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Elaine and Jim (#47033606)
 member for 7 years, 10 months, 2 days
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Elaine began her genealogy adventure at the young age of fifteen as she began collecting photos, printed articles and other genealogically interesting information that she organized into scrapbooks. Later she began using the standard genealogy forms and kept completed tree information in three ring binders.

Jim was not so organized as a youngster, but did listen to many a story about recent ancestors. After we married, Jim got the bug, but in a different way. He preferred keeping the information in computer files. He was an early adopter of Family Tree Maker and has grown with it over the years. Elaine and Jim have over eight thousand names in their joint trees and enjoy fertilizing the trees every chance they get.

We have hit the obvious brick walls of computerdom and then hit the road visiting cemeteries, libraries, courthouses and homes of newly found relatives. It is a delightful journey putting together the puzzling fabric of our families and understanding ourselves a bit better in the process. For sure, we have many ancestors to thank for letting us stand on their strong shoulders of effort and vision as they lived their lives.

Then we found FindAGrave and, though we have taken only a few photographs, we are finding great fun in connecting our families' members into a interesting family web, on the web.

We want to thank those who started, and maintain, FindAGrave for their vision and efforts. It is a joy to find and honor those who came before us and a reminder for us to leave a legacy as well.
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 • 55 Memorials Added
 • 117 Memorials Managed
 • 44 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 6 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
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Messages left for Elaine and Jim (14)[Leave Message]
Beverly Singleton
Patricia Delgado Memorial
Thanks for pointing out the problem with the nickname on this memorial. I have now corrected it to show Patsy as the nickname and with single quote marks.

Added by Beverly Singleton on Mar 07, 2016 8:32 PM
Valice Raffi
Masonic edits
Thanks for edits!
Added by Valice Raffi on Mar 05, 2016 7:29 PM
Gina Jean
I was able to transfer those memorials. You're quite welcome.
Added by Gina Jean on Aug 06, 2015 5:22 PM
RE: Thank you
I remember Delvin every Christmas with a wreath. I knew him from church!! His Dad is buried at Fort Bliss, too!! I don't remember him, however.
Added by CWJ on Oct 07, 2014 11:54 AM
Hi Jim,
thank you for your nice messages and the corrections. I think I have everything changed that you sent me.
Added by Jessi-Schnittchen on Aug 02, 2013 2:33 PM
Charles McKinney
The memorial has been transferred per your request. (I like the photo you posted, by the way.) 'Glad to hear the memorial was helpful in your research, but sorry to hear that Charles didn't end up in the Newcastle Cemetery as he had wished. I had used his obituary as the source of his burial information.

I don't know for certain, but the Placer County Library in Auburn might have a burial index to Newcastle Cemetery among their collection. As far as more info on Placer's cemeteries, if you follow this link -- -- it will take you to a listing of Placer cemeteries as well as a few articles on them.
Added by Kathie on Jul 28, 2013 4:37 PM
Have Paws will travel !
Find A Grave Correction: Cecil Syfert 07/23/2013 12:25 AM 2 K Find A Grave Correction: Bertha Syfert 07/23/2013 12:25 AM 2 K Find A Grave Correction: Fay Syfert 07/23/2013 12:15 AM 2 K Find A Grave Correction: Virgil Syfert
We adhere to Find A Grave guidelines on transfers.
R & S.
Added by Have Paws will travel ! on Jul 23, 2013 4:57 AM
Oscar Syfert
Jim...I transferred Oscar to you. He and Joyce were good friends so I'm glad that a family member will be maintaining it.

I tried sending this to you and your email bounce.
Added by Margaret on Jul 22, 2013 10:43 AM
Samantha Bossick
Joseph Perkins
Hi Jim,

Thank you for your email and I would be more than happy to transfer Joseph Banks Perkins to you. Good luck in your research.
Added by Samantha Bossick on Jul 20, 2013 7:53 PM
Hibernia Perkins
I have transferred her. Good luck with your research.
Added by spyle64 on Jul 18, 2013 7:53 PM
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