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Joanna (#46810094)
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Bio Photo My car should have a bumper sticker that says: "Will brake for cemeteries". Caught the genealogy bug in 1981 and have never found a cure...not that I want to! When stumped by elusive ancestors, sometimes think it'd be easier to "dig 'em up and ask 'em". Finding living descendents of John PENTICO and Katherine JUNG/YOUNG of Burnside PA is an ongoing project, as are my grandchildren's WINDOW ancestors of Monmouthshire, Wales and Devonshire, England.
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RE: Devere and Helen NELSON
I'm glad enough of that message got through. I don't know what happened. It was pouring rain when I took the pictures - too funny! At least it was cooled off.
Added by Shawdau on Sep 10, 2015 5:12 PM
RE: Marcia Jean JULIA?
Okay - Devere Nelson (1897 - 1946) and Helen Swanson Nelson (1902 -1985) are buried between them, if you want to add them. Y
Added by Shawdau on Sep 09, 2015 4:47 PM
RE: Marcia Jean JULIA?
My sister is like that, too. I turned my database over to her and she whipped it into shape on ancestry. I don't mind it being in her name. The temp. is dropping and I'm getting ready to head to Galesburg - I've got all the requested names off Find a grave written in a little notebook and I'm just going to wander the acres up there until I find some of them. I have spent hours walking cemeteries - it's good for the "figure," and it fulfills some wishes on Find A Grave. I already have over 20,000 pictures. My three BIG cemeteries are Aspen Grove in Burlington, IA; Memorial Park in Galesburg; and Springdale Cem. in Peoria. When you have those three cemeteries, you're pretty much in the hunt for the rest of your life.
Added by Shawdau on Sep 07, 2015 7:42 PM
I'm glad you got it. I didn't buy the Julia addition, either. I've spent hours adding obituaries and the like to ancestry - pretty much a waste of time. I'll get the pictures from Galesburg and see where that leaves you.

I got 30 full-page files from one of my Find A Grave friends - oh, Lordy - I'm going through them, adding the information. I send info. from anywhere I find it and let the person who created the file decide whether to add it or not, so please don't be shy about rejecting anything I send.
Added by Shawdau on Sep 06, 2015 2:27 PM
I'll be happy to get the pictures. It will take a couple weeks - it looks like the hot temps are with us for a while.
Added by Shawdau on Sep 02, 2015 1:43 PM
Thank You
Thanks for the link - I'm waiting out the hot weather and I'll be out at Galesburg taking more pictures - I'll look for these two stones.

I caught the genealogy bug in 1969! I had my own web sites with stones and stories until free web sites went away. Then I found Find A Grave - actually my sister found it a few months before I did.

I'm getting ready to do Terre Haute Cemetery (getting close to having all the stones photographed) and Raritan, IL - it's my second cemetery after Terre Haute. I always stop and fill the cameras in Galesburg on my way home. Terre Haute had 32 stones photographed when I started - now it's over a thousand. I've added about 500 photographs at far
Added by Shawdau on Sep 01, 2015 11:18 AM
R Lerch
RE: Re Mathilda Olive (SUNDHOLM) Allstrom
Well, one step at a time. First Graceland, although some folks were cremated at Graceland and buried at Roseland. I have my fingesr crossed that she is in Graceland also. Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Apr 19, 2015 3:24 PM
RE: Maurice Buckley #76125310
Added by ProgBase on Apr 18, 2015 5:30 PM
R Lerch
RE: Re Mathilda Olive (SUNDHOLM) Allstrom
I don't have access to cemetery records, but I am glad help where I can. I mostly take photos. Please email the cemetery at Give Jan (John) Sundholm's name and death date (approximate if neccesary) and ask if he is there, where his burial location is and if it has a marker. They are very helpful though it may take a week or two. The name of the lot owner may also be of interest. Perhaps you should provide Christina's name as the possible owner/purchaser. I warn you he may be buried there, but many graves are not marked. There is a large number of Swedes represented in this cemetery. I think your chances a very good. Best Wishes, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Apr 09, 2015 6:06 AM
Shari Hanson Frey
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Hi Joanna,

Thank you for correcting my mistake. I've made the changes and added the bio you sent.

Kind regards,
Added by Shari Hanson Frey on Mar 12, 2015 4:20 PM
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