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Susie (#47375864)
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I became interested in Genealogy as a HS teenager, when these three factors came about at the same time: 1) I relocated to Champaign Co., OH to reside with a sibling. Initially and merely out of pure boredom, I became interested in cleaning up an old, uncared for cemetery that was on our way to town and within Concord Twp., where I resided, specifically on and within the Hamlet of Eris. 2) The 1977 television mini series, ROOTS, came on; and 3) my Birth Certificate (that I'd never seen or knew of the names on it), had arrived in the mail in order for me to obtain my driver's license. All three events came together like a tornado and thus I began my 35 + year passion for GENEALOGY and love of history. It also lead me to the opportunity to be employed as a Probate Deputy Clerk for 12 years in Ohio, restoring several Cemeteries, helping to Charter two Genealogical Societies (Champaign Co., OH and one in Green Co., WI. I'm currently a member of several Southwestern WI genealogical and/or societies, but actively in Green, Lafayette and Iowa. I'm so thankful we now have F.A.G., which keeps me busy contributing names and information onto, for our future generations.

That Birth Certificate lead me to Mineral Pint, Iowa County, Wisconsin for my mother's Maternal side, who were all Irish Catholic and Scotch/Irish: COLLINS/CALLAN, GILMORE,RYAN,CROW(E),McARDLE,CUNNINGHAM,CALHOUN,DUNBAR... and her Paternal English side: JACKSON, HARRIS, STEVENS, HEATH.... and West Virginia for my father: HEATHERLY, REEL, BOLTON, STOCKWELL, ANGLIN,McCLUNG,CARTER/CARDER,HOGBIN...,the majority of those took me back to Barbour, Harrison, Randolph and Greenbrier counties of West Virginia until the industrial revolution hit the mid west, and my grandparents, Wm. Boyd & Bertha (REEL)HEATHERLY left the mountains of Keyser, Mineral Co., WV, where their first child Edna was born, (Dec 20, 1906), struck out ca 1906-1910 for East Moline, Rock Co., IL, where my father, Carl Raymond Heatherly was born in 1910, where the industrial revolution was booming, as well as all through out the Great Lakes and throughout the Midwest. Last year (2013), I learned he was first married to Shirley (Hutchinson/Hutchison)Riebe, the widow of Walter A. Riebe, Sr. Shirley and Walter had a dau., Iris Riebe b. ca 1930. *Last
My Foster Family names include: CALL, NICHOLS, PATTERSON, GOODWIN/GORDAIN, HARDY, NEVEL, O'BRIEN and CRAIG, prime rely of Rock, Dane, Richland, and Racine Counties of Wisc. and some of Winnebago Co., IL.

*Prior to Huricane Katrina, I'd been in touch with my Calhoun cousin, Eunice Cunningham Calhoun Wymand, only to first loose her with her passing and then to loose track of her descendants when Katrina struck. Eunice's mother was my Gr. Gr. Grandmother's niece. Sadly I was not able to get my photos and Eunice's immediate family updated or assist them in identifying the box of photos that her son said he had. Can anyone help me to get back in touch with them again? Susie


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Many thanks for linking William to his parents. It is my goal to find all of my great grandparents children and have them linked.
Added by DOUGLAS JOHN SHACKLEY on Dec 15, 2014 10:36 AM
Helen Currie
RE: Re: Rhoda Ansley/Mrs. Thomas
The NB Archives in Canada is one of the Largest & Oldest Archives in North America. The Old Newspapers which also contains copies of USA Newspapers was Transcribed by a group of Historical Researchers in the 1960s and is at the online website

Newspapers were used to record vitals such as Births, marriages and Deaths It is a fantastic resource.

The Newspaper Obituary Transcript I sent you came from the NB Archives. Taking in consideration of the timing the news of her death would have taken some time later to be recorded in the NB newspaper as things were much slower then. If you have a Newspaper Obituary or Death record in your Archives and they match some of these facts then we would be talking about the same person. Use the Rule of Genealogy "Three Records to prove One Truth" Let me know how that turns out.
Added by Helen Currie on Nov 05, 2014 9:21 PM
Helen Currie
RE: Re: Rhoda Ansley/Mrs. Thomas
Sorry about that. Gagetown is in Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
Added by Helen Currie on Nov 05, 2014 1:47 PM
Elaine Hamilton Grippin
RE: 51514988 Grace M. (Thompson) Phillips
I am Elaine Hamilton Grippin. Haven't been on here in a few years but, always glad to hear from someone. I notice the "Phillips" name and assume that is why you are contacting me. Please let me know what I can do for you, I'll be happy to help in any way I can.
Added by Elaine Hamilton Grippin on Nov 03, 2014 5:15 AM
Joe B.
RE: William Hartz
No, not related. Just wanted to fix name so if someone were looking for him, he would be found.
Added by Joe B. on Oct 27, 2014 7:27 PM
Duplicates-Hawthorn vs Hawthorne at Bethel Cemetery
Massy Hawthorn 8592734 and Mercy E Boyles Hawthorne 124911740 are the same person. There are similar duplicates for James Hawthorne 8592725 and James Hawthorn 9038968.
Added by WendyT on Oct 10, 2014 2:07 PM
Idella & Elmer Dessert
I just wanted to let you know that the photo volunteer posted the photos to these memorials this morning :) memorial Nos. 134562448 & 134562352

Added by Lynniep2000 on Aug 25, 2014 10:01 AM
Thanks for the transfer Susie. I think most of the Brennans buried in St. Paul Cemetery are the same family. But I need to find better documentation
Added by DKMac on Aug 25, 2014 7:05 AM
RE: RE:LaVern James Opelt d. 13 Aug 1978 Grayslake, Lake Co., IL
I didn't get any emails from you.
Added by Lynniep2000 on Aug 22, 2014 12:53 PM
RE: RE:LaVern James Opelt d. 13 Aug 1978 Grayslake, Lake Co., IL
Did you get the email I sent to you?
Added by Lynniep2000 on Aug 22, 2014 8:18 AM
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