Prairie Mary

Member for
11 years 4 months 21 days
Find a Grave ID
47510724

Bio

I started doing family history research in 1978. By 1994 I stepped-up my efforts, and in 1997 I completed the National Genealogical Society's "American Genealogy" Course. I take my research seriously and I create new memorials with diligence using one or more sources such as grave markers, death certificates, and obituaries. If I have created a "Body lost" memorial (I do so infrequently) for someone whose final disposition you have knowledge of, please share and I will happily update it, crediting you by contributor number. OR, if you have created a memorial with the info (citing sources) I will happily report my "duplicate" to be merged into yours. (I am less interested in the number of memorials I manage than I am in people being lost to history, unmemorialized.)

As for transfers, I'm fairly generous. If you sincerely explain why you want a memorial, and it's not in my direct line, I'm likely to agree. If it is a surname I research, I may ask your line of descent. Who knows? We may be cousins!

Thank you to those who suggest plot information, who provide gravesite photos - even when there is no marker. I do most of my research online and acknowledge that can be a limiting factor. I appreciate volunteers who are able to go to cemeteries and uncover these details.

I am descended from Orange County, Indiana, pioneers on my father's side. My mother's kin were from Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio.

When researching my own lines I often learn a great deal about related families and others within their communities, so in addition to finding and recording my own kin's final disposition, I also do so for others. I like to link "orphan" memorials with those of family members, having an especially tender spot in my heart for children, young widows and widowers, and soldiers.

I started doing family history research in 1978. By 1994 I stepped-up my efforts, and in 1997 I completed the National Genealogical Society's "American Genealogy" Course. I take my research seriously and I create new memorials with diligence using one or more sources such as grave markers, death certificates, and obituaries. If I have created a "Body lost" memorial (I do so infrequently) for someone whose final disposition you have knowledge of, please share and I will happily update it, crediting you by contributor number. OR, if you have created a memorial with the info (citing sources) I will happily report my "duplicate" to be merged into yours. (I am less interested in the number of memorials I manage than I am in people being lost to history, unmemorialized.)

As for transfers, I'm fairly generous. If you sincerely explain why you want a memorial, and it's not in my direct line, I'm likely to agree. If it is a surname I research, I may ask your line of descent. Who knows? We may be cousins!

Thank you to those who suggest plot information, who provide gravesite photos - even when there is no marker. I do most of my research online and acknowledge that can be a limiting factor. I appreciate volunteers who are able to go to cemeteries and uncover these details.

I am descended from Orange County, Indiana, pioneers on my father's side. My mother's kin were from Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio.

When researching my own lines I often learn a great deal about related families and others within their communities, so in addition to finding and recording my own kin's final disposition, I also do so for others. I like to link "orphan" memorials with those of family members, having an especially tender spot in my heart for children, young widows and widowers, and soldiers.

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