I have lived in Belton, Missouri (Suburb of Kansas City, Missouri) for the past 21 years with Lauri, my wife of 30 years. Since our marriage in 1977, we have also called Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri home. Being a native Californian, I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lauri is a native of South Korea, but was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas.
My interest in genealogy began when I became curious about hundreds of old black and white snapshots of long departed relatives in my grandma's old photo albums. After a little research, I began discovering old obituaries, newspaper clippings and other family memorabilia. I had gone to Find A Grave in search of information about little known relatives and became hooked. We decided to post as much of our family history as possible by linking up memorials of various ancestors.
If I can help you with photo requests or any information regarding cemeteries in the Cass County and Jackson County, Missouri areas, please do not hesitate to drop me a line. I am always up for a new challenge. Lauri and I have spent long weekends tracking down leads and finding obscure cemeteries.