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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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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
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Added by Gone But Not Forgotten on Dec 08, 2014 9:23 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
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