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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
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I've been into genealogy for close to 30 years.

I live in Ottawa County, Ohio but I'm willing to drive to neighboring counties to take photos.

If there are my memorials that are part of your family, I will transfer the memorial, unless its part of my family.

If you want a memorial transferred to you, please do it from the memorial with your member account number, thank you! If you request a transfer and I don't respond, please leave me a message on my message board with the information. If I consider the transfer as part of my family, I will respond back why I'm not transferring.

We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Debra Blanchard Gibson
Hello! The daughter of Dudley Singer(151688339) contacted me to do an edit of his name. I took the picture, but told her that you were the one who created it. She would like his name changed from Douglas.

Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Apr 23, 2016 8:24 AM
Jeff Weeks
Thank you for creating this memorial. My great great grandfather passed before I was born and I only knew my great great grandmother. Finding this makes me very happy.
Added by Jeff Weeks on Apr 22, 2016 12:27 PM
RE: 131640652
I have no idea but all of the Beletas are messed up or missing photos. Bertha McClure is also wrong. I will add photos to the Beletas , delete as needed & replace them. Thank for finding the errors. Ray
Added by rakjr on Mar 29, 2016 9:31 PM
Carl Catherman
Elizabeth Zenser
Thank you very much for your quick response to my edit suggestion.
Added by Carl Catherman on Mar 29, 2016 1:09 PM

I believe we communicated a few years ago. I was wondering, are you researching Steinmiller's in Ottawa County for your tree or did you take pics in the Cemeteries just because? I don't want to bother you if this research was just done as a public service.


C Steinmiller
Added by Chris on Mar 28, 2016 8:54 PM
Thanks for letting me know I had multiple memorials for Ted Lentz.
Added by DebღBee on Mar 26, 2016 3:03 AM
Cecil Nickell
Elizabeth "Betty" Archer 106383252
Elizabeth 'Betty' Archer is buried in the Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Lucas Co., OH, the same cemetery as her mother, Florence Partridge Archer, (113262199) and brother, Robert Austin Archer, (157367743).
Thank you
Added by Cecil Nickell on Mar 14, 2016 3:44 PM
F Chio
RE: 104113924 John Robert Bodi
I see in the 1900 census that he is indeed listed as adopted son, Do you have dates for John Robert Westphal & Josephene Perry and know if they have memorial on here? Would also like a pick of the funeral record if possible.

My Dad was a nephew of the Bodi parents
Grandma Chio was a Bodi and sister of Wallace

Thanks for the info. Will see if I can figure out how to show both parents, natural and adopted

Floyd Chio
Added by F Chio on Mar 12, 2016 1:03 PM
Donald W Hons
Transfer Memorial
Hi Connie, Could you please transfer one memorial to my account #48485782. Anna Elizabeth Sebastiano #147909509. She was my grandfathers mother and my great-grandmother.

Thank you,
Donald Hons #48485782
Added by Donald W Hons on Feb 28, 2016 10:53 AM
kay abbey
clarence kahler
he is buried in lakeview cemetery port clinton oh. i am his neice. i want to know if he has a marker. could you check the cemetery? if not i want to see if the goverment would provide one. my email is kfa) i would appreciate it. kay abbey 2001 south dfefiance st. #18 achbold ohio 43502. i can not go there because i am in a wheelchair.
Added by kay abbey on Feb 23, 2016 11:56 AM
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