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Janet LaMotte (#46988542)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo I am retired and enjoy working on genealogy as a hobby. I have a masters degree from the University of Oklahoma and I'm using my research skills to hunt down my ancestors. is a terrific web site.
My ancestors include but are not limited to:
Allison, Campbell, Morris, Johnson, Holdsworth, Baird, Kirkpatrick, Phillippi, Worley, Sweeney, Vaught, Watson, Dale, Wheeler, Hoyt, Newman

I make an effort to connect husbands, wives and families using obituaries and census records.

As many of you know, I have spent hours taking photos in the Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City in order to create memorials. I also do research in the Oklahoma Historical Society Library for some of my memorials.

Member: Oklahoma Historical Society, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Civil War Trust, Friends of Mt Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, National Women's History Museum, Pulaski Co KY Historical Society, Cornerstone Genealogical Society (PA), Morrow Co OH Genealogical Society, Osborne Co KS Historical Society, Logan Co OK Genealogical Society.

Use the "Suggest a Correction" feature on the appropriate memorial to submit information or any requests. I follow the Find-A-Grave guidelines regarding the transfer of memorials. Any transfer requests should only be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

If you send a request for transfer of a memorial, please explain exactly how you descend, generation-by-generation, from that person.

My photos may be used in your family trees. They are not to be used in cemetery books/CDs that are to be sold.
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Teresa D
RE: Homer Blue
Thanks for being so cool and understanding. I wish more were like you. God bless.

Added by Teresa D on Sep 07, 2017 12:00 PM
RE: Thomas & Lydia Withers
You're very welcome.
Added by RickC on Sep 07, 2017 4:57 AM
Strohm, Bierman, Kurkowski
Just wanted to check if Emma Bierman had the maiden name of Strohm or Kurkowski as her tombstone says MOTHER and she is buried between both families,
Added by vande on Sep 03, 2017 3:56 PM
Lily Virdell
Paul Scarborough Cooke
Dear Janet, Thanks so much for the quick attention to the edits I sent for Paul Cooke. He was a 2nd cousin of mine. Also, thanks for the additional information you added to the bio. I have a small concern related to the 1930 census (info you added), the census listed Charley Pendegast(sic) as his father-in-law (his wife's father). He was not, he was his step-father-in-law (his wife's step-father). This created some research confusion for me, until I figured it out and don't want to confuse anyone else.
Thanks again, and thanks for all you do on Find-A-Grave. Blessings, Lily.
Added by Lily Virdell on Sep 02, 2017 5:47 PM
RE: Johnnie & Bessie Leonard Cenotaph
Hi Janet,

You can view Pvt. John Alexander Robb Memorial #141934280 to see how Find a Grave handles cenotaphs. Thanks.
Added by SLW on Aug 31, 2017 6:13 PM
RE: Johnnie & Bessie Leonard Cenotaph
Yes, they do. Under actions, "Help with Find a Grave" there is a section on cenotaphs and it mentions to notify Find A Grave at the email address that I provided in my previous email. Thanks.
Added by SLW on Aug 31, 2017 3:40 PM
RE: Johnnie & Bessie Leonard
Their Memorials in the US should be designated as cenotaphs. Just sent an email to Find a Grave at and copy the https address for Bessie Leonard as follows:
asking for the Memorial to be designated as a cenotaph. The same should be done for Johnnie as well. Hope this is helpful.
Added by SLW on Aug 30, 2017 11:22 PM
Vanessa Price Harris
RE: Mary Jiles Willis

You are more than welcome!

Thank you,

Added by Vanessa Price Harris on Aug 30, 2017 7:32 AM
RE: Thomas Dean
His son was Gerald Dean, also known as "Jack." THAT Jack was indeed my uncle.

Thank you for the transfer!

Added by Yetigirl on Aug 26, 2017 3:00 AM
Thomas "Jack" Dean # 83254374

Thomas Jefferson Dean (#83254374) was my grandfather. He and his first wife, Mattie Erwin Dean Bates (# 113505956) were the parents of my mother, Margaret Faye Dean Allen (# 63512054). Could you please transfer Jack to me? I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for all you do for FindAGrave and other genealogists!
Added by Yetigirl on Aug 24, 2017 7:48 PM
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