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Located in the Omaha area for 25+ years. |
I love to research forgotten headstones and put up family information to help others connect with their roots.
I accept all requests for transfer of memorials unless the memorial is for a direct relative to me.
Any photos I have taken are free to everyone to use as they wish. I am happy to share in the spirit of advancing and preserving family history.
Just a side note: There is an edit button to update any information on memorials. That edit button will auto add those edits in about 20 days if the holder of the memorial doesn't do so. I love that Find A Grave made that change.
For those of you who have added thousands upon thousands of memorials it would do to remember that you are bound to get many, many edits. If you feel that taking care of the memorials is getting to be a bit much feel free to let the automatic edits roll through. Personally I enjoy the challenge.
My husband and I are looking for a relative that might be buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Due to the records of the cemetery being incomplete we are trying to systematically photograph it (when we get free time) and help others who are also in our situation.
We research the headstones we find to the best of our ability using resources available to us. We have many different archives and databases we work from including yearbooks, our personal history collections, etc.
I really appreciate it when family members of the memorials I have set up come forward to add information. I really, really love it when they take over the memorials.
If I have made a mistake let me know in a civil manner.
Please keep in mind that many people do not have the opportunity for one reason or another to get out to the cemeteries across the world and gather their family information.
This site is an amazing opportunity to help each other figure out where we came from and the stories connected with that journey.
In the process of gathering photos my husband and I have encountered many obstacles from bug bites to blisters, sunburns to allergies. We have also been at the cemetery when shootings have occurred in the neighborhood surrounding Forest Lawn. I am less afraid of the wildlife that we see than the gang members that permeate north Omaha where the cemetery is located.
Despite all of the issues we have encountered photographing headstones we really love the opportunity to do something worthwhile out in a beautiful setting. Forest Lawn is a wonderful historic cemetery and many ancestor hunters are surprised to find they have loved ones buried there.
Most of all please keep this in mind: How do you want to be remembered?!?
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|Chandelier1043||RE: Elizabeth Kelson Armstrong Martin|
I would like to take it over if you don't mind. Elizabeth is my great great Aunt. I have an obituary from my gggrandmother that lists a Mrs. R. S. Harris as surviving her. I had no clue who R. S. Harris was, that you for the information about Lonnie as well. At least they are buried in the same cemetery. Thanks again, you really helped fill some holes today :-)
Chanda Armstrong Reidenbach
|Chandelier1043||Elizabeth Kelson Armstrong Martin|
Thank you so much for submitting the information on Elizabeth. It has answered so many questions for me. I have Elizabeth married with the last name "Harris", I had no other information. I'm still wondering why she is buried with him and not Lonnie but you have helped me to start the search!
Chanda Armstrong Reidenbach