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Roy Woodruff (#47291486)
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I have been doing genealogy for over 25 years now. I have researched the Amherst/Clarence area of New York extensively because that is where a majority of my relatives settled. In addition, a small group of my family moved and settled in the Maple Grove Township of Saginaw County, Michigan. The other side of my family - one branch comes from old Connecticut and Vermont, settling in New York around the finger lakes, with a final move to the Buffalo, NY area. The other branch coming from Ontario, Canada.

My wife's family - one side goes back to Francis Cooke (who was on the Mayflower), settled in Massachusetts, moving to Ohio, and finally settling in Grand Haven area of Michigan. The other side of her family were from the south - Tennessee and North Carolina, moving to Missouri and Illinois and finally settling in Arkansas, with some moving to Michigan.

The families I am actively researching on my side include: Woodruff, Goodrich, Fillmore, Colegrove, Haskin(s), Rudd, Wood, Badger, Beiter, Blarr, Gillis, Malcolm, Mason, Anderson, Sutherland, Schuster, Braunscheidel, Schneider, Brown, Jung, Wittenauer (Witnauer), Spoth, Herberger, Fritton, Metzinger, Therring, Emmendorfer, Lorenz, and Leising.

The families I am actively researching on my wife's side include: Bellah, Shaw, Johnson, Jansen, Andersson, Johansson, Clark, Perry, Proffer, Hovis, Wheat, Hudson, Smith, Brown, McClain, Reed, Damon, Brown, Cooke, and Warner.

I will happily transfer management of any memorials I am not a direct descendent of. Please use the edit tab on the memorial. Thanks!
I have been actively trying to take photos of the Tempe Double Butte Cemetery graves in Tempe, AZ. If you are related to anyone in this cemetery, please let me know - I will transfer to any relation in this cemetery (would rather have family manage the memorial)

For memorials of direct descendents / family members: I put a lot of time into the research of the people in these memorials, looking up obituaries and family history, adding dates and links to other family members, etc. I would prefer to keep managing those family memorials I am a direct descendent of. If we do share the same lineage, I would love to hear from you to share information and/or pictures and talk about our lineage. I would be happy to update information on any of those memorials where we share ancestors or link to other family members as needed.

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Russ Gunther
RE: Brandon Family
Thank you Roy, I've updated them both
Added by Russ Gunther on Dec 05, 2016 12:01 PM
Clarence J. Geiger Jr.
RE: Koestler Family
Your Welcome. I enjoy helping others.
Added by Clarence J. Geiger Jr. on Nov 07, 2016 9:00 AM
David Pressel
Oskar Bostrom #91708721

Oskar iwas my grandfather on my mother's side. I just recently found his memorial. I know you are not a direct descendant, as he only had one child, my mother.

Would you please consider transferring his memorial to me.

Thank you

Added by David Pressel on Aug 31, 2016 1:16 PM
deanna french
RE: FAG Photo Maricopa Co/Waterhouse
This is very kind of you! Thanks so much!

Deanna french
Added by deanna french on Aug 15, 2016 2:22 PM
deanna french
RE: FAG Photo Maricopa Co/Waterhouse
Thank you very much, You are appreciated!

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 15, 2016 1:58 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo Maricopa Co/Waterhouse
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting place of many of our "old soldiers that had ties to Vt. Jame Waterhouse is one such patriot. May I use the photo you contributed to his Find A Grave memorial tp post on the (

You would receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French

Added by deanna french on Aug 12, 2016 4:40 PM
RE: Rachel Chapman
You're sure welcomed, Roy...good have found her for you!
Added by CryptoGram on Aug 02, 2016 1:10 AM
RE: Nicholas Black
Hi Roy, not related, just happened to have photo'd the marker when I was in St. Patrick's :-)
Added by Cindy on Jul 20, 2016 8:01 AM
Loretta Smith
I notice Harriet VADER DAINS had been added to my Cornelius VADER page so I followed it here. As you have researched Amherst, I am wondering if you have found any information on Cornelius' wife, Lucinda FOX VADER? I did not notice that surname in your listings but I am always hopeful. Family legend has it that she returned to Amherst after Cornelius died. Thanks for any information you might have accidentally found ;)

Loretta Smith
Added by Loretta Smith on Jul 01, 2016 11:35 AM
RE: William McLaws Eadie
Hi Roy,

I have a copy of a Shaver will witnessed by William Mc Laws Eadie. Let me know if you'd like a copy and I can email it.
Added by michstory on Jun 20, 2016 5:34 AM
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