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jim gillis (#46829573)
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Bio Photo I got the genealogy bug when my great-aunt's grandson sent me a photo of my 2nd great-grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family. Only 4 people in the photo were identified. Since that time I have contacted relatives I did not know I had. I have also been able to identify everyone in the photo now. I have done research not only on my surname but grandparents, 2nd great-grandparents on both sides. I especially love doing research on my mother's parents because Parke County has a great website. I am at a stand-still on my own surname as I don't know exactly where in Prussia my 2nd great-grandfather was born. I always love to get in contact with new "cousins".
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Nat Sanders
RE: Dr. Martin Vivan Marshall
Yes, Martin V. Marshall's parents were Vivan Dean Marshall and Marie Emma Church
Added by Nat Sanders on Nov 29, 2016 9:03 PM
Sheila Cooper
RE: Mamie Kasson Holbert
I am referring to Mt Olivet in Saginaw, Michigan. I will transfer to you.
Added by Sheila Cooper on Nov 22, 2016 6:30 PM
Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerkin
RE: parents of Lola Payton Ferguson
Thank you so much for trying, I wasn't able to make the trip this year because of my back surgery,but will try again next summer. Is there any way to find out her grave lot number or section or anything? Also could you let me know when your book becomes available? Thank you again,
Added by Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerki... on Nov 16, 2016 1:26 AM
B. Felix
RE: George and Rosemary Conway
You're very welcome.

Added by B. Felix on Nov 01, 2016 5:42 AM
Tina Galey-Horrall
RE: Esten and Norma Fuson
Hi Jim! Foot is great; total of 8 breaks in on foot! Hopefully, NO more:-)

I am trying to get Roselawn and Highland Lawn completed before the first snowflake!

Hope all is very well with you:-)
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Oct 06, 2016 7:13 PM
Carole Evans
RE: Hubert Gilles
Hi, I checked all the Calvary photo requests on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's database ("") before I went to the cemetery yesterday. Hubert, Nora and Ludwig are NOT listed on this database. Willy and Louis are.

If you know they really are there, then I suggest you contact Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee, where all of Calvary's records are kept. Ask them about your family.

FYI. Calvary is the oldest Catholic cemetery (with over 32,000 burials) in Milwaukee, dating to 1867. As such, many people do not have stones, or the stones have disappeared, or the stones are illegible. We spent close to 2 hrs. yesterday looking for some of the photo requests. We only found one person who died in 2000 before giving up.

Good luck in finding your relatives.

The fact
Added by Carole Evans on Sep 19, 2016 7:45 AM
RE: Georgia Beatty Criswell
Yes, I didn't notice that at first. I was researching the other husband.
Added by S.R.F. on Aug 28, 2016 2:56 PM
Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerkin
RE: parents of Lola Payton Ferguson
Hello Jim, I am just trying to keep in touch regarding the Adams cemetery and Lola Nancy PAYTON Ferguson. Have you been able to compete your research on Adams Cemetery? I was unable to travel to Indiana this year due to back surgery, so I still do not know if Lola's headstone is still buried or if it has been uncovered. Where you able to travel to Adams Cemetery this year?
Added by Patricia [FERGUSON] Gerki... on Aug 27, 2016 11:13 AM
RE: Georgia Beatty Criswell
Well, you were right about George. I found him on the US 1900 Census with Etta L. Since Georgia was born in 1902 and he died two months before her birth, I doubt her mother was married to a John Hallett.
Added by S.R.F. on Aug 26, 2016 6:13 PM
RE: Georgia Beatty Criswell
OK...Well, sometimes Death Certificates are wrong...I do think that SKIMMERHORN is a transcription error...The German name would be SCHIMMERHORN as it appears on her Death Certificate.....But, I have her name as Georgia MARIE Hallett. Where is the BEATTY coming from? Did she have a prior marriage?
Added by S.R.F. on Aug 26, 2016 5:51 PM
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