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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 15 years, 2 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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Find A Grave Memorial# 128546856
Minnie is wife of the person you show as her child.
Added by AEM on Apr 25, 2017 7:01 AM
Joseph Droessler
Elisabeth Main Coy
Hi Zella:

Might you please transfer my 2nd great Aunt, Elisabeth Main Coy, # 69168532, to my account #48936114. Thank you kindly!

Joseph Droessler
Added by Joseph Droessler on Apr 10, 2017 7:20 PM
Mark Marchok
John Silagy, Jr
Hi Zella. Would you consider giving me John Silagy Jr? He would be a cousin of mine. I added his mom and dad and would love to link them all together.
A lot of my Family is buried there and I have been busy getting them all uploaded and linked.

That's very cool about the info you uploaded about him having Pneumonia. Also the spelling of our last name is Marchok But its been spelled many ways since getting off the boat. lol

Anyways. Thanks again.

Added by Mark Marchok on Mar 22, 2017 5:55 PM
Kiley Mann
Barbara Ann McPherson
Please ignore the request to put Uren with her name...made a mistake in putting it into her edit...
Added by Kiley Mann on Mar 07, 2017 6:16 AM
Kiley Mann
Arthur Richard Uren
There must have been a glitch in the system...he is listed as his own father and his also a son....he needs to be looked at and fixed....
Hope you work out who belongs to him...
Added by Kiley Mann on Mar 04, 2017 7:09 AM
Richard Schulz
George Washington Kuhn - Geeseytown cemetery
Please advise source of information for this bio. Thanks.
Added by Richard Schulz on Mar 03, 2017 6:56 AM
Karen Cover
Rudolph Haase
Thanks for catching that 'sir name' issue. I spend far too much time in 18th century Ireland records that now I am using their vernacular - lol!
Added by Karen Cover on Feb 28, 2017 8:03 AM
Mary MacCracken
RE: Diehl
yes, the 1812 needs to be removed from Daniel Diehl (1819-1897)'s record. My records show that Daniel (1819-1897) was the son of Mary and Jacob Diehl (Jacob died in June 1823 in Tyrone, Adams Co., PA).
Added by Mary MacCracken on Feb 22, 2017 10:05 PM
Pamela Parks Costa
RE: henry Purdy
Thanks Zella - you are always good at what you do. I am sort of a 80 percent girl.... I do it right... but I only do 80 percent of it....


I do it for free

Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Feb 22, 2017 5:41 AM
C. Dean
Andria Milton Kingsbury
Andria Milton Kingsbury
Find A Grave Memorial# 174102273
Would you transfer Andria Milton Kingsbury to me? He is my ancestor, thank you!
Added by C. Dean on Feb 17, 2017 9:32 AM
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