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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 27 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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Brian S. Miller
RE: George Miller- Find A Grave Memorial# 11544186
Hi Connie,
Just one more thing...George's wife Sarah J. Miller is also buried there. Memorial #11544163. I'd like to have them together.
Thank you.
Added by Brian S. Miller on Nov 23, 2015 6:07 AM
Brian S. Miller
RE: George Miller- Find A Grave Memorial# 11544186
Thank you Connie. I will!
Thanks again,
Brian S. Miller
Added by Brian S. Miller on Nov 23, 2015 6:02 AM
Brian S. Miller
George Miller- Find A Grave Memorial# 11544186
Hello Connie,
My name is Brian S. Miller. I am doing research on Miller families from Pennsylvania in relation to my own. I actually work with someone here in Toledo, Ohio who's name happens to also be Brian W. Miller. His g-grandfather was George E. Miller. I wanted to let you know that I have more information on George. When and where he was born, that he was divorced from Sara J. Miller. If you are interested in getting this information, I can send it to you. Here is my email address:

Or, if this George is no relation, I wouldn't mind taking over George's memorial as I am also a Find A Grave Contributor #48850069.
Thank you,
Brian S. Miller
Added by Brian S. Miller on Nov 21, 2015 9:58 AM
Daisy M. Taylor
Thank you so much for the transfers!
Added by Daisy M. Taylor on Nov 10, 2015 5:55 PM
Daisy M. Taylor
Hello, Can you please transfer my Uncle, Aunt and cousin to me, Find A Grave Memorial# 50894041, Find A Grave Memorial# 50894046, & Find A Grave Memorial# 50894047, I have also requested updates for their info. Thank you so very much.
Added by Daisy M. Taylor on Nov 10, 2015 2:44 PM
RE: 149909886 William J Archibald
Thank you so much. I have corrected his memorial. Sharon
Added by SGirton on Oct 21, 2015 10:05 AM
Savannah Sutherland
Anna LaFountain
Thank you for the picture, your time and effort! Much appreciated!
Added by Savannah Sutherland on Oct 21, 2015 12:02 AM
John B Scheuerman
Thank you so much for the photo of John's headstone. I really appreciate it. I live so far away.
Added by Jackie on Oct 16, 2015 6:39 PM
Elgin Winters
Thank You.
Added by Bonnie on Oct 12, 2015 5:19 PM
K Voss
Joseph Applegate

Thank you for photographing the headstone and cemetery sign for my ancestor!

Kevin Voss
Added by K Voss on Oct 10, 2015 11:56 AM
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