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Nancy Thompson (#46988183)
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Bio Photo My interest in genealogy began ten years ago when I started my Family Trees. Most of my relatives are from PA and OH. My research led me to join ROAGK in IA, where I volunteered to help others in their search for information. Since my retirement, I am now dedicating my time to entering information into "FAG". Hopefully some of the information and gravestone pictures will help others in their searches. If you note errors in my entries, please let me know by email and include "FAG" in the subject line. I hope my contributions add to the value of this important site.

Find a Grave has implemented a new way to submit Edits! Unfortunately, there are far too many members for Find a Grave to notify everyone via email, so it's up to us to get the word out. If every member posts this message (or similar) in their profile, hopefully we can help spread the word.

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RE: Charles R. Shope/Irena Ida Baker
Hi, some people may only "snap" a picture, but I never did that alone. I spent over 6 years taking photos of overgrown, unreadable, broken and weathered stones in greenwood cemetery. I would bring my bad of supplies to help me take photos as well. Some times I had to dig around the stone to be able to see what the name was because it was now broken and grass had grown over it. Or use that stick to scare away snakes (YES snakes!). I would take photos again in different times of the day to see if I could get the best photo with the names. Especially the weathered ones, usually children. I would spend hours trying to make sure I had a good photo and I would still work more hours making sure the lighting was correct or the color was right. I also went to the genealogical society looking for birth records or death records. I also subscribed to for help with locating relatives to connect the memorials to or for anyone who didn't have a stone. I also used ancestry and rootsweb plus heritage to make sure I had dates correct or names. I add bios if I can find information on the family. I have used newspapers, death certificates, funeral home records, obituaries and more to help bring "life" to my memorials. I have transferred a lot of the ones for this cemetery to family so they can keep their loved ones alive. I myself don't just "snap" a picture. Though it does irk me when I see others just doing that so they can have many memorials. Sorry this is my rant about pictures. I try very hard to do justice to the people I make the memorials for.
Added by cataholic4ever on May 09, 2017 10:45 AM
RE: Charles R. Shope/Irena Ida Baker
Hi, no disrespect, but that is what I was talking about with people just "Collecting" information with no sources. That gentleman should have his sources as well as the information because some of his information is incorrect. Then when you come along to add it to his memorial it would be correct and anyone coming along could see where that info came from as well.
Added by cataholic4ever on May 08, 2017 1:46 PM
RE: Charles R. Shope
Thank you for the information. I have been on Find A Grave for over 15 years and just now am having to ask people to verify their sources. The internet has become a collection ground for information, but no verifiable sources.

I agree with you that not all middle initials for women represent their maiden name, but I have had numerous people actually get mad at me and say it does. I did not create her name I went by her stone and the correction that was sent to me for her middle name. Hence what you are saying is incorrect. Can you see now how frustrating it also gets for memorial makers?

You had sent me Charles death date as Jan of 1939 and I had to decline that edit. I checked his death certificate and it says his death date was March 1939. These are the things I try to do before I accept edits is verify tgem so I can make my memorials as accurate as possible.

I'm not saying people send me incorrect information on purpose, but sometimes it's better to verify your information before it's sent. This is why I ask others to verify so it helps find the correct info not to make the submitter angry.

I will check Charles wife's obit and see a9her name. When the stone says one thing and the obit is different I put thase types of things in the bio because if people don't see that stone with that incorrect name duplicates get made. Another issue I've had to deal with. Memorial makers do try their best also to add correct information and we do the best we can.

Thank you for the info and have a great day
Added by cataholic4ever on May 08, 2017 9:21 AM
verification please
any edits sent please let me know where the info comes from
Added by cataholic4ever on May 07, 2017 7:50 PM
hi i need verification for his middle name please. I have had to many people get mad over sac's so i know ask for verification. thank you for understanding
Added by cataholic4ever on May 07, 2017 7:48 PM
Mary Denzinger
RE: Dixon, Clarence & Isabel
You are very welcome for the photos. Glad I could fulfill your requests.
Added by Mary Denzinger on May 04, 2017 12:42 PM
RE: Lyons, Sarah
Your most welcome Nancy! I try to share info when it is well documented
I also saw that you are with RAOGK They can be very rewarding to work with I had been with them many years ago and then the first site went down for a while (I think someone passed on) any way about 4 or 5 years ago I had this feeling that I should go find the site again I did and saw a post from a woman in Europe looking for her birth father in the US (long story)
but she sent me all the info she knew about him and in 2 weeks I had a tree for her and had found her half siblings names and contact info for her It was such a good feeling to see how happy she was She did contact the one sister and a couple of years ago came to the states to visit them!!

Keep up the good work and have a great evening !!
Added by DC on Apr 26, 2017 5:27 PM
Sharon Wetzel, OH
RE: Racer, John & Mary
You are most welcome, Nancy. Sorry there were no gravestones, but I was glad that the cemetery had good records. I was worried about exact locations, but was able to confirm their location since Samuel Youart was the very next grave to John in row 9.
Have a great day!
Added by Sharon Wetzel, OH on Apr 09, 2017 11:43 AM
Mike Fleck
RE: Jacob Grant Lane
I think you're confusing him for his son Jacob "Grant" Lane. Grant is on his tombstone but it is not on his fathers. Grant Lane was my great grandfather ... most of the family genealogy that I have on the Lanes came from him and in his handwriting. He was born in 1870 and named Grant after President US Grant, not his father.

Grant was inherited the farm from his father Jacob. It's Richard Lane's original homestead, It passed on to Dutton Lane, then his son Jacob, then Jacob "Grant". My cousin Estal Fleck owns the farm now. It borders Old School Baptist Church.
Added by Mike Fleck on Mar 31, 2017 2:49 PM
RE: Hune, Christina (Myers)
Christina is my grandmother. I am certain that she was only ever married to William Hune and lived her all life in Washington Co., OH. Her father Lewis was born in Virginia and came to Ohio by 1834. It is possible that your Christina may have been a daughter of one of his siblings. Christina
Added by ctwardo on Mar 30, 2017 9:00 AM
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