Ray & I began "seriously" researching our family histories in January, 2012. In the spring of 2012, I discovered the Find A Grave website. The links and bios on this site provided "missing pieces" of our family histories. We sincerely appreciate the hard work and long hours of many "contributors"!! Since then, my focus has been to identify, link, and add "bio" information to family memorials. I view "links" as a way of reuniting scattered family members. Most Find-a-Grave contributors with whom I've communicated have been wonderful collaborators - willing to make corrections, add links or transfer memorials.
Genealogy research is very time consuming - requiring hours of individual work and communication with others. I believe the success of Find-a-Grave occurs when many individuals cooperate to preserve and celebrate family histories. Posting a memorial is the first step. Then, it is important to properly manage the memorial by adding links, photos, and accurate bio information. By working together we can find and maintain records of our ancestors - preserving history and keeping their memories alive.
The names of families I am researching include: Howe, Osborne, Bushfield, Erskine, Condit, Fryer, Hart, Herget, Harr, Lyons, Payne, Tibbals, Winter, Leitch, Oswald...the list keeps growing. Ray's families are: Cassel, Hawk, Farnsworth, Worth, Wells, Coen, Clark, Dunlap. We are also researching: Uhrlaub/Arkell - Korth/Thewke - and Bennett/Dell'Angelo.
You are welcome to copy and use any of our posted memorial pix for genealogy purposes. We try to be as accurate as possible - generally requiring 2 sources before we enter bio information. But, errors do occur - if you find a mistake, please contact us.