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John Winning (#31049954)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo In February 2008, my son invited me to join his Geni Family Tree which sparked my interest in the family histories for myself and that of my wife. Since then, I have researched birth, death, and census records (Winning, Hudelson, Wilbur, Howell, Jolly, Dye, Oates, Hibbert, Poage, Clark and Krigbaum families) which have given me a wealth of information. I have walked cemeteries in and around California and Nevada as well as visited local museums which gave me some interesting family history. In May 2009, my wife and I took a road trip through several midwest states to walk some cemeteries as well as visit some family. While I am new to being a genealogy sleuth, it has become quite a hobby and I find it's like putting pieces of a puzzle together and oh so fun!
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RE: Orr Photo
you are welcome
Added by Har37x on Sep 18, 2014 5:09 AM
Message from Paul Wilcox, Re: Boutin family, Bayfield, WI
Hi John ~ Check out my message board for Paul's message. Perhaps you would like to pass this message on to Donald? Kind regards, Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 14, 2014 3:55 PM
Leo L. Boutin and Donald William Boutin photo requests are in, too!
Dear John, Thanks to your research in finding the cemetery of Edward Boutin, I have located his two sons (who were two of the brothers of Clifford Charles Boutin), Leo L. Boutin ( and Donald William Boutin (, also interred in Calvary Cemetery in Bayfield, WI. I have put in their photo requests with interesting notes in their bubbles. Nice photos you have already posted for Edward Senior and Junior! How did you DO that?! Kind regards, BL
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 11, 2014 11:13 PM
Edward Boutin photo request!
Wheeee! NICE WORK, John! You made my DAY! ~ BL
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 11, 2014 9:41 PM
RE: Timmons Family
Dear John: Awww, shucks..... << toe in sand, hands clasped behind back >> I am just glad to help out where I can, and I know Wes shares this sentiment. :-) ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 11, 2014 9:39 PM
RE: Elmer L Ritchley, Susan Ritchley, Michael and Hester Timmons
Ahoy John! I have corrected all, photograph captions included. Please let me know if you find any additional errors -- I will be anxious to make corrections if so. I am transferring Elmer and Susan to you for care in your loving family hands. ~ Bridey
Added by BrideyLight on Sep 11, 2014 8:07 PM
Christena Allison 80676373
What an amazing photo you have posted on her memorial. Do you have a background story by any chance? Thanks for posting the photo.
Added by Janet on Aug 23, 2014 12:29 AM
RE: The Borlands
You're welcomed, John. Was surprised that Hazel Borland did not already have a memorial so was glad to be able to visit the family and get them connected.
Added by CryptoGram on Aug 15, 2014 7:45 AM
RE: Audra C Westbrook
Your very welcome. Glad I could help!
Added by Garren on Jul 27, 2014 11:17 PM
Ruth Smith
RE: Wilbur Photo
John: You are right - there was only one grave in section 15 lot 204 for Merrit Wilbur. Arkie Wilbur was listed as section 15 lot 204 also but there was an empty space. I'm very sorry, I thought I sent you a message about that but guess my mind is slipping. Taking pictures at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery is very challenging. Do you run into places like that? The secretary at the office out there has told me twice she cannot look up burials for anyone except a relative. One person told me she offered to do it for $5.00 a person. And there is no way I'm going to pay that as a volunteer. So there were over 150 requests that had "backed up" over the winter and I made a trip over to Jackson to the Historical Archives and spent a couple of hours writing down locations. But once you find the section, it is still a matter of walking row by row to find the grave. Does it sound like I'm complaining? I don't mean to do that, I love helping people out and others have blessed me with pictures. Ruth
Added by Ruth Smith on May 04, 2014 1:33 PM
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