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Michelle (#47554339)
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Bio Photo I come to Find-A-Grave to find my relatives and to link them together, and to remember my loved ones. The whole process of finding your relatives and making sure you have correct updated information is my main goal.

I've noticed that on Find-A-Grave there are some very selfish people who monopolize thousands of graves-and these are the people who are not even related to the people whose memorials they've created. How can they maintain these memorials when they have thousands of memorials? They can't, but they won't let you (the family member) either. This is not everyone but the people who do this know who they are, and they ruin it for everyone else who is related to those thousands of people whose memorials they keep hostage. Can we not rise above our ego? I call upon anyone who reads this bio to repentance. If you have been the cause of pain to any ONE of God's children by being quick to offend or be offended or your lack of sharing then repent and start anew your attitude. How do you think all our g-grandfathers and g-grandmothers would feel about this sort of behavior. It would simply not fly! We are adults, let us act like adults. Enough about this.

I am thankful to all who went before me and sacrificed for me to be here in America where any dream I dream is possible-if it be God's will. I will always honor them and do whatever I can to let the world know about them and their legacy.

Anyone can use or copy any photo I have taken...PHOTOS OF MEMORIALS: Increasingly cemeteries are banning the photo taking of memorials. This is against the law! The information on any memorial is PUBLIC information and you have the right to take a photo of it. Go to for some legal explanations.

Thanks for taking the time to read this! :)
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Annie Bustin
RE: Cousin
Hi Michelle!
Yes we've messaged before. I have moved over to Novato and given up my disaster nursing so I have more time now. My hobby will be deciphering the genealogy of our families.
I think some of the information on my Bustin tree is incorrect. So I'm starting with the bottom and growing up with the tree. I live about 10 minutes from Mt. Olivet and maybe 12 minutes from another cemetery her. There are actually 5 cemeteries within 15 minutes of me so all of them are possibilities. I will definitely search out all of them for the O'Tooles and the Bustins. I know that John Bustin is buried in Mt. Olivet but there is no grave marking for him. The church, St. Rafael Mission, says that he was buried there. So my goal is that if I don't find him by June 1st, then I will ask to place a headstone in the first section of the cemetery (which is where he should be buried according to the history of the cemetery) so that he at least can be accounted for, knowing that he is somewhere close to that location.
Since Mary O
Toole died in San Jose, but apparently is also buried at Mt. Olivet, I will do the same for her placing her name on the same plaque as his. I will go to the other cemeteries to look for more O'Toole's and will send any and all photos of gravesites that you want. Email me and give me a list of names. I won't begin this until after the holidays.
I'm excited about getting this going again!

Merry Christmas Michelle to you and your (our) family!
Annie Bustin
Added by Annie Bustin on Dec 11, 2016 11:23 AM
Joe Killough
Mary and Lancelot Ward
Even though it is a few miles from Melfa it is still Melfa.
Added by Joe Killough on Nov 18, 2016 6:26 AM
RE: 64980159 Mary Naylor Ogden
My fat finger. Her daughter Mary Ella married Willis. Good catch on your part. Thanx.
Added by Maggie on Jul 23, 2016 3:16 PM
Maurine LeBlanc
RE: Carl (Charles) Sack

Through the course of researching I have found many year of birth and place differences. A good for instance is on Carl's tombstone it says born in Roglitz. The only way to determine exact date of birth is ordering a birth certificate. I just keep in mind the person giving information after death could be in error through family stories.

Till later - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Mar 29, 2015 9:27 AM
Maurine LeBlanc
Carl (Charles) Sack

This is just to let you know I have uploaded Carl's birth record to my tree. Several years ago I had received documents from Raymond VanSkiver that was put away and forgotten. They were rediscovered yesterday and uploaded. Raymond had had a German reseacher do the look up for him.

Cheers - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Mar 28, 2015 10:09 AM
Tool child
Another for ya
Added by ProgBase on Jul 22, 2014 1:52 PM
infant Tooles
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Jul 22, 2014 4:29 AM
Maurine LeBlanc
RE: Charlotte Skiff

Thank you for writing back. My great grandmother was Carl's (Charles) sister, Antonie Sack Giebenrath Handrock. Were you aware the German Letters are now with the Nebraska Historical Society? That is a long story that perhaps we should share via regular email if you are interested. I would guess you are related to Bonnie O'Toole and Cindy Behrens, right? If you would like I will transfer Charlotte to you.

Cheers - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Feb 02, 2014 10:20 AM
Maurine LeBlanc
RE: Charlotte Skiff Sack

I did as requested. In looking at the flowers you left for Melvina was she Native Indian? In the Sack research I had never run across that fact before. Please do not take me wrong - do not have a problem with that what so ever. About two years ago I found out my third great grandmother was Native American. Isn't it interesting the facts you find doing this wonderful hobby. Are you familiar with the Sack letters to Papa in Germany? One letter states how Carl and Charlotte met. If you have not seen this in my tree please let me know.

Cheers - Maurine
Added by Maurine LeBlanc on Feb 01, 2014 10:17 AM
Dinah Evors
RE: Nehemiah Hama Carpenter
Louisa Carpenter is the person that my line comes down from. Also his parents David and Susannah if they are in the picture. I like the old family portraits and have been collecting them or my family tree. It gives my children and grandchildren a better idea of the families and lives in those days.

Thank you for getting back to me right away. This is a part of my tree that I've had trouble with for years and the information that I am getting in F.A.G. has gone a long way to helping me straighten my tree out.

Added by Dinah Evors on Sep 12, 2013 9:38 AM
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