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Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)
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I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 35 years now. As of this date (December 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 137,000 persons in it now and OVER 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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Russell S. Strader III
RE: Joseph & Lydia Filbrun
Hello Robert,

I will take the transfers of Joseph & Lydia Filbrun.
They are Great-grandparents from my mother side.

Thank You,
Added by Russell S. Strader III on Jan 26, 2015 3:20 PM
Warren Eastright
Elizabeth Snider
Morning Bob, I'm still checking into Elizabeth's place of burial. It looks like Loysbury Cemetery and Saint Johns Reformed Cemetery in Loysburg, are the same Cemetery. The Church next to the cemetery is not connected with the cemetery.

Elizabeth's parents are buried at the listing of Loysburg Cemetery. My next step is connecting F.A.G. to clarity the correct name of the cemetery.

Thanks for the inquiry

Added by Warren Eastright on Jan 05, 2015 6:01 AM
Robert Allen Bowser
Thank you
Sorry about that

Bob B
Added by Robert Allen Bowser on Jan 03, 2015 3:57 PM
Noah Tanner
He's all yours :) I'm not related at all.
Added by KathyCook on Dec 27, 2014 4:51 PM
Carp Lake Cemetery
Hi Robert ~ I have transferred three of the five memorials that you requested at Carp Lake Cemetery.

I must admit that I pondered the transfers for quite a while as I have never had someone ask for a group of memorials before without stating what their specific relationship to the deceased was.

I reviewed your Profile page and noticed that you require persons requesting transfers to state their relationship, and I was even more puzzled as to why you didn't do the same.

I am pretty free with transfers that are outside of the required guidelines, but I do like to know what the relationship is also, not just that they are "part of your extended family".

If you would like to send me new SAC's for Emily and Leo that state your relationship, I will be happy to reconsider those transfers.
Added by Lido on Dec 27, 2014 2:21 PM
William Ream
William Heimbaugh parents
I have updated William Heimbaugh's Find A Grave memorial by connecting his memorial to his parents as you suggested.

Thanks for your help!

Bill Ream
Added by William Ream on Dec 19, 2014 2:04 PM
Rachel Powell
Snider / Snyder Family
Yes, I am related to the family. Anna is the sister of my mom's great grandmother, Sarah Ellen Friend.
Added by Rachel Powell on Dec 14, 2014 5:04 PM
Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Fulton Swank
Thanks for the information on this gentleman and all the others you send information on. It has been added and appreciated.
Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Dec 10, 2014 2:30 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
RE: Frederick and Erine Horn
No I am not related, just transcribing records at Dayton memorial.
Hope this helps,
Watch for more records soon, I am only on the "H's"
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Dec 08, 2014 9:24 AM
Gone But Not Forgotten
RE: Frederick and Erine Horn
Cemetery records
Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Dec 08, 2014 9:23 AM
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