I've always had in interest in "where did I come from" since about the age of 12. I grew up in Goshen yet, when I asked my teachers how to go about tracing my roots, none ever mentioned the existence of the Orange County Genealogical Society. My interest in genealogy was re-fueled when I was given the 1850 bible of my husband's great-grandparents. His 3rd great grandfather is buried in what used to be a family cemetery that is now in someone's back yard just up the road from my home.
I tend to wander cemeteries while looking for the various lines I work on, and am now snapping up photos here and there and posting them on find a grave.
Anytime I look at obituaries, I look at every one that is listed on the page. I then will add those individuals to find a grave if they are not listed. My most recent ones come from the now defunct Newburgh Evening News. Since there is no copy and paste feature, I re-type the info to find a grave. Please let me know if there are typos I need to fix.
King Rider OK, I found the one we are talking about. Here are the duplicate entries, both in Highland Mills Town Cemetery. I will add a note about him being in the abandoned cemetery, if you will let me know where this abandoned cemetery is located.
Created by: Elkv42 Record added: Dec 10, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 81798729
Created by: Kathy Mailler Record added: Jul 15, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 93612573
The only difference is that I have the year of birth and death and a link to his parents and siblings and you have the picture of his headstone on the memorial you created.
I am trying to find James Florance's grave as well as his wife Margaret. I see you have it here, but I cannot find it in the cemetery mentioned. I have been there numerous times and the graves are not where the records say they should be. Is there anyway you could advise me as to where exactly James Florance's grave is? It is the last one that I need for a DAR application. Thanks so much!! Cheryl Florance Niedzwiecki
RE: Vanduzer I haven't spoken with Barbara but I have talked with her daughter and have a copy of the family tree they have put together. I haven't mentioned the spelling of the name issue with Louise but I will do that. Thanks so much.