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Michael S. Caldwell (#47174042)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo If you contact me, please take a moment to say hello, good morning, or hey how are ya. On occasion I get "suggest a correction" notices that are brief, abrupt, and unfriendly in tone and seem more like robot communication than actual human beings. It's a personal pet peeve and I don't react well to those sorts of messages. A little simple human courtesy goes a long way with me.

I research my family history in southwestern and south central Pennsylvania for the most part, although I live in northeastern New Jersey. Counties of interest include Bedford, Blair, Franklin, Fulton, Somerset, Westmoreland, Cambria, Fayette, Washington, Indiana, and others.

PLEASE: If you request an interaction with me, whether to discuss a memorial or request a transfer, please do not be "Anonymous" and not provide any means to contact you. I recently had someone request a transfer but when I tried to contact the person, was told that the submitter was anonymous and there was no way to leave a public message for him or her. I'm not comfortable with this method of communicating. Thanks.

PLEASE: If you write to me via "Suggest a Correction" PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE provide me with evidence in the form of some kind of documentation for any edits you'd like me to make. This is especially true if I don't already know who you are. It's not possible for me to simply accept what someone out of the blue tells me is valid without sources, documentation, proof or some other compelling argument. Sorry to sound like a grouch, but that's just the way my work goes.
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Ralph Mangus
Wow! That was some article. It certainly explains the relationship which you sent the change for. I can't imagine an article like that being written today. I do love reading the old newspapers. Thanks for the history lesson.
Added by spanielfam on Apr 25, 2017 6:06 AM
Ralph Mangus
Not seeing the connection between Ralph Mangus and Sarah Manning as his mother. Am I missing something??? This is the edit you sent me. Thanks
Added by spanielfam on Apr 24, 2017 5:00 PM
gene digger
Memorial # 96741780
Just stumbled across the memorial page you prepared for Elijah P. Edmiston while working on my Mothersbaugh line. WOW! you really put a LOT of work into this! Fantastic. Keep it up and they'll be offering you an honorary doctorate.
Added by gene digger on Apr 17, 2017 5:59 AM
RE: Fred Morris
You are most welcome
Added by BJ on Apr 12, 2017 9:13 PM
Mary Denzinger
RE: Stevenson
You are so welcome! I was out in the snow for hours yesterday. I hadn't been to Stevenson Cemetery for awhile so I took a short trip. There are so many cemeteries around me.
Added by Mary Denzinger on Mar 13, 2017 6:54 AM
Mary Denzinger
RE: Crill
You are very welcome for the photo. If I can be of further assistance, let me know.
Added by Mary Denzinger on Mar 11, 2017 8:45 AM
Barbara B
RE: Hoover
You're welcome for the photo...always glad to help! I'll keep hunting as long as Mother Nature cooperates. Barbara
Added by Barbara B on Mar 07, 2017 1:30 PM
John D. Gates birth year
Hi Michael,

Thanks for the image of John D. Gates' head stone and for sticking your neck out by sharing so much information that you have found. It's so helpful for us beginners, and motivates me to share whatever I eventually find that's new.

Just a note to say; nothing wrong with what you've found, but I suspect whoever had the new headstone of John D. Gates produced made a mistake with his birth year. All the census show that he was born in 1859, with the most telling one being the 1860 census which shows he's only 6 months old. ) .

I suspect whoever had the headstone made found it difficult to make out the year from the old one. Still, it's great to see the marker at the place he's buried. Thanks again for sharing the photo.

all the best,

(another) Gates
Added by Me on Feb 11, 2017 12:26 PM
Albert Ledoux
RE: Clapper
I'll send you a word when I have finished uploading pics/creating pages. You should be able to make lots of inter-generational linkages! I have to slog through another 1,700 pics, so you won't get the all-clear probably another two weeks.
Added by Albert Ledoux on Jan 30, 2017 7:01 AM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Photograph
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Jan 26, 2017 9:41 AM
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