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Trish Schmidt (#46942593)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo 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.
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John mcphail memorial
Hi Trish:

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.

Thank you

Added by Gabbie on Apr 06, 2015 4:53 PM
Dorothy Crooks
Vaughan O. Green
I have been researching him because he is descended from some Canadian-Vermont ancestors of mine, ggg-grandparents William Johnson and Parthenia Burch... What is the thinking that did not marry. The 1930 census seems to indicate that he married a very young Japanese-Eskimo woman and had 3 children with her.
Added by Dorothy Crooks on Oct 31, 2014 6:44 PM
RE: Isabelle Barnette's
You're welcome.
Added by ScottishLass on Sep 11, 2014 4:24 AM
Cheryl Gillespie
RE: Sullivans
Hello Trish, I can't tell you how happy I am to have found you. First of all, I have sad news: My mom passed away on July 1st. My brothers, sister and I are having a terrible time trying to deal with it. She spoke often of our family in Fairbanks. I have very fond memories of Aunt Jessie and Uncle Sam. They would come to visit from Boston when I was a child and they always spoiled me. The family bible is still in mom's attic. I remember going thru it is a teenager. It is extremely fragile. I remember there being pictures in it,some were on tin. I will have my brother Bill go to the house and get it. I know it will be safe in his care. I also found a very old picture in with more current pictures. I would say from the late 1800's - early 1900's but have no idea who it is. The name of the photographer is on the cover: it is Frank Reeve, Lark Hill House, 160 St. Georges Rd. Bolton. I googled it and it is in England. It may be a picture from the Greenhalgh side, not sure. I would like to give you my and my brother Bill's email addresses: mine is; I will send you my brother's thru private email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Your cousin, Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Gillespie on Jul 10, 2014 7:21 PM
Cheryl Gillespie
Hello Trish, I found this link by researching my great grandfather on my mothers side. His name is James A. Sullivan. I knew, when i saw the picture of him, that it was my great grandfather. His daughter, Ellen (Nellie)Sullivan Greenhalgh is my grandmother. My mother Edith (Pat) Mitchell traveled to Fairbanks to see her cousins about 10 years ago. I am so hoping I have the correct person here. I think you have been in touch with my cousin Andrew Davis? Please let me know if I have the correct person.
Thank you
Cheryl Mitchell Gillespie
Added by Cheryl Gillespie on Jul 08, 2014 1:43 PM
L. Patton
RE: Edwin Robert Patton
I hope your health improves soon. The article was
very informative. Thank you very much.

Added by L. Patton on Apr 30, 2014 8:39 AM
RE: Elbridge Truman
Thanks for the pictures, and for the info on E. T.
Added by ScottishLass on Apr 27, 2014 4:54 AM
RE: Isabelle Barnette
Thanks for the info, and thanks for uploading a picture.
Added by ScottishLass on Apr 26, 2014 5:40 AM
John Vallier
RE: Norma June Vallier/ Osbourn
Yes I found an Aunt who is a member of Ancestry.Com She is my mothers younger sister about 10 years older than me. I found my older brother Robert who I never knew about before we have had much communication. I would like to find out who Mrs. Jay Bly from Anchorage 1959 is. She was listed in my mother's obit as her mother. Im thinking maybe she was a mother in law. I have a copy of moms death certificate that Robert got for us. Thanks for any help.

John Vallier

Added by John Vallier on Feb 26, 2014 9:59 PM
John Vallier
Norma June Vallier/ Osbourn
Hello Trish,

I am John Lawrence Vallier. I am the 14 month old child in my mother Norma's Obituary December 18 1959 Fairbanks Daily Newsminer. Did you or any one you know my mother? Or maybe you might know Mrs. Jay Bly in Anchorage who was said to be my mothers mother. I appreciate any info you might have. I have been an orphan for over 50n years now and would love to know more about where I came from.
Added by John Vallier on Feb 26, 2014 3:54 PM
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