I have had to totally reformat my desktop computer back to it's factory settings and in having to do so, I have lost all of my old pictures and family tree info. Thankfully there are sites such as this one and ancestry.com where I had entered a lot of info, so that once I either find my Family Tree Maker CD or buy a new one, I will have a fraction of my info at hand to begin over. I had over 60,000 names and their info entered into my Family Tree Maker.... =(
Ancestors, family, neighbors, friends, hair clients (yes, I used to do hair for a living)... everyone deserves a memorial...
I have been working on my family tree since June of 1992; it's a never ending hobby that's for sure. I'm thankful that my father's parents didn't really throw anything away. It not only helped me have furniture in my house when I first moved out on my own, but I've also managed to gather quite a bit of ancestory information from the old letters I've found. I am recently married (Feb 4 2006) to a great guy from the state of Arkansas. I tease him, saying that I had to find a husband over 250 miles from my home town so that I wouldn't be marrying a cousin. But as it turns out, I have his last name in my family tree too: Long. We are all related though, through Adam & Eve =)
My maternal grandmother's first cousin, Charles Lee "Charlie" Houser was one of 6 officers killed on January 2, 1932 which was the most officers slain in one event in the USA until "9/11" occurred.
Feel free to leave pictures or flowers on any of my memorials. But whatever you do, DON'T leave RED flowers on my Aunt Margie's memorial! She hated red
If you want to trace my line of Capps, you could start with my dad Bobby Wayne Capps and follow the family links back in time.
My husband's parents: Ray Otis Long and Kathryn DL Small Long
My husband's biological father, Charles D. Weatherford
Names I research (just to name a few):
CAPPS, CROWDER, BULLINGTON, COMSTOCK, WOLF, VAN HORN, ATKINS, ACUFF, DAVIS, HOUSER, AUGUSTINE, JOHN, JOHNSON, ALEXANDER, MARRS, CASEY, MOORE, McKELVEY, CROSSLEY, WILSON, SHULL, SMYTH, BOWMAN (OR PATTERSON), BURTRUM, GOSSETT, GIBBONS, MALAN GARNER, BLALOCK, LONG, SMALL, DILLARD, HILL, MOULDER, ELLIS, McKELVEY, LYSTER, NIPPS, HENSON, FARLEY, WYLIE...
When a memorial is transferred to you, you recieve an email stating that fact. I wish that they would also send an email stating that a particular memorial was TAKEN from you. It's very frustrating....
It would be nice if I would be given the choice of "not transferring" according to FAG's rules instead of the memorials I've created be taken from me without notice.
It's getting really frustrating that the memorials I've worked on are slowly being transferred to other individuals with massive amounts of memorials.
I have to say that the number of people who never go to the forums that I only communicate with either by messages on my profile, or in emails, are incredibly nicer than the ones who seem to only hang out at the forums.
This site feels less personal than what it orignially was.