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Susan Bowman (#47065755)
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Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist

Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, For they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all grandfathers who filed every legal document, For this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserved family Bibles and diaries, For this is our heritage.

Blessed are fathers who elect officials that answer letters of inquiry, For--some--they are the only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, For one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, For them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, For theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."

Source: Prairieland Pioneer, Prairieland Genealogical Society, Southwest Historical Center Room 141, Southwest State Univ. Marshall, MN 56258 Summer 1995 Edition; St Louis Genealogy Society; SWNGS Ancestors Unlimited; Duluth Gen. Soc. Branching Out; Ottertail County Gen. Soc.

I have a hope beyond the grave that someone on earth might remember me.
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Ruth Noble
Transfer Request
Would you transfer management of the memorials for my Aunt and Uncle? They are as follows:
Grace A. Hoover (#95102068)
Earl J. Hoover (#95102089)

Thank you very much,
Ruth Noble (#48690661)
Added by Ruth Noble on Sep 12, 2017 9:07 PM
Debbie Absher
Susan Absher
Thank you Susan for the transfer!
Added by Debbie Absher on Sep 07, 2017 5:41 PM
Farm Girl from Mo.
Please remove my name from bio. area.
While I appreciate the credit for furnishing the obituary you added to your memorial for Laura A. (Gilbreath) Dodson (mem. #48049979) I would really like it if you would remove my contributor name & number from the bio. area. I think bios should be about the person who is being memorialized and not about other contributors. Also could you change the three periods I put at the beginning of each paragraph in Laura's obit. to three dashes? Thanks,
Added by Farm Girl from Mo. on Apr 26, 2017 8:47 AM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
I love your "beatitudes" -- who can't relate??
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Apr 13, 2017 5:37 AM
Marnicia Coffey
Alexander Coffey
Alexander Bradford Coffey's mother was Mary Bradford (Abt 1809-Abt 1893)
Added by Marnicia Coffey on Apr 09, 2017 4:37 PM
RE: Blew
No problem, hope I had it right?, and hope it explained the connection. I always try to put the connection when I leave a flower.

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM
Harriet Frances Abney
Hello Susan,

Dora Mae Jackson was my great aunt. Her father was Luther McKinley Jackson + (Mary Jane Rogers). Luther's father was William Samuel Jackson + (Dora Ann Abney). William's father was Samuel Jackson who married a Luvenia Jane Abney who was a sister to Harriet Frances Abney. I guess their parents were John Abney and Matilda McCarthy that's the way I have it in Ancestry, hence sister-in-law of 1st great aunt to my grandfather (Linville Thomas Blew). Dora Mae Jackson married my grandfather's brother Homer George Blew. Hope this explains it.

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Jan 17, 2017 3:39 PM
Kim Sorden
Memorial # 142319477
Hi Susan,

Memorial # 142319477, Mary Matilda "Mollie" Guthrie Bolles, is my great-grandma. I noticed you posted a flower that says "Rest in peace cousin". If you and my great-grandma are cousins, then that would make us cousins, very distant cousins. I'm curious how you are related to her. I asked my dad if he knew who you were, but he wasn't sure. He said the Bowman last name sounded familiar. Mollie was my Dad's grandma, and his mom's mom.

Looking forward to your response.

Added by Kim Sorden on Sep 09, 2016 9:11 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Betty Fisher #88462885
Thank you for your vote of confidence to accept the edits for the memorial of Betty Fisher #88462885

And thanks for sharing the Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist; it is GREAT!

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 05, 2016 1:30 PM
Valerie Brandt
I've been fascinated by the materials and photos you have gathered. I am the granddaughter of Alma Mary Lueckenbach, sister of Herman, and would love to exchange any info. I also have all of my grandma's photos...
Cousin Valerie
Added by Valerie Brandt on May 06, 2016 4:58 PM
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