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Karin Rice (#46942100)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history for many years and have visited many cemeteries. My children grew up thinking that a natural part of vacation was visiting a cemetery and reading all the tombstones. The information I have entered in Find A Grave so far has been family, some very distant, but related somewhere down the line. If anyone would like to update an entry that I made, please let me know and I will make changes.

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**WHY I DO GENEALOGY**

We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.

To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.

Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.

It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.

That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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David G. Briggs
RE: Carl & Mary Schake
Karin,
You are most welcome! I'm happy to have been of assistance.
Dave B.
Added by David G. Briggs on Aug 31, 2014 2:30 PM
JillW
RE: Burgess Updates
I have transferred the Burgess from Memphis Cemetery to you.. Carrie, Eric, Ernest, Gladys, Levi and Mabel.
Added by JillW on Aug 26, 2013 9:12 PM
JillW
RE: Burgess Updates
I also have a John W Burgess at Utica Cemetery, would you like him?
Added by JillW on Aug 26, 2013 9:06 PM
JillW
Burgess Updates
I have made the updates. Would you like all of the Burgess transferred to you? I am not related, just trying to photograph a cemetery.
Added by JillW on Aug 25, 2013 9:14 AM
JD Day
Laughlin
I have the memorial for their son Robert and wife Mary.
You are welcomed to them also, just let me know
Added by JD Day on Jul 28, 2013 2:06 PM
JD Day
RE: Laughlin
Welcomed
Added by JD Day on Jul 28, 2013 1:44 PM
labs2006
James Thomas Laughlin #88628296
Hey there, I do believe I have the requested information done for you. Thanks for letting me know. Keep up the Great work that you do. It will help others someday.
Added by labs2006 on Jul 27, 2013 6:53 PM
JD Day
RE: Laughlin
If you would like to manage this memorial,please let me know. Glad to transfer. I'm not related, just doing photo requests.
Added by JD Day on Jul 27, 2013 5:29 PM
JD Day
Laughlin
Parent links added for Lucy Laughlin and thanks for letting me know.
Added by JD Day on Jul 27, 2013 3:37 PM
Bob Maynard
Russell
You Got Em

Bob
Added by Bob Maynard on Jul 09, 2013 11:39 PM
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