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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, 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.

MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS GENTRACKER WAS HACKED! IF YOU HAVE THAT ADDR. FOR ME DISCARD IT!
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Kaleb Williams
James Henry Hays
Dear Dona

My name is Kaleb Williams I have recently started chasing my tree again and came across your contribution for James Henry Hays. He is my 3rd Great grand uncle. I would like to use your bio for him on my tree. I will obviously give you all the credit. I just wanted to touch base with you before hand. Thank you for the valuable information. You are a great find! Keep up the fantastic work.

Best Regards,
Kaleb Williams
Added by Kaleb Williams on Sep 23, 2014 7:51 AM
PhilKel
RE: George & Hattie Balsinger/Bolsinger
Dona; You're welcome and God Bless.
Added by PhilKel on Sep 19, 2014 4:38 PM
PhilKel
RE: George W. Bolsinger/Balsinger
Hi Dona; I deleted my memorial for George W. Bolsinger/balsinger. I thank you for the heads up on the memorials. God Bless and keep the history of all parted friends and relatives alive. Phil
Added by PhilKel on Aug 27, 2014 4:06 PM
John Gillmartin
RE: Richard NEWTON Craft
Got your messages ... I understand ... I just recently got into the Crafts ... am continuing to cull and verify available info ...

Yes, I have "jgillmartin et al" for my family; my wife Rita has Rita Redemer's Family Tree for hers.

Let me know how I can help when you're ready ...
Added by John Gillmartin on Aug 26, 2014 12:08 PM
John Gillmartin
RE: Sarah Radcliffe Craft
Donna - just noticed your message for the first time this morning ... I'm really humbled for not responding before now ... are you still needing help for your Sarah Craft?

The Crafts/Radcliffes I have have two or three Daniels and a couple Sarah candidates ... one in particular is my 6th GGM Salome Sarah Radcliffe Craft (1791-1877) m. to my 6th GGF, Colonel Benjamin Oliphant Craft (1790-1876) ...

Again I am sorry for not noticing your message, pls. let me know if I may be of any help.

Blessings,
John
Added by John Gillmartin on Aug 22, 2014 4:08 AM
Richard K Thompson
Sarah Ann Wilson Parsons memorial update
Dona,
I've just updated the memorial for Sarah Ann Wilson Parsons, # 123815784) and have chosen to keep the memorial in Lacky cemetery at least for the time being. I've put in some notes on her memorial explaining the uncertainty of which cemetery she is buried in. Although I suspect that she is most likely in Fell cemetery, I think that keeping the memorial where it is with the notes added will be sufficient.

This sort of 50/50 burial location question doesn't happen very often, but I try to respect the contributions of other contributors like you.

Richard
Added by Richard K Thompson on Aug 07, 2014 8:12 AM
Mary D
Elizabeth Cantrell
I checked with the cemetery and they have no record of her burial at Sunset Hills. Are you certain that she is deceased? I ask because the person who originally created memorials did so based on a combination of stones and burial records. I have found that some of the memorials are for people who are still alive. I am uploading a photo with her name on it, but I don't think she's buried there.

The lot location is Devotion, lot 119A, space 7 D/D. The D/D means double depth. When she passes, she and James will be buried one on top of the other. She is listed as the owner of the plot.

If there's anything else I can do for you, please let me know. Have a great day.
Added by Mary D on Jul 21, 2014 5:03 PM
BjJ
L.V. Armstrong photo request
Hi - I noticed your photo request for this person buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL. I noted a problem and deleted the request, because this is an erroneous entry and the name for this person should be L. V. Arnold, not Armstrong. The cemetery records for that date states Arnold and the obituary also states Arnold....just a mistake on the member's part who added her. She has a correct listing with photo so your request does help me get this erroneous one deleted. However, it doesn't help you much other than to know this isn't who you were hoping it was! :)
Added by BjJ on Jul 20, 2014 1:54 PM
Carl H
John Campbell
I took photos of all the Campbells I saw in Fall Creek Cemetery, Henderson Co. Illinois.

I'll upload them in the next few days.

Added by Carl H on Jul 15, 2014 12:45 AM
S. J. Noel Kondek
RE: McCabe in Ireland
Click Begin New Search in the Actions box to the left. When the F.A.G. Search Form displays, enter the memorial # in the Memorial # field and then click Search. The memorial should display.

Yep, I know what you mean about the long drive. I'm no longer in the PA area and the trip is an all-day trip from CA these days. Doesn't look like we have the shared Irish ancestry, but we do have the shared interest! Good luck!
Added by S. J. Noel Kondek on Jun 25, 2014 12:36 AM
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