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Cheri Branca (#47128185)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy since 1988. I love walking through cemeteries, imagining the lives of the people I pass.

Most of the pages I post are for people to whom I am not related. (the ones I am connected to usually have a photo of the person added). These "extra" people are ones from local (and not so local) cemeteries that my husband & I photograph their stones and I enter them on FAG, trying to link as many as I can so the families are brought back together after all this time. I do lots of research to accomplish this and I hope I add correct information. I love to connect these people and I'm always thrilled when something comes together, either through the census, obits, marriage records, a family genealogy, Rootsweb entries, or even "social" news in an old newspaper. I hope I find "homes" for all these people, including all the little children who seem to get lost as they had no descendants.
**If you find someone you are related to and would like to take over their page, please request a transfer through the EDIT option, on the particular individual's page. Select "Suggest" and type in your request, which will then send me an email that will be linked to the person.**
"Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you."
written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932)
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Kathy Mattaliano
Arthur Sherman and Iva C Hicks Sherman
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph their grave markers .
Added by Kathy Mattaliano on Sep 18, 2014 1:55 PM
Earl and Dorthea Withiam
Thank you very much for posting the photos. Just as a matter of interest, Dorthea was Earl's first wife. They met in India of all places; both were stationed there in WW2. As I understand it, many years after Dorthea's passing, Earl met his second wife, Kathleen Miller (who passed away just last year).

Added by ttocsmij on Sep 11, 2014 3:50 PM
Michael Eugene Shaner
Harry Lester Ford (1892 - 1930)
On behalf of a grateful family, thank you for the transfer of the online memorial that you lovingly created and photographed.
Added by Michael Eugene Shaner on Sep 08, 2014 9:24 AM
Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Harriet Amelia Howey Brunson
Thanks so much for the transfer of the above site.
Harriet was a sister of Edward Brunson's second wife and thanks for creating this site in the first place. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 07, 2014 5:24 PM
Iva B. Outhouse
Hi Cheri, thanks so much for posting the story of Iva. Would you mind if I use the images for my tree? I won't request to maintain the post. She is a very distant cousin and perhaps there are closer relatives who might one day request that. Thanks!
Added by Jayson1962 on Aug 03, 2014 5:26 AM
Adding photo to Eliza Pitkin Steele
Hi Cheri.

Your pictures are wonderful! Quick question. You posted a headstone photo for Eliza Pitkin Steele on her son Edward Steele's page. Could you also post it on her individual memorial? These are at the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

Edward Steele Find A Grave Memorial# 108342707
Eliza Pitkin Steele Find A Grave Memorial# 86418381


Added by KStar on Aug 02, 2014 6:46 PM
Carol Kraemer
ra Daugherty Boussett
Cora Boussett is my cousin. I would be proud to own her memorial. Thank you so much. Carol #47427929
Added by Carol Kraemer on Aug 01, 2014 9:45 PM
Carol Kraemer
William Daugherty
William Daugherty #91742961 is my cousin. I would be proud to own his memorial. Thank you so much. Carol #47427929
Added by Carol Kraemer on Aug 01, 2014 9:28 PM
Carol Kraemer
Meck F. Daugherty
Meck F. Daugherty #91743200 is my cousin. I would be proud to own his memorial. Thank you so much. Carol #47427929
Added by Carol Kraemer on Aug 01, 2014 9:24 PM
donald murrell
ester 107821657 Please add 133230211 as her mother. I am trying to unite the Page and Stiles families Thank you so much.
Added by donald murrell on Jul 25, 2014 3:34 PM
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