Cathy Neeley

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I have been researching my family's roots on Ancestry and Find a Grave since 2014. Names include: Hagedorn, Heidorn, Noetscher, Poth, Schwein and Hof in Cincinnati, Ohio; Poth, Hoffman, Guntel, Shoulders, Winner, Roberts, Lunn & Kirchenbauer in Indiana.

Find A Grave is an easy way to discover your roots so I try to add as much as I can from my searches so others can benefit. Many thanks to those who have shared before me.

Most of my memorials are family, however I am willing to transfer memorials to closer relations.

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one 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 storytellers of the tribe.
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"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." Jeff Gonyea

I have been researching my family's roots on Ancestry and Find a Grave since 2014. Names include: Hagedorn, Heidorn, Noetscher, Poth, Schwein and Hof in Cincinnati, Ohio; Poth, Hoffman, Guntel, Shoulders, Winner, Roberts, Lunn & Kirchenbauer in Indiana.

Find A Grave is an easy way to discover your roots so I try to add as much as I can from my searches so others can benefit. Many thanks to those who have shared before me.

Most of my memorials are family, however I am willing to transfer memorials to closer relations.

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one 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 storytellers of the tribe.
Author unknown

"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." Jeff Gonyea

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