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Robbi Ryan (#48197309)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 23 days
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I'm an experienced genealogist with over ten years experience as a researcher and volunteer. I specialize in Nebraska research. Now that I'm retired, I spend most of my days either researching (either in my own lines or for clients) or writing.

Most of the memorials I manage on Find A Grave are from my personal research. Please contact me if you're interested in sharing/exchanging information on our common ancestors.

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Feel free to use any of my grave marker photos, as they have no artistic value which might be covered by the intent of the Copyright clause in the Constitution. (NOTE, however, that this only applies to photos with my name under them. For any others, you will need to contact the person who added them for their permission to copy and use elsewhere to avoid potential copyright issues.)

I'm a member of a number of local, state, and national genealogy and historical societies that reflect my long-time research interests:
Nebraska State Genealogy Society
Ohio State Genealogy Society
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Douglas County (NE) Historical Society
Greater Omaha Genealogy Society
Lincoln Lancaster Country Genealogy Society
Heartland Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
Great Plains Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
Association of Professional Genealogists (APG)
Member of National Genealogy Society (NGS)
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Charlotte R.Smith
RE: Calvin Van Auken
So, Jenny May Luse is my 1st cousin 2xs removed. I am not good at figuring generations, but if she is your grandmother... where does that put us? I am working her and Burton in my tree now :)
Added by Charlotte R.Smith on Feb 03, 2016 2:11 AM
John SHERMAN Harris
Have made middle name addition to his memorial.

Would you like me to transfer his memorial to you?
Added by Susan on Jan 18, 2016 12:40 AM
Thank you for writing back. I'm a bit late in responding to you also. Yes, Life does get in the way. 2013 & 2014 weren't my best years ... seven surgeries in six months. Doctors aren't always right.

You mentioned that John Harris' middle name is Sherman, right? Someone just requested that I put SMITH. Since he is your direct line (gg Grandfather), would you like to manage his memorial?

Hope to hear from you, Susan
Added by Susan on Jan 13, 2016 12:23 AM
Charlotte R.Smith
RE: Calvin Van Auken
Oh Yes! I am very interested and any help you can provide would be awesome! I know only what I have found on Ancestry about the Van Auken family, as my great-grandmother and Calvin were not together when he died in 1910 and she never talked about her step-siblings. I don't think they ever really got to know each other, but...yes, I am anxious to meet any new family members! :) I submitted a link of Maria to her father today, I have worked very heard trying to find them all and get them linked. Anyway, please feel free to contact me. I am very busy this week, but any time after that, I am open :) Hope you are having a nice New Year.
p.s. I am DNA matched to other Van Auken's but they have not discovered my grandmother, yet and are missing the youngest of Calvin's children. I hope they will complete their connection for proof that we are indeed related :)
Added by Charlotte R.Smith on Jan 11, 2016 3:59 PM
Charlotte R.Smith
Calvin Van Auken
Oops.. he married my gr-grandmother, Sylvia. I am certain you understood what I meant, but just to clarify.. :)
Added by Charlotte R.Smith on Aug 17, 2014 1:00 AM
Charlotte R.Smith
Calvin Van Auken
Hello, I see where you are my 1st cousin 2xs removed (I think :) ?) you left flowers for my great-grandfather, Calvin. (After Maria's death, he married my Grandmother, Sylvia, and together had my grandmother Elizabeth.) I also read that he is the brother of your gr-gr-grandmother. May I kindly request which sister is your ancestor? Thank you, I hope we are able to chat sometime soon :)
Added by Charlotte R.Smith on Aug 17, 2014 12:58 AM
Whoops, climbed in bed and realized I did not give you the connection...

Assuming what I listed is correct, your Augustus A. Jaques is the brother to my GG Grandfather Theophilus Aime Jaques/Jacques #29894673.
Added by Susan on May 19, 2014 2:24 AM
Hello Robbi,
Yes we are related. Here is the *maternal connection. All on f.a.g.

I assume your father is Kenneth A. Harris,[?] son of:
Grandfather: Percy Frederick Harris #91329072
Grandmother: Clara A. Scott #91329079

GG Grandfather: John S. Harris #91142905
GG Grandmother:*Mary Amanda Baldwin #91142894

The connection: Mary Amanda's first husband:
GGG Grandfather: *Augustus A. Jaques #91142874

GGGG Grandfather: *Abraham Charles Giauques #88759268
GGGG Grandmother: *Anna Fankhauser #88751507

Is the above correct?I've tried to put all my research on f.a.g.
Added by Susan on May 19, 2014 1:57 AM
Jacob Van Auken
I added a short obit for your ancestor. I believe he died in 1882.


Added by OPPSheryl on Apr 14, 2014 10:30 AM
Linda Berney
Nebraska research
Welcome to Find a Grave! It is nice to see another Nebraska researcher get involved. We think it is a wonderful site. If you have other relatives in Greeley County that we manage memorials for, just ask for transfer. We don't feel it needs to be a direct ancestor, we like to see relatives manage, link, and fill in the memorials with interesting bios.
Linda Berney
Added by Linda Berney on Aug 07, 2013 7:32 AM
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