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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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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
Susie
RE: Hayes and Lynch
Hi Dona! I am a Co-member with my girl friend. I have a busy Dr. week coming up so won't be able to check into this until a few weeks, Hoping everything goes well. No, I have not done any DNA testings yet. Now I wish I had done that by now. Thank you so much for all your input. Happy Easter.
Added by Susie on Mar 26, 2016 2:32 PM
Susie
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Thank you, Dona, for all your insights to my inquiry to you. Sure wish my Catherine had left more details about this Mrs. J. Smith, not knowing what the J. represents, John, Joseph, James, etc., :

"MISSING FRIENDS BOSTON PILOT Advertisements Vol.VII (7) 1871-1876
p. 566, 18 March 1876: OF JAMES TURNER, a native of Mineral Point, Wis.; parents' names are Samuel and Ann Turner (maiden name Gilmore); he is 22 years of age; when last heard from, four or five years ago [1871/1872], he was in Deer Creek, Colorado. If this should meet his eye, or the eye of any person knowing his whereabouts, they would confer a favor by addressing John McArcle [McArdle], Mineral Point, Wis., or Mrs. J. Smith, Darlington, Lafayette county, Wis." I consider Catherine/Mrs. John McArdle our families's historian/genealogist for placing at least three of these ads in this paper. Sure wish I knew what response she received from them. I located in the Mineral Point paper where two cousins from Philadelphia visited her and my gr.gr. grandmother:
"Iowa County Democrat, Mineral Point, Wis., Fri., 5 Sept 1884
(p.3/col.4): Mrs. Larkin and Mrs. Sharsig of Philadelphia, Pa., is visiting their cousins, Mrs. J. McArdle and Mrs. J. Collins - Are these two Philly, Pa. cousins the ones Catherine placed the above advert. within the Boston Pilot? " * From Mary Janes's Find A Grave Memorial.

In time, I'd like to inquire with you about Your Lynch and Hayes surnames to see if they are at all connected to ones in my tree. Thank you again.





Lynch & Hayes
Added by Susie on Mar 26, 2016 10:09 AM
Susie
Re: Lafayette Co., WI Smith
Hi Dona! Wondered if you wouldn't mind reading the memorial flag I left on # 46485529 where you left a messge as well, to see if you may be familiar with the Mrs. J. Smith that was mentioned by my Gr. Gr. Aunt, Catherine (Gilmore) McArdle # 105227199 and sister of my Gr. Gr. Grandmother, Mary Jane (Gilmore) Collins #101375814
Added by Susie on Mar 25, 2016 8:51 AM
Char
William J Roberts
Hello Dona;

I am quite sure that the William J Roberts in your tree (brother to Mary Jane (Roberts) McPhillips) is the father of my husband's uncle. William was married in 1904 in Minnesota and was later divorced. His 2nd son married my husband's aunt. Please note that your Roberts family and my husband's Roberts family are not related. His family originated in Llanrwst, Carnarvonshire, Wales. If you would like more info about this, please contact me. I would be happy to share my research.

Best regards,
Char Roberts
New Ulm, MN
Added by Char on Mar 22, 2016 10:20 AM
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
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