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The Navigator (#46856982)
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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. Surnames I'm searching for are Burns, Brennan, Burke, Darcy, O'Hare and Michaelis.

My Father's family traces to Ireland, England, Germany, Switzerland, New York City, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland. Surnames I'm searching for are Rapp, Burke, Breslin, Edge.

My husband's family traces to England, France, Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. Surnames I'm searching for are Wyatt, Adkins, Mullins, and Morgan.

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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Ruby Thompson
I also took a photo of Ludwig Thompson's marker. If you decide to create a memorial page for him, I will be glad to add my photo to it, just let me know.
Added by LShue on Jun 28, 2015 8:16 PM
Ruby Thompson
I also took a photo of Ludwig Thompson's marker. If you decide to create a memorial page for him, I will be glad to add my photo to it, just let me know.
Added by LShue on Jun 28, 2015 8:15 PM
Art Feeney
RE: Elizabeth Feeney
Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, if you would please transfer Elizabeth Feeney to me it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Added by Art Feeney on Jun 28, 2015 5:16 PM
Kim Keith Gretz
RE: Matthew Gogel
Thank you!
Added by Kim Keith Gretz on Jun 26, 2015 7:16 PM
Kim Keith Gretz
Can you please transfer this memorial to me, I am his ex wife, married for 17 years, and the info on children is incorrect. I will take proper care. His twin is buried near him as well as his parents.
Matthew Gogel, Sr.

Thanks Kim Keith Gogel Gretz
Added by Kim Keith Gretz on Jun 26, 2015 5:39 AM
Jackie S.
Location of Grave Stone
My sister and I are doing a family tree. We believe our Great-Grandparents are buried at Holy Rosary Cemetery. We found a picture you took of the grave stone #58956474, Jozef Frankowski and Katarzyna Frankowska on 9/20/10. My sister and I took a ride today to find the stone but could not located it at the cemetery. Do you recall what area of the cemetery the head stone is located. You made note that "This grave is directly behind another grave. The two graves are so close together it was difficult to place the camera between them to take a picture." We appreciate any additional information you may have to help us locate the "Frankowski" grave stone.
Tank you,
Jackie & Mary
Added by Jackie S. on Apr 24, 2015 2:37 PM
Jane Feldmann Cook
RE: Thomas Roddy
Thank you so much, Jane
Added by Jane Feldmann Cook on Apr 08, 2015 10:06 AM
Florence Larkins #55134416

Thank you for leaving flowers on my memorial for Florence Larkins. Would you mind changing the image to a non-animated one? I find the flashing very distracting when I'm reviewing my research.


Added by cmarek on Mar 27, 2015 10:44 PM
Mistake & Transfer

First, thank you so much for transferring John Hyle.

Somehow I made a mistake linking another couple. I just changed Mary (27912673) to her correct spouse Steve (27912610).

The odd thing is this did not show up on my Edits! I have a list of about 800 Edits I've made. Never made an incorrect link before. But I'm glad findagrave sends an email for completed edits so I could re-check. I recall deleting an Edit request on someone last night and re-submitting it a few minutes later.

But it did not show up under my Edits. Under Mary and Steve Goski it says 'no change'. That might be when I withdrew the request. Did you have any problems on findagrave last night? I also found that I could not use the 'Suggest any other correction' for several hours. It kept saying error.

So in any any case~ sorry for my mistake that went through! Thanks again.

Added by kw on Jan 23, 2015 7:25 AM
Karen Sessions
Henry W Boss #25637379
Date of death is incorrect. It should read 1 May 1932
Added by Karen Sessions on Jan 17, 2015 5:33 PM
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