Hi! I'm very interested in genealogy. I enjoying adding information to memorials, especially full names, dates, and links to family members. I try to add obituaries, when and if I have them. I am in the process of adding pictures, obituaries, and information to the Rogers, McCarron, Brown, Ruebenson, Ruebensam, and Galligan pages. I live in Kendall County, Illinois, and try to get out to local cemeteries to fulfill photo requests and make additions. It is exciting to find ancestors! I am researching the following surnames on my side: Brown, Ruebenson/Ruebensam/Reabensame/Rebenson, Galligan, McCarron, McCarville, Hanxladen/Hanxleden, Krapf, Kizer, Vitraelli, D'Orazio, DiGarbo, DiFalco, Cicero, Gardos, Peterson, Harper, Riggs, Gullen/Gullin, Goldberger; and the following surnames on my husband's side: Morrison, Joyce, Rogers, McCoy, Myers, Tuntland. Ring, and Grover
***Feel free to utilize my photos for your personal use. When utilizing any of my photos, please give proper credit to myself (Melissa Joyce) and Find A Grave. The following is an example citation: "Headstone: Full Name. Death year. Cemetery name, Cemetery city, cemetery state. Digital Image by Melissa Joyce Findagrave.com Memorial #."
***I am happy to include and/or update information on any of the memorial pages that I maintain, including family links, obituaries, etc. I am also happy to transfer management to family members. If contacting me directly, please include Findagrave in the email subject.
I am trying to find the memorial for Edward A. Brown who was married to Rissa Irene Cridlebaugh Foster. She died before he did and I can't find a memorial for him to link him to her through an edit suggestion. Do you have information on him? The Cridlebaughs are my mother's family. (John Clayton Cridlebaugh was my great-grandfather and his son Phil is my grandfather. Rissa was sort of famous in the family as the one who lost her husband young.)
RE: Helen Newell Gaines Hi Melissa, I'm of the Gaines line. So I don't have anything on the Brown's. I was asking whomever is taking care of Betty Gowers to transfer Gaines kin to me to try to keep their memorials in the family & I didn't notice that you are now maintaining Helen Goldie Newell Gaines memorial. I'm just glad that she is being maintained by family. To simplify things I will send you more details for Helen using her memorials edit tab. Thanks, Scott Cook
Morrison Family Hi Melissa Thanks for the information on Peter Henderson Morrison. Peter was my grandfather's (WILLIAM Morrison b.5/4/1876 to George & Ann Bryce Morrison) nephew. Rarely see anything on the net connected to this family, so thank-you. Viv Callaghan Sydney, Australia
Vitarelli family Hi, I saw your post about there being Vitarelli's in your family line. I am a Vitarelli by birth, my father John W. Vitarelli, son of Paul Vitarelli and Theresa Greene Vitarelli, born in Pittsburgh, PA, settled in Penn Hills,PA and my grandmother died in DuBois, PA where she is buried.
I am interested in finding the origins of the family (as to where they are from in Italy) and possibly the meaning of the name. I know of no others other than my Grandparents, Aunts, and cousins.Are they numerous in New York?