|Bob Ottinger (#47263661)|
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|Recently I have started tracing my family tree, and in searching for the burial locations for my ancestors my family and I have found a fun and enjoyable hobby. My nine year old daughter views it as a treasure hunt. She even wants her own camera so she can take pictures by herself instead of using/sharing mine. Now as we go through towns she asks if there are any cemeteries that we need to stop at.|
My favorite "treasure" that we have found was by accident. While searching through a rather large cemetery for a distant relative we found my grandfather. He had been killed in a car accident two weeks before my mother was born. I never knew when, how or where he died until I started tracing my family, and no-one was left who could remember where he was buried. At first when I saw the headstone I thought it was my uncle, as he was a junior, but I just kept looking at the date and knew that it wasn't right. Finally it dawned on me who he was.
I hope everyone out there is having just as much fun as we are. Good luck in your treasure hunting.
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|Jennifer Janzer||"Lillian" Amend|
Is Elizabeth Mary Amanda "Lillian" Amend (memorial #117672101) related to Caroline, William, Josie, Agatha, or Arthur? I've photographed the Amend family plot in Old Holy Cross - Kinzie Ave. There's a stone in that plot for "Lillian" with no dates that I could see.
Is this the same person?
Bob, thank you very much for the family transfers.
|D. Larocque||Transfer and Thanks!|
Thank you for adding my great grandparents and great great grandparents! I have submitted all of the edits I can for this evening, and if you could transfer them to me I would greatly appreciate it!
Thank you so much for updating the memorials for the Rogers family at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine for me.
This Rogers family are those of James 'Bud' Felker Rogers, who was a friend and neighbor of ours here in the Portland, Oregon area. Bud died a few years ago; he was estranged from his family going back to his first marriage in the early 1940's. Having posted the information on his family has created some links to his living family and their descendants, which is great and I'm happy to be able to get the members of this family linked together.
While Bud was still living I talked with him one day about his family and managed to find the record for his family in the 1930 census. He was so touched and it made me realize that he did really miss them; he and his friend made a trip back to Maine not too long before he fell ill.
I have obtained the names of the parents of Shirley Worth Rogers (father of Bud Rogers) from census records early in his life. I think that this is information that is not known by some of the rest of this family.
Thanks again and I certainly do appreciate your help.
|Jo T||Memorial# 119537978|
Hi, any chance you'd transfer Memorial# 119537978 over to us? Perhaps she is your family, and if so then of course I understand the no-transfer... she is my husbands great aunt and we're so happy to find her listed here and to now be gathering info of her. Thank you for adding her here!
Added by Jo T on Jan 03, 2015 4:19 AM
|Jerry Stremcha||William and Elizabeth Gray Memorials|
Thank you for the transfers.
|LBS||Mike Krultz, Sr.|
Hi Bob, I sent a SAC for Mike's memorial as I found his birthdate in the WWII draft registration cards on familysearch.org. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11846-106130-8?cc=1861144 There was no selection in the drop-down menu on Find A Grave that I could see to update his birthplace to Yugoslavia. I was visiting Mike, Sr. as I posted a photo of his son Mike Jr. -- a graduation photo from Camp Barkeley, Texas; the yearbook I found in my father's belongings after he passed away, so they were in training camp together. I just wanted to cite my source. Thank you. Loretta
Added by LBS on Dec 06, 2014 8:14 PM
|E Malcolm||RE: Transfer|
Hi Bob, thanks so much for transferring Harvey Caler to my care, Esther
Thank you for the transfers!
|Linda Parnell Thrasher||Joyce Kathleen Thrasher|
Thank you so much for entering the information I ask for. And thanks so much for adding a picture of her marker. Looks like it needs a little work and some cleaning. I'm going to have her brother see if he can clean the marker. This mother really appreciates what you are doing. You gave me the desire to make sure that all of my family is listed in Find a Grave. Thanks ever so much.
Linda Parnell Thrasher
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