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rews2 (#47148564)
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Bio Photo I really enjoy this website. I wish more people would find it, especially those in Europe who are searching for records of those who crossed the ocean in hopes of a better life, and also to help those of us, on this side of the pond, who would love to see pictures of the gravestones of our ancestors whom we can't go visit.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make this a great meeting ground for exchange.

If I have created a memorial for someone who is a member of your family, and you would like to have its' management transfered to you, just let me know.


"Dear Ancestor,

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and 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."

(This poem was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer).
Originally posted by FAG Volunteer, JP Rayder. Love it! Thank you!
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Ken Gardner
Polish translation
Thank you very much for spotting my translation error and taking the time/effort to email me. My mother was Polish-American from a small village in northern Minnesota. Since I vacation in that area, I have been visiting local cemeteries up there for a number of years and encountering markers in Polish. And thank you for your offer of translating. I may very well take you up on your kind offer.

Ken Gardner
Added by Ken Gardner on Jul 29, 2014 9:00 AM
Sr Solange Flamand
I think I made all the corrections. Please check when you have a chance and let me know if I missed any.

Added by AuntieJ on May 04, 2014 1:24 PM
RE: Permission
Added by UKrChicago988 on Dec 20, 2013 1:28 AM
Sandra Bertram Meier
Please report this spam to so she can be stopped.

Added by Sandra Bertram Meier on Dec 01, 2013 11:48 AM
RE: Petersham SASVs
Always happy to fulfil a request. I didn't get the others you requested but did get some not on your list. Should upload them soon. Will try and fulfil your other requests in the spring.
Added by Sue on Nov 18, 2013 2:48 PM
Rita Macy
RE: John & Lena Peterson
Thank you for the speedy transfer.
Added by Rita Macy on Aug 28, 2013 9:35 AM
Rita Macy
Added by Rita Macy on Aug 28, 2013 9:32 AM
Rita Macy
John Peterson
John Peterson is my 2 gr grandfather #53425216 and Lena Peterson #53425279 my grandmother. I would love to be care takers of their memorial with your permission. Thank you. Rita Macy
Added by Rita Macy on Aug 22, 2013 6:11 PM
Allison Stec Bell
I'm researching the Gasiorowski name and I see you have a few memorials. I'm trying to find a link in Poland to a Ludwik Gasiorowski born about 1850 and he married an Anna Ruiczlewska (spelling may be wrong). Let me know if you can help!
Added by Allison Stec Bell on Jun 02, 2013 9:51 PM
Frank H Klagge Memorial
I would gladly assume responsibility for the memorial if you wish to transfer the memorial over to me.

Thank you for all you do!

Randy Braatz
Added by Braatr on May 25, 2013 6:17 AM
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