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Ann (#46964942)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo Stories of my Illinois ancestors were shared with me by my great grandmother Grace Ellen Smith Scanlon at an early age and this sparked a deep interest in genealogy and learning more about my heritage. After many years of library and Internet research I decided to visit the areas where my Smith, Rowland, and Wilkerson ancestors once lived. I've now made several trips to Illinois, and over the course of these visits have developed an interest in documenting cemeteries. My main focus is on abandoned family farm and small community cemeteries that are difficult to locate and are in the greatest need of being recorded. Although it has been a few years since I have visited these places in person, I continue to research at home and help fellow researchers on the Historical Society of Montgomery County, Illinois website.

My experiences visiting and documenting abandoned cemeteries in Illinois ultimately led me to return to school and earn a master's degree in archaeology. As part of my master's thesis I researched how the victims of the St. Francis Dam disaster have been memorialized. I am thankful for my many fellow find-a-gravers across the U.S.A. who helped me locate and photograph the grave of each flood victim so they are not forgotten. This research continues. Join our discussions in the FB group "St. Francis Dam Archaeology".

I do my best to provide complete and accurate information in all my postings. Corrections are encouraged! I will gladly transfer memorials to family and I am happy share my photographs, but please give proper credit: "Ann Stoddard, Find A Grave #46964942". If I have offended anyone by adding their loved ones to the site please let me know and I will promptly remove the memorial.

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Rose Henry
Transfer request
Please transfer Mary Burgess, John Burgess, and John Burns to me. They are my grandparents and great uncle. Additional info needs added.
Added by Rose Henry on Jul 11, 2017 6:24 AM
Rose Henry
Transfer request
Please transfer Malcolm Burns, Brush Creek, Divernon, Il to me. I am his great granddaughter. Addition info needs added
Added by Rose Henry on Jul 11, 2017 6:20 AM
Rose Henry
Transfer request
Please transfer my great grandmother Jane Cumming Burns, buried at Brush Creek, Divernon,Il. to me. So much info not listed.
Added by Rose Henry on Jul 11, 2017 6:16 AM
Deanna Sanford Olmstead
Burton Henry Sheldon
Hi Ann,

Just thought I would let you know that Cook Cemetery is in West Oneonta,NY. I add there daughter to find a grave.
When I did there daughter I had to add the cemetery to the find a grave too come up right Deanna Sanford Olmstead
Added by Deanna Sanford Olmstead on Jul 03, 2017 4:52 PM
Ben Martinez
Di Lorenzo
Ann, thank you for the transfer.
Added by Ben Martinez on Jun 01, 2017 7:57 PM
Nancy J. Miller
RE: Transfer
Thank you - Nancy Miller
Added by Nancy J. Miller on May 03, 2017 2:29 PM
Susan Merrell
Jean Ernestine Morales
THANK YOU so much for documenting this grave. I have been looking for it for years. I have been to the cemetary and they told me no record, but that was years ago. I know it had to be there because my mother and aunt remembering visiting it as a child. Thanks again
Added by Susan Merrell on May 02, 2017 1:19 PM
Nancy J. Miller
Hi Ann, would you please transfer Anthony Poggenpohl 51614377 and Elizabeth Hendricks Poggenpohl 51614344 to me? They are my great grandparents. Thank you, Nancy Miller 46973916
Added by Nancy J. Miller on Apr 28, 2017 3:22 PM
Tim Allen
RE: Vida Savage 112373238


Added by Tim Allen on Apr 07, 2017 8:58 AM
Hi Ann,
Would you be kind enough to transfer Lyda Bell Wright? Her real name was Eliza Jane Bell and Lidah was her nickname.

Chris Bell
Added by CHRISTOPHER BELL on Apr 04, 2017 7:23 PM
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