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Carolyn Whitaker (#47049540)
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Bio Photo I have been a genealogist for 27 years. I was born in Kansas and grew up in Kansas until I was a sophomore in high school. We then moved to Des Moines, Iowa where I finished high school. I have lived all over the country and traveled in 43 states. I love the history of our country and studying my families along with their friends and neighbors. I keep a huge database of families because I track them as they travel westward. I have helped many people find their ancestors because I have a gift at tracking families, so I want to share that with others. I don't always find everyone, but my percentage rate is at least 95% of the time. They call me the sleuth!! One of my friends once told me "ya can't hide from you!"

My father was adopted in 1920 and I found our biological family in 1992 when he was 72 years old. I am willing to help adoptees try to find their families, especially the stolen children of Georgia Tann of the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis, Tennessee.

I recently completed research for Hewitt Clarke's new book, "Money and Blood" and am currently doing research for another new book he's going to publish. The story features a section on the family of Filmore Johnson and his wife, Betty Levy and the self made million, Robert Johnson who started BET television, whom is a descendant of Filmore Johnson.

My maternal
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My paternal families
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Due to people stealing my tombstone photos without permission and not so much as documentation and putting them on ancestry, I will not grant permission to use any of them. Only one Example arabianvoice Karen Sherrill Sanders, who refuses to take them down after numerous requests.
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NHans
Marvin & Grace Barrackman
Thank you for taking a picture of the headstone. You did a great job!
Added by NHans on Jan 29, 2015 12:07 PM
Donna Minke
Margaret J. McNabb Baker
Yesterday your work enabled me in 2 minutes to find the last name of my 3-great grandmother I'd been searching 20 years for. Thank you so much!
Donna Thompson Minke
Added by Donna Minke on Jan 29, 2015 7:28 AM
Dorothy Killian
Johnsie Rhodes Smyre #92908282
Johnsie Smyre # 92908282 is still living. I talked to her daughter in law today. Please remove her memorial. Thanks
Added by Dorothy Killian on Jan 28, 2015 9:01 PM
Darrell Brown
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Thanks for the nice work you are doing!
Added by Darrell Brown on Jan 27, 2015 1:00 PM
CPC
Thomas and Chassie Verran
Thank you so very much for adding their grave markers to their memorials!
Added by CPC on Jan 27, 2015 9:59 AM
Annita
Frank Gerald Coleman
Thanks so much for the transfer!
Added by Annita on Jan 26, 2015 5:14 AM
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The Rev. Daniel Moser
And for one more! Thank you for your careful work.
Added by serafinamia on Jan 25, 2015 2:36 PM
serafinamia
Mary B. Moser
Thank you as well for supplying the hard-to-read age of Mary B. Moser on her stone.
Added by serafinamia on Jan 25, 2015 2:29 PM
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John Sommer
Thank you for your contribution of a transcription for John Sommer's marker, and thank you for your work for Find-a-Grave.
Added by serafinamia on Jan 25, 2015 2:18 PM
Annita
Colemans
It's pathetic when cemetery staff are unwilling to help answer basic questions. Marie died July 4, 1913 in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO. She was taken to Trenton, Grundy Co., Mo for burial. I suspect she is at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with her parents and siblings. Hope to make the drive and see for myself when it warms up.

Frank T. Coleman, born Aug. 1877 in Chariton County, MO was in the 1910 Morristown TN census. From 1916- Feb 1918, he was in the Old Soldier's Home in Johnson City, TN. The very last evidence that I have found that he was still living was signature on WWI Draft Registration in Sept 1918. He and son Frank Gerald were living on Main Street in Johnson City. I have been unable to locate him in 1920.
Added by Annita on Jan 25, 2015 1:49 PM
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