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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 21 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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M. Gould
Maria Brinies
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by M. Gould on May 24, 2016 10:32 AM
Earl Fleetwood
are any of the Fleetwoods still alive, that are related to Louis dennis Fleetwood? Mallie was my grandpa and burrell was my father. can you please email me about this info? my email is please contact me if you know this information.
Added by Earl Fleetwood on May 23, 2016 1:13 PM
Roger Freimark
Roger Freimark is my direct line uncle; my mother's brother. Would you be willing to transfer his grave to me?

kuestr (#49011071)

Thank you, Bonnie
Added by kuestr on May 22, 2016 11:40 AM
Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden
Find A Grave Memorial# 151688227
Thank you!
I'll get a few photos and other info added to her site.
Added by Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden on May 13, 2016 11:05 AM
Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden
Find A Grave Memorial# 151688227
2nd request.

Please transfer Golden Lee White Pussehl over to me as she is my grandmother.
Her son, Frank Manley is my father.
Thank you.

Barbara (Manley) Hernden
Added by Barbara (MANLEY) Hernden on May 13, 2016 8:27 AM
Jeff Weeks
RE: Hunsche
Thank you for the transfer. So kind of you!
Added by Jeff Weeks on May 12, 2016 5:33 PM
Jeff Weeks
I am asking that you transfer 140804586 and 140804613, William and Anna Hunsche to me. They are my great grandparents and I am attempting to put my family together here. Thank you.
Added by Jeff Weeks on May 01, 2016 10:37 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
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