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BAlthouse (#47399768)
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Bio Photo I've always been interested in history since quite an early age. The interest and desire peaked during my later high school years, where my niche really became apparent. Although, I remain interested in any and all other periods of history, my focus lies around early American western (1840 - 1900's) and the period of our nations endurements of the great world wars (1910 - 1950's).

It was during this time in my education, that my desire to learn/know of my families history was created. As I followed/learned of the history involved with World War Two, I deeply felt a void as I had always known, but never asked/talked to my grandfather about his service during the war, and at that point, would never be able to as he passed 4 years prior.

Time forward to the pending birth of my son. This reinforced/brought back the desire to expand my knowledge of my family history and to completely document it for the eventual knowledge and preservation for my children and future generations to come. I've been researching, investigating, interviewing, documenting and relentlessly working to push the limits to always learn more, to uncover the next piece of information. To date, I've collected and documented into my database 11,846 people and growing. I have found/been in contact with a distant relative who lives only an hour from where I grew up, who has a database for another line of the family, where our two lines meet back in the early 1700's, as well as several other family members that I've connected to through Find A Grave.

Finally, it is this endeavor, that has led me to Find A Grave. Some of my family members had already been documented/memorialized here by the wonderful people who have come before me, to collect, document and remember/pay tribute to those who have passed. Not only the famous, whom are normally the ones memorialized, but everyday, common people. I have joined Find A Grave to lend my hand in extending this database, not only (and eventually) for all those not already listed in my families history, but to help others. I figure, if I'm already going to be driving 10 minutes to hours away to visit and pace a cemetery to find those that I am directly looking for, I can certainly do this for others that remain there and hopefully, help someone else in their endeavor. Especially when I contemplate that a cemetery is in walking distance from my house, and I could easily lend my time and services to help someone else out so easily, instead of them having to make a several hour to several state road trip to make that visit, to find... that relative!

I live in west Texas, but also make trips to the east coast (Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey) and up to Utah.
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Ryan Curtis
RE: Laura Bailey - Photo's
No problem. I've removed the photos. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

Ryan.
Added by Ryan Curtis on Apr 16, 2014 8:27 PM
John Webber
Laura Myrtle Mackay Bailey 145054
Could you remove the duplicate pictures so I can add grave photos.
Thanks
Added by John Webber on Apr 16, 2014 12:50 PM
Tina DeLong
RE: DeLong Family Relations
Our George DeLong was born in Mifflin Co, Penn. in 1776 his dad was George Sr who married Elizabeth Jsne Ward, my gg granddad is from ky.
Added by Tina DeLong on Apr 03, 2014 4:51 PM
Tina DeLong
DeLongs
I work tomorrow but will email you with the Delongs.
Added by Tina DeLong on Apr 02, 2014 7:21 PM
Rob5380
RE: Geneva Nevil
You are very welcome.
Added by Rob5380 on Apr 02, 2014 7:05 PM
Rob5380
Geneva Nevil
Honored to make the transfer of this memorial to your care.
Added by Rob5380 on Apr 01, 2014 12:46 PM
Michele Dragon
TRANSFER OF PHILIP DRAGON
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU COULD TRANSFER PHILIP J DRAGON (18184467) TO ME AS THAT IS MY FATHER AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAINTAIN HIS SITE. HE WAS MOVED TO A DIFFERENT CEMETARY AND I WOULD LIKE TO UPDATE HIS CURRENT INFO. THANKS, MICHELE DRAGON (47870641)
Added by Michele Dragon on Mar 28, 2014 6:33 PM
Shannon Watts Michael
William Finch & Clarence Christensen
Thank you for updating these memorials and then transferring them to me. Much appreciated!
Added by Shannon Watts Michael on Oct 13, 2013 11:00 PM
Kitty Whitlock
Judith McKay
I'm sorry to say that I've turned over Judith's memorial to a closer relative. That's why I asked how you were related.
Kitty
Added by Kitty Whitlock on Oct 01, 2013 9:19 AM
history4sure
Willaim Dawson
Bryan - I am not related...just like to link families together in case others come looking for them!
In my volunteer work, I was responsible for arranging for Ellen's burial at Willard Cemetery. Her being a Zundel, it is one of the oldest family names around the area. I am often curious what happened to the family of such and searched out her children when it seemed she was the "end" of her line.
If you will put "transfer" & your member # on the edit feature of any memorials you want - I will transfer right away. ~Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Oct 01, 2013 9:15 AM
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