I love Genealogy! I love it so much, I actually spend time doing family research for other people in my spare? time. I've been doing it for many years and this internet stuff really blows me away. My husband is somewhat engaged but he mostly lets me indulge in my hobby alone.
Every day I learn something new. Not just about my family, but also about our country, and what pioneering spirits our ancestors had to settle and tame this beautiful and once very wild place. I try to research the history of each place I come to so that I can get a feel of what my ancestors were faced with and their daily life. It has really made me appreciate them more and has renewed my pride in the wonderful country they built.
I discovered Find-A-Grave while trying to work with the Tombstone Project on USGenWeb, but it didn't seem to take off too well. Some states, like Iowa & Illinois for a couple, have actually published their burial lists on line. What a find!! While Find A Grave can be a great Genealogy resource, let's not forget the main purpose is to document the burial sites of our people, i.e. record the location and photograph the headstones when possible. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.
Find-A-Grave is a great site. I'm not a cemetery walker, however, if I can be of service research wise, please let me know. ------------------------------------- You can contact me at: evan "at" angelic "dot" com -------------------------------------
RE: BRAKE OOPS!!! The death certificate is there now. ALL the records for Oakdale (from day one thru March 2016) are on the Union County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - website www.uccogs.org - just follow the links. Additionally, my husband and I have completely photographed Oakdale (quite a few updates are needed for recent interments), and the photos are on my site (see my Find A Grave profile). Last--I've put a "grave is unmarked" photo on the page http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60448159
My pleasure. I did not find Mrs. McElroy because I wasn't looking for her. I will check next visit to Oak Spring. I did however, find James McElroy Sr. whose grave is next to James Jr. Created a memorial page for him (Find A Grave # 161844242) with two photo's.
I happened to see your message to Find A Grave member Ruth about Catherine Hoover Raymer. I thought I would message you about this because the Raymers are in my tree and I had some confusion with this family as well. So I wanted to share what I learned.
Daniel Raymer had 3 wives. His first wife was Veronica "Fanny" Reesor (1800-1833). Then he married Catherine Hoover (1816-1855). Catherine's parents were John Hoover and Susannah Kurtz. And then he married ANOTHER Catherine Hoover (1819-1907). Her parents were Christian Hoover and Maria Troyer.
So the other memorial you referenced does not have the wrong dates. It is just the "other" Catherine Hoover.
It took me ages to figure out there there were two Catherine Hoovers married to Daniel. Only way I can keep them distinct in my tree is to label then #1 and #2. lol.
RE: Kelley One end of the cemetery is still called Mountain Valley and the other end is called New Mt. pleasant Cemetery. I saw some locals at the church across from the cemetery who helped me realize the difference.i will look for Noah again next time I go there.
Dodds Ok. I changed date to concur with marker. I already had a little blurb in bio and thus did not change the blurb. I understand the rational of findagrave,but I believe the accurate date should be the one given. Hope this pleases all involved.