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Julie Nelson (#48469371)
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Bio Photo When I turned 8 my Dad handed me a pedigree chart and challenged me to fill it. He would let me tag along with him while he did his research and I would sit at a microfilm reader not knowing how to find anything on it. Thank goodness for the internet! It took me almost 40 years to fill in all six generations, but I finally did it and I am hooked. I have most of my lines complete to the 1600s and I am working forward now.

In the 1990s my Dad gave me a book on our Burford line. The book was full of pictures and stories about the individuals. It was not just a list of meaningless names. It started me on a new hobby of collecting pictures of each person on my list. This will be a life long challenge, but the internet is making it easier to collect and share.

One other event lead me to begin collecting gravestone markers. I had a date take me to a very old cemetery that had been surrounded by office buildings and suburbia. He prepared a nice picnic and we sat on a blanket in the middle of all those families imagining what their lives must have been like. There was a time period in the 1990s when people would sneak into the old cemeteries and either steal or destroy the old markers. It broke my heart to see all of those memorials destroyed. I wish I had thought of Find a Grave back then, but it is here now and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

I am in Ventura County, California, but travel to the Sacramento and Santa Cruz areas to visit family and enjoy doing research when I am there. If you need a photo in my area I would be more than happy to do what I can to help you get it. I will take a look for any requests in the areas where I may be travelling as well. Feel free to ask.

Family Names (short list): Turner, Tindall, May, Demers, Burford, Stevens, Rowlee, Newman, Carter, Mathis, Sterling, McCashland, Phillips, Butler, Carufel (Sicard de Carufel), Stahl
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2 Turner / Burford (30)
3 May / Stevens (38)
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Messages left for Julie Nelson (31)[Leave Message]
Nancy Townsley
RE: Your G-pa
It must run in the family then. :)
Added by Nancy Townsley on Jul 13, 2016 7:36 PM
Nancy Townsley
RE: Should have asked...
Our family has always left the a out of mathis.
Added by Nancy Townsley on Jul 13, 2016 7:31 PM
Annie Duckett Hundley
RE: Russell McDonald #135822647
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I agree, the other is correct...that other info was taken from Utah State Burials Database (and they must have read back of headstone) for the data. It has been deleted. In the future, please use the edit tab of the memorial you're referring to as per our rules. Thank you for your Find A Grave work.

Annie :)
Added by Annie Duckett Hundley on Jun 18, 2016 4:43 AM
Barbara Voight Kaiser
RE: Samuel McCoy 42498133
Hi Julie, Sorry to so long to get back to you. Taking a break from Ancestry ... the site is never up for very long for me & sometimes the info that I've spent so much time gathering (gotta check to make sure it's factual) isn't able to be added to my tree. I'll be back there in a few months & hopefully things will have improved ... I will verify then. Thanks, Barb.
Added by Barbara Voight Kaiser on May 19, 2016 3:09 PM
RE: Luella (Nelson) Hicken
You are more than welcome. Keep up the good work.
Added by FamleLady on May 15, 2016 8:01 AM
Judy Russell
RE: Richard E. Turner #132249923
Hi Julie,

As I stated I am a very distant relation. I am researching the Riegel family. Your Turner family married into the May family, which had married into the Stevens family, which had married into the McCashland family. In @1870 Lydia Riegel married Henry McCashland. I have the Riegel family back to the 1400 and 1500 in Germany. Right now am doing some update on the Riegel family and have run across a lot of new names and data.

Added by Judy Russell on May 15, 2016 7:37 AM
Ever Onward
Not only do you have to request one at a time; you will only be granted transfer of memorials that are within the guidelines. Oh THOSE things. pish posh

We've seen the sort who hide behind the guidelines, refusing to let go of a memorial of someone who was a complete stranger to them. There is no prize for dying with the most memorials.

I wish you the best of luck in your quest and your research my friend. Please let me know if I have any memorials you want.
Added by ResearchRansom on Apr 27, 2016 2:34 PM
Pioneer Cemetery
I am sorry I am not able to transfer any Pioneer Cemetery memorials to you. I transferred several hundred to Richard Stauff and shortly after, saw that his account has been shut down. Very sad news for the families.
Added by ResearchRansom on Apr 26, 2016 11:50 PM
Valarie Vine
Catherine Roth
Since this memorial is for your ancestor, I am transferring to you. Happy Genealogy Trails.
Added by Valarie Vine on Apr 10, 2016 10:06 PM
T Harr
RE: Stella Mae Burford #132173520
Hello Julie,
Stella is my Great Grandma as well. I just have this photo of her and got it from her daughter, Alice Lola Turner Harry. I do not know much about her just died young. My Dad did not know much either. I just saw she had no tombstone and wanted her photo there. You can send me an email and I will send you an full photo. My email is
Added by T Harr on Jan 24, 2016 2:24 PM
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