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Barbara Ann (#47460990)
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Bio Photo If I have any errors on any memorial pages or if you have any further info, please contact me. I try to have accurate and RESPECTFUL memorial pages.

Just because you can add a death certificate to a memorial page, does not mean that you should.

When leaving a virtual flower, please do not leave any on my pages that MOVE AROUND. I feel that they detract from the person's memorial page and draw the attention to YOU.

If you are requesting an edit to a memorial page, please click on the edit tab. If I am not related or have any special relationship with the loved one, then I will transfer.

I thank the many people who help me to make Find-A-Grave accurate. I especially am grateful for those folks who are the photo volunteers.

God bless-
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Kathie
RE: Lowe @ StL Calvary
I am confused, I think that you had put a photo request for a "Lowe" at StL Calvary cemetery.

And I was just letting you know that I fulfilled that request. And since I but some information in the Caption of the photo, i was letting you know that you should check that.

It could be for Katherine Lowe, 47980796

Kathie
Added by Kathie on Sep 17, 2016 2:32 PM
Kathie
Lowe @ StL Calvary
Hello,

I have posted the picture for her and the others in the lot.

Please see the caption for lot information.

Thanks
Kathie
Added by Kathie on Sep 13, 2016 7:06 AM
Lynn
RE: Lynn-could you answer this
Glad I could help! :)

Lynn
Added by Lynn on Sep 12, 2016 9:00 PM
Lynn
RE: Lynn-could you answer this
Hi Barbara,

My favorite source, believe it or not, is probably the U.S. census. There is a lot of information there if you really examine it and look for details.

You can trace a family's movements by when and where their children were born; you can see what occupations the people listed; the 1880 and 1900 tell how many children were born and how many were still living at that time; you can get approximate marriage years from the census taken in 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930; some census years give immigration and naturalization dates; etc., etc.

It's always good to check the other people listed on a page or two before and after the ones you are researching to see if they were related. Rural families tended to set up homesteads close to their parents and/or siblings.

Since there are so many errors on the census, I like to write out the findings from as many different years as I can find for a person or family and then compare them to each other. You tend to spot the correct information better that way. You'll also see that people were frequently listed by their middle names on some years.

If you're working on people from Missouri, the state archives have a fantastic website for death certificates issued from 1910 to 1965. Those are goldmines of information if you read every line carefully. You have to spell the name exactly like the state has it recorded, so be sure to try several variations if what you want doesn't come up right away. Cut and paste this address: https://s1.sos.mo.gov/records/archives/archivesdb/deathcertificates/advanced.aspx

Familysearch.org is a free on-line resource that's very good. They have World War I draft registration cards, which are a great source, and a lot of other marriage, birth and death records. Their address is https://familysearch.org/search

Old newspapers are a wonderful source of information, but not available for every location. The St. Louis County Library has a free on-line source if you are a member. If you have a library card number, enter it and look for "Electronic Resources" and then click on "Databases" under that. Access Newspapers is my favorite, but they don't have a lot of St. Louis newspapers. On the other hand, I have found lots of Illinois papers that were helpful for my research there. Access Newspapers has papers from all across the country, but some are better than others.

Old newspapers have obits, marriage announcements and birth announcements that are very valuable. Lots of errors, too, but many times they will help point you in the right direction.

Some of my greatest discoveries have come during visits to the genealogical headquarters of the St. Louis County Library. That's the branch on Lindbergh right across the street from Plaza Frontenac if you are familiar with the area. They have old copies of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Globe-Democrat on microfilm and TONS of great books.

The librarians in the genealogy department are really nice about helping you with any questions. If the first librarian can't help you, it's good to ask another one. Some are more skilled than others, but overall they are very, very helpful.

The genealogy library has a lot of specialty books that range from church records (usually very helpful) to cemetery books for individual counties or cemeteries (also a great source). They have a lot of St. Louis info, but also much from the rest of the country, especially to the east.

A lot of information can only be found by going to the place in question. I've been able to answer so many questions at cemeteries, especially if you are lucky enough to find a nice caretaker who has been there a long time. Some of them are tired of answering questions and won't help at all, but many of them are open to helping you as much as they can, even going through old record books with you.

Of course, friends and families are some of the most important sources. Older relatives may be able to provide just enough to get you started looking in the right direction, and many families have old Bibles with names and important dates.

Once I get as much information as I can from as many sources as possible, I try to put it together into a little story so that it is more personal than just a list of statistics. That's the end result that you've seen on Find A Grave.

The more you work on genealogy, the more tricks you will pick up along the way. Keep a list of all the websites or helpful sources you find as you go. Retirement is the perfect time for this hobby, because you will find that it is extremely time-consuming and mentally challenging!

The key is to be persistent. I made a major breakthrough in my direct lineage this past spring that took nearly 30 years of searching. What I was trying to find seemed like an impossible task, but I just kept working at it year after year. The end results were incredible.

Hope this helps a little. Good luck with your research!

Lynn
Added by Lynn on Sep 12, 2016 1:10 PM
Sarah Capps
Phil Lilley
Thank you for transferring his memorial to me...
Added by Sarah Capps on Jun 09, 2016 6:50 PM
Lynn
Clara Peimann
Hi Barbara,

Just wanted to explain why the memorial looks like it doesn't match the stone.

The N. engraved on the tombstone stands for her maiden name, Niebling. I have a J. as her middle initial because the middle name she was given at birth began with a J.

I would bet her middle name was Jane, but since I haven't been able to prove that, I just put the initial J.

Thanks for the suggestion. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Lynn
Added by Lynn on May 29, 2016 10:22 PM
Lynn
RE: I wanted to ask you a question about this
Hi Barbara,

I remember working with you quite well!

The relative I told you about was George Meseke. I have a couple of photos of him on his memorial (#38204086).

Hope all is well with you and your family.

Lynn
Added by Lynn on Apr 23, 2016 5:39 PM
red
RE: Your mother's parents (James family)
Hi Barbara Ann,

Robert L James and Ollie Mae James are buried in the New Union not the old Union in Lincoln, Logan, Illinois. I should add them, as well, as Kenneth Ernest James and Mary James, my grandmother and grandfather.

So you said you were 2nd cousin of my mother's, how is that: I am only asking because it is rare that I find anyone in that line.

Thank you for your time.
Added by red on Mar 13, 2016 10:00 PM
Shirley Stanton
Charles Marion Terrill =7814491
Hi Barbara,
Thank you so very much for sending me the obituary from the 1945 Bland Courier. I am his last surviving grandchild. I met him when he came to California to visit 3 of his children and 2 of his grandchildren. Your efforts were beyond "the call of duty." I will share it with family.
Deepest thanks,
Shirley Stanton
Added by Shirley Stanton on Jan 10, 2016 7:10 AM
Mary S
Thank you!
Dear Barbara,

Thank you for your kind welcome. I will try to learn more about the system to be more helpful to other researchers. I just started on findagrave in December, although I have been researching my family for over 20 years, with varied success.

Since I retired in September, I was hoping to get back into genealogy, and having used findagrave, I wanted to pay back the favors I found through it. I have spent quite a bit of time in cemeteries looking for family, so it isn't really a new activity. I will eventually add my family information to it.

As to adding photos, I took a digital image from my camera and moved it to my computer desktop. To add a photo, I went to the cemetery page for Resurrection, chose photo requests, clicked on fulfill, and added the photo by clicking on it. Then you can add info about the photo by selecting the last box. I write down the information at the grave because I never know if it will be legible from the photo.

I know the photo wasn't the best. I had tried to wipe mud off of it. I will try again later after we haven't had so much rain.

Happy researching in the new year!

Mary

Added by Mary S on Jan 01, 2016 1:01 PM
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