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Hi everyone who is a serious family tree researcher as me. I've been researching my family tree for many many years now. I grew up in Memphis but haven't lived there in over 35 yrs. I've lived outside Nashville, TN for well over 20 yrs. now, so much better a place to live.|
I found this site in order to help me in my family tree research, it's been a great tool and in some ways, a nightmare...I'm glad Ancestry took over Find A Grave for they've made it so much simpler in many ways, maybe they will stop the memorial hoarders too.
I only do memorials for my family tree, my hubby's whose tree I research for he's not into genealogy and also my x's tree for our children together, ditto for him. I would like to have any memorials connected to us that are kept by people who aren't any kin to them because I will do personal updates for them mostly trying to link them with their parents and children. I find most of the memorial pages on Find A Grave have only what people who have went in and listed from a marker in a cemetery. I sometimes find where a marker was put down yrs. later with guessed at info. for birth and death dates that is often wrong. If the person has a death cert. then that's usually from a close relative such as a parent or spouse and is often more correct. If the person died in a hospital its often info. they gave theirselves when they went into that hospital before their death.
I want everyone out there to know that if I have a photo put on any memorial whether I manage the memorial or not then it is yours to share. I will not be so very selfish that I think I own the photos from my family trees, they belong to me and all who are connected to me via my family tree...
I don't know if many of you do family tree research, seems many are just into listing where people are buried, but that's a dead body and that person had a history. So I want my family tree listings, if you aren't connected to my family tree then they don't belong to you, they belong to me and my cousins who are also into researching their trees.
I'm into the life before death and many photos were taken by the eldest children of the families. So many families split up after the Civil War to move North and West to make livings for their families that could no longer be done where they were born and raised in the South. So share your old photos, it won't hurt you...
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|Tony Bell||RE: Adrian Perry McBride #3732779|
No, I sure don't.
|Tony Bell||RE: Kuykendall|
I've spent a wonderful day going through old documents and photographs I haven't looked at in years. There's some good stuff here. I found an actual photo (tintype)of Janie Hart McBride! I'll get all this sent to you soon....AND post some new photos to Ancestry.
|Tony Bell||RE: Janie Hart McBride|
Oh yes, I've requested several Memorials in the past. Unfortunately some folks are no longer active and it is hard as nails to get the admins to do the transfer. I'll look into the Mathis/Matthew issue.
|Tony Bell||RE: Lela McBride Shepard #82092124|
Here's what I can tell you about Sarah: I have two documents that tell me she is buried next to John McBride in Kuykendall Cemtery in Quinlan, Texas. One is the original obituary written by Sterling P Clement in 1922 and the other is the family story of Grandma McBride (Sarah) written by my Grandmother's sister Aline as told to her by her mother Lela. Both say she is buried next to John.
Now, I have stood in Kuykendall Cemetery in Quinlan and there is no marker for Sarah. I have not seen a death certificate on Sarah but I have no doubt in my mind that she is buried there. I have been to three cemeteries in Quinlan that all contain my family, Odd Fellows, McBride and Kuykendall and Sarah has no marker in any of them. She was such an integral part of the lives of not only her children but also those of William Perry McBride (whom she raised after her displeasure with William's choice of step-mother for her grandchildren) I cannot believe she would be buried anywhere else.
Kuykendall Cemetery is a DISASTER AREA. It hasn't been kept in what looks to be decades. A real shame.
I will scan these documents and email them to you if you have an email address available.
|Tony Bell||RE: Wm. Perry McBride #28667272|
William Perry McBride and Elizabeth Janie Hart are my Great Great Granparents. Their daughter Lela McBride (Shepard) is my Great Grandmother who I have only fleeting memories of and her daughter Janie Ruth Shepard (Bell) is my Grandmother. Her son Jerry Bell is my father.
I saw that you had been to my family tree on Ancestry. My father did the great majority of work on his side of my tree and I have in turned corrected mistakes as I found them. Please feel free to use any and all materials on my Ancestry tree or that I have posted to Find A Grave for any purpose you see fit.
|Pat LaHue Mitchell||Martha McBride|
Kay, in response to your email about the maiden name...I have changed it back to the last name. I do believe this is Find A Grave suggestion for maiden names. I knew better when you sent the edit but did it anyway....my bad. If you would like to add a note in the note field regarding maiden name just send me an edit and I will place it.
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