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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 5 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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Messages left for Connie Starnes (432)[Leave Message]
s mayer
RE: transfer request
Thanks, Connie!
Added by s mayer on Dec 07, 2016 7:37 PM
s mayer
transfer request
Can you please transfer my mom's record (Find A Grave Memorial# 171685254) to me?
Thank you. Susan Mayer
Added by s mayer on Dec 07, 2016 1:44 PM
Michael Tuccini
Grave #90217277
Hi, Do you know if the middle name on this grave is landon? Thanks
Added by Michael Tuccini on Nov 26, 2016 12:54 AM
Linda Peters
I forgot to give you my #48988177 regarding Paternal Grandparents
Added by Linda Peters on Nov 25, 2016 5:01 AM
Linda Peters
Paternal Grandparents
Could you please transfer my Grandparents Memorials to me: 136686326 and 136686365
Thank You! Thank you for all the FIND A GRAVE work in the Elliston Cemetery!
Added by Linda Peters on Nov 25, 2016 4:58 AM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
RE: 50892853
Fixed. Thanks! Keep them coming!
Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Nov 01, 2016 5:30 PM
Mariellen (Molitoris) Mierzwiak
Re:Charles Overton Knox
Hello Connie,

He was my 1st Cousin, i made a mistake with the flowers.

Kind Regards, Mariellen
Added by Mariellen (Molitoris) Mie... on Oct 30, 2016 2:38 PM
Ken Writtenhouse
Daniel G. Shores
I would like to take over Daniel G. Shores site 50893900
if he isn't family to you too. I put his pic on there.

Ken Writtenhouse
Added by Ken Writtenhouse on Oct 27, 2016 3:23 PM
Mariellen (Molitoris) Mierzwiak
Charles Overton Knox
Hello Connie,

Would you transfer Charles Overton Knox, #114734165, he was my first Cousin and i have most of his family members!
My name is Mariellen (Molitoris) Mierzwiak, Find a Grave member, #47946375.

Sincerely, Mariellen
Added by Mariellen (Molitoris) Mie... on Oct 25, 2016 11:56 AM
Nicolas Burge
Elizabeth Schott Zelms
Hi again,
I realize my last message was a little vague, sorry about that. Would you happen to have any information about Elizabeth or Melvin? If you do please message me.
Added by Nicolas Burge on Oct 20, 2016 3:19 PM
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