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(SMA) Shirley M. Burke Avera (#46866845)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I am a very elderly lady and I have been doing genealogy of my family for about 12 years. I took up where my mother and her mother left off. How they would have loved what they could have done with a computer!
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 • 67 Photos
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Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
Norris, Deerfield, NH
I've added photos to your Norris cousin's memorials: William: 41607050; Benjamin: 41607104: Eleanor: 41607149: Joseph: 41607270; William: 41607235; children of Joseph B 41606923 and Betsey Tilton 41606992.
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Oct 09, 2016 5:53 PM
Roger Post
RE: Mary Otis #129777170
Hi, Shirley. Mary Otis is not a relative so I am not requesting a transfer. I just happened to photograph all the stones in the cemetery this summer and am working on putting up memorials for those that didn't have them.

Added by Roger Post on Oct 03, 2015 12:16 PM
RE: 119004579

Sure you may, TY for asking.
Added by Scout on Sep 16, 2015 9:43 AM
Christine Price
RE: Adam Crouse 1947-1926
Thanks Shirley. I'll have to go out there and walk it one day. I am going to assume his grave is with all of the other Crouse family members so I'll look for the tall family stone!
Added by Christine Price on Sep 16, 2015 8:53 AM
Christine Price
Adam Crouse 1947-1926
Shirley, do you know where in Grand Junction Cemetery Adam Crouse is buried?
Added by Christine Price on Sep 15, 2015 5:03 PM
Clytie Somers
RE: Richard and Richard P Valentine
you still have photo requests for the richards.
and they are not listed in Nassau index as being in Valentine cemetery, nor are they in Rens Co. index.
Added by Clytie Somers on Jul 23, 2015 6:34 AM
Clytie Somers
Richard and Richard P Valentine
I am looking at the Cemeteries in and around Nassau, New York and Stephentown. I cannot find a listing for either Richards' in Rensselaer County. Any other information could help me find their graves and if in my location i will try to get photos. Clytie
Added by Clytie Somers on Jul 19, 2015 10:28 AM
V Clemons
Lindsey Clark and Maria Elizabeth (Young)
I am interested in knowing more about Lindsey and his wife and children.... I live in the former home of Edward C Young, Marie's father. Marie and her parents graves are close . Would like to know if you are related. Would like to get a cope of Lindsey and Marie's photo if possible. My maiden name is Clark and want to see if I can find a family connection. Thank you
Added by V Clemons on May 24, 2015 2:07 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: James Henry Curran # 14257854
I think there is a SCRIBE gene in every family or no one would know where they came from. In the Bible knowing your roots was so important and you couldn't serve as a priest unless you could prove you came from the priesthood of Aaron, so the Bible is full of name lists and the begats, which used to make my eyes glaze over. However, since I have gotten into family history, I am much more interested in the Bible begats too.

Bev Smith is the one who made the page for Henry Curran, and she is the one who referenced the Civil War. According to his birth year, he would have been too young, so I'm glad you caught that and I'll remove it. Thanks!
Added by Sandy Vandertol on May 23, 2015 1:46 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: James Henry Curran # 14257854
I'm not related, but am on Find a Grave 10-12 hours a day and have many pages transferred to my care because of people not being able to keep them up. I will love to take care of Henry for you and it will be my honor until someone closely related would desire to have him.

You remind me of my 88 year old mother who dearly loves her computer and can't be without it. She is a Facebook Stalker because it's the only way she knows what's going on in the family any more and she orders things online and pays her bills online. We are so proud of her for embracing this online technology after we bought her a computer and dragged her kicking and screaming onto it at the age of 84. Now she can't stand to be without it.

Keep up the great work Shirley! You have many years ahead of you yet!
Added by Sandy Vandertol on May 23, 2015 1:07 PM
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