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The Navigator (#46856982)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 16 days
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I started researching my husband's family after years of searching for my own ancestors when I found Find A Grave. Behold, I found many of my husband's family. I was not as successful in locating my own family. I eventually came in possession of an extensive family tree on my mother's side. I then knew I had to place my family on Find A Grave.

It has been exciting finding information, but it has been more wonderful creating memorials for the family I knew and loved.

I realized I've always had a passion for family history. One of my favorite memories was sitting around the table at family gatherings listening to all the stories. I was fortunate enough to have known my great-grandmother and was always especially fond of her tales of life in Ireland.

I have been on the trail of my Mother's family in Ireland, Germany, Baltimore, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, Virginia, and Delaware.

My Father's family traces to Ireland, England, Germany, Switzerland, New York City, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland.

My husband's family traces to England, France, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

I would like to thank my relative Charlotte Elizabeth Trainum Stewart for her tireless effort in producing our family history. To my Late cousin George William Larkins for keeping my interest in cemeteries and foreign lands alive with his wonderful stories.

This is dedicated to my Mother, Kathleen Louise Michaelis Rapp, who was the first person I added, she taught me the importance of love of family. I could not have asked for a more loving, compassionate and devoted mother.
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Warren Eastright
Zdunczyk Family
Hi there, not relate to the Zdunczyk Family, but thank you for the offer.

Added by Warren Eastright on Apr 22, 2014 7:16 PM
David P. Wilson
PS: Very Happy Easter to you and yours!
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 15, 2014 6:30 PM
David P. Wilson
RE: Cywinski Family
Thanks so much for the transfers! Greatly appreciated! :) Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 15, 2014 6:28 PM
John Otto
RE: White Family
Thank you very much again. I will contact the creator of the memorials for Carmino and Mary as you suggested. You too take care, John
Added by John Otto on Apr 15, 2014 4:10 PM
John Otto
RE: White Family
Thank you Kathy for the offer to transfer management of White family memorials. I really appreciate and the work you--and others who have added thousands of memorials--have done for all of us researching our families. Louise (nee Dambrosia) White (memorial 38168224) was my mother's first cousin, my 1st cousin once removed. Although I didn't know her family, I would be happy to accept management of her memorial and, if you want, those who share the same headstone with her--her husband Clarence (memorial 38168402) and her mother-in-law Anna (nee Feuchter) White (memorial 38168047). However, if you prefer to manage the memorials you created and don't mind responding to updates, then I'm also happy to keep things as they are. If you decide keep management of Louise's memorial, please change the spelling on the maiden name from Dombrosio to Dambrosia and add links to her parents, Carmino (memorial 96234813) and Mary (memorial 96234878). I'll try extra hard in the future to ensure my updates are accurate before asking you to make changes. Thanks Again, John
Added by John Otto on Apr 15, 2014 10:59 AM
John Otto
RE: Clarence & Louise White
Thank you for the fast response. After further research, I should have settled on the maiden name Dambrosia vice Dombrosio for Louise C. White (memorial 38168224). Other spellings include D'Ambrosia, D'Ambrosio, Dambrosio and Dambrosa. My research starts with her father listed as Carmino Dombrosio in the 1909-1912 Baltimore city directories, but changes over to Dambrosa in the 1920 census and Dambrosia in most later documents. Also, the Dambrosia spelling is on the headstone for Louise's parents, Carmino Dambrosia (memorial 96234813) and Mary L (Tatta) Dambrosia (memorial 96234878). Sorry for the mix-up. I would appreciate it if you would change Louise's maiden name to Dambrosia and add the links to her parents. Thanks again.

FYI, I am the great nephew of Mary L Dambrosia, my maternal grandmother's older sister.

John Otto
Va. Beach VA
Added by John Otto on Apr 12, 2014 4:24 AM
David P. Wilson
RE: Redyk & Szymanowski Families
Hi, Kathy! Thanks a ton, my friend! I hope the day is as beautiful over there today as it is here, where it's gorgeous! Again, many thanks! Best regards, Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 06, 2014 12:12 PM
David P. Wilson
Transfer requests (Szymanowski and Redyk, Holy Rosary Cem., Dundalk, MD) lookout.
Hi, Kathy! Just a note to let you know I've just submitted 3 SAC transfer requests to you. I thought I'd better also mention them to you via a message here as I've lately noticed Find A Grave (for/to me, anyways) regularly takes (since seems like around a month ago) several hours, or a day, or sometimes nearly a WEEK, before I receive automatic notification e-mail alerts about requests, or transfer clearances, etc. Especially now that the Edit tab on contributor pages is something I and so many others often don't normally ever notice, I've found it always helps to also send a separate "please be on the lookout" note. Wishing you a great weekend! Best regards, Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Apr 05, 2014 7:13 AM
RE: Mike Dietrich
Mike's sister was a friend and co-worker. I am not related.
Added by Debbie on Apr 03, 2014 8:33 PM
dianne p.
Very kind of you. As always, thanks for all your hard work and your generosity.
Added by dianne p. on Apr 03, 2014 7:38 PM
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