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Kathleen B (#46845386)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo September 2013

After an extremely busy summer where I fell behind, I am back and digging through a very large pile of messages and corrections, starting with the oldest first. So, I'll get to them all, but it will be a bit!


I've been an avid genealogist for years, researching my own family and helping others research theirs.

I now have about 2,000 memorials on FindAGrave and a related tree on with 25,000 people. So, I'm getting a lot of contacts asking for more information, sometimes several in a day, then none for a week or so. I always respond to everyone (unless they're particularly cranky), usually with much help and many answers. But, especially as it's now summer, my response time is not generally measured in hours, but days or weeks! So, please be patient. I'll get to you. If a month passes, I may have missed your query. Feel free to poke me again!

Right now, I'm working Pioneer Cemetery (aka Masonic or Odd Fellows) in Boise on-line. The cemetery is now 100% on-line with about 80% of the memorials managed by me. I am now researching all of my managed memorials adding biographical information and familial links where I can. That also means that I'm researching most of the rest of the cemetery, too, because there are many connections amongst the families! (My gracious fellow contributors - especially David M. Habben - have been making lots of updates at my request!)
* Jan 2010 - Section 1 (Masonic) completed and 2,300 entries in related family tree.
* Mar 2010 - Section 2 (Odd Fellows) completed and 4,712 entries in the tree.
* Apr 2010 - Started Section 3 (Knights of Pythias?)
* Jun 2010 - Taking a break (mostly) for the summer. About 25% through Section 3.
* Nov 2010 - Finished Section 3!!! There are now 15,096 folks in my related tree! It was slow going since many of the burials are unrelated. That means no "freebies" when researching one burial and each burial is harder because there are no clues to be found in nearby burials.
* Apr 2011 - Still on Section 4. It's proving slow going. I keep getting sidetracked down interesting trails or being pulled back to folks I've already researched by inquiring relatives (which is grand!). Only have finished 18 of 69 plots (though some may have been finished incidentally with earlier research). Tree is up to 22,081 people.
* Sep 2011 - Yup, still on Section 4! I'm still spending much of my time on side trails initiated by folks contacting me about their relatives and having trouble making progress on Section 4. I've also been especially busy personally. Tree is up to 28,419 people.

I have created many memorials in other cemeteries in order to connect those interred at Pioneer, especially children. I'm also making many requests to other contributors to add the information I happen to find on their contributions and appreciate all of their assistance.

I want my memorials to be as accurate as possible. If you have information to provide, please use the "Edit" tab, then "Sugggest A Correction" link to do so! I'm tickled to be able to add more information and link them to other family members. If you know of the burial of a sibling, but the parents locations are unknown, I'll even happily add a hot link in the memorial to the sibling.


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Margie & Bob
Silas Clark edits
Hi - I was noting that the links you just provided for edit show Clark was his mother's surname. He was married to my great grandmother's sister and I have hardly any info on him. My home email is Margie
Added by Margie & Bob on Oct 13, 2014 2:32 PM
Sue Ann Harfst
Thomas DeLyria
Hi, Kathleen,

I did not take the original picture, I just now manage the memorial. I cannot delete it, but I will request that Findagrave merge the two memorials. That way the picture will go to yours, and the copyright of the original picture taker will be preserved.

Thank you for letting me know about it.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Aug 27, 2014 1:26 PM
Links and edits made. Thanks so much for sending the additional information--I do appreciate it!
Added by paths2present on Aug 20, 2014 12:55 PM
Amy P Case
2 Thomas Delyria's?
Hi, Kathleen! Can you double-check Find A Grave Memorial #43848518 for Thomas V. Delyria (1844-1910)? It seems to be a duplicate of Thomas V. Delyria (1905-1911). I was in town and went out there, and I think StJ5 Rw 2 Plot 7 is the child's. Also, there is no one even close to 1844-1910 in this Delyria family.

I appreciate all the work you've done on this!!

Amy Case
Added by Amy P Case on Jul 30, 2014 8:38 PM
Seraphine Morrison #43878487
I noticed you are working on Pioneer cemetery in Boise. John Morrison (husband of Seraphine) was buried in "Masonic cemetery" on May 23, 1923. Sounds like that might have been Pioneer cemetery. Since Seraphine Morrison is buried in Pioneer cemetery, I wondered if there is a way to find out if John is buried there also. I checked the search option on Pioneer cemetery's website, but didn't find John Morrison.
Added by Cathy on Jul 27, 2014 2:01 PM
June Carroll
John Ayers
Thanks for letting me know that you had linked John to his wife..
Added by June Carroll on Jun 23, 2014 4:00 PM
Kay Arnold
Information regarding Frank Drechsler
Thank you for the information on Frank's parents - I have added it to his memorial. Itook the photo and added his memorial to FindAGrave as a volunteer, and am not related at all to the family. I am very will to transfer the memorial to a family member, if you happen to know the family.
Added by Kay Arnold on Jun 21, 2014 1:56 PM
Are you related to Mary Maloney and Thomas McDermott? I am related to Mary's sister and have Maloney Family Photos
Added by Schlader on Apr 12, 2014 10:10 AM
William Yates
You said: Relationship link to mother Minnie: 64388805

Not her mother.
Added by William Yates on Mar 07, 2014 6:23 AM
Anna 823
Jay and Minnie Croskey
Hi Kathleen,
From what I can tell, Jay Glenn # 84514938 and wife Minnie Campbell # 22930865 are already linked. If I'm missing something, please let me know.
Added by Anna 823 on Feb 16, 2014 8:25 AM
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