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StephanieSN (#47383699)
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Bio Photo Avid genealogist and repository of family history stuff. I love history and old things, and am especially fascinated by the places around me, and the tales of those who have lived and wandered through the same places I do today. I'm keenly interested in the history of material culture; the history of objects and how they were designed, manufactured, retailed, sold, used, thought about, lost, discarded, kept and treasured. This interest pairs naturally with my wonderment about family history, which originally led me to this site.

I owe much to the abundance of family info I've obtained over the years, shared by cousins and volunteers all over the world - some still living and some now waiting for us on the other side. I love helping people with their own ancestral exploration journeys. In my spare time, I scan through old newspapers and enter the final resting places of those souls lost to the memory of time from published obits and death notices, hoping that one day they'll be found by their own relatives. This and my headstone photo volunteering are my ways of "paying it forward" for all the help, love, and support that has been shown to me in this work. I used to have a great fear of death, but this project has helped me get over that. I now think of cemeteries as peaceful memorial parks, and enjoy my time there paying respects on behalf of the families, friends, and loved ones who can't make it there themselves.

My initial goal is to enter at least as many records to Find A Grave as number of persons in my family history database (...currently about 16,000). One for each one that I've 'found' on my own journey. I love to research & include women's maiden names, and first names too as they're so often Mrs. Richard So-and-So throughout history.


People live on as long as they're remembered. Speak their names often...


"Do not pity the dead, pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."
-J.K. Rowling


~A Poem for our Ancestors~
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you

~Author Unknown
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Gary Hamilton
Hutchinson Cemetery
Can you give me directions on how to get to this cemetery. All I have been able to find out is you go north on Hwy 65 out of Chillicothe and then turn left. But that is all I know. Do you know the name or route number where you turn left and where do you go from there? Thanks.
Added by Gary Hamilton on May 20, 2017 11:06 PM
Raven
Relation of Mr. Meyers?
I am wondering if you are a relation to Mr. Meyers or if you know any who are? Thank you!
Added by Raven on May 01, 2017 5:39 PM
J B
RE: Brookman
Your welcome!! glad i can help!! and im glad i help solve your mystery on Carrie's burial!!

J B
Added by J B on Apr 25, 2017 1:49 PM
Amy Wexler
Re: Morris Wexler
Stephanie,
Thanks so much for transferring this memorial to me.
Amy
Added by Amy Wexler on Apr 22, 2017 8:56 AM
Laura Aanenson
Rose M. Buckley Collins
Hi Stephanie,

I received your suggested edits for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Laura

PS: If you are related to Rose, please let me know how. I would be happy to transfer her memorial to a family member
Added by Laura Aanenson on Apr 21, 2017 6:20 PM
J B
RE: Hoffsuemmer
Your very welcome!! always glad i can help out!! and thats normal because a lot of people have out of state friends/relatives that they havent seen in years.... where in Cali are you? San Fran? Sacramento? LA? San Diego? they all are beautiful cities :)

J B
Added by J B on Apr 18, 2017 11:04 PM
Laura Aanenson
Catherine Buckley
Hi Stephanie,

I received your suggested edits (middle and maiden names) for the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Laura

PS: If you are related to Catherine, please let me know how. I would be happy to transfer her memorial to a family member.
Added by Laura Aanenson on Apr 15, 2017 4:51 AM
CJLandis
Robert and Lucy Gray
Hello,

I have been researching a Robert Gray for sometime now and found your entry in Jackman Corner Cemetery in Sangerville, Maine. The Find A Grave Memorial# 104574724.

Is there a way of finding out anymore about the Jackman Corner Cemetery or more detail on these graves? They appear to be buried along with two of their children Ellen and Charles, but no dates for any of them.

If there is anyway of pointing me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Thank you for the work you have done posting these photos, it is very helpful!

Cathlene J. Landis
Added by CJLandis on Mar 31, 2017 9:40 PM
Jim Davis
RE: Hollywood Forever
I meant "they" would't have to leave the house! Senior moment! JD
Added by Jim Davis on Mar 31, 2017 9:46 AM
Jim Davis
RE: Hollywood Forever
Thanks for the explanation! Nowadays I pretty much only take photos at Hollywood Forever and only those requests that have locations - first. I'm working at whittling down the old requests but to be honest, I do get a little turned off to those folks who have 150 photo requests but don't add anything to Find A Grave. I wish you could teach a class in utilizing public records and then adding memorials - you wouldn't even have to leave the house! Thanks for going the extra mile! Jim
Added by Jim Davis on Mar 31, 2017 9:44 AM
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