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ahley (#46819544)
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Bio Photo I have a fascination with genealogy, genetics and history. I like discovering the past because it’s a wonderful teacher and it helps me to understand who I am, where I come from and possibly where I am going. I believe that my interest in genealogy was sparked at a very young age, when my father would take me to places so he could do research on his family. Then in addition to that I had a great aunt who would pull out very old pictures and tell me stories about people in the family that at the time sounded very crazy. Many years later I was able to take those stories and put fact to them and figure out what she was talking about and piece it all together.

Cemeteries are a particular interest of mine because they contain so much history and contain our ancestors.

I think one of the best quotes I've ever ran across was by Benjamin Franklin about cemeteries.

“Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have.” - Benjamin Franklin

"Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high deeds." - William Gladstone

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In memory of Paul Jonathan "Fryz" Maidman.

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I have interest in may surnames but some of the ones are as follows:

Brauda / Braude and many variations from Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Lativia, Moravia, United States and Israel.
Rother that immigrated from Prussia to Buffalo, NY. (Present day Poland)
Wöhl / Wohl / Woehl that immigrated from Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Morgenstern that immigrated from Oberseebach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France to Welland County, Ontario, Canada. *Many Morgenstern took on the surname of Morningstar once in Canada.
Gooch / Googe in Barnwell County, South Carolina and possibly in Louisa, Virginia.
Levine from New York that went to South Carolina.
Freilich in Poland, Austria and possibly Czechoslovakia.
Weitzner in Poland and Austria that immigrated to the United States.

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✡ If you have anything you'd like to contribute to my memorials or you have any changes you'd like me to make just email me and let me know.
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Diane Sheppard
Daniel O'Leary, St. James, Adjala
Could you please link Hanorah O'Leary (nee Hickey) 1848-1916 to her husband, Daniel O'Leary 1838-1918? These are my husband's great-grandparents.

Added by Diane Sheppard on Mar 31, 2017 1:43 PM
Andrew Holstein
Greenwood Cemetary
Spent a long time looking for Abraham Brody before I gave up. Could you confirm the location?
Added by Andrew Holstein on Dec 23, 2016 7:45 PM
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The email address on your profile is not accepting messages.

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Added by ddjohnsonri on Dec 04, 2016 7:53 AM
Bryan Healy
Hi there:

Thanks very much for adding records to F-A-G. The F-A-G rules state that if the last name is not known, the word "Unknown" should go in that field. I submitted corrections for the memorials to follow these rules. If you go to my profile, I have links to the F-A-G forums where the curators explain in more detail the guidelines about religious memorials.

Thank you!
Added by Bryan Healy on Sep 28, 2016 2:16 PM
Dunn Creek Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL
Hi Ashley

Could you transfer management of my aunt and uncle to me, #46919993? Their names are John R Antzcak #15405352 and Loverne G Antzcak #15406597

Added by Wayne on Mar 20, 2016 3:47 PM
Leo McD
John Cosgrove
Hello Ashley,

This is about John Cosgrove who is buried in St James Cemetery, Colgan, Ontario.
Here is some more information on them:

John Frederick Cosgrove was born 3rd Oct 1862 in Adjala Township, Simcoe County, the son of Henry Cosgrove and Ellen McKenna.
He married Sarah Jane (Jennie) McDevitt 19 Jun 1913, St John the Evangelist RC Church Albion Township, Peel Co.
Jennie was the daughter of William McDevitt and Susanah McDonald of Caledon Township.
This couple married late in life and had no children. Jennie died 5th Sep 1945 in Alliston and John on 9th Feb 1947 also in Alliston.
Added by Leo McD on Mar 13, 2016 1:10 PM
Bob Dolan
Westons in NE section, Old City Cemetery

Wondering if you could help us in locating exactly where my wife's ggrandmother and her two infant children are buried at the Old City Cemetery since they have no headstones. You contributed information on her ggrandfather, Charles H. Weston, who has a headstone in the NE section in Lot 133 and listed in the cemetery directory as plot 4. His wife, Margaret Janette Weston, is listed as being in plot 3. Infant son in plot 5 and the infant daughter has no plot listed but guessing maybe in plot 6. Am also assuming there are 6 plots per lot number. We want to place headstones for Margaret and the two infants. What we need to know is while looking at Charles Weston's headstone, is plot 3 to his left and plots 5 and 6 to the right or vice versa. Just not sure how this cemetery is laid out with plots within lots. Any help you can give us would be much appreciated and if not, do you know who to contact. Thanks. Bob
Added by Bob Dolan on Jan 17, 2016 7:07 PM
girls with guitars
Samuel R. Murray
I believe this Samuel R Murray is my great grandfather. Wondering if you know anymore info on this grave? thank you in advance.

What a wonderful thing your are doing. :)
Added by girls with guitars on Nov 23, 2015 4:57 AM
Barbara Wilson Krause
William "POP" Butler
Ashley, Thanks for taking the tombstone photo for William "POP" Butler, however it is unreadable. Since a better one has been taking would you kindly delete your photo to leave room for others to add pictures etc.

Thanks for your kind deed in deleting the tombstone.
Added by Barbara Wilson Krause on Aug 22, 2015 4:28 PM
RE: Re; Photos
Thanks, wmcferrin
Added by wrmcferrin on Jul 27, 2015 6:45 AM
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