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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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Anne Homan
Hello Cheri -
I just submitted an edit to you link up Roy Stetson to his mother Clara Barkley, although I am not sure which Cem she is buried in. I am a descendant of the Barkley family. After reading your bio, I wanted to ask you if you have been to Lakeview Cem. in Honeoye? I am trying to figure out which of my Barkley relatives are there and which are in the Bray Cem. in Richmond. I just thought if you happen to be visiting either of these cemeteries in the near future, maybe you could snap some pics of Barkleys for me. You could email the pics to me at and I could enter the records if you want. But if these cemeteries are far from you- disregard this message. :)
Thanks, Anne

PS: Your have done a really nice job of entering these Stetson records with the obits.
Added by Anne Homan on Oct 19, 2014 11:24 AM
David Lundy
Transfer # 68264061
Zachariah was the husband of 3 of my relations. Please feel free to transfer to me.

Dave Lundy
Added by David Lundy on Oct 19, 2014 3:01 AM
Thank You!!!
Appreciate the transfer!! Catherine
Added by Monteith64 on Oct 18, 2014 6:49 PM
David K Maloney
Hi there. David is my great-uncle; if you wouldn't mind transferring him to me, I'd then be able to link him with the rest of his Maloney family. He is #90232742. thank you!! Catherine
Added by Monteith64 on Oct 18, 2014 1:20 PM
Ron Hanley
Cheri, Thank you for ALL of your help with several photos in Woodlawn. Much appreciated as you know. Also for the updated Wesley. Ron
Added by Ron Hanley on Oct 17, 2014 6:49 AM
Chris Foran
William & Mary McLaughlin
Thank you for the photos!
Added by Chris Foran on Oct 13, 2014 6:11 AM
Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas
Kautz Memorial # 44189018

Are you related to Leonard or his wife Shirley? If so I will gladly transfer him to you.

Thanks for the information. Pat
Added by Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas on Oct 09, 2014 8:34 PM
Charles Gregory McMillan
Rusty McMillan
Very nice photos of the grave stones
Added by Charles Gregory McMillan on Sep 29, 2014 7:15 PM
Hi Cheri, I see you have requested that an ancestor have transferred to them #64810728(lydia aldrich robinson) and #64810359(henry robinson) they are my 4th ggp. I'm not sure how to transfer them to me,but I would be thrilled to do it! Just let me know how to proceed. Thanks!
Added by Rtop on Sep 26, 2014 11:36 AM
Allison Ferris Pierce
Thank you for taking the great gravestone photo!
Added by Allison Ferris Pierce on Sep 21, 2014 5:59 PM
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