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Janet (#47284770)
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Bio Photo I want to state clearly that anyone is free to use the photos that I take for any nonprofit purpose.

I enjoy genealogy. I consider myself fairly new at it. I was introduced in 2008 by a phone call, out of the blue, from a cousin I didn't know I had. She was researching our family and found me. We share a great grandfather. I was intrigued, and have been researching my family ever since. I find that I can spend all my time researching. There is no end to the information I want to know.

I research online. I was a computer person (I make my living as an author of computer books), before I started genealogy research. I had seen Find a Grave, but was focused elsewhere and didn't pay attention. Recently (May 2010), I stopped and really looked at Find A Grave. When I realized what it was, I became a fan. I had been meaning to photo a family grave at the local cemetery, so I took some photo requests with me. I discovered I enjoyed being in the cemetery. It is lovely and peaceful. The headstones are interesting. And my body appreciates moving more, rather than sitting in front of the computer all day. So, I created pages from photos I took at the local cemetery, but moved away before could photo the entire cemetery.

I enjoy several different aspects of this research. I enjoy the puzzle, of course. I enjoy sharing information. To me, an important part of the research is making it available to help others with their research. I also enjoy the community of genealogy, cousins, and Find A Grave.

I am quite serious about accuracy. I only enter facts that I am very sure about. If anyone finds errors, let me know, but be prepared to say why you believe my entry is in error. Also, I love to add information if someone offers good data. And, I have no problem with transferring a page to someone who is more closely related to the person.

I also maintain a website providing my Russell family research at the URL below.
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Carol Sherbeck Espiritu
Celeste Lund
Thank you for photographing and posting this tombstone. It is appreciated.
Added by Carol Sherbeck Espiritu on Feb 09, 2016 10:17 AM
Alma Zae Bortz, 15478654
Please see this entry for information on the 1st wife of Thomas Crago (147686794). According to the 1900 Census (Jefferson Co,PA, ED 73,Punxsutawney,no Pct. included, he was born in the Adrian Hospital in Punxsutawney, July 1885. Parents were Tom Crago,age 45, Single male, born in England, no mother listed. Thanks.D
Added by Darlene on Dec 23, 2015 11:48 AM
Lori Evans
I wanted to thank you for what you do. I found the headstone of my sister who died before i was born Corinne Elaine Evans and im looking for my grandmother as well. Martha Golden. I plan on visiting the cemetary soon to see my family. Lori
Added by Lori Evans on Dec 16, 2015 7:21 PM
Mary Goode 143860435
Janet - Thank you for creating a memorial for my grandmother Mary. I submitted some edits that add additional information for her.
- Jeff
Added by Jeff on Dec 12, 2015 10:00 AM
Dorothy Alvis
RE: Palmer Roloson
Janet= Thank you for your reply.
Added by Dorothy Alvis on Nov 09, 2015 2:27 PM
Dorothy Alvis
Palmer Roloson
Palmer's father, George B. Roloson, was a son of William C. Roloson, born July 28, 1838 (prob. Sussex Co., N.J.) and died 07 Oct. 1884. Do you know where? William married Nov. 18, 1860 to Frances/ Fanny Beemer. They are on the 1870 Census Wantage Twp., Sussex Co., N.J. , George B. age 7. They are in the 1880 Census Newbern Twp., Dickinson Co., KS, Geo. is shown as Beeks, age 17, b. N.J. I hope to learn where Wm. C. died and is buried. Can you help?
Added by Dorothy Alvis on Nov 08, 2015 4:00 PM
Ralph Reginald Langley # 144719360
Thanks very much for the quick updates!
Added by merel on Oct 02, 2015 12:17 PM
Nora and Elance Blue
Thanks very much for getting those photos for me! and thanks for creating their memorial as well. i just called the cemetery yesterday to get their locations and wow! really appreciate it. the family is nearly all linked now.
Added by backntyme55 on Sep 15, 2015 7:17 PM
Ellie Stites-Swanger
RE: Dora Adeline Sloan Russell
Thank you so much.. I was very concerned that someone would pick the info and "go" with it.. Once an error is made it is almost impossible to reverse the posting. Thanks again!

Ellie Stites Swanger, granddaughter of Dora Adeline Sloan Russell.
Added by Ellie Stites-Swanger on Aug 27, 2015 12:42 AM
Ellie Stites-Swanger
Dora Adeline Sloan Russell
My maternal grandmother was Dora, mentioned above. She died in Miller Co. MO, and is buried in the Freedom Cem. just over the county line in Maries Co. MO. The entry you have is in error, as it has the same names, but definitely wrong place.. I've been to my grandmother's grave many, many times in Maries Co. MO.. Not as you have it.. That needs to be erased. Any further questions, you can email me at the address below.

Thanks, Ellie Stites Swanger (
Added by Ellie Stites-Swanger on Aug 25, 2015 2:01 PM
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