Walter Doernbach

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9 years · 11 months · 30 days
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I've been researching my family tree for 40 years+. As a genealogist, I realized early on in my quest for information that documentation is very important. And visited all the cemetery's that my family was believed to be interred. I started taking photos of all their headstones. Then someone asked me one day not to long ago about my parents and why they had markers in two places and told me about this project. My families include Doernbach,Rapp,Walz,Jobs,Sagers,Heuples,Bartz,Locks,Jakubowski,Holendorf,Held,Andersen,Javes, Eklund, D'Agostino, Romeo and many more. My family is so spread out that it takes allot of my spare time just tracking down every branch.

I have recently started helping my wife with her family, the Shalz's from Kansas to California. She has now traced parts of her family with the help of FAG all the way back to the original settlers in NJ and is now a D.A.R.

Note; if you would like to make updates to any memorial that I have made, please include source of addition or correction. I am happy to do this. «We don't "own" the memorials we manage - they are not ours. We may create them, we may update them, we may transfer them to others - we are but stewards. They are Find A Grave memorials of human beings, departed. They are not "friends" on a social media network website to be collected like baseball trading cards. And there's no prize for the one who dies with the most. The reward (for me) comes from maintaining the most accurate and dignified memorials I can. What we record becomes history, and a record in someone else's family tree. We have a responsibility to do a good job of it. It's a privilege and honor.

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