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Laura Sims Boydston (#47889913)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I live in the Kansas City area and will do cemetery look ups and picture requests that are in the area.

A passion for genealogy and preserving family heritage has gotten me interested in this site. I love history and think family history should be preserved for future generations, particularly since future generations will probably be unable to read handwritten records with all this computer stuff (kidding, I hope !)

But so many records are finally showing up online. When I first started dabbling in genealogy back in the late 90's there was very little genealogy information online.

I get tickled when I find new records and research not only my direct lines but also collateral lines hoping to help other distantly related family members. It's always fun to find a new record, a little piece of an ancestors life. No matter how small the find it just makes me want to do the happy dance.

I have met several "genealogy" cousins through my research. It's always fun to connect with cousins, no matter how many times removed or the number before the cousin. Together, we unlock the family tree !!!

I am a first generation Kansas Citian. My dad's family (Sims, Brewer, Gardner, Tracy, Burton among a few of the direct line surnames) came from SC/GA/AL and he was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. My mom's family (Hensley, Wilbanks, Gardner, Williams among a few of the direct line maternal surnames) settled in Southern Missouri about the mid 1800's coming from Eastern Tennessee.

Luckily, my mom came to Kansas City to work at Hallmark Cards and my dad had come to Kansas City a couple of years before after being discharged from the Air Force after the Korean War, then POOF, it's me !

Now, I have started a whole new Boydston/Sims line here in the KC area and love being a Mamaw to my grandkids.

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Douglas Walker
RE: Elizabeth Cooper
I took Jermyrah Sims' memorial photo and when I looked at the photo I knew where it was located. Elizabeth's stone is faded a good bit and with the sun behind, it is not easy to read.
Added by Douglas Walker on Sep 21, 2012 9:43 AM
Lon Pribble
Thanks for the photo I asked for and for taking the time to post the nearby Naert's. They are very distant relatives, but I have some of the family connections I can post on the edit pages. They are very distant relatives, but someone more closely related might appreciate the information. thanks again!
Added by Lon Pribble on Aug 28, 2012 2:40 PM
Ellen Hamby
RE: Davis Memorials, Hall County GA
You are very welcome, Laura. I should have transferred them to you as soon as you requested them, since I DO believe that, absent unusual circumstances, a memorial should be in the care of someone who knew the deceased. I'd been hanging out in the Forums too much, I guess; those people can be so mean and stingy, and I'm sorry to say that some of that rubbed off on me.
Added by Ellen Hamby on Aug 21, 2012 10:16 PM
Ellen Hamby
Davis Memorials, Hall County GA
I've just now transferred to you three memorials, Jeff Davis, Eula Davis Bryan, and Melcha Allen Sims Davis.
Added by Ellen Hamby on Aug 21, 2012 8:54 PM
Silver Spark
Phillips Photo's
Thanks so much for the photo's of this family. I helped clear up a few questions about them.
Added by Silver Spark on Aug 21, 2012 6:10 AM
Thank you for adding the new memorial. I am not sure if they are related.
Added by Logan on Aug 21, 2012 2:22 AM
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George Mossie
Thanks again for taking the headstone photo and posting it. I appreciate it!
Added by Phyllis Pesch on Aug 20, 2012 11:02 PM
Phyllis Pesch
Catherine Mossie
Thank you so much for taking the photo and posting it!
Added by Phyllis Pesch on Aug 20, 2012 10:58 PM
Mt Olivet
Thanks so much for the pics.
Added by Logan on Aug 20, 2012 7:34 PM
photo Thanks!
Thank you for the photos!
Added by Ann on Aug 20, 2012 4:09 PM
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