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|Donna Hasbrouck (#47491143)|
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WE ARE THE CHOSEN
[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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Received edits and will approve. Are you related? Would you like a transfer?
|prairie plains||RE: William McKinstry - 128334842|
Hello - I have sent you a follow-up email.
|Sparki2003||RE: Abigail Chittenden 87820048|
Thank you. I did try to look at the link, and it no longer works.
I just found this listing for Abigail Benton
|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"
Old Bones Genealogy of New England
|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.
|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
|SJB||RE: Dale Williams 94057147|
No problem. Always willing to help; it happens to me as well.
Added by SJB on Feb 06, 2017 5:29 PM
|Wanza1411||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
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