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Richard H. Goms Jr. (#46926926)
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Bio Photo Not long ago genealogical research was limited to retired intellectuals who wrote family histories that were little more than repositories of dates and places. More and more people today are wanting to record the lives and experiences of their parents, grandparents and other ancestors. Books are now being written filled with stories, humor and interesting events as well as family relationships. But these books are not always as widely available as they could be. People continue to put more and more writing on tombstones, but size and cost are the limitations. Personal and family websites are becoming more popular since they provide more room to write, but there are drawbacks, such as when they completely disappear from the net. That is why this website is so popular. It is easy to define family relationships and link between relatives as well as add some rather large biographies. This is why it is of interest to me. I must also give credit to those who untiringly record cemeteries that produce leads that I have followed when nothing else has been available.
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leanne crawford
RE: Bob Bathiany
Uncle Bob was my husbands Mothers brother.
Added by leanne crawford on May 17, 2016 11:11 PM
Reichels of Minnesota
Not related. Edits and/or transfer requests may be made.
Added by Bob on May 14, 2016 8:58 AM
DE Sundeen
RE: My mistake
In this instance, no, they are not two different people. Gravestones are sometimes added years after death, so are not always accurate.

I am not going to re-enter a memorial with those dates; in my mind I would be creating a duplicate. I believe you have the correct information. I'm just saying, because of the headstone, you shouldn't be surprised if another duplicate gets created.

By the way, I will forget all about this tomorrow... you are not alone with a senior memory. hehe
Added by DE Sundeen on Apr 05, 2016 9:21 PM
DE Sundeen
RE: My mistake
This was confusing for me.

I had a memorial, you had a memorial, similar name, different dates. You sent an edit to change my dates to match yours. Then you sent a message saying, your memorial was created prior. Which makes mine a duplicate.

I felt like I was being conned.

But after rechecking the edits to see what had been changed, looking up my source -- the cemetery records, researching Anna on, I have concluded the two memorials are duplicates.

May I point out, my original dates of 1867-1944 (before your edit) match the dates on Anna's gravestone. When I create memorials I do take the time and effort to check so I don't create duplicates on purpose. Because your dates don't match the gravestone, you might run into more memorials being created based on the gravestone dates.

Best wishes to you.
Added by DE Sundeen on Apr 05, 2016 8:51 PM
Patricia Wood
RE: McDuffie Graves
Your welcome. I haven't given up yet. I met a man from my town yesterday out at the cemetery. He is on the cemetery comity. I am hoping to get together with the comity to work on a map of graves.
Added by Patricia Wood on Mar 06, 2016 6:04 AM
John Webber
Kin to Wilmarths in Cortez?
I saw your additions to the Wilmarths memorial and wondered if you are a cousin.
Added by John Webber on Mar 01, 2016 7:04 PM
RE: Florence C Hull
You're very welcome. Have a great day, Kathy
Added by Kathy on Mar 01, 2016 8:15 AM
D. O.
RE: Hull's & Welch's
Richard, I thought I did what you requested through the edit system. I believe I follow the procedure carefully.
Added by D. O. on Feb 29, 2016 12:26 PM
D. O.
Martin Welch
At the time I made the changes for both Martin and his wife, I added Mary to Martin's family link. It was obvious since both entries included a picture of them together.

Added by D. O. on Feb 29, 2016 7:42 AM
RE: Florence C Hull
I forgot to mention that I sent edits to Frank Luther Hull (Chestnut Hill Cemetery) and Guy E Hull (Allegany Cemetery) to link them to their parents, David and Ann Morris Hull. Guy E Hull: found his WW I Card registration and his name is William Guy Edmund Hull.

Thank you, Kathy B
Added by Kathy on Feb 27, 2016 6:06 PM
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