In an effort to find my missing Aunt, Lorraine B Hurd (nee Knapp), I came upon Find A Grave and genealogy. Five years, 7 months and 19 days later, I finally found her!!! How? Through a posting on Find A Grave by a member volunteer!!
A link to her Ancestry.com profile "Website" is listed below.
This page is dedicated to her.
Finding, documenting and sharing through this venue helps to build family stories and honor those we loved as well as those whom we never knew.
Family is important!
"The family is our refuge and our springboard; nourished on it, we can advance to new horizons. In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." Alex Haley
The memorials I add or manage are all relatives. You may use any / all photographs that I have added if you credit "Tom Knapp" as source. Source is important in that if others want original documentation or additional information, they know where to seek.
Suggestions, corrections, additions, etc are always welcome to those memorials I manage.
A hearty "THANK YOU" to all the volunteers!!! Your efforts are greatly appreciated and create everlasting memories for generations to come.
Elmina Shourds Hi Tom, I finally got back to Elmina's grave and did a rubbing and the information looks to agree with the information on her Find a Grave memorial. I did put an edit in for a birth year. Joan
RE: Miranda Platt and Werner Cemetery Sorry, this is a very small cemetery and most of the graves have no headstones and some are unreadable. Her name was on the list of people moved there, but no plot numbers were given. I've been there myself and I don't remember seeing a stone for her. I don't know when I'll get a chance to get back there, but when I do I'll keep her in mind and look again.
RE: Elmira Shourds Hi Tom, I'm honored to have my photos used in family trees. I do have an edit in on this memorial. The stone says Elmina, not Elmira and the book of Sauk County transcriptions I used for the date says Elmina too. I plan to stop at the cemetery this coming week (I work in Reedsburg) and take a big piece of paper and crayon to do a rubbing of the stone to see if I can get a clearer reading of the words. I'll let you know if I find something different and change the information I posted under the memorial photo. Joan
RE: Amelia and Wilhelm Papenfus I don't know if I answered your request to use my photo on your ancestry.com page. Yes, you may. I will allow anyone to use them. Thank you for giving me credit for the photo. Carol
RE: Cunha Photos Wow! I would love to learn how you found her after all those years....I am so fascinated with these types of stories and thrilled for your family. Interesting she was last seen in California but died in Illinois. Please let me know when you finish the bio. I look forward to reading it and hearing more. Congrats!