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Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)
 member for 12 years, 9 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 35 years now. As of this date (October 2014), I am 76 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.

I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.

I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.

The name Snyder is a different story - it is more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited
everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail.
I learned that my Grandfather Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".

I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.

I wrote to the Berkeley County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.

My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.

Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out with "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.

I have over 136,000 persons in it now and nearly 35,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.

I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.

I'm happy to transfer memorials outside the FAG guidelines. However, I do request that you state what your relationship is. The only memorials I won't transfer are in my family.

If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
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RE: Oka & Edith Snider
You are welcome.
Added by Ann on Nov 11, 2014 11:52 AM
Oka & Edith Snider
I wanted to let you know that I posted a photo of Oka & Edith's headstone (to their memorials).
Added by Ann on Nov 08, 2014 1:43 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Nov 03, 2014 2:34 PM
Debra Downey Wilkins
Clark Brenneman obituary
I am related to the Brenneman family. I have found an obituary for Clark Brenneman from the Cumberland Evening Times that shows that Clark was buried in the Bittinger Cemetery. Would you like me to e-mail you a copy so that you can update your memorial showing the date he died, and perhaps add the obituary information to your memorial?

Debbie Downey Wilkins
Added by Debra Downey Wilkins on Oct 21, 2014 2:55 PM
Bruce R. Swayne
RE: Memorial# 112768094 Isaac Crouse
Robert -
Wonderful. Thanks again for your work with and for providing these insights about the cemetery.
Added by Bruce R. Swayne on Oct 15, 2014 2:59 PM
Bruce R. Swayne
Memorial# 112768094 Isaac Crouse
Robert -
What does the reference on the death certificate to burial in the Dunkard Cemetery mean?

Isaac would be a distant cousin on my mother's line.

Added by Bruce R. Swayne on Oct 14, 2014 8:16 PM
Bruce R. Swayne
Memorial# 112768094 Isaac Crouse
Hi Robert,
Thanks for your work on

The death notice attached to Isaac mentions no wife's name and states that he was buried in the Dunkard Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Thus, it is possible that the death notice actually belongs to the Isaac Crouse that married Elizabeth Horner.

The 1870 Census helps distinguish between these two Isaacs. The death notice may belong to the Isaac living with Elizabeth in Crawford county in 1870. The Isaac buried in Maple Hill Cemetery is probably the one married to Susanna Lutz and living in Summit County in 1870.

Do you have a photo of the headstones in Maple Hill for Isaac and Susanna?

Added by Bruce R. Swayne on Oct 14, 2014 2:09 PM
Jennifer Sheridan
Margaret (Lear) McGee
I'm not sure if you can answer this or not but I was wondering if you knew why Margaret Lear (memorial # 104604870) and David Lear were listed as half siblings? It says that they have the same parents but I'm not sure what's correct and what's not. The listing for Franklin Lear has the same father as the above but it seems on the death certificate that the mother is different. I'm not sure if you can answer this or not but thanks for the help anyway.
Jenn Sheridan
Added by Jennifer Sheridan on Oct 06, 2014 8:15 PM
RE: Snider / Kepler

HI Robert

You are so welcome! And it is great to hear from you again as it has been some time since I have heard from you.

I have been trying my hardest here and still plugging along, I did change my name here because I have been Stalked by a member who has made my life miserable, She has still followed me from one State to Another. Or as she says Tripping over me and my mess ups.

Take Care Robert and Thanks again!

Dave Kennedy
Added by DSON1492 on Oct 05, 2014 5:23 PM
Randolph Floyd
Bob, Thank you for the transfer and a special thank you for posting the funeral memento on Bill's memorial.
Added by Ellece on Sep 07, 2014 9:17 AM
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