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swede (#47330563)
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Genealogy has been a topic of interest since college when a Kansas History course required either a term paper or a family history; the family history topic intrigued me more than any other random topic available.

Since that time, I have continued to search out my extended family as well as work closely with the Kinsley Public Library to document those early settlers of Kinsley and Edwards County, Kansas who moved west to grow up with the country.

Whenever possible, I have found obituaries to 'flesh-out' my family members as well as those early settlers.

This avocation is truly an enjoyable journey and I have been fortunate to meet some wonderful individuals along the way.

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Sandra Blackburn-Vaine
RE: DeTar Markers
Your welcome. I'm glad you were pleased that I added his wife. ~Sandie
Added by Sandra Blackburn-Vaine on Jan 18, 2017 7:13 AM
Cameron Herrell
Nancy Jenkins
Many thanks for taking the time to look into this gravesite in Elmwood Cemetery. I appreciate knowing. Again, thank you!
Added by Cameron Herrell on Nov 01, 2016 3:21 PM
James E Temple
We just noticed the ages for this James...He would probably have been another relative and not our James.

Added by KET on Nov 01, 2016 10:08 AM
James Temple
Thank you for your efforts in locating the grave and marker for James.

We appreciate knowing that there is no marker for this great great grandfather.
Added by KET on Nov 01, 2016 9:54 AM
Earl C. Padgett
Gravestone/Photo Clara Mary Nichols Padgett
Dear Swede,

Many thanks for taking and posting to picture of the gravestone Clara Mary (Nichols) Padgett (1904-1984.

It is appreciated and solved several questions in the genealogy.

Earl C. Padgett
Kansas City, MO
Added by Earl C. Padgett on Oct 02, 2016 10:23 AM
deanna french
Lansing; Robert Brown, Civil War Veteran
May i use the monument photo which you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial of Robert Brown, to post on the Vermont C.W. site? (

You will receive credit for this..
Thank you for your consideration. Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 17, 2016 7:05 PM
Robert Worden
RE: Van Dugteren photographs...
That is why I posted the entire plot. Glad to help out.
Added by Robert Worden on Aug 28, 2016 2:59 PM
Callie (Russell) Turner
Thank you very much for your time and effort to try to locate Callie (Russell) Turner's marker. It's sad to learn that a family member didn't have a headstone at the time of their passing. Thank you for transferring her memorial to us. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Added by HudieGram on Aug 19, 2016 9:38 AM
Carol Hopper Bader
Shelton Brothers
Thank you for posting the information that their are no grave markers for Edward & Warren Shelton. We appreciate your research and time.
Added by Carol Hopper Bader on Aug 04, 2016 7:29 PM
Hubert Burke - 114149986
Going through my emails I realized that I had not thanked you for the picture of Hubert Burke's headstone. I apologize for the tardiness, but the gratitude is very much current!
Thank you sincerely,
Diana Bryson-Brooks
Added by junomyth on Aug 04, 2016 1:53 PM
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