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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 5 years, 11 months
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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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sharon obrien
Grave marking
Thank you for posting David OBrien . Are we related to you in any way?Sharon OBrien

Added by sharon obrien on Jul 04, 2015 2:16 PM
Norman Sydney Allen
Norman's second marriage was to Dorothy, it was her second marriage as well. Norman and Loretta divorced in March of 1961; however, I can not find their marriage record. Will keep searching.
Added by Red on Jul 03, 2015 4:49 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the photo added! Messersmith
Added by Jennifer on Jul 03, 2015 12:30 PM
Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden
Hugh Manley
Thanks Connie!
Added by Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden on Jun 30, 2015 8:56 AM
Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden
Hugh Manley
Connie, please transfer Hugh Manley
(137821964) to me as he is my grandfather.
I honestly thought that I had added
him years ago, but I guess not.


Also, James Manley in Riverview is NOT a Manley, the grave is mismarked, but I don't have the correct name available right now. I'll have to find it and I'll forward to you to get it corrected.

Barbara (Manley)Hernden
Added by Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden on Jun 29, 2015 10:26 AM
l byers
George Ramsdell
Thanks so much for the input I added the photo to your findagrave memorial and removed my unknown listing.

Linda Byers
Added by l byers on Jun 29, 2015 6:44 AM
l byers
Your help please
Connie I have been adding grave photos to your work at Sackett Cemetery and I have a few I cant read maybe you can help as you have so much knowledge on who is buried there. Please look at my entry and let me know what you think. memorial number 148316603

Linda Byers

Created by: l byers
Record added: Jun 26, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 148316603
Added by l byers on Jun 26, 2015 7:48 AM
Marilyn Robinson
Transfer Request
Hello Ms. Starnes,
I request a transfer of the Find A Grave memorial # 101862287 name of Bridget McDonald, who is my first cousin twice removed. I understand this will not be approved if she is your relative as well. Thank you for considering this request. I am Marilyn Robinson, member #48723446.
Added by Marilyn Robinson on Jun 18, 2015 3:49 PM
George DeKay
Re - Elmer Pfaffenberger
I am a little confused by your message. The name on his stone is as above but you say he had a different name. Can you send me the obit?
Added by George DeKay on May 22, 2015 3:35 PM
Ruthellen Sharlow Hawks
RE: Deleting a memorial
I am sorry. I don't see that.
It's not on my screen. Only "edit" and I don't see any means to delete.
Added by Ruthellen Sharlow Hawks on May 21, 2015 2:58 PM
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