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I began my genealogical journey in 2011, in search of my maternal grandfather's history. He died when my mother was just a teenager. After his death, contact was lost with his extended family. It has been a challenge, but I have filled in quite alot of the family history and have made some personal contacts from that branch of my family, which has been quite rewarding.

I have found the Find A Grave site to be of enormous value along the way, and I have made some wonderful contacts with other researchers and contributors.

I am more than willing to help whoever I can in their quest.

Please do not feel it necessary to ask my permission to use any of the photos or data I have posted. I share them so that everyone connected to my memorials can have access.

I have borrowed the below quote from another contributor's page, as it says so very well why we who are bitten by the genealogy bug do what we do, and I thank Joy (contributor # 48108836) for sharing it:

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one (or more) who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes (hopefully) have at least one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

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