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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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Richard Carpenter headstone
Thank you for posting the lovely picture of his headstone. I appreciate it so much. Anita
Added by as on Nov 19, 2014 3:51 PM
Sheila Acker Dryer
Thank you for transferring our ancestors. I certainly appreciate your time and research in creating their files. Your efforts have made it so much easier for those of us researching our families from a distance!
Added by Sheila Acker Dryer on Nov 18, 2014 7:21 PM
Benjamin Payne
Thank you for transferring Benjamin Payne's grave so quickly. I added some limited information that I received from the Ontario County, New York
Added by RelativelySpeaking on Nov 05, 2014 8:09 PM
Thomas Barnes
Frank Norton Barnes
Cheri, Where did you find the Obit Material about his passing?
Added by Thomas Barnes on Nov 05, 2014 1:48 AM
Thomas Barnes
Hendrick H. Barnes and Frank N. Barnes
Thank You so much for finding my Ancestors Frank Norton Barnes and Hendrick H. Barnes in Mendon Cemetery.

I have had no info to go on about them or where they were buried because Lena Barnes Kier is buried in Penfield Cemetery even my Dad did not know.

If possible please transfer those both to my account or what do i have to do to request this? just helped me immensely on my Family Tree!!!

Thomas J. Barnes
Added by Thomas Barnes on Nov 05, 2014 1:46 AM
RE: Benjamin Payne--Victor Village Cemetery
Thank you so much for checking for me.
Added by RelativelySpeaking on Nov 04, 2014 4:20 PM
RE: Mary Britt
Done...anymore that you need let me know. Have a great day. Lisa
Added by Lisa on Nov 03, 2014 5:23 PM
Mary Britt
Would you like a transfer? Lisa
Added by Lisa on Nov 03, 2014 5:12 PM
Henry Wilcox 44451620 & Polly Sibley 44451701

Thank you for the photos of the marker for Henry Wilcox and Polly Sibley. (44451620 and 44451701) They are my 5th great grandparents and you can transfer the records to me if you would like
Added by Laralee on Oct 30, 2014 2:36 PM
Greg Hetzler
Memorial# 57896257
Thank you for the link.
Added by Greg Hetzler on Oct 26, 2014 1:57 PM
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