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Lisa (#47486514)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo Knowing my "story" is important to me, as is feeling connected. Being adopted, I am so fortunate to have many versions of "family". Every member of all of my families have a special place in my heart where I carry them.

As I live so far away from where my loved ones were laid to rest, I enjoy coming to this site to "visit" them... viewing their little online memorials helps me feel closer to them :)

I also use this site to assist in my family tree research. I would be more than happy to offer any assistance I can to anyone needing photos or information from Southwest Florida.

WHY I DO GENEALOGY

We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.

To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.

Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.

It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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My Ashmore Family (7)
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My Burton Family (2)
My Carter Family (1)
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Tony Cowan
RE: Sally Ashmore Carter
You Are Very Welcome.
Added by Tony Cowan on Jan 07, 2016 8:32 AM
Candy Hauryski
RE: James Randolph - Hannah Van Buskirk
Hey Lisa, I found out some information about Hannah VanKirk. Her parents are Thomas VanKirk and Hannah Snider from NJ.
Added by Candy Hauryski on Sep 30, 2014 10:37 AM
Callie
RE: Verrico
Hi Lisa,

I am not a Verrico by blood, and I have not researched the Verrico family tree. The family members with whom I have spoken know very little about their heritage.

Good luck with your search. I wish I could have been more help to you.

Regards,
Callie
Added by Callie on Mar 30, 2013 3:40 PM
Candy Hauryski
RE: James Randolph - Hannah Van Buskirk
Thank you, I just found out that James & Hannah's first child was born in Northumberland County, PA. Was told that Hannah was born in Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. I didn't know if you had this information or not. Lisa, thanks for you help. Candy
Added by Candy Hauryski on Mar 21, 2013 10:52 AM
CJ
Zealy Memorials
I have transferred the memorials for your great grandparents to you.
-Claudia
Added by CJ on Mar 18, 2013 9:29 AM
Bill Kelly
Transfers
Glad to transfer these memorials to you.
Bill
Added by Bill Kelly on Mar 15, 2013 6:15 PM
Tony Cowan
RE: Sally Ashmore Carter
I Am Proud To Put Those Flowers On Your Mother's Grave,Here Online.Your Mother,Sally Carter Was Truly One Of The Most Wonderful People That I Have Ever Met.She Was Working At Blanchard & Calhoun,When I Was The Security Supervisor At The First Union Building Here In Augusta,Georgia.She Was Truly A Blessing To Me.
Added by Tony Cowan on Mar 14, 2013 5:31 PM
Ronald Baggott
Transfered
Hey Lisa, Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. Ive transfered your fathers memorial to you. Have a blessed day
Ron
Added by Ronald Baggott on Jun 08, 2011 6:08 PM
LDR
Yaniello
I used to work with John Yaniello in Elmira, NY. I live in Athens, so if you need anymore photos, just "request photo" and I will automatially get an e-mail since I am the local volunteer photographer!
Added by LDR on May 10, 2011 7:06 PM
Kim Schnorbus
Robert Kluer Burton
Hi Lisa,
The grave to the left of Robert has a recent burial in it but does not have a stone I am assuming it is his wife, I will keep a look out for a stone the next time I am at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Kim
Added by Kim Schnorbus on Apr 23, 2011 7:57 PM
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