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Janet (#47284770)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 16 days
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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, as long as that person appears to keep their memorials accurate and updated.

I also maintain a website providing my Russell family research at the URL below.
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Ruth Taylor Ogborn

Re: recent edit for the Ruth Taylor Ogborn (1889 - 1983) Find A Grave memorial has been declined

Ruth Taylor Ogborn married her first cousin, Clyde Charles Ogborn, on 13 Nov 1906 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA. Ruth's father, John Bradbury Ogborn, was the brother of Clyde's father, Daniel B. Ogborn.

Best regards,

Added by Scott on Sep 17, 2016 11:35 PM
Raymond Rogers 148125028
Thank You, Very Much...

CDM (#47459188)
Added by CDM on Sep 05, 2016 2:51 AM
Beverly Dunn
Paul and Louada Brattain
Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles Co., CA. Thank you for your prompt response to my photo request. Your time and dedication is truly appreciated.

Best wishes,
Bev Dunn
Cincinnati, OH
Added by Beverly Dunn on Jul 27, 2016 4:12 PM
Harry Rogers
Janet, thank you so very much for my cousin Dennis Rogers transfer.
Added by Harry Rogers on Jun 27, 2016 1:25 PM
Shari S.
Thank you!
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the headstones for Donald and Elizabeth Moody! Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated! :-)

Added by Shari S. on Jun 23, 2016 7:55 PM
Mary Hemrick
Janet, thank you for the picture.

I appreciate your time and assistance.

Added by Cecilia on May 18, 2016 10:27 AM
B.J. Waters
Genevieve Hogan
Well Janet, now I'm really confused. I took photos today, and as you will see, she is sharing a crypt with a David Imus. Her nameplate shows Imus as part of her name. Do you know what the connection is?

Added by B.J. Waters on Apr 09, 2016 10:49 PM
Angela Baxley
J Carson Galle
Thank you so very much for your help in locating and documenting the grave/headstone for Julia. We have just started our search for my husband's biological father's family. She is a part of it, just not sure how yet.

Thank you again! We appreciate it!
Added by Angela Baxley on Apr 07, 2016 9:21 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: Genevieve Hogan
Oh that's okay, I don't need the actual documents, just an explanation to put in the bio section. I've had to do some unlinking lately, from people who needed to set me straight. A couple of times I have linked people with mismatching surnames, only to be told later that I was wrong! But I wasn't the one who was wrong, I just made the links, believing that the person who requested them must know more than me!

Thank you for explaining.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Apr 03, 2016 4:32 PM
B.J. Waters
Genevieve Hogan
Please provide more information to confirm the link to her mother, since the names don't match. Genevieve's maiden name was reportedly Miller.

Thank you.

Added by B.J. Waters on Apr 03, 2016 12:25 PM
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