My husband is a journalist and I'm a stay-at-home old-house fixer-upper. We are in a constant state of restoring our old house back to it's former glory. We love to flyfish and geocache in our spare time. We love to go out birding. We live in the area of the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. I am also in the process of documenting our ancestry. These hobbies brings us to many cemeteries in the area. Especially the geocaching as many geocaches are placed in or near cemeteries. We have come across some lost cemeteries that I've wondered if anyone has documented them yet. I will try to do what I can when we come across them. I have had dead ends on my ancestry research and then someone will add one of my ancestors to Find A Grave and it opens up the research again. Sometimes it just takes a date on the headstone or "wife of" or "son of" to make new connections on the family tree. I'm very thankful to all the other volunteers that are putting in their own time to help others.
Note: I'd be happy to transfer any memorial I added and manage that aren't in my own ancestry.
Note about photos: Any photos I have taken of headstones may be copied and used. However do not copy personal photos of the McCuaig or Patterson family as the photos belong to others in my family and were to be used just for our family's memorials. Thanks!
Morlock/Morlok This line is related to the famous Morlok identical quadruplets born in Lansing, MI. I had one of them at my home years ago. I am sending you this Morlock family file going back to 1500's that I have. Anyone else interested, contact me, it is about 145 pages, I am always adding to it.
Coming to Erie County Howdy Linda, I'll be at my sister's house in North East for a few weeks starting June 10.
I'm trying to organize a "meet and greet" lunch in Erie with other fellow Find-a-Gravers. Several have already expressed interest. If you can join us, I think it'll be a great time. Details of when and where to be worked out when I know how many can come.
If you are interested, e-mail me at the address on my profile page.
Mary & Frank Patterson Hi Linda. I too am a direct descendant of Mary and Frank. They are my ggg grandparents. I stumbled upon your entry for them here on findagrave yesterday. I am soooo excited to see that there are photos of them!
Can you put me in touch with the owners that I may get a copy? I am also curious about photos of their children and grandchildren. (I am so so so into having at least one photo to go with the names in my tree. It can tell so much more)
So, yes, thrilled to see someone has photos of Frank & Mary and can't imagine that there are none of the children. Someone out there has to have something :)
I am on ancestry and have a large tree in place. If you will email, we can share more privately.
McCuaig Family Found you on findagrave.com, searching for Orton - Dunning and related family this morning. You and Kathy are 6th cousins. If you are interested in the Orton - Dunning family you can drop me a line at 2ulips at rogers dot com, I've researching the Dunning family for 30+ years, always looking for "family" and always looking to help. Olav in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Yes, this is so exciting! I am researching my own family and people have helped me along the way, so I am glad to help others; it looks like you have helped many people too!
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and if you can send me an e-mail address I will send you a link for the form to order the headstone; maybe I can help, I there is certain service info the government needs, but maybe locally they have that info, since the Legion put a military flag marker on his grave. I'd be happy to check into that for you, etc.
I think that anyone can request a grave marker for a deceased veteran, and you are a descendent, so that's good.
It sounds like you had quite a trip from one coast to the other and then up to MN! It's reality when you see grave markers of ancestors!
Foud John Patterson's Marker! Hi: I found John Patterson's marker yesterday at the Graceton Cemetery. Did you know that it's not too late to order a military stone for him? There is no charge for it and the process is easy. It would be nice to have a granite or marble headstone for him. Vickie