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Sara Magaña-Haley (#47673105)
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Bio Photo I am a 30-year veteran of the family history hunt! I am currently working to become a certified professional genealogist. I am willing to take photos of graves and search for records in the Kansas City metro area! I speak and read fluent Spanish, and can do look-ups in records from Spanish-speaking countries, too.

I recently qualified for membership into the D.A.R. and want to share with cousins on the Wells/Hall line, please leave me your contact info and I will send you my membership number!
I am trying to connect with descendants of John Burgess Wells and Josephine HALL's children as you can tag onto my membership to gain membership to DAR or SAR. I proved my lineage from John Samuel Wells to his mother Dialthia Balerma Josephine HALL to her father Thomas Douglas HALL to his father Thomas HALL (the Revolutionary patriot from Knox County, TN)!

Surnames I am researching:
(my family)
Magaña (KS, Mexico)
Martinez (KS, Mexico)
Walker (MO, KS)
Jackson (MO)
Wells (MO, KS, KY)
Long (MO, IL, Ireland)
Barr (MO, Ireland)
Moore (MO, WI, OH, PA)
Andrews (KS, IL, PA, Ireland)
Shering/Sherring (CA, KS, MO, IL, OH, PA)
Hall (KS, MO, TN)
Weir (KS, MO, TN)
(my husband's family)
Haley (MO, AR, OK, KS)
Fuqua (KS, OK, TN)
Camp (KS, OK, IL, VT)
Benge (IL,IA,KS)
Cissne/Sisney (IL,IA,KS)
Shuck (IA,KS,MO)
Vanzandt/VanZandt/Vansant (TN, MO, AR)
Bagwell, (AR, AL)
Cooper (AL, AR)
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RE: re: Jane McCreight?
I'm not familiar with the book. I'm also not sure of which jane you refer to since you didn't leave a Find A Grave # for her, her dates, place, nor her parents names and dates and Find A Grave data.
Added by LSP on Sep 18, 2014 9:52 AM
V.M. Gorley
RE: re: John Shering photo!
Hi Sara,
You should go to the Riverside County website. See link below:,Death,MarriageCertificates.aspx

Added by V.M. Gorley on Sep 17, 2014 10:34 AM
RE: Katherine Fangrow
Thank you! :-)
Added by Carol on Sep 16, 2014 1:36 PM
RE: re: Fangrow family photos
Re: Katherine,

Could you please make a memorial for her, I don't recognize the name, but, that may be because she is a missing link for me.

Thank you for your observation and contacting me.
Added by Carol on Sep 15, 2014 5:03 PM
RE: re: Fangrow family photos
requesting Frank right this moment.

thank you.
Added by Carol on Sep 15, 2014 5:01 PM
Minnesota Norsk
John C. Goss
Thank you for making the time to visit the cemetery in an attempt to photograph a marker for John C. Goss. How sad a memorial stone was never made or placed in his honor.

Peace and Blessings,
Minnesota Norsk
Added by Minnesota Norsk on Sep 14, 2014 10:02 AM
Dave H
RE: re: Root Family in Cook County, Ilinois
Hi Sara,

I'm sorry, but I'm not able to help you. I am not related and am only a volunteer for Findagrave. Good luck in your search.

Added by Dave H on Sep 12, 2014 6:48 PM
Mary Black
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo! any chance you would be able to rotate the photo so that the stone isn't setting sideways & repost? It's a nice clear photo! Kim
Added by KsCityKim on Sep 08, 2014 9:21 PM
Floyd Miller
RE: re: Ernest Ryder
I am not related to the Ryder's
Added by Floyd Miller on Aug 25, 2014 7:59 PM
RE: Nathaniel Warren photo request
Thank you so much, Sara, for your diligence. I really appreciate your extra effort in trying to locate Nathaniel’s burial place.
I certainly understand about those old, hard to read cemetery records, the misspellings, and the lack of gravestones. I deal with that, too, at my pet project cemetery. We’ve had several family members with the same surname yet each one’s surname is spelled in a different way in the records—-and even different spellings on state death records and newspaper clippings! Makes a real challenge. And only eight percent of our 50K+ graves even have a legible gravestone, or enough legibility that we can figure it out using rather primitive records.
I happened to have driven through Maple Hill a few weeks ago. My first time there and only because I happened to be on that street for some other reason. What a lovely cemetery! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many well-kept gravestones. And so very many gorgeous floral arrangements on so many graves when it isn’t even holiday decorating time.
Thanks, again. And here's to teamwork!
Added by J F-B on Aug 14, 2014 2:47 PM
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