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Silver Rose Parnell (#47218846)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I was a professional genealogist with more than 30 years of experience and was on's expert panel for some time.

Even though I have retired from active genealogy work, except for the occasional client, I am still keenly interested in my personal genealogical file and I actively work on maintaining the memorials of my relatives.

I have completed extensive, professional genealogical research for the graves under my care. If you have genealogical research that you feel contradicts mine, I will definitely consider it, but I may not be immediately available to do the necessary work right away, and I ask for your understanding in this regard. I am on a tight schedule, with many responsibilities, and I will have to fit in your project as I am able.

Please note that I will not automatically substitute your research for mine, particularly if I find your research to be lacking credible sources or if it is based on family stories. Any professional genealogist worth his or her salt will agree that family stories are highly unreliable. The best that can be said is that there may be a mix of truth and myth involved. (I used to tell my clients, "Just remember, your grandma lied to you.")

We may be able to work something out, however, wherein I include some portion(s) of your family story within the biography that I write for the memorial, with that information clearly labeled as "unsubstantiated."

With regard to the biographies that I have written for some of my relatives, please remember that these biographies are copyrighted and may not be used in any other publication for any reason without my express written permission. You may, of course, use them in your personal genealogy database, provided that you credit me as follows: "Biography copyright (c) 2000 by Silver Rose Parnell at, all rights reserved." You do not need my permission to put a link on your web page that directs the reader to a findagrave page, unless Findagrave objects.

Finally, I would ask you to please be nice. I have had a few unfortunate circumstances with overzealous Findagrave members who hounded me, insulted me and generally harassed me because I would not accept their faulty genealogy research and I would not do a lot of genealogy work at their instant demand.

Findagrave is not, essentially, a genealogy site, although a lot of us use it as such. None of the volunteers are required to write biographies, post stories or any of that extra work. We do those things because we love this work and we like to connect with our fare-flung cousins and help them. nice to the volunteers and we'll be nice to you.

Silver "Rose" Parnell
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Elisha Stephens
The mountain Man. You called him GG great grandfather.
May I ask where you found his parents name?
My grandfather was a Stephens.
I have never been able to find any relations of Elisha Stephens.
Anna Mae
Added by 74061 on Apr 30, 2017 2:23 PM
Joseph Wentworth
Im really sorry for not getting back to you..:-(

The info I have on my great Uncle George is that they had no children(sorry). He ran a merchant shop in San Francisco. I have been looking for Data on him for a long time, as well as his brother in Sacramento. My Dad remembers going to his store as a kid and said it was near The Cliff house.

Cheers for the new year.
Added by Joseph Wentworth on Dec 29, 2016 1:34 PM
Frank Wallace
RE: Arthur Wallace # 108467923
Yes, I would most certainly have an interest in communicating with your client. Thanks for the heads up.

Added by Frank Wallace on Dec 19, 2016 3:54 AM
Frank Wallace
Arthur Wallace # 108467923
The above GGGG Grandfather of mine was buried in the Wallace Cemetery near Hartford. There is restoration work being done there (as well as the Fitzhugh Cemetery) and I would like to help in both. Your background bio leads me to believe you might also be involved in this. If so, please advise with whom I should be working. Also, are you familiar with the 1954 review of his visit to the cemetery by William Cooper Weaks? If not, I could forward a copy of his report (3 type written pages).
Added by Frank Wallace on Dec 18, 2016 7:59 AM
Denise Shoulders
I am not related to them in any way. Sorry.
Added by Denise Shoulders on Sep 27, 2016 5:30 AM
Karen Laird-Olson
Thank you for double checking this and letting me know my error.

Added by Karen Laird-Olson on Nov 20, 2015 8:07 AM
Gramma Kaarin
Bernadean Ethel Greene Delaney
Thank you for the work you invested in updating my Aunt Bernadean's memorial. You've created a beautiful memorial for her and both my cousin (her daughter) and I appreciate it.

To clarify, yes, the photos taken of Bernadean with her dad, Roland Lewis Greene, and half siblings (and some with her stepmom) were taken during family visits. The Bankses and the Greenes all lived in Kern County and were farm families.

Granddad remarried quickly after the loss of his first wife because he hoped to raise daughter Bernadean himself, and knew he needed a mother in the home for his little girl.

Granddad is buried, with my grandmother, in Greenlawn Memorial in Bakersfield.

Thank you again.
Kaarin (Greene) Brown
Added by Gramma Kaarin on Oct 27, 2015 6:24 PM
Gramma Kaarin
Mary Ethel Banks Greene
Thank you for your work to provide updated information in your biography of my grandfather's first wife.

Kaarin (Greene) Brown
Livermore, CA
Added by Gramma Kaarin on Oct 27, 2015 6:04 PM
Monta Lee Dakin
Susan Anna Laird Dakin
Susan Anna Laird Dakin is my 3rd great grandmother.

Feel free to contact me:

Monta Lee Dakin, October 6, 2015

Do you know why they left Scotland?
Added by Monta Lee Dakin on Oct 06, 2015 9:04 PM
Rosie Wiley
RE; Elizabeth Laird Claton
Good morning! My husband is a direct decendant of Elizabeth & Thomas Claton. Was wondering if I could use your information in our tree. Also would love to correspond with you sometime about the family. He is a direct decendant of John Cochran & Cynthia Claton.
Added by Rosie Wiley on Sep 23, 2015 11:00 AM
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