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Tom Nelson (#47054245)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired federal employee who fell into doing some online family research for a friend of mine - a McKenzie - and now I'm in so deep I can't get out! Most of you probably know the feeling. But it's a harmless obsession which I enjoy so I'll stick with it until I pull out the rest of my disappearing hair. I try to post most of my findings on Find A Grave so if you're interested in the McKenzie family who settled in central Missouri after emigrating from North Carolina via Kentucky, just enter the last name - mckenzie - in the box to the right and take a look! As for my own family, some surnames would be Fallas, Fallass, Bray, Oechsli, Mills - all of those in the northeastern quadrant of the lower 48 - and, on the Swedish side, Nilsson and Waldemarsson in the province of Skåne län.

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A Cemetery Glossary/Lexicon

America's Obituaries & Death Notices (NewsBank)

Interesting website for "famous" Kansas Citians. And here's another one. And another.

Johnson County, Kansas cemeteries

Veterans' Gravesite Locator (for burials in national cemeteries in the U.S.A.)

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 (for veterans not buried in a national cemetery)

(See here for foreign burials of American and British Commonwealth servicemen.)

Birthdate Calculator (According to this calculator and the very top of this page, I became a member of Find A Grave on Sept. 26, 2008! Seems longer than that.)

Missouri Death Certificates 1910 through, currently, 1966

Missouri Birth & Death Records pre-1910

Jackson County, Missouri marriage records
(Kansas City, Independence, Raytown, Grandview, etc.)

Ancestry Library Edition (available only at participating libraries)


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Donna Dinstel
RE: Sally Ann Wigert Conrad in Calvary Cemetery
It was hot and humid when I got the pix, I knew we were in for bad weather!
Added by Donna Dinstel on May 19, 2017 5:29 PM
RE: Your Fallen 'Gravers list
Thanks, I have added him.

Added by J.Sullivan on Apr 14, 2017 12:38 AM
LLoyd Nichols
RE: Rev Charles R Tyner
And I see you've added more yet today. Well done!
Added by LLoyd Nichols on Apr 13, 2017 6:20 PM
LLoyd Nichols
Rev Charles R "Chuck" Tyner
Tom, Great work. Thanks!
Added by LLoyd Nichols on Apr 12, 2017 6:35 PM
Dori Emerson Lloyd
RE: The Fearney couple in Micanopy Historic Cemetery
Very happy to help. I have another photo of a bench with an inscription to them both from the Micanopy Historic Preservation Trust that I haven't posted because the bench needs a bit of cleaning--I have D2 and would be happy to do that and take another photo of it if you would like. Otherwise let me know and I will jut post the photo I have. Dori
Added by Dori Emerson Lloyd on Mar 11, 2017 6:10 AM
Photo of Saul Jankowski
Are you confident that the photo posted is of the father of Simon, Mike and Mose Jankowsky (Saul Jankowsky) who had the Palace Clothing store in Tulsa, OK?

Thanks in advance. I am researching for someone else.

Debby Decker
Added by Knittydebby on Feb 16, 2017 3:11 PM
Suzanne Brown
Rose Dolgenow #115121954 and Louis Dolgenow #115121795
I think I have it all fixed now. Thanks for calling it to my attention. There was a time when Find A Grave sometimes duplicated itself when entering memorials.

Best wishes, Suzanne
Added by Suzanne Brown on Jan 12, 2017 3:00 PM
Herbert Mills
Amazing report on Dr. Mills. He and Mary G. Mills were our next door neighbors in Tampa. I knew he had a family in St. Pete, but I never knew about the Mexican divorce. I was only 5 years old when Dr. Mills passed away, but I remember him well. He kept a garage full of what I believe were body parts from medical testing. He also kept rabbits and sheep on his property for medical tests. An interesting man. Mrs. Mills never sold the home nor did she remarry.
Added by Rush46 on Dec 23, 2016 12:41 PM
Donna K
Wintermute #148861065
Dollie's memorial has been updated. I appreciate you taking the time to send the link for her death certificate. Thank you very much for sharing the information.
Added by Donna K on Nov 18, 2016 9:13 AM
Bruce Wertz
Judy family
thank you for the help the Ernest Lee Judy family
Added by Bruce Wertz on Nov 02, 2016 12:52 PM
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