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Dana Dancy (#46998072)
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Bio Photo I currently live in Lancaster County, PA. I started researching my Family Tree in 2006. Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, PA was my first attempt of adding burial records to "Find a Grave".
I completed my project at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lititz, PA in August 2009 by photographing all the readable Gravestones & doing a quick Obituary search at www.LancasterOnline.
I photographed all the readable gravestones in the St. James Cemetery in Lititz, PA in October 2013, after the cemetery was restored.
I now (as of March 2010) include FULL obituaries, as fellow "Find A Grave" contributors have convinced me to do so - if your name is listed in an obituary and you would like it removed or your name listed as "LIVING" please contact me and I will do so.
You have my permision to use my Gravestone pictures for personal use, post them at Free Web Sites, or as long as you give me credit for the photograph.
I will transfer any memorial that is not related to me, include the persons name, memorial number and your member number - any requests MUST include your member number.

NOTE: Any requests that do not include the member number will be IGNORED, as it is time comsuming to have to do the additional step of looking up the number.

If you leave a correction for a memorial & I don't post it please email me again. If you do not want your name/Find A Grave member number listed with the correction please note that - otherwise I list it.
I will do Obituary Look Ups at the Lititz Public Library (weekly paper dates from 1877 - 2001 covering Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA) - I go about once a month. Please include the DOD and any information that will help - there is an Death/Obituary Index but it is a work in progress, years completed are 1877 - 1998 (as of Jan 2015), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete. I have found some obituaries that were not listed in the Index - Google Lititz, PA Public Library to get their up to date website address - click on "genealogy room" and then Obit/Death Index.

The Lititz (PA) newspapers, years 1877 - 1942 (spotty coverage of years 1914 - 1917) can now be viewed online at

Other sites for obituaries/cemetery records in the area and USA are;

The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) -

Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States -

website - - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

website - - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..

Lancaster County (PA) Digitalization Project - old newspapers, City Directories -

Fulton County, PA - - Cemetery transcriptions, biographies, etc. also covers some of the surrounding counties.

Website for Old Newspapers around the United States (Scroll down to the state you want) -

The following websites supplied by Bill Tipton:
Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Web Site
I suggest creating a user account; I never tried the guest login.
Note: Under General Criteria, Search Type, select Individual.
Java Runtime Environment is required to view and print documents. A link is provided for the download.
The site gives access to public domain documents including but not limited to deeds, mortgages, and POAs. Deeds can be quite helpful. For example, if a grantor is deceased (the sale if from an estate or surviving spouse), the death date is usually listed.
Note: Lancaster County Public Library Card is required. I got mine from the Lititz Library (free). You need the card number to log in.
There are two ProQuest lnks. ProQuest ABI/INFORM is NOT the better resource. The second ProQuest link "Provides access to Lancaster newspapers only: Intelligencer Journal and New Era backfiles, combined Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, and Sunday News . . . "
This archive goes back to 1995, good for obituaries (I believe that LancasterOnline goes back only to 2005), weddings, divorces, anniversary celebrations, police logs, and various other articles. Microsoft Internet Explorer is recommended but I use Firefox without problems. The only aggravation is an activity time limit. If you're inactive for awhile (1/2 hour?) you might have to re-login.
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Douglas Good
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thank you diana
Added by Douglas Good on Mar 26, 2017 4:58 PM
Betty Frain
RE: Persis M. (Marti) Kroutil (memorial #135109549)
I am sure she is, but give me some time to figure out which section she is buried in. That is as close as I will have. The cemetery runs us out if they catch us photographing stones, so they are not helpful. Will let you know what I find in my records.

Added by Betty Frain on Mar 11, 2017 1:23 PM
Muscoe Fretwell
Dana, Thank you for the obituary for Muscoe Fretwell, I have added it to his memorial. It saddens me when someone takes their life. Thank you for work you do in Find A Grave.
Added by Sanebee on Mar 09, 2017 6:00 AM
Heather Moist
Edith Shanaman Rothenberger
Aunt Edith's husband is deceased. Here is the link for his obituary. Just thought you might like to update the information.
Added by Heather Moist on Feb 20, 2017 9:11 PM
Romaine Stauffer
RE: Annie (Devine) Slabach (memorial # 60599707)
Good. Glad you got it figured out. The obit I saw was for Annie Solenberger Slabach but I got the wrong one. Two Annie Slabachs in the same cemetery that died the same year! We need each other to keep things straight!
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Feb 02, 2017 4:47 PM
Michigan mother
RE: Beatrice T. Buchanan
Thank you for merging and I know exactly what you are talking about. It happens more than we know and there may be more of it as people leave out the place of burial in their obituaries. Then when the photo of the stone is put on as a separate new entry, we have a duplicate.
Some just fall thru the cracks.
Good work on your part. I appreciate it.
Michigan mother
Added by Michigan mother on Jan 23, 2017 7:29 PM
Carol Hermann
RE: Hiram A. Dean # 61251146
Hi Dana-

Thanks for adding the cleaner copy of the newspaper article about Hiram Dean's death. I appreciate your efforts at tracking this down.

All the best,

Carol Hermann
Added by Carol Hermann on Jan 08, 2017 9:06 PM
Glenn Benner
Anna Mary Brown-44452332
Hi Dana,
Found some info on Anna Brown. City of Philadelphia Death Cert. sent you an edit. Also contains some new info.
Marriage status - Single
Occ. - Seamstress
Resides - Philadelphia
The parents are a perfect match.
Wishing You A Wonderful 2017 !!!
Added by Glenn Benner on Jan 05, 2017 10:31 AM
RE: Peter Coash Memorial# 106258394
Thank you for your prompt response and corrections. Have a happy new year! Pam
Added by MidwestMom on Jan 04, 2017 10:00 AM
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