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Susan France (#48307390)
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Bio Photo I have been doing family research since the early 70s, when I was a teen. I was lucky enough to start asking questions when 3 of my 4 grandparents were still alive.
A rough start of trolling dusty books in the Michigan Start Library archive and hand writing family sheets. But many branches reconnected that had been lost for decades or centuries.
My mother and I plan to create memorials for our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents. Beyond that, we will link our ancestors and any children that we have in our research work. I will gladly transfer any memorial to a cousin who is directly related to an individual. I will not claim a "blood" relationship and squat on memorials.
You can find my geneological information on rootsweb, the database is "susanfrance".

France/Beaver/Hoose lines - All France research in MI is my own. This line was difficult to piece together as my grandfather did not know his paternal grandparents, except that they visited his grandmother "somewhere south of Lansing". Eventually I was able to link back to Alexander in Fulton, NY. And from there, everything north of Alexander had been researched in the 1950s and available everywhere. I am not a direct relative to the Beaver/Hoose lines. These were 3 sisters of Alexander France who moved with their husbands to MI.

Hosner lines - Early Hosner relations including Narrin, Hoag, McWhinney, Downey, Rundell, and Batchelder are from original research I did in the late 1970s. This research has been copied into many different geneologies. In the 1980s, my uncle Gerald used my research through Jacob Hosner as a basis for his research. He went back further and also deeper into the existing lines. I continued my work in linking other Hosners in MI who are decendants of Nicholas Hosner.

Frappier/Case lines - Frappier/Case research was started with the information that Wendell Crosby (my mother's cousin) provided to her in the 70s. He had done excellent research given the lack of technology we have available today. I was able to build on, much of this line. There are errors, but everything was low tech. The parentage beyond FX Frappier buried in Linden, MI is my own research.

Coffey/Reeves lines- my father and grandmother Beatrice Coffey France, help me get started on the Coffey line by providing information on this line through Floyd. Beyond that, the research is original and led me to the Coffey farm in Killucan, Co Westmeath, Ireland. I hope to get picture of the cottage online. My mother and I visited in 2003. I went back to clean the grave sites in 2004.
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Yankee Magnolia
RE: Mary Thomas
Thank you for the information. I've made the edit.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Oct 19, 2015 1:08 PM
Yankee Magnolia
Mary Thomas
You have suggested that Mary's maiden name is Wetmore instead of Bassett. I cannot find my source for maiden name so I'm not sure where it came from. Can you tell me your source for Wetmore? Thanks very much.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Oct 18, 2015 11:47 AM
Michael Campbell White Pigein Cemetery
Hi Susan,

You recently provided an edit for Michael Campbell who is buried in the White Pigeon Michigan cemetery. Are you related?

Michael is the 2x great grandfather of my friend and we're trying to find record of his Civil War service? Do you have any information that might help us in locating what unit he might have served in?

Added by Anne on Sep 05, 2015 12:15 PM
Benjamin Phelps
Benjamin on to your care, all the best in your research, Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Jun 30, 2015 3:33 AM
Giddings family @ West Highland Cemetery
Hi Susan - Thank you so much for the added updates & links for this family. Are you related ? If so, I agree, and would love to transfer to you so you can enhance their Memorials further. Let me know.
Added by Marguerite on Mar 15, 2015 6:48 AM
Orange LaTourette

Added cemetery info per D/C you provided and changed photo order. Thanks for your help!

Added by Kym☺ on Mar 04, 2015 6:40 PM
Shirley Reeve
Robt Downer
I deleted the duplicate memorial but posted my photos to the other memorial as they were easier to read. I did the memorial additions from a book and didn't catch some of the duplicates.
Added by Shirley Reeve on Dec 28, 2014 4:42 PM
Grace Younglove Hudson
RE: Seaver Transfer
You are most welcome.
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Oct 22, 2014 6:42 PM
Nathan Haines
Earl J. Ridings
Wow!! I put that Earl was born in the year 1024?! Are you serious! What was I thinking?! Thanks for letting me know. That was a "Way to go Nathan" if I ever saw one. :-]
Added by Nathan Haines on Oct 15, 2014 7:02 PM
s schmidt
Wealthy B. transfer
Transfer complete. Always happy to sent one along to a caring relative. Enjoy.
Added by s schmidt on Jul 25, 2014 5:21 AM
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