KJV 1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
I have been researching many family lines and the history that created the areas in the Bedford County, Cambria County, and Somerset County, and parts of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for over 45 years.
In my many years of researching, I have discovered and learned the history of when the first settlers arrived to the different areas to form the many towns, and counties in the Pennsylvania area.
It is always fascinating to wonder then ponder what had inspired a person to travel a distance either from over the ocean waters, or miles in a covered wagon, or by horseback, train, or other means of transportation to arrive at a certain area then settle and establish a legacy throughout the different times in the course of history.
It's intriguing how a certain surname may have traveled with other family members to one location. Then to only split apart and go miles away, to settle on one end of one county, and the other family to then settle on the other end of the county. Where in present day genealogy researching you discover how they are actually originally connected. Where at one time they traveled together from where they once originated from in some other location.
For over 45 years I have accomplished researching and learning my own family genealogy. But I have also assisted many other people in researching, then discovering, and learning their own family genealogy.
I have also been building a library on the history of several cemeteries in different counties and different states. The family links may have had different family members relocate to another vicinity. Where the family members had their own life in that location. But when researching they are all linked to other family members in other states, towns, and different locations.
I have several family genealogy and history books published and available to purchase. In the "wings" are several more factual family genealogy and history books waiting for the opportunity to arrive to "One day" be published and available to "someday" be purchased.
One of my forefathers and foremothers were Abraham "Abram" and Christina (Helsel/Helzel) Rose. I would love to be contacted by more Rose descendants to have the delight to share back and forth any documents, family photographs, and factual genealogy information. Just contact me through a Rose memorial I have already set up, by using the editing on the memorial. Just write me a brief note, with providing me your Christian name and email. Then I will be able to get back in contact with you.
I love when I am able to discover an older photograph of someone many generations back in the family history. Photographs show characteristic features in some ones face that may have been passed down in the lineage to other family descendants. Where you are able to place a current photograph of someone in the family, next to an older photograph of a family member and be able to view many similarities. I love to also place a face to someone in the family genealogy. A name will be just a name. Until you do the real world leg work in finding the documented identity of who they were in life. But when someone has a treasured photograph of a family member. Then that photograph shows what they looked like in their own personal identity. The photograph then makes the Christian name and surname more interesting and alive as you view the photograph in your own hand.
If someone has an old family photograph that was in their own possession and not taken from some place on the internet by someone else, I would love to view the photograph(s).
I am currently interested to discover and find the factual documentation on William Rose, son of Abram and Christina Rose. He is not married to Anna McCreary as some people have assumed. He had one child out of wedlock. He is also not the William Rose who settled in the Rainsburg, Colerain Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. If you have any factual documentation please contact me through the editing on his memorial.
If you have any questions on what material I do find time to place on find a grave that you feel is incorrect. Please respectively ask your question(s) on someone you are researching. I am willing to listen. But I will inform you I have done a LOT of research. I will only discuss the question if you have done the real world research yourself on finding factual documentation in the real world and not the cyber world on the person you are having questions about in the first place.
Any time there is genealogy on the internet, one should not take it as the gospel truth. Not unless there is factual documentation. Anyone researching their own family history should do their own personal research in the real world to learn their family history. First with finding and discovering as many factual documentations they are able to discover to help show reference to what the person was in identity when they were alive. Many people may think death certificates are disrespectful. But death certificates are a fact of life. Just like when someone discovers a Christian name on a birth certificate, a Christian name written in a Family Bible, names written on a marriage license, and a military document. A death certificate helps when someone in the family that is currently living is a descendant from a belated family member. The death certificate of the belated family member may help show a genetic link to a current health issue that may have been passed down throughout the generations. To where the one living may say their own grandfather, or great grandfather or vise versa their own great grandmother, or grandmother had the same health issue. But no one knew that in the family. Because in many families of old you didn't discuss certain matters. Where a death certificate helps shed the health information on what may have been again genetically passed down in the family.
Even when a death certificates shows a loved one has departed this life by suicide. It is a sad tragedy! With many of the living searching for unknown answers on why the person may have ended their life. But we all are born in this life and die in this life. Sadly even when a death certificate shows a death by suicide it is a tragic end. But it still is a family truth that a family member departed this life by suicide.
Birth certificates, military documents, and death certificates also help show that a family member may have the same genetic make-up written on the documents with the different components designed by God to create the individuals own identity. One example would be "blue eyes" or "brown hair" are written on the birth certificate and death certificate. There are many different other personal traits that make up an individual. But it is often interesting when you read and learn from certain documents that these individual traits were passed down throughout many people in the same legacy. Where one person may say, " I have a residing hair line!" A genetic trait in some family lines that still ran down throughout the family tree.
This find a grave site has already been helpful with different people researching their own family tree. I am thankful I have heard back from so many family members out there in the cyber world. I appreciate the POSITIVE feed back, I have received to know I have been able to BLESS many people in the cyber world on finding their family legacy.
One must remember that even in the cyber world that the headstone or genealogy on someone is actually someone else's loved one laid to rest. There should STILL be HONOR AND RESPECT even in this cyber world for the person deceased and the material placed on a find a grave memorial.
Genealogy is a history of family roots, where one starts with themselves and then continues to learn and discover more factual information by researching in the real world the documented history of the individual.
Proverbs 24:21, 22
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.