My name is Joanna Gentry. December 29, 2014, I retired from local government after 28 years. I worked in data entry, construction survey, and GIS. My married name was McIntyre. I was born in Visalia, CA, and I am a first generation Californian. Both my parents were born in Oklahoma and I have many ties to that state. I've been working on my family tree in a serious way for a couple of years. Just recently I found several generations of my family buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, MO. My mythical Irish ancestor became my very real Irish 3rd greatgrandfather! Through DNA I've proven that I am 1/3 Irish. I'm working on finding my greatgrandmother Alfar Breashears Whitley who died in 1913 after giving birth to her 5th child. I know absolutely nothing about her parents. I've added a few memorials, and I'm just learning what a great tool FAG can be. And, I'm "meeting" some really wonderful caring people who are FAG volunteers. At the request of a Gentry relative who I'd never met before and is a very very distant relative, I visited my Santa Paula cemetery and got information about her great uncle. Because of that work, I've recently "met" this man's granddaughter. It's a small world, isn't it?
I am willing to transfer most of the memorials that I have created for the Santa Paula Cemetery.
Researching: Gentry, Whitley, Smith, Trammell, Brashears, McIntyre, Moen, Fursman, Skei.
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