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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 I am NOT related to. (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.**
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"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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Lisa MacFerren Minerd
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Also my family. Thank you!

Lisa
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 18, 2014 9:05 AM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
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John M. Freeman I believe is also my ancestor. Thank you again for your photographing.

Lisa
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 18, 2014 8:28 AM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
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Remembrance Freeman I believe is my ancestor. Do you have a photo of his wife? Thank you for transferring this and thank you for the photo.
Lisa
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 18, 2014 8:25 AM
bcfrench
Great idea!
Great idea, putting in the note on a record that you are not an ancestor and if you wish the record transferred to contact you. I am doing a general survey of Creekside Cemetery, and wish I'd thought of doing that about 1,200 graves ago! (I do have a note about it in my profile, but I like having it on the record too).
Added by bcfrench on Jul 17, 2014 12:25 PM
crazycassie283
Milton Cooley
Hi Cheri,

Thank so much for adding the military marker of my father. I am so thankful that you did this.

Linda
Added by crazycassie283 on Jun 27, 2014 4:50 AM
Lawrence Steinfeldt
PARRISH STEINFELDT
Thanks Cheri! I believe this is my great grandfather Frederick Steinfeldt's grave stone. Frank H Steinfeldt (Emma Sackett) were my father's (George E. Steinfeldt Sr.) parents and my paternal grandparents.
Warm regards,
Lawrence Steinfeldt
Frederick, Maryland
Added by Lawrence Steinfeldt on Jun 25, 2014 7:53 PM
David Curtis
Charles H. Johnson marriage
Thank you for posting the marriage record for Charles H. Johnson. He was my third cousin, 2 times removed. A little distant, but all information is helpful.
Added by David Curtis on Jun 23, 2014 6:13 AM
Phyllis Conheady Stehm
Mendon Cemetery
Hi Cheri, You have helped me before. My sister, Kay helped you too :).
You have done a lot of work in Mendon. Have you ever seen the original ledger for the Mendon Cemetery on the Pittsford- Ionia Rd. (Rt 64)???
I am wondering if it still exists and if I could get the contact info for the keeper of such a record/ledger. My ancestors Abram & Alvira Moore are buried in the Potters Field and this record is all that I have. Would like to get a photo of the page if it exists. Thanks for any help you might provide.
Phyllis COnheady Stehm
The Woodlands, TX
Added by Phyllis Conheady Stehm on Jun 11, 2014 11:44 AM
Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Emil Buchdrucker
Thank you so much for the photo.
Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Jun 02, 2014 3:35 AM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Beach Photo
Thank you for taking a photo of her gravestone!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on May 25, 2014 9:08 PM
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