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Dave Thomas (#48255213)
 member for 2 years, 3 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo There has always been an interest in genealogy by most members of my family even if it was just the traditional school genealogy research project. Perhaps the most influential person in my genealogical background was my mother's Kansas cousin, Nota. We talked and talked about genealogy and then she shared a copy of the extensive research that she had done; what a great gift!
After I joined the U.S. Army in the early 70's, we were stationed in Germany and we subscribed to "The Genealogical Helper". We conducted most of our research through it by submitting advertisements, sending handwritten letters and completed forms. It was always exciting to get a reply to our queries and occasionally visit the hometowns of some of our European ancestors. Over the course of time my son, Joel, and my first cousin once removed, Tim, have become very involved with "the family" history.
Recently when I went to visit my mother in Indiana she gave me an article about two gentlemen that were involved in cleaning headstones, mostly from the 1700's. In that article it mentioned about Resources have certainly changed since I originally became interested in genealogy. What a great resource!
One of my goals is to transfer our (and Nota's) old paper forms into digital format and add some new information along the way.
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RS Witwer
RE: Eugene D. Patterson #151074898
You are very welcome. Thanks for your note. Rhonda
Added by RS Witwer on Oct 13, 2015 9:06 PM
Nelson Burkett photo
Thanks for the photo of Nelson Burkett!
Added by BAH on Aug 08, 2015 1:12 PM
Jerry Coffman
RE: E. J. Coffman
Thanks, I would really appreciate any info on dates you might be able to find for me.
Added by Jerry Coffman on Aug 07, 2015 10:34 AM
Jerry Coffman
E. J. Coffman
Dave, thanks so very much for the picture, can you tell if the little part that is broken off had any dates?
Jerry Coffman
Added by Jerry Coffman on Aug 07, 2015 10:13 AM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
RE: Calcutta Updates
You are very welcome David! I'm glad you are happy with it. If you come across a memorial I have created that is your family, please don't hesitate to ask for a transfer. I would rather they be with family if possible. Have a great day!
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Sep 04, 2014 8:54 AM
Jeff Thomas
RE: Calcutta - Joel and Mary Thomas
Hello David,

Always nice to meet a relative. Joel is a nephew of my 3X great-grandfather Isaac Thomas. According to, Joel is my 1st cousin 4 times removed. I have no problem transferring both, Joel & Mary to you. I noticed you did not connect Laura Mae to Mary.
I would love to share information with you. I am thankful you sent me the message. I actually took pictures of every Thomas in Calcutta Cemetery, assuming they were relatives. I added Joel & Mary to my tree after their memorials were added to Find A Grave and I had actually not connected the two. I have now updated my tree. Thanks.
Feel free to email me at

Jeff Thomas
Added by Jeff Thomas on Nov 24, 2013 4:09 PM

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