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I have been doing genealogy for about 30 years, originally to help my brother out. He passed away eleven years ago. I am retired and am carrying on his legacy. It is amazing how much time I spend on the computer every day doing research.|
I grew up in Kansas and moved to California around 1958 and have lived here ever since. My ancestry research started out mostly Swedish with some Norwegian. Now with about 10,000 people in my family tree, it includes many nationalities including Irish and English and Canadian. I am mostly focused on Kansas (around Vilas and Chanute, where my family grew up), and also Missouri, Nebraska, California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona.
My Swedish ancestors came over mostly around the 1870's from the mainland and the Island of Gotland and then settled in Kansas. My records go back to the 1500's.
My goal in Find-A-Grave is to provide as much information on a memorial as possible for the benefit of others. I use Ancestry.com daily for research and have accumulated a lot of solid info.
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|Dee Green||RE: Milton Buck|
You are too kind. :-)
I just try to do what I would want for one of my family members.
|Cheryl Hall||RE: Mary Groditski|
Your welcome. We're having a heat wave it in the low 60's right now that why I took your photo now. In about a hour or two it will drop real fast.
Re: Washington County KSArchives - Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Linn, Kansas
Kansas. Canvassed in 1971 by Jan Abercrombie, Lucille Zabokrtsky and Donna Wyman
The transcriptions for primarily Washington County cemeteries and later posted online were done by Richard Williams and updated by him.
There are many errors in every cemetery. I'm not certain if the errors go back to the original 1971 transcriptions.
We could have filled Find A Grave with these lists years ago, but recognizing the errors they hold, we have chosen to only post what we have physically checked out the photographed. Having lived in this area much of our lives (My Gr. grandfather was the first white settler of Washington County) we are familiar with many of the families.
There are countless errors that are quite obvious when you stand with that list and view these cemeteries, but hard to explain to well intentioned Find A Grave members that believe they are with out a doubt the final authority.
|Cate Daley||Merle Black|
|Cate Daley||RE: Mina Hundley|
Thank you! I was able to get more accurate information on the location of the grave. Sections aren't always what they appear to be on a map! And, folks aren't always buried in the exact place described.
|Cate Daley||Mina Hundley|
I was able to locate her grave and have posted a picture of her headstone.
|LKat||John William Smith|
You are welcome for the photos and thank you for the nice compliment.
Yes, you have my permission to use the photos. Please use this line:
© 2014 by LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.
Thank you very much for being considerate in asking if you could use the photos.
Added by LKat on Nov 05, 2014 4:06 AM
|Myrna Tuning||RE: Benjamin F. Tuning|
Sorry for the delay. I've been away for a while. I wish I could answer why he was buried in Iowa, but I have no information on that.
I note that you show 1878 as year of birth. The person who originally set up this memorial had 1870. I have changed it to 1872, which is shown on his gravestone.
|Cate Daley||Lawrence Oak Hill Cemetery|
I'm working on several of your other requests, trying to get them before the weather turns cold and snowy. I hope to get them to you soon.
|Cate Daley||RE: Margaret Banks|
You're welcome! That was a sweet one with lots of family mementos.
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