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StephanieSN (#47383699)
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Bio Photo Avid genealogist and repository of family history stuff. I love history and old things, and am especially fascinated by the places around me, and the tales of those who have lived and wandered through the same places I do today. I'm keenly interested in the history of material culture; the history of objects and how they were designed, manufactured, retailed, sold, used, thought about, lost, discarded, kept and treasured. This interest pairs naturally with my wonderment about family history, which originally led me to this site.

I owe much to the abundance of family info I've obtained over the years, shared by cousins and volunteers all over the world - some still living and some now waiting for us on the other side. I love helping people with their own ancestral exploration journeys. In my spare time, I scan through old newspapers and enter the final resting places of those souls lost to the memory of time from published obits and death notices, hoping that one day they'll be found by their own relatives. This and my headstone photo volunteering are my ways of "paying it forward" for all the help, love, and support that has been shown to me in this work. I used to have a great fear of death, but this project has helped me get over that. I now think of cemeteries as peaceful memorial parks, and enjoy my time there paying respects on behalf of the families, friends, and loved ones who can't make it there themselves.

My initial goal is to enter at least as many records to Find A Grave as number of persons in my family history database (...currently about 16,000). One for each one that I've 'found' on my own journey. I love to research & include women's maiden names, and first names too as they're so often Mrs. Richard So-and-So throughout history.


PLEASE help your photo volunteers by obtaining the plot information (if any) and adding it to your desired memorial record prior to requesting a photo! You'll find that your requests are fulfilled much more quickly than if we have to do this ourselves (and some places charge!). This is a volunteer effort. Help us help you.


People live on as long as they're remembered. Speak their names often...


"Do not pity the dead, pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
-J.K. Rowling


Some of my MATERNAL family lines:
Baker, Betts, Chamberlain, Deputat, Dobrovolny, Dovey, Eddy, Edge, Fowler, Goodreds, Hallock, Horton, Homer, Kellington (Killington), Kelsey, King, Lines, Mapes, Mays (Mayes), Nicholson, Pearson, Petz, Ply (Pluhator), Reynolds, Russell, Silver, South, Stedner (Städtner), Swayze (Sweazey), Terry, Warren, Waydell, Whitehouse, Wines.


Some of my PATERNAL family lines:
Acton, Adams, Alden, Amand, Bailie, Baron, Barth, Benmore, Bernier, Blethen, Boucher, Bourdeau, Brecht, Briel, Brauer, Brewer, Broughton, Buist, Buttercase (Butters, Butter), Carbonneau (Carbonneau dit Provençal), Carpenter, Carr, Carty, Commenus, Cotton, Courval, Couture (Couture dit Simard), Cox, Day, De Coligny, Denning, Descoteaux, Desruisseau, Dewsbury, Duncan, Durrell, Earl, Faunce, Ferguson, Fernald, Fisher, Gibbons, Godfrey, Graeser, Guimond, Harlow, Harris, Hay, Herberger, Holdridge, Horwedel, Houle (Houde), Husband, Hutchison, Joiry (Jouary), Knower, L'Ecuyer, Lace, Langdon, Langton, LeFebvre, Leroux, Liger, Lindsay, Longtin dit Jerome, Longtin dit Mineure, Lucas, Mahl, Malet, Marks, Martin, Matchett, Meanes (Mains), Moodie, Morton, Mullins, Nash, Nopp, Norris, Norval, Page, Paré, Paris, Paterson, Pendergast, Perry, Petitclerc, Philbrick, Pingry, Pirie, Porter, Potter, Pouize, Pratley, Racet, Rau, Ritter, Robidoux, Rothenberger, Rouleau, Sampson, Sands, Schneider, Schutz, Seymour, Shabery, Shaw, Sherburne, Smart, Smith, Standish, Stewart, Stockbridge, Symon (Simon), Tibbetts, Trottier, Warburton, Wakefield, Weick, Whittemore, Wise, Wittmann, Zolt.


~A Poem for our Ancestors~
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you

~Author Unknown
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Annette T. Mumford
Jose Raymundo Carrillo
Hello,
I would like you to please turn the memorial of Jose Carrillo over to me. He is my 6th Great Grand father.
You have done a lot of research and it is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.
Annette Mumford
Added by Annette T. Mumford on Feb 16, 2015 10:23 AM
Bernard Johnson
Thomas Murphy
I would like to kindly ask again that the memorial for Thomas Murphy 110771403 be transferred. Thank you.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jan 18, 2015 9:27 AM
Marty Jackson
Mooney, John J
Tomb gives his date of death as Oct 30.
I added a photo just now.
You are so good to help people like this.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=82087702&PIpi=115215616
Added by Marty Jackson on Jan 03, 2015 9:37 PM
Jim Record
Carl Perry 110899218
I want to thank you for the transfer of Carl Perry to me. Thanks again, Jim Record
Added by Jim Record on Nov 30, 2014 9:50 AM
Jim Record
Carl Perry 110899218
Wondering if you would be willing to transfer this memorial to me. I have more information to add with his 1st wife & children. Thank you
Jim Record 47696475
Added by Jim Record on Nov 29, 2014 1:01 PM
Larry Hagemann
Joseph Hildner 80365713
Words alone cannot thank you enough for this page and the LA paper for 1900 on his young death. I have been looking for him for years in and around Peoria, IL. I never knew he went to CA around the turn of the century and died at such a young age. I am most THANKFUL for your work here, Stephanie. By the way, in that posting, his sister Mrs. Elmer Matson was born Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hildner. I, too, hate it when the papers only refer to the husband's name. aargghhh. Thank you again.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Nov 24, 2014 5:54 AM
Bob Vint
Robert Vint memorial #107170336
Thanks, Stephanie, for transferring this memorial to me.

Regards,

Bob Vint
member #46850358
Added by Bob Vint on Oct 12, 2014 12:35 AM
Bob Vint
Robert Vint Memorial #107170336
Hello Stephanie,

Would you be willing to transfer ownership of this memorial to me? Robert Vint is my grandfather and I have information that I want to add to his memorial.

You certainly have done a mountain of genealogical research and shared it via Findagrave. My hat is off to you!

Sincerely,

Bob Vint
Member #46850358
rjvint@cox.net
Added by Bob Vint on Oct 09, 2014 11:05 PM
With All My Love ☮ & ❤️
Thank you
Thanks, Stephanie!
Added by With All My Love ☮... on Oct 03, 2014 11:05 PM
With All My Love ☮ & ❤️
#79210895 - Bo Kim Moy
Hi, Stephanie!

It is possible for you to transfer control of Bo Kim Moy's memorial over to me, please? I've added personal photos & a headstone photo already. I am a relative.
Added by With All My Love ☮... on Oct 03, 2014 10:27 AM
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