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Spiritseeker7 (#47511287)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my ancestral history for several decades, now with accelerated intent since my retirement two years ago. Rigorous research into my family's genealogy has been a natural fit for me. Paramount in my pursuit of the past is to secure irrefutable, verifiable documentation that can only be discovered through hard work -pertinent facts that the mere passerby cannot obtain by simply reading dates and names engraved on weathered stone. My quest for proof of life requires much more than patience, time, energy, comfortable shoes with good soles needed when exploring historic cemeteries. It really helps to have a loving spouse who is willing to accompany one on field trips to national and regional archives, perusing dusty, giant tomes and fragile, faded documents in courthouses. To be a really good genealogist, one must possess a lust for learning, quest for knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and a reputation for being a bit of a sweet sleuth and beating down the bushes with the perseverance of a pit bull. And hopefully, in time, one digs up a nugget within a birth/marriage bond/death certificate, discovers an age-yellowed journal/diary/family Bible, a tattered scrapbook bulging at the seams with memorabilia, and precious, delicate, artifacts. Preserving the past with respectful, reflective passion.

GRAVER
My Memorials (those I created and those I manage) and my Virtual Cemeteries are works-in-progress. I am, admittedly, a perfectionist in all my endeavors. I appreciate all the fine details that help flesh-out the biographies of loved ones whose lives were fully lived. CAVEAT EMPTOR: I am not infallible. If I've made a mistake, I respond positively to pleasant suggestions for corrections. If you leave a message on this profile page but have disabled the message feature on your profile, I will be unable to reply. FAG is an incredible venue that works great when everyone treats one another with respect and cooperation.

TRANSFERS:
Unfortunately, there are FAG bullies who prefer to boss others and are in a race to rack up huge numbers of memorials; created and managed! They deliberately refuse to grant transfers to folks with the right to manage memorials of their own relatives. I am NOT on of them! I'll be delighted to transfer your family members to you - just tell me how you relate.

CORRECTIONS + ADDITIONS:
If you wish to offer information regarding corrections, family links, or provide additional data that I can incorporate into an individual's bio, please click the 'Edit' tab on the memorial in question and use the "Suggest a Correction" link to send me an email. I'll be delighted to accommodate. Please don't post requests on my profile page - I'll see your SAC Edit/email and respond more quickly.

COPYRIGHT:
Per FAG policies regarding photos I have taken and submitted, as well as biographies I have written, I hold the copyright, so please DO NOT copy, lift, modify, alter, or post my pix or bios on any web-site for any purpose without written permission by me.

SURNAMES:
Family names I am engaged in continued, rigorous research include but are not limited to: Alden, Bardsley, Bowen, Brindley, Campbell, Cuneo, Current, Davis, DESSAU, Duncan, Ensor, FISHER, Fitts, Fitzhugh, Goldsmith, Hall, Harbour, Hart, Hitchcock, HUNSAKER, Hunt, HUTCHISON, O'Briant, Jablonski, JORDAN, King, Landes, Makepeace, Merryman, Monson, Mullins, O'Briant/O'Brien, Owings, Peet, Pulliam, REINBACH, Reynolds, Rogers, RICHARDS, SEYMOUR, Watson, Simmons, Spencer, Thayer, Watson, WEBB, Whitaker, Wilmott, Wise, Woodward.
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Scott Day Freeman
Fisher family
Thank you for all of your hard work and all the information you have provided on your Find A Grave pages. I descend from John Bowen Fisher. Scott Day Freeman
Added by Scott Day Freeman on Nov 15, 2013 5:20 PM
Ann Parkinson
RE: Faith Stroble
WOW! You are so right! Thank you for Faith's memorial page. How are you related? My Parrish family have been in the western section of Duval County since 1850. Her father was a brother to my grandmother. Again, THANKS!!!
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 23, 2013 6:18 PM
Joseph Howell
Family
This was so helpful. I remember Richard from growing up myself with his Cousin Alta, my grandmother.
Added by Joseph Howell on Oct 23, 2013 4:42 PM
Ann Parkinson
Faith Stroble
What a nice surprise! Thank you for the transfer! You are most kind!! Best regards, Ann
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 03, 2013 7:13 PM
P. Meado
Louis Reinbach
Hi,
I accidently ran across something on Louis Reinbach that I think will interest you. I will e-mail it to you. It is interesting.
Patty M.
Added by P. Meado on Jul 29, 2013 8:32 PM
Chief
RE: Awww - Thank you!
You are welcome my friend....Sorry for UR Loss...
Added by Chief on Feb 14, 2013 8:26 AM
Doug the bug
Charles Kaufman
Hi D,

I am not related and I know what you mean by "bullies". There are several that are just as distantly related demanding I transfer common ancestry to them. They are just plain rude and don't even have the respect to tell how they are related.

Findagrave.com is a lifesaver for me since I have put about three cemeteries in central Illinois that would have been related by blood or marriage. Then they not only ask for direct family but aunts, uncles,1st,2nd, 3rd cousins, and husbands and wifes of inlaws. So I have become a stickler and follow the Find A Grave guidelines as close as possible. One person didn't, "want to be lectured", so they cooled off and eventually sent the information to add. I also added the confederate mound in Oak Woods to honor all my ancestors who fought on the north and south.

Wish I could help but this is one of the ones I added since it was in the area of the mound. Is there anyone else I could transfer to you?

Thanks,
Doug the bug
Added by Doug the bug on Feb 08, 2013 8:27 PM
DHB
RE: Sarah Margaret
I had the picture in one of my folders, I was in the process of updating this cemetery and you request showed up while I was online.
Added by DHB on Feb 01, 2013 6:51 AM
Melodye Whatley
RE: Mary (Gordon) Richards
Aww... my pleasure! :)

M Whatley
Added by Melodye Whatley on Dec 20, 2012 2:53 PM
Connie Clark
Seymour
Hi again :) We went to a new cemetery (for us) and found some Seymour's.. not sure if they are yours, but check out New Hope Cemetery, Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois. added a few pictures and created 2 memorials for 2 Seymour babies which I will transfer if you like..take care, Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Sep 14, 2012 9:21 PM
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