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John William & Cheryl (Colomb) De Ronde (#47049070)
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Bio Photo Our research is limited primarily to the following surnames, De Ronde, De Ronda, Coe, Bennett, Lent, Brouwer, Gurnee, primarily in the Rockland & Orange Counties of NY and Bergen & Essex Counties of NJ and certain areas of Iowa and Michigan. Also Conway, Fitzgerald, Howland and Co(u)lomb(e) as it relates to the Rutland Co., VT area and Clinton and Washington Co., NY areas. Our Find a Grave postings are all family related with just a very few exceptions. We would consider ourselves intermediate researchers in that after 40 years we're still learning.
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Clare Bradley
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Ginny M
RE: De Ronde
Let me know if you are stopping by... haven't been there in a while.... it's only blocks away. On
Added by Ginny M on Oct 21, 2017 7:02 AM
Richard Rulon
RE: osborn
yes I do use d2 I am all most done cleaning the stone if you repost a photo request I will send you better pictures for you to post
Added by Richard Rulon on Oct 13, 2017 3:36 PM
Richard Rulon
john and Cheryl
the picture I sent you was of the Osborn stone and it was very dirty and covered with moss and stuff
I am in the process of cleaning the stone. I have two days on it as of now and I expect to finish
in one or two more days I will then send you a picture of it
Added by Richard Rulon on Oct 12, 2017 4:03 PM
I am tracing the family of John DeRonda Armstrong, son of Theodore and Fanny Karr Armstrong. Theodore's parents were William & Eliza DeRonda Armstrong. Would I have the correct family, and would her parents be Thomas G. & Eliza Ann Reynolds?
Added by Tina on Oct 08, 2017 4:08 PM
I would transfer Abram but I don't think that he is one of my memorials. Send me a link thru the EDIT maybe I did not find the correct one.
Added by Cindy on Aug 12, 2017 7:56 PM
Pearl Peters
If you could get a plot number from Renee at the Fairview Office, I could see if I can find her.
Added by Ruebeewren on Aug 12, 2017 10:51 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 134026085
The problem with most burials in that time frame and earlier is that most of the graves have been destroyed by neglect and development. Supposedly moving graves, as supposedly been done in a number of cases, is laughable. After many years you could still the move headstone if it had survived, but it would be impossible to move the body -- it would have been long disintegrated. I have personally dug up a large number of native-americans from the 1500s, as part of the Tellico Dam project while I was at UT. Under ideal conditions (no coffin) sometimes all you could find is, at best, some discolored soil. Bury someone in a coffin and then add water, you will get quick disintegration.

For most burials from this time period it reduces to a best guess from the available data. Until you have the firm data you are searching for, it is best to consider all memorials as de-facto cenotaphs, as I do.

This brings us to the change that Find A Grave made when it introduced linkage. That has quickly become the most important element (except for those who - for numbers - want to make it all about he headstone).

Yes, it is the case that once Find A Grave data began to appear on they became the last word. I personally became involved in Find A Grave in a fight with someone who wanted to claim a certain person as ancestor. I finally got her wrong identification of one her linkages changed after much effort and made Find A Grave memorials, with hard data, that forced her to at least give up the one I rescued. She still has wrong info out there, but at least I have competing data on the desired individual which has been successfully linked with real family members.

I appreciate that you are striving to find more data. If you can find I will be more than happy to make the necessary changes.

I was unaware that now owns Find A Grave, as you said. If that is the case then linkage becomes the most important aspect, with the actual data secondary. If you look at the trees in, a large percentage are just copied garbage. I have spent considerable time interacting with some of the owners of these trees trying to correct the record.

As for the Brouwer database, it is the most reliable one out there for Dutch descendants. It is maintained with periodic updates. Some corrections came from me.

I did what I did to make the linkage available for other researchers. I have done my part, what you choose to do is up to you. I will encourage you to continue doing your research and if you find additional information please keep me informed.

Added by cchldrss on Jul 30, 2017 7:59 PM
Dan Oh
RE: Pearl Peters
The current owner is a good graver. She'll transfer ownership, I'm sure.
Added by Dan Oh on Jul 26, 2017 12:31 PM
Gwyn Phelps Richards
RE: Bliss cemetery photos
You are very welcome. It was an easy find.
Added by Gwyn Phelps Richards on May 01, 2017 3:25 PM
Les Baisley
Janette Knapp
Please send me your email Les Baisley
Added by Les Baisley on Mar 04, 2017 5:27 AM
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