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Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)
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Bio Photo I consent to the use of my marker photographs for genealogical research provided they are for personal use only.

Note: I cannot accept edits without proof by documentation. If you have an edit to suggest, please email the supporting 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 story tellers 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: Dale Williams 94057147
No problem. Always willing to help; it happens to me as well.
Added by Sharon on Feb 06, 2017 5:29 PM
RE: William and Victoria Wanza
My name is Angelita R. Wanza Hodge daughter of Edward Wanza and granddaughter of John Wanza. John Wanza is Herbert's brother.

Exactly how are you related?

Regards to you,

Angelita W Hodge

Added by Wanza1411 on Jan 31, 2017 6:29 PM
Thanks Donna! Linked and posted.
Added by Whitfield on Jan 30, 2017 8:41 AM
Imogene Margurette Grimes Nicholson
I would assume you wouldn't ask others to do that which you won't/cannot do yourself.
As such, please use the edit tab to provide your documentation for parental linkage for Imogene.
Thank you
Added by Whitfield on Jan 28, 2017 5:46 PM
charles wood
Please note that Sarah ("Sally") Hadcock b. Fulton Co, NY ca Mar 5, 1830, dau of David & Nancy (Monck) Hadcock m. Andrew J. Greenman, before the 1850 Census of Fulton Co & she d. Oct 27, 1867 NOT 1967 as it appears on Findagrave.
Added by charles wood on Jan 06, 2017 8:10 PM
Diane Branham
RE: #84310162
Hi Donna

No I am not a relative. I photographed a lot of the stones in the cemetery and a person who had recorded a lot of the memorials, transferred them to me, because she didn't want to work on them anymore. Her health didn't allow her the ability to concentrate on upkeep and she knew I had worked alot in that cemetery.

Thanks again for the info.

Added by Diane Branham on Jan 04, 2017 5:59 PM
Patricia Eckardt
RE: Helen Amanda Jennings
Thank you very much Donna. I will look at it tomorrow, today we had a new furnace installed and our driveway graded-a very busy day! Thanks again, I appreciate this very much
Added by Patricia Eckardt on Jan 04, 2017 4:41 PM
Patricia Eckardt
Transfer of 87509634
Hi Donna;
As per your email, I respectfully ask that you transfer Helen over to me to add some meat to her bones! Thank you.. I will email you with my # so that this can be done.
Added by Patricia Eckardt on Jan 04, 2017 6:37 AM
Diane Branham
Thank you so much for the info. I love receiving "documented" info on these older graves. Connecting them once again to their family members.
Added by Diane Branham on Jan 04, 2017 5:59 AM
Anne Mount West
RE: Fred N Talcott
Are you related to the Talcott family? My friend is really looking for family to talk with. Anne
Added by Anne Mount West on Jan 03, 2017 6:02 PM
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