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NHans (#47587301)
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Bio Photo 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 daily for research and have accumulated a lot of solid info.
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RE: Cecil & Joyce Taylor
Glad they work for you. FYI, Joyce's and Cecil's stone is just to the right of her parents' (Otis and Lydia)stone.

Added by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2015 6:38 PM
I found the headstone of Earnest Dunscombe and added the photo. It is located in Section 8, Lot 35, grave 2. It is in an older section and was hard to find, as the previous message attested to.
Added by Cami on Jan 17, 2015 3:08 PM
Cate Daley
RE: James Barfield
You're welcome! No, he has no headstone; and I thought the wreath would help identify his grave. I also added some comments to the pictures explaining the wreath. Hopefully, his family will find it helpful!

Happy New Year to you! Have a great year with your genealogy searching!
~ Cate
Added by Cate Daley on Jan 17, 2015 4:59 AM
Phil & Kathi
RE: George & Meron Stratton
Thank you! Glad we could help!


Added by Phil & Kathi on Jan 12, 2015 1:08 PM
RE: Clell & Ann Stratton
I just called their names, and since they were all dressed up for Christmas, they agreed to pose for the picture. Just credit Kat McGuire if you use it. The rain, snow and snain waited till I was done.
Added by Kat on Jan 03, 2015 3:51 PM
RE: Clell Stratton
Well, there is old A and new A, hopefully the date of death will mean New A, unless there was a family plot in old A, but I'll look Saturday if the rain doesn't start too early.
Added by Kat on Jan 01, 2015 7:44 PM
RE: Clell Stratton
Most people just say they are a relative. It is a beautifully kept cemetery, well marked. After the two years of severe storms, culminating in Sandy, they did a tremendous amount of tree cleanup. If you look at the map on satellite view you can see the size. They have started recycling the Section names Now we have Old A and New A, etc. Many people I know resting here, high school classmates, neighbors. When I go there I am always saying
"hi" to someone :). Some of the guys who work there are very nice to me, but the office just doesn't want to be bothered. Occasionally I bribe them with doughnuts, but the old burials are still on cards, not computerized.
Added by Kat on Jan 01, 2015 6:24 PM
Dee Green
RE: Milton Buck
You are too kind. :-)

I just try to do what I would want for one of my family members.
Added by Dee Green on Nov 23, 2014 5:14 PM
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.
Added by Cheryl Hall on Nov 22, 2014 1:16 PM
Inaccurate transcriptions
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.
Added by GardenNana on Nov 13, 2014 7:29 AM
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