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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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Baby Stevens @ Bangot
I see Baby Stevens 2JAN1944 - same date listed six times. Perhaps you hit submitt several times awaiting the entry to show. Such has happened to me before.
Added by oldwolf600 on Mar 24, 2015 1:44 PM
Marian Woodman Flaherty
Loring Elsemore
Thank you for your prompt attention to my edit request for Loring Elsemore at Mount Hope. Also, that is wonderful story about your grandfather.
Thank you again, Marian
Added by Marian Woodman Flaherty on Feb 10, 2015 8:32 AM
Bob McLellan
Bob, thank you very much for the family transfers.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jan 28, 2015 3:36 PM
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!
Added by D. Larocque on Jan 19, 2015 11:22 PM
Ruth Dowdy-McArthur

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.

Ruth Dowdy-McArthur
Portland, Oregon
Added by Ruth Dowdy-McArthur on Jan 18, 2015 12:46 PM
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.
Added by Jerry Stremcha on Dec 25, 2014 10:14 AM
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 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
Added by E Malcolm on Nov 30, 2014 6:39 AM
Thank you!
Thank you for the transfers!
Added by gravefinder on Nov 29, 2014 1:42 PM
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