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I found Find A Grave through a Cemetery one day. In doing so, I found it so interesting, I decided to Volunteer.|
Through sickness and Death's in my own personal family, I haven't been as active, but there is one particular SUCCESS Story I want to share with you.
My Husband's Father passed away at the age of 42. His Grand-Father passed away at the age of 29 years old. We knew absolutely nothing about his Great Grandparents on his Father's Side. We did know about his Grandmother's side, and went from there. My husband's Mother kept pretty good records with letters, and had a good memory. She did research through Ancestry.com. She too passed away before we learned anything about where his Grand-Father had passed away. We live in California, and assumed it was here. NOT! Never assume anything. Never assume your last name means you are related either. Almost 80 years of knowing almost nothing, just stories my husband talked to about with his Mother, and then the Internet. :) One thing we can tell you that is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT is try to remember an OCCUPATION of your ancestors. This is what we found to be IMPORTANT when checking with Mortuary records. They also list a "Reporting Party" to the Coroner's Office. Another Name to Research. The first one we found was in California, but it wasn't him. This gentleman had the same Last Name, approximately the same age, but was a Dentist. The State we found my Husband's family in was St. Louis , Missouri. This was his Grand-Father. We know, because he worked as a "Baker". His Grand-Father had traveled back to be with his Parents in St. Louis, Missouri. We too found Pictures when his Mother passed away. NEVER toss a Bible or Pictures. They were the places Important Information was kept. I am so thankful my Husband now knows where his Grand-Father is, and His Great-Grand-Parents. Our Children already know. It is so important to "Pay It Forward" to borrow a phrase. It's just sad this is a way we have to do it. Never give up hope, Never give up on Family. Distance yourselves from "Negativity" in your life. This will let the Positive "Glow" around You. God Bless All.