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Deborah Rudy (#47416386)
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Bio Photo I watched my aunt spend decades on foot, in letters of inquiry and on the phone, tracing our maternal line back to three different passengers on the Mayflower. It's so easy now to do ancestor research online. And so easy to make errors by clicking someone else's unproven data!

I know the frustration of finding a long lost relative's grave on Find A Grave, but only seeing the year of birth, year of death and partial name entered, and no headstone photo, link or bio. So I am adding as many headstone photos, links, and bios as I can to memorials from cemeteries from the 1700, 1800 and early 1900's.

I work from actual headstones first, not from published lists of graves, and I confirm my photo data with Federal census records, town records, historical county records, birth, marriage and deaths from church records, old newspaper articles, and Federal mortality schedules. Every fact for any photo or memorial I post has been thoroughly researched.

If you send me an edit, please cite the source of the edit information.

On new memorials that I post, I am adding whatever local info about the person that I can find. I have spent many hours trying to translate and/or decipher worn away letters on hundreds of headstones.

If, in turn, my helping others to find their ancestors, will lead to someone finding my long lost pre-1824 kin and their burial places, then the kindness will come full circle.

Working to decipher the words on the oldest headstones, before they become too weathered to read, is not just my hobby, but a way to preserve our past.
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Anonymous
More information about Bretz
http://www.bretz.ca/GenWeb/html/bretz/narratives/3/
Added by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2017 12:18 PM
Anonymous
Update on Mark Anthony and Dalton Bretz
Hans Bretz
Johann Bretz
Adam Bretz
Valentin Bretz
Konrad Bretz
Johann Wendel Bretz
Johann Phillip Bretz
Johann Adam Bretz
Ludwig Bretz, I
John Bretz
John Bretz, Jr.
Jacob Bretz
Clark Charles Bretz
Admiral Clark Bretz
Billy Joe Bretz
Mark Anthony Bretz
Dalton Bretz
Added by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2017 12:13 PM
Anonymous
Ancestry of Mark Anthony Bretz and his son, Dalton Bretz
Here is the ancestry:
Adam Bretz
Valentin Bretz
Konrad Bretz
Johann Wendel Bretz
Johann Phillip Bretz
Johann Adam Bretz
Ludwig Bretz, I
John Bretz
John Bretz, Jr.
Jacob Bretz
Clark Charles Bretz
Admiral Clark Bretz
Billy Joe Bretz
Mark Anthony Bretz
Dalton Bretz
Added by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2017 12:11 PM
Anonymous
Bretz
Deborah, get a load of this!

Here is the ancestry about the original Bretz, Fabius Bretius:
http://www.bretz.ca/GenWeb/html/bretz/
Added by Anonymous on Aug 14, 2017 12:06 PM
Carol & Pete
RE: Lang/Long/Beshor/Bashore
I agree; I have found much conflicting information on my Bashore family. The Mennonite vital record card I refer to shows Anna Maria's daughter Catharine, born in 1753. Anna would have had to have been born long before 1749, if this record is accurate. This record lists Anna Maria's birth as about 1732. Maybe someday, we'll be able to sort out all the separate families.
Added by Carol & Pete on Aug 07, 2017 4:11 PM
Jill S
RE: Julia Barnes Turner
Hi
That's the only photo I have of the grave and I don't live any where near to that cemetery, so sorry
Added by Jill S on Jun 26, 2017 3:32 AM
alianna68
Yokohama Foreign Cemetary photo requests
Just to let you know - I live in Tokyo and as the summer holidays arrive and I get some time I'm hoping to visit, and see if I'm able to talk to the staff and fulfill any open photo requests - as my way of paying forward the help I've been given.
Added by alianna68 on Jun 13, 2017 2:35 AM
SRS
Clarence Day Rudy
Hi Deborah,

I recently purchased a photo of Clarence Rudy on eBay, that was supposedly taken here in Shreveport. If you will send me your email address, I will forward a scan of it.

Steve R. Smith
srsmith1@earthlink.net
Added by SRS on Jun 09, 2017 11:21 AM
Frogman
RE: Armstrong photo
You're welcome
Added by Frogman on May 14, 2017 5:04 PM
Ruth
Find A Grave Memorial# 132189440
Would you please change the year of death from 1881 to 1891 for Benjamin (Franklin) Field?
Added by Ruth on May 04, 2017 7:12 AM
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