John C Hamler

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For the past 25 years my passion has been genealogy research. I carry on the tradition of my dear cousin, Lana Lee Hamler Hollinger; who started the HAMLER genealogy research long before me, but passed away in 2002. I started with just my immediate family and it sort of grew from there. Today there are over 41 thousand people in my Ancestry.Com file. I also have used "Find A Grave" in my research. The beauty of this website is that it combines my love for genealogy with my need of exercise. I go to cemeteries, take pictures of headstones, then add them online.

** (I will gladly transfer any memorial should they be related to you. And in the rare case where someone is offended by a memorial being online, I would consider deleting it; if requested by a close family member). **

I suppose it was also due to my deep respect for those that came before us, that I began these efforts. When our forefathers came from other lands and states and entered the Ohio valley, there wasn't a Wal-Mart waiting for them. All they had was a covered wagon, a few tools, seed for planting, their families, and in most cases, a strong belief in God. On average each early family had 12 children, but lost 2 in infancy to diseases we now control with medication. They had to be a strong lot, to leave family and friends and venture into the unknown. In some cases they died young, and left us a history of their efforts.

I had to retire in 2009 due to health problems; but that freed me to work on my genealogy full time. I will research each person and add detail when possible, and I will connect family links when found. And as a Vietnam Veteran, I will add a flag memorial to all of those who served our country. Until our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ calls us home..... Happy Searching!

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge - Proverbs 1:7


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