Grant

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50447565

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**Please, don't create memorials with "burial place unknown" just to have a more complete family line. That defeats the whole purpose of this site. I know it's tempting to just fill in the blanks yourself for a prettier looking family line, but please resist the urge. Take the time to research, and we all need to accept (including me) that some records and burial places are lost to time, and it's a sad but true fact. I will not link to these memorials**

Also, if you can, take some time to go through your photo requests…sometimes we can forget to delete them when they are fulfilled by a volunteer, and this just clutters the homepage of the cemetery you requested a grave photo from…

I would love to connect with distant relatives to share any information! I am on Ancestry.com.

I could spend hours browsing the bios of contributors of this site, and learning all about their passions and research.

As long as I am not related in a close way, I would be happy to transfer memorials, as long as you are related, even if they are outside the FAG guidelines.

I live in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and I would be happy to do requests for anyone especially in Washington and Yamhill Counties.

I started researching my family history in the summer of 2019. Genealogy is my favorite hobby and I don't go a day without thinking about it. I find this website super helpful in finding long lost ancestors as well as for connecting with distant relatives today.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and information for a good genealogy cause, visit genealogytrails.com. It is a website that has sub-sites by states and states' counties. Many are in need of a host. The purpose of the site is to transcribe genealogy info and post it on the sites for free, and it's lifeline is volunteers to add information. I know I have gained valuable information I had not found anywhere else in my family by searching the site. You can email in your transcribed records and info. Please tell me if you have seen this and are now a volunteer! I'd love to see how many people this is reaching!

I am descended from Polish immigrants, pioneers of the Oregon trail, and Revolutionary War patriots. I am currently in the process to join the NSSAR. I also have immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, England, Hungary, Norway, and Czechia in my tree. I am descended from Clarence D. Martin (1884-1955), who was the 11th Governor of Washington from 1933-1941. I also have good reason to believe that the 2nd U.S President John Adams is my 7th cousin 10 times removed, although this isn't backed up by documentation yet.

My Polish heritage is specifically from the Podkarpackie voivodeship in Poland, in what was once Galicia, a province of the Austrian Empire. If you have any ancestors in this area, especially in the village of Lutcza, please contact me so we can share information. I plan on traveling to Poland in a few years and if I am in the area I would gladly look for records for you. I would also like to start a website for all those descended of Polish immigrants from Lutcza.

A quote to motivate genealogists like myself: "There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time" - David M. Eagleman

I love seeing new headstones in old cemeteries that were put in to finally mark a burial that has been unmarked for years or to replace a destroyed headstone. It really shows that descendants are still thinking of their ancestors and caring for them. I hope to do this for my ancestors who are lacking markers or who's stones are destroyed.

**Please, don't create memorials with "burial place unknown" just to have a more complete family line. That defeats the whole purpose of this site. I know it's tempting to just fill in the blanks yourself for a prettier looking family line, but please resist the urge. Take the time to research, and we all need to accept (including me) that some records and burial places are lost to time, and it's a sad but true fact. I will not link to these memorials**

Also, if you can, take some time to go through your photo requests…sometimes we can forget to delete them when they are fulfilled by a volunteer, and this just clutters the homepage of the cemetery you requested a grave photo from…

I would love to connect with distant relatives to share any information! I am on Ancestry.com.

I could spend hours browsing the bios of contributors of this site, and learning all about their passions and research.

As long as I am not related in a close way, I would be happy to transfer memorials, as long as you are related, even if they are outside the FAG guidelines.

I live in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and I would be happy to do requests for anyone especially in Washington and Yamhill Counties.

I started researching my family history in the summer of 2019. Genealogy is my favorite hobby and I don't go a day without thinking about it. I find this website super helpful in finding long lost ancestors as well as for connecting with distant relatives today.

If you are interested in volunteering your time and information for a good genealogy cause, visit genealogytrails.com. It is a website that has sub-sites by states and states' counties. Many are in need of a host. The purpose of the site is to transcribe genealogy info and post it on the sites for free, and it's lifeline is volunteers to add information. I know I have gained valuable information I had not found anywhere else in my family by searching the site. You can email in your transcribed records and info. Please tell me if you have seen this and are now a volunteer! I'd love to see how many people this is reaching!

I am descended from Polish immigrants, pioneers of the Oregon trail, and Revolutionary War patriots. I am currently in the process to join the NSSAR. I also have immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, England, Hungary, Norway, and Czechia in my tree. I am descended from Clarence D. Martin (1884-1955), who was the 11th Governor of Washington from 1933-1941. I also have good reason to believe that the 2nd U.S President John Adams is my 7th cousin 10 times removed, although this isn't backed up by documentation yet.

My Polish heritage is specifically from the Podkarpackie voivodeship in Poland, in what was once Galicia, a province of the Austrian Empire. If you have any ancestors in this area, especially in the village of Lutcza, please contact me so we can share information. I plan on traveling to Poland in a few years and if I am in the area I would gladly look for records for you. I would also like to start a website for all those descended of Polish immigrants from Lutcza.

A quote to motivate genealogists like myself: "There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time" - David M. Eagleman

I love seeing new headstones in old cemeteries that were put in to finally mark a burial that has been unmarked for years or to replace a destroyed headstone. It really shows that descendants are still thinking of their ancestors and caring for them. I hope to do this for my ancestors who are lacking markers or who's stones are destroyed.

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