|Anna Laoudis (#47825780)|
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"We are the chosen. 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. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers 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 I am, and why 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, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."|
by Della M. Cummings Wright
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|Christina ||Mary Huff in Ferncliff|
Sec L lot 171 sublot 2
Elizabeth Elix d1923
John Elix d1943
John Elix d1896
Lemuel Huff d1918 no marker
Martin Elix d1925 no marker
Mary Huff d1917 no marker
Virginia Elix d1919 no marker
|Lori ||Charles Gould|
I found him and other family members today, in Boonton. Took photos of all that were there- would you like those photos too? Happy to send them along if you send me your email. Thanks!
Added by Lori on May 17, 2016 6:12 PM
|Lori ||Hannah DeGraw|
I attempted to locate the cemetery today, but unfortunately it's on private land that's part of a camp. The camp is not yet open (not sure if it ever is, since it's not one I'm familiar with). I didn't feel comfortable going across a locked gate with signs everywhere. Not sure that's publicly accessible. Just wanted you to know.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
Added by Lori on Apr 04, 2016 12:44 PM
|Patricia Waskom||David Swing grave stone|
I have a pic of David Swing grave stone Mason City, IL please let me know about emailing it to you.
|Ken & Nancy||RE: Goulds of Sussex Co. NJ|
I was just checking my old messages on F. A. G. and I never heard back from you.
I am the gr-gr-granddaughter of Jacob Gould, son of Elias Gould and Rachel Rolison/Roleson.
Nancy (Gould) Pascal
|Rouger||Found parents of Mary Homan Bayles|
Hi Anna, my name is Holly Bayles Orgill. I am G, G, G, Grand daughter of Mary Homan Bayles, #6057865, her parents were not linked to her. They are Daniel Homan #28863235 and Deliverance Clark Homan #28863226. I am not familiar how all this works. I put this onto in the edit portion so this may be redundant contacting you. Can I ask how you are related to Mary? I would love to find living relatives that share the same desire to find out more about our ancestors. Thank you for your time.
Added by Rouger on May 21, 2015 12:53 PM
|Robert Richard||Crawls in walpack|
Anna I was in the walpack cemetery today.Did not see any grave stones for Maria or Thomas Crawn. Sorry
|Susan Lundin Smith||Evangelos, Julia and William Skouras photo requests|
You are receiving this message because you have submitted a photo request for the above named person(s). I wanted to let you know that I will be traveling to that area from Dallas during the first week of June and I would be able to get the requested photo(s) for you. I do need some help from you tho. While I am in the Chicago area, I intend to get as many names off the list for Evergreen Cemetery as possible. The list is growing every day and is now at 263 requests! Evergreen Cemetery is near and dear to my heart as I have several of my own family members there. If you would please call the cemetery office and obtain the burial plot locations and send them to me, I will for sure get them for you when I go there in June. If everyone could get me the locations I could really get a lot of requests done but I can't do it alone! The office number for Evergreen Cemetery is 708-422-9051. You can leave me a public message with the information, or you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to reference the requested names. Thank you!
|Robert Richard||Olive White Levens|
Anna, I searched the Beemerville Cemetery today.Could not find headstone for Olive White Levens.sorry
|Robert Richard||William Crown|
Anna, I walked the Hainsville NJ Cemetery today,I didn't see any markers for William Crown
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