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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family lines since 1995. My first mentor, and someone to whom I am much indebted, was the late Col. Ed Schott. Ed, a volunteer at the National Archives in Washington DC, was a certified professional genealogist. He took a keen interest in helping me develop my research skills. He introduced me to LCol. Patrick G Wardell, author of several Virginia genealogy research books. In the days before internet genealogy, both Ed and Pat provided much guidance and assistance in helping me find and document many of my ancestral lines. Both stressed that just because some hereditary society had approved a family tree it did NOT mean that tree accurately reflected an accounting of that family line. From 1995-1998 I consulted Loyd Bockstruck, the noted genealogist from Dallas, Texas, about newly found documents pertaining to the Hastings aka Hasten/Haisten families from Southside, Virginia.
Except for two (Zerr & Winkler), all my ancestral lines were in America by early 1700's. Most were in Virginia several years before the Pilgrims' landing on a rock at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Carol Payne
Sallie Dunnavant Hastings
Added by Carol Payne on Aug 24, 2015 2:45 PM
Gale Gipson Rotan
RE: Ora Dovella Dunn Hargrove
Have you had a chance to transfer my Hargrove family yet? I would really appreciate getting them.
Thanks so much!
Added by Gale Gipson Rotan on Aug 22, 2015 8:41 AM
Diana Brooks McBay 46807288
Gladys Holt Brooks
Thank you for the obit of Gladys Holt Brooks. I submitted it, along with your info about the research so that it shows that it was sent by you..(credit where credit is due is very important to us both) and then I linked her to her parents as I didn't have that info before...thanks...tonight I will add all this to my own family tree... I am so glad I have someone like you helping me along... anytime you would like to have any of these transferred to me I will, just ask... she is your blood relative, only my father's sister in law to me.
Added by Diana Brooks McBay 468072... on Aug 10, 2015 4:25 PM
Mary Jo
Hargrove Family
Hi Ruth:
I am trying to "downsize" my number of active memorials since I am not related to most of the ones that I have entered. Seems like a lot of them are your relatives. In order to save a lot of time and work on both of us, would you please just ask for a transfer in lieu of sending the obits to me. I will gladly transfer any you request. I would like to be able to spend more time on my ancestors (trying to put in book form for my grandchildren.)
Thanks for all your help!
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo on Aug 06, 2015 7:42 PM
cat lady
Find A Grave Memorial# 125315694
Most obliged. :)
Added by cat lady on Jul 27, 2015 6:33 PM
Donnie Stanford
Memorial #40076329, M. Edger Meadows and Memorial #49052928, Marvin Edward Meadows are not duplicates. They are 2 different people. They were born 12 years apart.

Added by Donnie Stanford on Jul 16, 2015 6:08 AM
Gale Gipson Rotan
Ora Dovella Dunn Hargrove
Hi Ruth,
I was wondering if you could transfer maintenance of 34228189 to me. She is my grandmother and also her husband, my grandfather Rufus Valentine "Vol" Hargrove.
Thank you ever so much!
Added by Gale Gipson Rotan on Jul 11, 2015 3:56 PM
Mary Jo
Obit for Florence Adams
The obit you sent me for "Florence Adams" buried in Sandlin Cemetery....see Find A Grave#22297514.
This obit belongs to that lady not the one buried in Athens City Cemetery.
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo on Jul 09, 2015 5:54 PM
Mary Jo
Octavia Johnson
Ruth, I had already transferred her memorial to you before I notices that you wanted me to approve linking her to her parents and husbands.
I don't want to cause a "double link" so I will refuse your request and you can then make the connections.
Mary Jo
Added by Mary Jo on Jul 08, 2015 8:41 AM
Sandra Lee Holloway
Grandparents Obits
THANK YOU! I sent you a long email & it got kicked back. I just re-sent it. Probably TMI, just the same. Both updates have been completed. THANKS for the nudge :)
Memorial# 48965822 and # 126602832
Added by Sandra Lee Holloway on Jul 06, 2015 8:56 PM
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