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Dona McPhillips (#47087008)
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Bio Photo I started the genealogy trail back in 1967 but got sidetracted by work etc. Only with my retirement,(2008), did I restart this passion. I trace my family, paint, write. In 2011, I traveled from state to state visiting the family graves. In spring of 2012, I finally made it to Ireland.
I am particularly focused on doing findagrave biographies with photos of relations and getting them all linked.
My surnames are;, McPHILLIPS,LYNCH, SULLIVAN, McCABE, ROBERTS, BOLSINGER/BALSINGER, ARMSTRONG, KERNAHAN, FISHER, CRAFT, HIGGINBOTHAM, KEENER, CANTRELL, CHASTAIN, HAYES/HAYS, and WHITEHEAD. I've been helped by so many seasoned genealogy hunters across the states. What a great bunch of people do this!!!

If someone wants to copy my pictures I would like credit as being the source for them and it would be nice to have a heads up so I can check the facts that are presented about them. These people are my family so I appreciate this coordination and teamwork. Thank you.

IF ANYONE WANTS TO SEE MY FAMILY TREE ON ANCESTRY TO SEE HOW WE ARE RELATED JUST GIVE ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND YOU WILL GET TO SEE THE TREE FOR FREE. THIS WORKS WELL FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT ON ANCESTRY AND DON'T WANT TO JOIN. mY TREE IS QUITE EXTENSIVE.

MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS GENTRACKER WAS HACKED! IF YOU HAVE THAT ADDR. FOR ME DISCARD IT!
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Sandi Paulus
Isabel Balsinger
Dona,

Here's Isabel's Find-A-Grave link if you'd like to link her to your Memorial for John, her father.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41329777&ref=acom

Hugs,
Sandi
Added by Sandi Paulus on Sep 15, 2016 10:03 PM
Sandi Paulus
John Bolsinger/Balsinger
Hi, Dona

My 3rd GGF was John Balsinger (1812-1888), through his daughter Isabella, who married Oliver Perry (Fitz)Randolph. I'd love to check out your ancestry tree, with your permission. My tree is also free to view at Barnes - Ball Family Tree 110313.

My current focus for them is finding a marriage record for Isabel and Oliver (O.P.). They were married in Fayette County in 1850. I am planning a trip this coming spring to Fayette and Menallen Counties, and hope to fill out more details of their lives... especially property records. (I'm interested in hiring a few hours of a pro genealogist's time to help while I'm there, in case you know anyone in the area.)

I'd love to correspond with you and share info about the family.

Sandi Barnes Paulus
you.and.i.are.family@gmail.com
Added by Sandi Paulus on Sep 15, 2016 9:58 PM
Diana Keyes
RE: Julia Gosser relationship
She married Patrick O'Sullivan--whose name was shortened to Patrick Sullivan when he came to the USA during the War of 1812. I suspect he was impressed by the Brits.
Are you familiar with him? He was born in Kilmachthomas, County Cork, Ireland.
Julia Gosse(r) was probably in the Red River colony and met Patrick Sullivan at some point. They wound up in SE Illinois together. He apparently had a military grant of land and worked as in the salines there.
Sound familiar at all?
:-)
Diana Keyes
Added by Diana Keyes on Jul 29, 2016 6:33 PM
Diana Keyes
re Julia Gosser
Hi! Julia Gosser was my g-g-g-grandmother! I have never been able to track her ancestors, have you? I only know 3 things about her: she spoke English with a thick German accent, she had red hair, and she was a woman of "indomitable spirit." I have spent quite some time trying to find her birthplace as well. My most recent find is that "Sinninicker" is under Lake Lucerne. I had wondered about that or an avalanche for some time. Any thoughts about these things?
Thanks, Cousin!
Diana Keyes
Added by Diana Keyes on Jul 25, 2016 6:35 PM
4Forgotten
Henry Smith
Hi Dona, You can search East Side Cemetery yourself at: http://swwrpc.org/wordpress/east-side-cemetery-mapping-project/, scroll to the bottom for the link to the mapping. Then it will come up with a graph and actual picture of the Cemetery with a search bar at the top. Henry does not come up for me and I searched thru the Smiths also. It could be the first name was different, or another Cemetery. Good luck in your search!
Added by 4Forgotten on Jul 15, 2016 1:55 PM
Delores (Rinehart)Turner
RE: Cathren Smith photo
It's amazing how many are hidden
Added by Delores (Rinehart)Turner on Jul 13, 2016 2:21 PM
Ace
RE: Clarification of photo uses
Hi! I'm not really sure that Find A Grave and Ancestry have merged, but I know that searching on Ancestry brings up Find A Grave results (but not necessarily the photos).

Please use the following credit line.

Photo 2016 by JER 29:11 Pfotografe. Used By Permission. All Rights Reserved.

I maintain my copyright to ensure that my images do not end up being used for commercial purposes; they do not end up in the public domain against my wishes; to ensure the quality of my work remains intact; and for other professional and personal reasons.

If you read the short book about the origins of the poem "Footprints" by Margaret Fishback Powers (your library might have it or is able to obtain it through inter-library loan) it provides a very compelling reason to maintain your copyright.

Best wishes for a great day! Ace

Added by Ace on May 23, 2016 11:40 AM
Ace
Florence Smith at Roseville Cemetery
Hi! Photos have been posted for her.

Also there: Jno. P. Smith, 1862 - 1936

If you add a photo request for him I will post the photos that I took.

Best wishes for a great day! Ace
Added by Ace on May 22, 2016 4:27 AM
Manda C
to be clear
The memorial of Newton Balsinger.
Added by Manda C on Apr 26, 2016 9:03 AM
Manda C
Harry Hayes
Hello! I am trying to start on the trees of my children. Their great grandfather was adopted and is the George to which you refer on Harry B.T. Hayne's memorial. I'd love to connect with you and learn more information. I've found church records that speak of the adoption, and my FIL (now Schuldt) has done DNA on ancestry (although not YDNA), and so far no matches I can pick out. I'm also looking for GEDmatch numbers that I can compare. I am on ancestry as alamama, but if you reply to this, I will get email notification. STayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com if you'd prefer to email directly.
Added by Manda C on Apr 26, 2016 9:01 AM
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