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Connie Starnes (#47163352)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 19 days
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I've been into genealogy for close to 30 years.

I live in Ottawa County, Ohio but I'm willing to drive to neighboring counties to take photos.

If there are my memorials that are part of your family, I will transfer the memorial, unless its part of my family.

If you want a memorial transferred to you, please do it from the memorial with your member account number, thank you! If you request a transfer and I don't respond, please leave me a message on my message board with the information. If I consider the transfer as part of my family, I will respond back why I'm not transferring.

We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth. Without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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Messages left for Connie Starnes (450)[Leave Message]
Rebecca Hathaway
Harry Dawson
Upon further investigation. Findagrave merged your memorial with mine. My apologizes.
Added by Rebecca Hathaway on Feb 19, 2017 5:48 AM
Rebecca Hathaway
Harry Dawson
Curious how a memorial I put up for my Great Uncle is maintained by you now. Don't recall ever turning that over to you. Are we related somehow ? If so would be great to talk to you.
Added by Rebecca Hathaway on Feb 19, 2017 3:56 AM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
Myrtle Wolf
I have deleted the duplicate and added the photo to the correct one. Thanks so much for having such great records! It helps add the photos so much!

Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Feb 14, 2017 7:35 PM
RE: Duplicate Memorials
Yes, I am aware of that. It is on my to-do list.
Added by TraeLyn on Feb 14, 2017 5:48 PM
Ruth Masing
Margareth, Magdalena and August Noeltner
Thank you so much for transferring these memorials to me. Thank you for all you do for me and for everyone!

Added by Ruth Masing on Feb 09, 2017 1:57 PM
Trish Adams
Caroline Sonnichsen Mahler
Hi Connie -
My name is Trish Adams and I am Caroline's great great granddaughter. My sister and I have been to Lakeview Cemetery several times researching the Mahlers and also the Emmerich's. Its all so fascinating!
Thank you for posting the picture of her headstone.
Would be able to transfer this posting to my account? I would much appreciate it.

thank you
Trish Adams (nee Emmerich)
Added by Trish Adams on Feb 06, 2017 11:03 AM
Ruth Masing
Magdalena Noeltner Margaretha Noeltner
Hi Connie,
Magdalena is my great grandmother and margaretha is my great great aunt. I you could transfer those to me I would appreciate it.

Thanks again for all you do.

Ruth Masing
Added by Ruth Masing on Feb 03, 2017 2:06 PM
Ruth Masing
August Noeltner
Hi Connie,
August is my great grandfather. I wonder if you would be willing to transfer his memorial to me. If you are already a relative, I totally understand. Thank you for all you do.

Ruth Masing
Added by Ruth Masing on Feb 03, 2017 1:43 PM
Lisa Lichtenberg
RE: Henry Lichtenberg
Hi again Connie, thank you so much for looking for Ernst Heinrich Lichtenberg 1795-1840, I sure hope that someday I find out what happened to him.....Lisa
Added by Lisa Lichtenberg on Jan 30, 2017 1:10 PM
Joyce (Niehaus) Rea
Thank you!
Thank your for the transfer of E. Margaret Welch's memorial to me. Joyce
Added by Joyce (Niehaus) Rea on Jan 29, 2017 4:10 PM
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