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I have been doing genealogy work since 2006.|
We are the chosen.
My feelings are, in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: "Tell our story." So... we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors "You have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us" ? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to "Who am I?" and "Why do I do the things I do?" It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying "I can't let this happen".
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So... we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, we are them and they are us.
So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
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|randy||RE: Lola Hill|
Your welcome Ms. Trivetlady. I'm not sure if you have other photo requests for Greene County Memorial, I didn't dress warm enough so I only got a few requests fulfilled. I will be going back.
Added by randy on Mar 18, 2015 8:17 PM
|Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn||Transfer and Edits|
Thank you so much for the transfer of Anna Jean Ruffing Bordini, and for making the edits. Such a pleasure to see a posting with so much information on it, sometimes it makes connections that otherwise would never be found. Great work.
|Anne Rupert||Youngs from Scotland|
Great job you have done in researching "Youngs" from Scotland to Washington Co Pa. Helping someone research that name to Ohio, and your work has help sort out data. People like you are a gift from above!!
Thank you so much for your photo of James Lycett's gravestone. Although it was not the one I was looking for, he is doubtless a relative and I will find his place in my puzzle sooner or later.
Sincere gratitude, Linda
|kelly leech lewis||keith leech grave|
I want to thank you a thousand times over for taking a picture of my fathers grave!!! This means more than you will ever know!! He may be gone but never forgotten!!
|Brian (Lease) Pennock||Meehan/Sacane/Rabe|
Thank you very much for the photos of the headstones, I found the bench very interesting....
|Kathi Lynn King||monongahela|
Hi I see you cut the list in half again thank you. I will be in the cemetery in Sec. A today I would love to meet you if possible. Are you planning on finishing off the request list? Sec. A and the Singles I have photographed so the ones on the list in those 2 sections I will come across when I index my photos if they have a stone. I have the list of requests with me to see if Mark will give me locations. Kathi
|Teddi Kella-Fuller||Anna Evelyn Magyar Bendig|
Thanks so much. I also created a memorial for her husband John. Please claim the photo request and add the same picture.
|Kimberly ||Harry Davis|
Hello and thanks for taking this photo. I created a memorial for Elizabeth Sleith Davis (#109755875) so would you please add your photo there? Thank you again - Kimberly
Added by Kimberly on Apr 30, 2013 1:43 PM
|Brian (Lease) Pennock||Gandley, Robert|
Oh, no marker on grave, that's strange. Thanks
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