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I've always been interested in history since quite an early age. The interest and desire peaked during my later high school years, where my niche really became apparent. Although, I remain interested in any and all other periods of history, my focus lies around early American western (1840 - 1900's) and the period of our nations endurements of the great world wars (1910 - 1950's).|
It was during this time in my education, that my desire to learn/know of my families history was created. As I followed/learned of the history involved with World War Two, I deeply felt a void as I had always known, but never asked/talked to my grandfather about his service during the war, and at that point, would never be able to as he passed 4 years prior.
Time forward to the pending birth of my son. This reinforced/brought back the desire to expand my knowledge of my family history and to completely document it for the eventual knowledge and preservation for my children and future generations to come. I've been researching, investigating, interviewing, documenting and relentlessly working to push the limits to always learn more, to uncover the next piece of information. To date, I've collected and documented into my database 11,846 people and growing. I have found/been in contact with a distant relative who lives only an hour from where I grew up, who has a database for another line of the family, where our two lines meet back in the early 1700's, as well as several other family members that I've connected to through Find A Grave.
Finally, it is this endeavor, that has led me to Find A Grave. Some of my family members had already been documented/memorialized here by the wonderful people who have come before me, to collect, document and remember/pay tribute to those who have passed. Not only the famous, whom are normally the ones memorialized, but everyday, common people. I have joined Find A Grave to lend my hand in extending this database, not only (and eventually) for all those not already listed in my families history, but to help others. I figure, if I'm already going to be driving 10 minutes to hours away to visit and pace a cemetery to find those that I am directly looking for, I can certainly do this for others that remain there and hopefully, help someone else in their endeavor. Especially when I contemplate that a cemetery is in walking distance from my house, and I could easily lend my time and services to help someone else out so easily, instead of them having to make a several hour to several state road trip to make that visit, to find... that relative!
I live in west Texas, but also make trips to the east coast (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey) and up to Utah.
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|Shannon Watts Michael||William Finch & Clarence Christensen|
Thank you for updating these memorials and then transferring them to me. Much appreciated!
|Kitty Whitlock||Judith McKay|
I'm sorry to say that I've turned over Judith's memorial to a closer relative. That's why I asked how you were related.
Bryan - I am not related...just like to link families together in case others come looking for them!
In my volunteer work, I was responsible for arranging for Ellen's burial at Willard Cemetery. Her being a Zundel, it is one of the oldest family names around the area. I am often curious what happened to the family of such and searched out her children when it seemed she was the "end" of her line.
If you will put "transfer" & your member # on the edit feature of any memorials you want - I will transfer right away. ~Shirleen
|Kitty Whitlock||Judith McKay|
Could I ask how you are related?
I can certainly understand your wanting to have control of her memorial and her daughter's, but as you have so nicely commented, I really did do a lot of research on the family and would prefer to keep them, as they are so distant in your family tree's past. That being said, please feel free at any time to add photos and send along any additional info you may find. I am always glad to update memorials.
Added by skye on Sep 29, 2013 9:41 AM
|Shannon Watts Michael||Adelia Ann Anderson Davis|
Thank you so much for transferring my great-great-great grandmother to me. Much appreciated!
Thank you for the information but these are not duplicates. One is the mother and one is the infant daughter who was given the same name as the mother. I see they both passed away on the same date so I'm assuming it was due to childbirth difficulties.
|Sherri Czuchra||Victor Althouse & Doris Collins|
Your update has been completed for Victor Althouse and his wife, Doris Collins in the West Mound Cemetery. Thank you for asking! Sherri
|alma reece||RE: photo s of tomestones|
In reply to you ,all I have ever wanted were photos of the tombstones mentioned of Helena Leiby Miller and her spouse, She is the sister of the Leiby clan. Iam doing the research on the Lebieys for my own Geneology I am so sorry for the misunderstanding. Joseph U Leiby was my great grandfather. He came from Pa to Norfolk,Va.,during the Civil War. Anyway I Thank You Very much,Alma I am in Ky.
|alma reece||photo s of tomestones|
I see you are maintain the Lieby s site in the Dunkles Cemetery in Pa. I have located Helena Leiby Miller and spouse in the old church Snyder cemetery in Albany Co.Pa. Also Emphraim Leiby was born in1823 Joseph ULeiby in 1832 died in Norfolk,Va. in 1911.
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