|Harry Rogers (#47906162)|
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Many years ago, I became very interested in my family tree. I began asking the elder relatives for family information and recording it. Visiting local cemeteries and taking photos. I moved from Pennsylvania to Nevada and tucked everything away. One day I saw and advertizement from Ancestry so I became very interested. I joined for the trial period and that was my second beginning. I found heaps of information. I have put together three family books thus far and nearly two more completed. I enjoy making family connection and can't wait to see how far and where my research will take me. Find A Grave is a wonderful site and making connections and helping each other out is so rewarding. |
I live in New Zealand now but still working on assembling my family connections through Find A Grave in the U.S and now New Zealand.
Anyone may copy my photos but the copy-write is mine. You must give me the deserved credit if posting on your family tree with Ancestry. Please be respectful and don't try to alter the photos. Ancestry sends me emails when someone attaches photos in the hint section so I can review and to my surprise they are actually my own personal photos with no mention of my name.
This writing say's it all as to why I love doing what I do.
We are the chosen. 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. 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 it were by 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 for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and the indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bones and 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 they are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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 they and they are the sum of who we are.
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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before.
By Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943
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I'm happy to make the transfer as Harry is no relative of mine as far as I know. Nor are the others you mentioned. Happy hunting.
|Barbara Farlow||Rogers at Berkey|
I transferred the Rogers to you even though Ada is in my family tree also. Her grandmother Lavina Shaffer was my great grandfather's sister.
|Flintstone||RE: Tranfer of Family|
I would be happy to transfer memorial to you. Send the memorial # to me and I'll do it. fjl
|Kat||RE: Transfer Request|
Hi, could you please do this via Suggest a Correction. Then I have a direct link to the people you want and there can't be an error and the names will be there for me.
Added by Kat on Jul 17, 2013 9:25 AM
Done! Thanks for correcting the record. I will pass the word on to the transcriber.
|Rob and Debi McHaffie Felten||RE: Family Transfer|
I transferred Annette. The children are administered
By a Daryl mallett.
Transferred to you. Can't remember why I created one for her. I am related to the Rogers line through marriage but don't see any connection to Sophia or her husband. George Rogers, son of Levi, grandson of Gideon, who are both buried in Mock Church married my grandmother's sister.
Added by RG3 on Jul 16, 2013 11:05 AM
|RG3||Sophia Rogers|Added by RG3 on Jul 16, 2013 10:56 AM
|Michelle 💕ღ||Re: Transfers|
Transfers done, if you find I have added other family members you would also like to have, please feel free to ask. Always happy to transfer and Thank you for the kind tokens on my mother and grandmothers' memorials.
|Brian J. Ensley||RE: Photos|
You're very welcome. Always glad to help!
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