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Joy (#48108836)
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I have been interested in Genealogy for quite a few years. I stumbled upon Find A Grave when I was using and decided that this was something I would enjoy doing. So, my latest hobby was born. I enjoy going to cemeteries and taking photos to upload to this site. Others have done the same for me. It means the world to me to be able to see the grave sites of those who came before me.

Through research I have discovered that about 17 or so generations back on my father's side, I have 2 Princes of Wales and a King of Wales in my lineage.

Recently I connected with a distant cousin through this site and was able to find out some amazing things about my father's family.

I am researching the Ross family of Shubert, Nebraska primarily. I am also interested in the Parent family of Ascension Parish, Louisiana as well.

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one (or more) who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes (hopefully) have at least one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

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Caleb Edwards
RE: Nancy Yohe
Yep no problem! I just found it on and figured I would upload it.
Added by Caleb Edwards on Oct 04, 2016 5:37 PM
RE: Mary Ann Thomas Ross
Hi Joy, I am Anne Clayton, Bill Clayton's wife. Bill and you may share the ancestor, Mary Ann Thomas, but I do most of the work and posting. If you have an ancestry account, you can view there, so let me know if you do; or you can contact me directly at

We'll be happy to help you if we can; Bill is really organized with his notes, so we may have some things that you do not, and you also may have some things of interest to us.

Best regards, Anne
Added by Anne on Jan 26, 2016 8:07 PM
Princess Roddy O'Brien
Private Parent
Somebody pointed out that their is a duplicate on Private Parent, so I am going to delete the one I added, if you don't mine, can you add his picture from mine 131920071 to Louise's 101430267.

Thank you

P.S. Thank you for the awesome picture.
Added by Princess Roddy O'Brien on Oct 30, 2015 3:47 PM

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