I am Brad Collins from Indiana. My wife, Amanda and I have three children. I work in the EMS field as a Paramedic and I also am a Indiana Deputy Coroner. Amanda is a paraprofessional. I have been working on our family tree since 1998. I enjoy doing family genealogy and adding our family and friends who have passed to Find A Grave and making their memorial a place where one can learn something about them. I try to link them with their parents, siblings, children and spouses. I try to add a nice bio and photos of them and headstone photo if possible.
Send us an email if you have any questions about the people we manage on Find A Grave or if you want me to transfer someone.
We mostly manage family members and friends as we are working on making sure that all of them have a Find-A-Grave memorial.
I like to use Facebook to make family groups of my most common Surnames then find cousins and add them to the family group to share stories, photos, documents in order to preserve the family history of each one and to connect to distant cousins to learn more about them.
Here are links to each of my family Facebook groups:
Wells & Dawson: www.facebook.com/groups/112154192218922
VVV Association: www.facebook.com/groups/147056358667131
Here are links to each of Amanda's family Facebook groups:
My Wife, two of my children and I have done our DNA and is posted on www.Ancestry.com. Come check to see if we are a DNA match.
My Ancestry Profile:
Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, USA
Brad's most common surnames:
Collins, Keller, Scott, Moon, Arnett, Eudaly, Amos, Vawter, Leonard, Nusbaumer, Wells, Dawson, Warner, Lee, Ansel, Tracy, Ellis, Hockett/Hoggatt, Beals, Travis, Wilson, Miller, Williams, Harris.
Amanda's most common Surnames:
Bunch, Dickason, Faulkner, Cline, Hobbs, Stevens, Cain, Ringo, Thomas, Niccum, Morris, Whiteman, Sirk, Schneider, Winkle, Brewer, Humbert, Beals, Weaver, Ellis.
If you have any connections to any of these surnames names feel free to inquire to see if we connected. Email: [email protected]
~~ In Our Hearts ~~
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
by Rose de Leon
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