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A Family Who Loves Genealogy (#47178231)
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earthandsky1
Richard Blauvelt
Hello, I just transferred this memorial to you, per your request. --Julie

Added by earthandsky1 on Sep 26, 2014 1:37 PM

Joseph Townsley
How to read the paper
While researching my wife's family I came across your Find A Grave for James Whitelaw, Memorial# 121725062, and saw the news paper clipping. I was wondering if there is a good way to read the paper or if not how I might get a higher resolution photo so it can be expanded. Thanks for sharing and all you've done to help the rest of us beginners.

Regards, Joe Townsley

Added by Joseph Townsley on Sep 24, 2014 10:39 AM

Floral Designer
My Mom's Memorial
That phot was done by a member here , in mom's bio, I thanked him, Jim, he has done a few for people here , He did dad too
He will make you one also, Loves doing it, I'm still learning computer stuff as a senior , teaching myself, lol
Barb

Added by Floral Designer on Sep 20, 2014 12:05 PM

Floral Designer
RE: Cheery hello sent your way...
No, and the obit had the same as mine so it will be listed per the obit

Added by Floral Designer on Sep 19, 2014 9:18 AM

Andy B
RE: Thanks EVER so much Andy!
Thanks... Will keep at it till the weather turns bad.

Added by Andy B on Sep 17, 2014 5:13 AM

Todd Whitesides
Johanna Menninger
I used the German spelling of her maiden name, instead of the Anglicized version. Her marriage record has it spelled the way I entered it. Thanks for understanding.

Added by Todd Whitesides on Sep 12, 2014 12:59 PM

Jim Forcum
William A "W A" Menninger, Jr; # 102836756
Dear Genealogy Friend,

I read your biography and was deeply touched and impressed.

As I write this I am looking at your Find A Grave Memorial # 102836756 for WILLIAM A “WA” MENNINGER in St Mary’s Cemetery, Ft Mitchell, Kenton Co. KY. I note you do not have any information on his wife and children, most of whom are buried in the same location.

I have complete information of William’s wife, and 6 children. I would be glad to write that up and email it to you, but thought I better first check to see if you want it. Most are buried in St. Mary’s.

Let me know if you want this family data.

Regards,
Jim Forcum
2082 Prudence Dr.
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Email: Forcumjr@aol.com

Added by Jim Forcum on Sep 10, 2014 9:54 AM

Laura Goodman
Van Houten
…I appreciate the assistance…it is always nice to get updated information. Things are great my way…Thanks for asking and always being so wonderful.

Added by Laura Goodman on Sep 09, 2014 7:04 PM

Charlotte Smith Muir
RE: Thanks so MUCH!
I am a very distant relative of his, he is my 1st cousin (7x removed) wife's maternal niece's husband.. haha.. if that makes sense... when working on my family tree, it directed me to his memorial. His family is very well documented on Ancestry so I wasn't quite sure how to approach it on F-A-G... there does seem to be a notion that perhaps he was married another time, but no factual documentation. :)

Added by Charlotte Smith Muir on Sep 08, 2014 5:19 AM

Richard Schoening
Machpellah Cemetery
The markers on Find A Grave are relatives of mine. I was at the cemetery some years ago and photographed the markers. I am originally from NJ but now live in WV and would not know how or who to contact for that cemetery.

Added by Richard Schoening on Sep 07, 2014 11:59 AM

Michael McCue
RE: HUGS of appreciation sent your way!
about two or three more photo sessions and the whole place will be photographed

Added by Michael McCue on Sep 06, 2014 2:23 PM

Pat
Tillie Boehm
Haven't been to Macpelah in years. I have relatives who are buried there, but couldn't locate headstones for them--that seems to be true for most of the people in the "older" section. Good luck trying to contact anyone from the cemetery about who might be interred there--I've tried many times, with no response. There are some fairly recent burials there, so it's not a defunct cemetery--not sure if it's being operated by a different group (there are a couple cemeteries next to it) or if the Macpelah folks just can't be bothered to respond to inquiries. Hope you have better luck than I have!

Added by Pat on Sep 06, 2014 2:16 PM

Rich H.
RE: Hey there bud!
Sorry that the number no longer works. Maybe one of the near by cemeteries would know who to contact?

Added by Rich H. on Sep 06, 2014 12:21 PM

Rich H.
Machpelah Cemetery
I would give them a call:

Machpelah Cemetery Association
5810 Tonnelle Ave North Bergen, NJ 07047‎
(201) 867-7130

Added by Rich H. on Sep 06, 2014 10:43 AM

Sue Hale Sheppard
Bruce family ??
Quite by chance, I found your Profile page. You have a must interesting Bio.
I wonder if you are the one I corresponded with concerning the Bruce family in Bland Co., VA.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Sep 05, 2014 7:23 PM

Laura Goodman
Airy Smith
I would love for you to write a bio. I appreciate your assistance. Thanks

Added by Laura Goodman on Sep 02, 2014 8:14 AM

Clayton P
Jessie ferguson 133607179
I do not believe that you sent me links to her parents. Please send them and I will add them. Also, if you have a nicer format or design for the obit please send that as well and I'll take a look at it. Thank you for your help!

Added by Clayton P on Aug 25, 2014 10:08 PM

MamaHicks
Jesse Uppercu/Uppercue
You did a better and more thorough job of research than they did on the TV program. Congratulations.

Added by MamaHicks on Aug 25, 2014 11:48 AM

Carolyn Golowka
RE: Hello there Carolyn
Thank you very much for the updates. Did you notice that in 1940 all of Elizabeth and Jesse Uppercu's daughters - Jessie, Elizabeth Amelia, and Jean Irene, were living with Elizabeth? I wonder where she was in 1930. Jean Irene married Emil Keller in 1946. They divorced in 1977. Emil passed in 2009 and Jean is apparently still living in Reva, Virginia. Thought you might like to know this. Thank you again for all you do.

Carolyn

Added by Carolyn Golowka on Aug 22, 2014 11:11 AM

Andy B
RE: 2707 Photos!
Yep digital cameras are great. So i was looking at your messages again... I am very intune to alot of the names here at brick church. Requa is one of them... along with Duryea, Straut, Turnure, and a bunch more. I grew up in Monsey... worked at Monsey Post Office till i retired... Do you know where Requa Lane is in Monsey???

Added by Andy B on Aug 22, 2014 8:56 AM

Andy B
RE: Hey Andy
Hi Carole, unfortunately i dont keep the photos i take with the exception of military stones. They take up room. So when i see that you or someone else has photos installed on the site... i delete them. I will check though. As far as a company to inscribe grave stones i know of none other than looking in a phone book... sorry.
Andy

Added by Andy B on Aug 22, 2014 5:40 AM

Jenny Willis
Harings
That is great you are also working on the Harings! Jane S. Haring is my 3rd great grand aunt. I have a picture of her with all her siblings who were still living in about 1900 (Ann, Bridget, Elizabeth and Jacob)--I think I sent a copy to Regina and she has it on the website. I can send you a high resolution scan of it if you don't have it--I found it at my Mom's house in a giant box of photos! I also have quite a few other pictures of Elizabeth (aka Mammmy) who lived until 1930 so my Gramma knew her very well. I didn't realize Jacob was somewhat famous for breeding racehorses until I found his obit. I have some of my pictures attached to my tree on Ancestry.com if you have access.

Added by Jenny Willis on Aug 21, 2014 10:32 AM

Andy B
RE: Hello my new good friend!
hi Carole, I grew up in this section of rockland county also worked in this same place and have always driven by brick church. Probably like most other people that do this kind of thing I wanted to know who my relatives were. One thing led to another and i found myself on find a grave looking for them. I found a few. But to make this a short story, I wanted to help others look for their relatives. I knew what a pain it is to search and not find anything. So some months ago I found myself here at brick church and decided that it was time to give back and help others. I talked to Paul and he said go for it and Ive been here when ever I get the time. I see you have done a lot of work here an i add what i can to it. photos etc.
How did you get started here???
Andy

Added by Andy B on Aug 20, 2014 9:43 AM

Martha
Nettie Nickerson
Hello again,
Nettie is my first cousin 3x removed. :-)
Nettie married John Blauvelt on 21 Sep 1876 in Clarkstown Reformed Church.
You made a memorial for him #121122924.
They are in the 1880 census in Middletown, Rockland County as John and Nettie Blauvelt.

After his death she married Henry B. Burr on 18 Jul 1889 in Nyack. He was born in Feb 1853 in Connecticut.
They are in Orangetown for all the census records from 1892 to 1920.
1892 - Henry and Nettie
1900 - Henry B. and Janette S.
1905 - Henry B. and Nettie
1910 - Henry B. and Nettie
1915 - Henry and Nettie S.
1920 - Henry B. and Nettie S.

I have not found either of them in the 1930 or 1940 census records. Assume they died in the 1920's. Henry's younger sister, Caroline, lived the them and is in the 1940 census.

Nettie sold some land on 30 April 1920 in Rockland county. Since the 1920 census lists those persons alive on January 1st, it's possible Henry died between then and April and Nettie sold their home and moved in with someone else. She was the census enumerator and conducted the census for their family on March 5th.

Hope this helps. I don't live in NY so I don't have easy access to the libraries. I've searched newspapers that are free online for obituaries and have not found any yet.

Martha

Added by Martha on Aug 18, 2014 9:26 PM

RRH7254
Restvale duplicates
Thanks for pointing out my own duplicate entries (for Lewis P. French). Turns out I didn't just enter him twice, but 3 times! I'll be fixing that shortly. Not sure how that happened. I also noticed that pictures I am sure I added for him are not showing on any of the memorials I created. That has me scratching my head. Based on what you shared, I am wondering if Find-a-grave is having problems keeping search results and database postings up-to-date and accurate. I'd hate to think our efforts are sometimes getting lost.

I live about an hour away from Restvale, but drove over on Friday and spent about 7 hours shooting pix of about 500 gravestones. I was mainly searching for my family lines, but as I go through the sections I also take time to shoot other markers that I deem are either quite old, at risk, or that contain unusual genealogical information (and sometimes, just if the lighting is really good on a stone). It'll probably take me quite a while to get them all loaded. Some may already have been done, but it's too slow to check my F-A-G phone app in real time at each grave . It's so much easier to shoot the picture and then do the research back at home when I'm at the computer. Because only a small percentage of the graves in this cemetery are currently on the website, it's pretty good odds most of my pix are of unrecorded memorials.

I'll try really hard to make sure I don't duplicate any more existing memorials, but feel free to let me know if you see I've done it again.

Again, thanks for all your good work at Restvale. We still have a few thousand memorials yet to do! ;-)

Added by RRH7254 on Aug 18, 2014 8:12 PM

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