I had never heard of Find A Grave until I chanced upon it while doing a generic internet search of my grandfather's name, and was happily surprised to see a picture of his grave marker. I was hooked and signed up. Since then, Find A Grave has allowed me to see many family headstones and markers that I will probably never see in person, and has added several previously unknown details to my family's genealogy records. THANK YOU! to everyone who gives so much of their time and effort to help people they've never even met. I try to reciprocate, as time allows.
MY GENEALOGY RESEARCH-
NAMES IN THE FAMILY TREE:
Andersdotter, Carlsdotter, Carlson, Cotnam, Deen, Edmunds, Haase, Haskins, Heidtmann, Hicks, Hughes, Jonsson, Leonard, McCaw, McCreary, McGrath, Nilsson, Olmstead, Olson, Olsson, Omstead, Phillips, Reed, Siedentopp, Smith, Solberg, Sykes, Teets, Tisdale, Trede, Walker...so many more. I know all the Scandinavian 'sons and dotters' can be misleading, but those same names might be in someone else's records as well as mine, so I included them.
PLACES WHERE ANCESTORS SETTLED:
Massachusetts [1621!], New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska...
Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada...
...and please don't hold this against me, but, California. A great place to visit, but it's been a long time since it was a great place in which to live. Get lost Jerry, you're worse than Arnie.
IF SOME OF THESE NAMES AND PLACES ARE SIMILAR TO YOURS, maybe we have ancestors in common and can compare notes. They came from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Canada. Like most Americans, I am a certified mutt, but most importantly, simply AMERICAN. No hyphens here!
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