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David Parsons (#47361764)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo If you have corrections or additions, I am happy to put them in but please, use the edit, correction suggestion to do corrections or transfer requests. I am also happy to transfer management to a responsible relative.

I became interested in genealogy in 1993 after my grandmother passed away. I have collected over 40,000 names 4500 obituaries, and 1500 death certificates for descendants of 1880 Lawrence County, Ohio.

In 2010 I found findagrave and found it to be a excellent site for remembering our ancestors.
I have done considerable work on City Cemetery, Brownsville, Texas, (adding 25,000+ names),I also have done several smaller cemeteries in Brownsville and Lawrence Co, Ohio.

I am also working to index the Brownsville Herald Newspaper obits from 1977 to 2013. Currently have scanned images of 1977 to 2013, with index complete from 1977 to 2001. If you need a Brownsville obit in this time frame, send me a note with the name and death date.

Just found a great webpage, It is shareware, you don't have to pay but it is worth $15-30 to block almost every ad. Stops the ads on fidagrave, well worth something to stop them, but also stops adchoices garbage.

No use to post photo requests for City Cemetery. All readable headstones have been posted.

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Debbie J
RE: Baden Winters
Sorry I don't.
Added by Debbie J on Aug 19, 2014 10:16 AM
Becky Wilson Thissen
tombstone photos
Can I use your tombstone photos for my family history?
Added by Becky Wilson Thissen on Jul 02, 2014 5:01 PM
Thank you!
Thanks for the info on my grandmother's grave in Brownsville, Texas. I just started my ancestry search and found the obit info too. I know I have other relatives in that cemetary but living in Illinois, it's not too often that I get there. Thanks for all of your info and photos.

Added by RCBodie on Jun 11, 2014 12:21 PM
Mary Collins
Thank you very much for the photos for Mary Collins. It means a great deal to my wife and me to have them.
Added by Bob on Jun 07, 2014 10:13 PM
Hi David,
I'm doing some research on a particular family line, so you'll be getting family link suggestions from me. If you wish to transfer any of those memorials to me that's okay. If not, that's ok too. I'm glad Findagrave added that feature.
Thank you,
treehunter2008 (#47037942)
Added by treehunter2008 on May 15, 2014 7:22 AM
Carlos Perez
J. Ramon memorial

Hi David,

Thank you for all the time and effort in creating this site. I just started genealogy work and found on your website, Find A Grave, what might be my 2nd great grandfather's listing at the Old City Cemetery, Brownsville. I'm curious as to how you found the cause of death to be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. I cannot find any death certificate anywhere (LDS-familysearch,, etc.). Any info you might have would be welcome.

Thank you,

Added by Carlos Perez on May 08, 2014 9:48 AM
Thanks David, I don't live in Ohio and I'm not blood related. I had found some children through other connections and was just trying to "reunite" them with parents. Thanks so much for finding Samantha. I would presume but can't assume her husband John is there with her too. / thank you!
Added by genieresearcher on May 05, 2014 5:06 PM
Samantha Darling Massie
Thank you David for getting back to me so quickly and verifying her age on stone. Much appreciated because can now link children to her! Thanks for updating her memorial too!
Added by genieresearcher on May 05, 2014 4:56 PM
S. F. Evans
Moses Wells
Sorry, I duplicate entered Moses Wells on Union UB Church Cemetery. I just didn't find him as the only person on the second page until after I had entered him.

I have already done all his linkages. It would be more efficient if you deleted yours, rather than doing all the linkages. If you want I can transfer mine to you.

Just let me know what you prefer.
Added by S. F. Evans on Apr 26, 2014 2:43 PM
Your welcome
Hi your welcome. Glad to help get it all down. Best Wishes.
Added by Angelica on Apr 14, 2014 2:31 PM
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