Michael Barton

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17 years · 3 months · 30 days
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Back in 1980 I started becoming interested in where my family came from and where they were buried. I spent most of my summers (as a youngster back in the 1950's) at my grandparents farm in Columbia County (AR). My mother and I searched cemeteries in that part of the state. I got ‘first hand' information on a lot of the ‘old timers' of the county. Most of the people in the area were related, one way or another. I talked to as many of my relatives as I could that were still living at the time. After the Internet became available, I tried searching that way. When Find-A-Grave came along, it made searching a little different. Since about the year 2000, I started posting MY family and ancestors on Find-A-Grave. I found this to be an excellent way for people to find their kinfolk. I mainly concentrate on MY ancestors. I'm NOT interested in posting any and everybody on Find-A-Grave. I feel by doing this I can provide better and more accurate information (including full names, places, dates, etc.) for any search. After all, these are MEMORIALS for people, not for numbers. Let's treat them with respect.

If I have inaccurately posted a memorial, please let me know. I would like to correct my information as well.

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