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Mary Jo C. Martin (#46931071)
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I have been in the curious position of being an American in Australia since 1989. I have a great love for both countries. My accent is a weird mixture of both. I remain a Yank in Oz and an Aussie in the US. At least it's a great conversation starter!

I am married to an interesting and hard-working man, and we have two gorgeous young adult children.

My vocation is education, teaching English to adult migrants and refugees. I get tremendous satisfaction from my work.

My passion is genealogy. I have been researching since 1983, a time when I had to duck secretively into the National Archives in case any of my friends saw me. The stories that I have uncovered, although not all happy ones, have inspired me and made me proud to be connected to the people who have come before me.

I am thrilled to have discovered Find a Grave, as it allows me to memorialise my loved ones and document the lives of other family members for posterity.

I am a strong believer that ordinary people live extraordinary lives. They are far more interesting to me than celebrities.

I have been very moved by the many stories that I have read on here. I enjoy reading a well-written and loving biography, and I admire people for being such a positive influence on those left behind.

Please take the time to check out a few of my loved ones, and flower them if their tales strike a chord. I will try to reciprocate. However, I would ask that you don't put a cross on my Jewish family members' memorials. Thanks for your understanding.

I would love to make contact with any relatives of the individuals I have posted here, and I would be more than happy to transfer memorial administration to family members or friends. Please email me to facilitate this.
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Norman Cosover
What a lovely photo you picked and placed on Norman Cosover's memorial. So many photos placed look like passport photos, and do nothing to capture the spirit of the person memorialized. You're a good example to other Find A Gravers!
Added by sticksandstones on Apr 21, 2017 8:38 AM
Margo M
Benjamin Howard
where does the Moulton connection come from?
Added by Margo M on Jan 31, 2017 4:14 PM
lisa elrod
norman and Eleanor Cosover
Hi Mary Jo, I would love to speak to you privately. My email is
Thank you for all the hard work you have done on the Cosover genealogy!!1 Hope to hear from you. Your email address link on this site is not working for me. Thanks so much!!!
Added by lisa elrod on Jan 13, 2017 7:33 AM
Anne Philbrick
Caroline Schultz
You're welcome!
Added by Anne Philbrick on Dec 13, 2016 10:40 AM
Australian Death Cert

I am the apparently confused photographed, so sorry about that.

Your pay it forward... Is there an free online database for Australian Death Cert? Just curious.

Thank you
Added by Kathie on Dec 01, 2016 8:39 AM
Barenfeld @ Chesed Shel on White
So Sorry, Yours was the for Harriett...

I did not see another Barenfeld's.

Added by Kathie on Dec 01, 2016 8:28 AM
Silverberg @ Chesed Shel on White
Hello I have posted a picture for you for them.

I also did some other Silverberg that I noticed while I was getting other requests.

Added by Kathie on Dec 01, 2016 8:26 AM
Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Runyon Grave pictures of it..
Hi Mary Jo..I have pics I took out of Walter C. Meuly's book, of the Runyon Graves and some of the very old stones, Mary Runyon his wife being one of them..Also the old Runyon house/farm before Centennial Ave was put in and they demolished the home..If you'd like the photos, let me know.. Hope all is well with you... Joanie
Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Nov 20, 2016 11:25 PM
Mary Beth
Joseph & Mary Martin
Hello Mary Jo.
I was hoping you would be willing to transfer 2 relatives memorials. Joseph Martin and his wife Mary Martin.
Mary Beth
Added by Mary Beth on Nov 05, 2016 5:58 PM
Charlotte Goss
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that there is a Goss family buried in Gilead Hill Cemetery, Hebron, not far away from Glastonbury. Not all the graves in the plot are marked (in particular John Goss, who has never been found to photograph). If you want I can check for you and see if Charlotte is among the marked graves.
Added by SheWolf on Sep 03, 2016 6:36 PM
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