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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
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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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Earl photos
Thank you! The photos are great and give me new info to help in research. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Added by MHD on Aug 27, 2015 12:06 PM
Dawn M.
Boomer family
Thanks for the quick updates!

Added by Dawn M. on Aug 10, 2015 11:21 AM
Nancy Heib
Cora Gosline
Connie, Thank you so much for the headstone photo for Cora Gosline. Your time and effort are much appreciated!
Added by Nancy Heib on Aug 02, 2015 2:20 PM
Judy Seeley Price
Thank you
Thanks so much Connie, for sharing & for finding it to share. Like you quoted we speak for those who have passed.. Truthfully sometimes I prefer the dead to the living. Their stories need to be told, so we know how much our generation have learned & changed. Thanks to them the changes in our society and life, have grown. I will never ever forget the day my grandmother talked on my cell phone. She started life with out a phone. she lived through 3 decades and died at 102 yrs and 26 days. She is the reason I do this, she had so much knowledge. She kept scrapbooks of family events, whether good or bad once she was old enough to do them, they start in 1900 and go till the late 1900's. She passed in 2002. I think of her every day. So thank you for sharing some more of the jig saw puzzle of my life.
Added by Judy Seeley Price on Jul 25, 2015 4:57 AM
Rebecca Fisher
RE: Robert Lee & Flota Grimm
They are my family, so if you don't mind yes. I also want to thank you for what you do.👏
Rebecca 😅
Added by Rebecca Fisher on Jul 18, 2015 8:50 AM
William H and Marcedes Stewart
Thank you for transferring my 1st cousin and his wife to me. Also thank you for the many memorials you have made. You are appreciated!
God Bless You!
Added by Janice on Jul 16, 2015 6:12 AM
William H and Marcedes Stewart
Would you be so kind as to transfer my 1st cousin and his wife to me?
William H Stewart, Find A Grave Memorial# 113710410
Marcedes Stewart, Find A Grave Memorial# 113710380

Thanks and have a blessed day!
Janice (Stewart) Duvall
Find a grave contributor #47212344
Added by Janice on Jul 15, 2015 7:09 PM
Judy Seeley Price
Carsten links
Connie, I don't know what else could be happening, I do the regular one thru the edit, and then it goes thru cyber space... I am looking at some of my family Carsten/Carstens that you created, I am just asking for a mangaement transfer. I will send this email also thru the edit on the page and we will see where it is going wrong.
Judy Seeley Price
Added by Judy Seeley Price on Jul 14, 2015 4:48 PM
Judy Seeley Price
Connie, I have left you many email thru the edit system and I haven't heard anything back,, I really would appreciate I have been trying to put my family together and you have many of them.
Judy Seeley Price
Added by Judy Seeley Price on Jul 13, 2015 11:58 PM
Lynne Stallcop
RE: 125687467 Hester Stallcop
Hi Connie,

I don't think it is the same person. According to her marriage record, her marriage to John Stallcop was her first marriage and she was 25 years old. If she was married prior, it would have been very brief, somewhere between 1930 where she is living as a lodger and 1933 when she marries John. Let me know if I can give you any further info.

Added by Lynne Stallcop on Jul 13, 2015 5:27 PM
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