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Janet (#47284770)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I want to state clearly that anyone is free to use the photos that I take for any nonprofit purpose.

I enjoy genealogy. I consider myself fairly new at it. I was introduced in 2008 by a phone call, out of the blue, from a cousin I didn't know I had. She was researching our family and found me. We share a great grandfather. I was intrigued, and have been researching my family ever since. I find that I can spend all my time researching. There is no end to the information I want to know.

I research online. I was a computer person (I make my living as an author of computer books), before I started genealogy research. I had seen Find a Grave, but was focused elsewhere and didn't pay attention. Recently (May 2010), I stopped and really looked at Find A Grave. When I realized what it was, I became a fan. I had been meaning to photo a family grave at the local cemetery, so I took some photo requests with me. I discovered I enjoyed being in the cemetery. It is lovely and peaceful. The headstones are interesting. And my body appreciates moving more, rather than sitting in front of the computer all day. So, I created pages from photos I took at the local cemetery, but moved away before could photo the entire cemetery.

I enjoy several different aspects of this research. I enjoy the puzzle, of course. I enjoy sharing information. To me, an important part of the research is making it available to help others with their research. I also enjoy the community of genealogy, cousins, and Find A Grave.

I am quite serious about accuracy. I only enter facts that I am very sure about. If anyone finds errors, let me know, but be prepared to say why you believe my entry is in error. Also, I love to add information if someone offers good data. And, I have no problem with transferring a page to someone who is more closely related to the person, as long as that person appears to keep their memorials accurate and updated.

I also maintain a website providing my Russell family research at the URL below.
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 Website: johnrussell-fromvirginia....
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Messages left for Janet (122)[Leave Message]
The Maxwell Transfers
Hi Janet,
Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the Maxwell transfers! Please let me know, is there anything I can do for you?!
God bless you,
Added by Chloé on Sep 27, 2017 5:21 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
RE: Palmyra Trosper
Thank you for your reply.

Palmyra is my 3X great aunt.

I am happy knowing that her memorial is cared for by family.

Please view and click on the photos that I shared.

It was a real break through this month when I realized that the photos of the 1920 family gathering held at Great grandparents Minnis was NOT a Minnis gathering but a Bunch Family gathering. There are 4 photos that were taken that day.

Someone would have accompanied Aunt Palmyra on that long trip. I have studied the 4 photos looking for her daughter Margaret or her sons James or
George. Would you recognize a photo of Margaret Glover?
Potential Cousin,
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 29, 2017 9:03 PM
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Palmyra Trosper
Two photos have been shared. Please click on the photos for additional details.

If Palmyra (Bunch) Trosper is not an ancestor or an acquaintance of your family, I would be greatly honored to maintain her findagrave memorial.
Bonnie Shirley Amery
Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Aug 28, 2017 4:00 PM
Willow 🌿
Memorial Transfer
Hello Janet
Could you also transfer Carnelia D Perry to me, she is my Great Great Grandmother 52392961
Thank you so much.
Added by Willow 🌿 on Jul 21, 2017 3:17 PM
Willow 🌿
Memorial Transfer
Hello Janet,
Could you transfer Lewis Rosalvo Perry's memorial to me, he is my Great Great Grandfather 52392907.
Thank you so much for all the time that you have put into his memorial and others!
Added by Willow 🌿 on Jul 21, 2017 3:05 PM
Kim Thurau
Sabina Thurau
Hi Janet,

Would you please transfer the memorial for Sabina M. Thurau to me? This is my great grandmother. Thank you so much for making this memorial for her.

Kim Thurau
Added by Kim Thurau on Jul 19, 2017 7:59 AM
Stephen Barneby
Charles James Raymond
Thanks very much for the newer, much better-quality photo of Charles' headstone. It's very nice of you to take the time to do that. Charles was my great grandfather.

Steve Barneby.
Added by Stephen Barneby on Jun 30, 2017 5:13 PM
Katina "Tina" West
Waddell Family
Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to take photos of my family members graves. I appreciate it so much.
Added by Katina "Tina" West on Jun 23, 2017 9:56 AM
Marsha McDonald
John Hendrickson
I would like to take care of this memorial if you wouldn't mind transferring him to me. He married my wonderful aunt, Afton, and was a wonderful addition to our family.
Added by Marsha McDonald on May 27, 2017 4:13 PM
Jim Robart
Thomas N Jonsson
I appreciate your work and quick response on the photo. Tom and I were neighbors and friends in our youth.
Added by Jim Robart on Mar 17, 2017 11:17 AM
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