a Mr Fye AFTER Simon died. She was actually married to Mr Fye FIRST on June 7 1883 and he DIED June 11 1894. Info from the marriage record for Simon and Sadie. Thank you for all the work you do on this site.
Added by Donna Garrett on Oct 19, 2015 12:36 PM
Brian William Bookwalter
Thank you for updating the memorial today. I've had him in my tree for a while now but never tried looking for any of the family on Find A Grave. Thomas' sister Hannah Jane (my 3Rd great grandmother) married a Pennington... they are the ones buried in Annisville Cemetery. My fingers are crossed on someone adding a picture of the tombstone! I might even have to take a ride out there to do it.. haha
Added by Brian William Bookwalter on Sep 15, 2015 4:21 PM
cemetery names
Greetings, From your photo of Stone Church on findagrave, the bldg looks different than the St Paul's Church - am wondering if these two church/cemeteries, today, are the same location?
Our early family members appear to be buried between them, at least one instance, husband in one, wife in the other.
Will appreciate any clarification you may have.
Added by Caral on Sep 05, 2015 7:01 PM
Carol-Jeanne Brown Shaw
RE: Picture
No problem, cousin!
Added by Carol-Jeanne Brown Shaw on Jul 09, 2015 2:05 PM
Jerry Fair
Fair Family
Ms. Jo, you might want to check out the Fair Cemetery, located in Armstrong County, on Ancestry. My 4th great-granduncle, Michael Fair, set aside two acres of his property for the family cemetery.

I do have a lot of family members buried in Butler County.


Jerry Fair
Added by Jerry Fair on May 13, 2015 10:55 AM
Jerry Fair
Fair Family
Ms. McGinnis, thank you for your kindness and hard work that you have done for findagrave. It is persons such as you who make this world a better place in which to live!

If you should ever need any assistance regarding biographic data, I would be more than happy to help.


Jerry Fair
Added by Jerry Fair on May 11, 2015 10:34 PM
Ted K
RE: Steens in Prairie Cemetery
Lamont Steen - PA Death Certif #94682- parents names: Alexander George Steen and Sopora (misspelled) Baker; Daniel Lamont Steen - PA Death Certif #53406; Laura Maria Crowl Steen - PA Death Certif #68110

Added by Ted K on Apr 05, 2015 8:31 PM
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