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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 19 days
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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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Karen Hasselbach
Ben C. Richardson, Lakeview Cem, Port Clinton, OH. His first name is Ben (rather than Benc) and middle initial is C. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 22, 2016 2:33 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Hi, Connie, Lillian Jacobsen (Lakeview Cem, Port Clinton)seems to be misspelled. Would you be able to correct? Thanks for all your efforts.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 18, 2016 7:15 PM
relationship for profile pages
husband: Harry W Duvall
Find A Grave Memorial# 81159984

wife: Minnie Duvall
Find A Grave Memorial# 109660923

story in newspaper gives a brief bio of Harry:
Added by Jose on Jul 14, 2016 10:46 PM
Marilyn Robinson
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Hi Connie, You kindly transferred graves of my Vaughn family to my Findagrave account. I am finally getting to visit the gravesites but notice that some of my relatives (like James Vaughn #101772051) were marked as having "no headstone". My question is - how or where did you find out folks like James are buried there? Am wondering if there is an office with the plots I should be visiting in early August. Thank you. Marilyn Robinson #48723446
Added by Marilyn Robinson on Jul 14, 2016 11:31 AM
Karen Hasselbach
Re:Matthew Flood. The death date should be 1874. He is a hundred years too old. Thanks for correcting.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 11, 2016 5:08 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Re: Nannetta Wenger. The stone reads Nannetta rather than Mannetta. Should it be corrected? or not?
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 10, 2016 4:55 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Re: Nanetta Wenger. The stone reads Nanetta rather than Mannetta. Should it be corrected? or not?
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 10, 2016 4:53 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Re: Alta Smith DePugh Gustin. It appears on the stone another last name was added before she died. Could you please add Gustin? Thanks. I am not a relative.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 10, 2016 3:20 PM
Karen Hasselbach
Re: Frank Goode - After taking the picturs of stone, I noticed the death date should be 1937 rather than 1973. It appears the numbers are transferred. Thanks for making the change.
Added by Karen Hasselbach on Jul 09, 2016 11:43 PM
Elijah Diefenbach
Transfer request
Hello. I'm requesting transfer of Find A Grave Memorial# 104805895 Ralph O Diefenbach Jr is my grandfather. Thanks know you
Added by Elijah Diefenbach on Jul 07, 2016 4:48 PM
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