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Elaine and Jim (#47033606)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 19 days
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Elaine began her genealogy adventure at the young age of fifteen as she began collecting photos, printed articles and other genealogically interesting information that she organized into scrapbooks. Later she began using the standard genealogy forms and kept completed tree information in three ring binders.

Jim was not so organized as a youngster, but did listen to many a story about recent ancestors. After we married, Jim got the bug, but in a different way. He preferred keeping the information in computer files. He was an early adopter of Family Tree Maker and has grown with it over the years. Elaine and Jim have over eight thousand names in their joint trees and enjoy fertilizing the trees every chance they get.

We have hit the obvious brick walls of computerdom and then hit the road visiting cemeteries, libraries, courthouses and homes of newly found relatives. It is a delightful journey putting together the puzzling fabric of our families and understanding ourselves a bit better in the process. For sure, we have many ancestors to thank for letting us stand on their strong shoulders of effort and vision as they lived their lives.

Then we found FindAGrave and, though we have taken only a few photographs, we are finding great fun in connecting our families' members into a interesting family web, on the web.

We want to thank those who started, and maintain, FindAGrave for their vision and efforts. It is a joy to find and honor those who came before us and a reminder for us to leave a legacy as well.
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 • 80 Memorials Added
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 • 74 Photos
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Messages left for Elaine and Jim (20)[Leave Message]
Ila Harmon
Thank you so VERY much for connecting Ila to her parents!!
This should be a big help to those researching this family!!!
Added by EWW on Oct 14, 2017 11:29 AM
Marion Laster
Remembering your visit
Hi Jim and Elaine,
Just a note to say hello. And remembering your visit here in Tullahoma. Jim,I wonder if you have an up to date list of your mother's descendants. I would lie to update my data base. Hope to hear from you.
Marion Lynn Laster
Added by Marion Laster on Feb 25, 2017 7:12 PM
RE: Ruth Cole #87379236
Great! I'll decline for now and you can resubmit when you have a definitive source. Thanks, LG
Added by LostGeneration on Feb 24, 2017 2:44 PM
Ruth Cole #87379236
What is your source for the birth county of Knox?
Added by LostGeneration on Feb 24, 2017 12:53 PM
Marion Laster
Albert Clarence Laster
Hi Jim & Elaine,

Maus is a typo, Mau= is correct. I tried to make coeeection, but could not open the bio.

Culberson is her maiden name. I understand she was Uncle=Clarence's childhood sweetheart.

My granddaddy and sis=er, Maud, bore Uncle Clarence's burial expenses.

Mario= Lynn Laster
Added by Marion Laster on Dec 22, 2016 8:12 PM
R & J Black
John Bretz
Thank you so very much for the beautiful picture of the stone for John.
Added by R & J Black on Nov 06, 2016 4:53 PM
John Conrad Aderhold
Here you go...good luck with your genealogy
Added by Margaret on Oct 01, 2016 6:04 PM
Beverly Singleton
Patricia Delgado Memorial
Thanks for pointing out the problem with the nickname on this memorial. I have now corrected it to show Patsy as the nickname and with single quote marks.

Added by Beverly Singleton on Mar 07, 2016 8:32 PM
Valice Raffi
Masonic edits
Thanks for edits!
Added by Valice Raffi on Mar 05, 2016 7:29 PM
Gina Jean
I was able to transfer those memorials. You're quite welcome.
Added by Gina Jean on Aug 06, 2015 5:22 PM
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