I started researching my family roots about ten years ago with the many avenues now open with online searches it opened a whole new world to me. Living in Alaska many of the records were not obtainable by me unless I traveled to the different states and countries.
I have been able to connect with family in America, Canada and Scotland. What a amazing trip it has been finding pictures of family members when they were children I never knew about.
Some of my family had taken pictures of head stones but they did not turn out. I requested pictures of some of them and there they were with in a week. I have found this to be a wonderful tool to have and bring my family closer to me.
If I can be of help for anyone looking for a grave in Fairbanks, Alaska I will do my best to work it into my schedule.
newspaper Yes, Trish, that's the one. Interesting! I'm going to do more searching into it. I wonder if someone has a wrong date, or if there was another George Lincoln? Would you be sure to erase that one message I sent with my email address -- title "George again". I don't want it on here for long. I get mass spam when it's too available. Signing off for the evening. Thanks for searching it for me. Jo
newspaper Trish: If it's the October 27, 1906 Fairbanks Daily Times from Fairbanks, Alaska · Page 2, I finally was able to access it. If not, please go ahead and send. Please message w/email address. Thank you! Jo
George A. Lincoln thanks for all the work Trish! Very exciting to see all of it. I just spoke to a family member who said they remember seeing something about him in their Mom's stuff long ago. Who knows what all we'll find. Thank you! (and I appreciate the transfer too). Jo
George A. Lincoln edit request Sure Trish. If he's no relation I'll take over his memorial page. Thank you. I stated he is the son of George F. and Abbie, but I'm mixing generations in my statement. He's the 3rd child of the 4 Illinois born, of the George F. and Ella Pettingill Lincoln family. Sorry. Is the yellow flag for a mining accident death a standard for cemeteries? . . . or a local thing in Fairbanks? I'm so glad you made that note about it or I wouldn't have known. I appreciate what you've done. Thanks, Jo
George A. Lincoln edit request Trish: George is one of the children of George Frederick Lincoln and Abbie Johnson Lincoln. He was born in Litchfield, Illinois. Verification of the info I sent in the edit request can be found at archive.org's digital version of the book "Our Kin". Here's the address: https://archive.org/stream/ourkindescendant00olym/ourkindescendant00olym_djvu.txt Thanks for all the work! I'm all excited to find George.
You left a message on for my Great Uncle Robert Paul Hillard on 10 Sept 2010 and thanked him for being a part of Alaskan history... may I ask if you knew him personally? I understand from a number of our common Hillard family members that he was the black sheep of the family - it is unclear if family truly knew nothing of him and his life or if they knew and didn't want to acknowledge him or talk about him.
I am his brother Donald's granddaughter and have been following my family genealogy for almost 19 years now and had originally had assistance from Donald and their sister June, but both have since passed. I would truly like to learn more about Uncle Robert and would love to hear from you if you knew him personally.
Thank you so much for the wonderful memorial. Thanks to your contribution I finally found John. I have been trying to find him for years! There was intrigue and secrets with the mcphail family. I am a step cousin to John. We had no clue about this fortune business.
I would love any copies of news articles, obit, or records and would gratefully pay for any expenses involved. We have no information about colonel Sam mcphails estate or records of Alaska to access here. So, any information would be welcome in finding out the rest of the story to this family mystery.