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Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)
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Note: I cannot accept edits without proof by documentation. If you have an edit to suggest, please forward the supporting sources or documents for me to review. Please include the memorial number in any correspondence.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]

My feelings are in each family we are 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.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the storytellers of the tribe.
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.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?
I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors
you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave
and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.
It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever
to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,
their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.
That we might remember them.
So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,
Because we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,
To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,
And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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RE: Howard Carpenter Jr. Obituary 88034542
I got the information from the Enea Funeral Home Website.
Added by SJB on Sep 19, 2017 9:56 PM
Dave Robison
George Phelps #37604287
Deleted dupe.

Added by Dave Robison on Aug 25, 2017 1:42 PM
Dorothy Hayes
Received edits and will approve. Are you related? Would you like a transfer?
Added by TombstoneChavers on Aug 16, 2017 9:11 PM
prairie plains
RE: William McKinstry - 128334842
Hello - I have sent you a follow-up email.
Added by prairie plains on Aug 02, 2017 6:02 PM
RE: Abigail Chittenden 87820048
Hi Donna,

Thank you. I did try to look at the link, and it no longer works.

I just found this listing for Abigail Benton 
Cruttenden :

Jennifer /Sparki2003
Added by Sparki2003 on Jul 24, 2017 8:02 AM
Dave Robison
Mary Salisbury
Hello Donna Hasbrouck,

Nice to "meet" you! Thank you for the update on Mary Griffin Salisbury. I added her maiden name to the memorial title and here's what I entered in her bio:

From the research of Find A Grave contributor Donna Hasbrouck:

"The daughter of William Riley Griffin and Lovina Gross"

Dave Robison
Old Bones Genealogy of New England
Added by Dave Robison on Jul 09, 2017 12:08 PM
Zoe Tom
My spelling has never been great
recieved or received.


Added by Zoe Tom on Apr 23, 2017 1:36 AM
Zoe Tom
See FAG #: 135393122
New information recieved.


Added by Zoe Tom on Apr 23, 2017 1:33 AM
Robert Adlet
RE: John William
I am glad I was able to help get the grave photo. If you wound not mind could you rate a famous memorial I am trying to get approved Mem# 178155176. Thanks.
Added by Robert Adlet on Apr 06, 2017 2:49 PM
Zoe Tom
Charles Eckert
Hi, Donna - I am telling a researcher about Doldgeville Cemetery.

I tried explain, that the website might say this:

ECKERT, Charles, 1860 - 1920, Wf. Josephine Hubel

but Josephine might be there too.

When the weather is nice, maybe you can help
me demonstrate that.


Added by Zoe Tom on Feb 27, 2017 6:58 PM
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