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Dessau7 (#47511287)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my ancestral history for several decades. Rigorous research into my family's genealogy has been a natural fit for me. Paramount in my pursuit of the past is to secure irrefutable, verifiable documentation that can only be discovered through hard work -pertinent facts that the mere passerby cannot obtain by simply reading dates and names engraved on weathered stone. My quest for proof of life requires much more than patience, time, energy, comfortable shoes with good soles needed when exploring historic cemeteries. It really helps to have a loving spouse who is willing to accompany one on field trips to national and regional archives, perusing dusty, giant tomes and fragile, faded documents in courthouses. To be a really good genealogist, one must possess a lust for learning, quest for knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and a reputation for being a bit of a sweet sleuth and beating down the bushes with the perseverance of a pit bull. And hopefully, in time, one digs up a nugget within a birth/marriage bond/death certificate, discovers an age-yellowed journal/diary/family Bible, a tattered scrapbook bulging at the seams with memorabilia, and precious, delicate, artifacts. Preserving the past with respectful, reflective passion.

My Memorials (those I created and those I manage) and my Virtual Cemeteries are works-in-progress. I appreciate all the fine details that help flesh-out the biographies of loved ones whose lives were fully lived. CAVEAT EMPTOR: I'm not infallible. I respond positively to pleasant suggestions for corrections. If you leave a message on this profile page but have disabled the message feature on your profile, I will be unable to reply. FAG is an incredible venue that works great when everyone treats one another with respect and cooperation.

Sadly, there are FAG bullies who prefer to boss others in their race to rack up huge numbers of memorials - created and managed! They deliberately refuse to grant transfers to folks with the right to manage memorials of their own relatives. I'm NOT one of them! I'll be tickled to transfer your family folks to you, under FAG's rules on transfers.

If you wish to offer information regarding corrections, family links, or provide additional data that I can incorporate into an individual's bio, please click the 'Edit' tab on the memorial in question and use the "Suggest a Correction" link to send me an email. I'll be delighted to accommodate. Please don't post requests on my profile page - I'll see your SAC Edit/email and respond more quickly.

Per FAG and Ancestry policies regarding photos I have taken and/or biographies I have written: I hold the copyright, so kindly credit me if you post my pix or bios on any website. Thanks!
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Dr. Audrey Drummonds
Greetings, I think we may be related
Greetings, I think we may be related. Your great grandparents Albert and Lorena are also my great grandparents through their oldest son Eric Richards. I can be reached at if your interested. My mother has asked if I would try to bring the family lines up to date for the future generations. LOL, we may have already met at a family gathering and didn't know one another. Blessings, Dr. Audrey Drummonds
Added by Dr. Audrey Drummonds on Oct 08, 2017 3:47 PM
Mike Kokoruda
RE: My Reinbach Ancestor
I forgot to add on my reply e-mail that I would be happy to transfer anyone you wish. Just drop a list of names and your number and we can get it done.
Added by Mike Kokoruda on Dec 02, 2014 5:23 PM
Scott Day Freeman
Fisher family
Thank you for all of your hard work and all the information you have provided on your Find A Grave pages. I descend from John Bowen Fisher. Scott Day Freeman
Added by Scott Day Freeman on Nov 15, 2013 5:20 PM
Ann Parkinson
Faith Stroble
What a nice surprise! Thank you for the transfer! You are most kind!! Best regards, Ann
Added by Ann Parkinson on Oct 03, 2013 7:13 PM
P. Meado
Louis Reinbach
I accidently ran across something on Louis Reinbach that I think will interest you. I will e-mail it to you. It is interesting.
Patty M.
Added by P. Meado on Jul 29, 2013 8:32 PM
RE: Sarah Margaret
I had the picture in one of my folders, I was in the process of updating this cemetery and you request showed up while I was online.
Added by DHB on Feb 01, 2013 6:51 AM
Melodye Whatley
RE: Mary (Gordon) Richards
Aww... my pleasure! :)

M Whatley
Added by Melodye Whatley on Dec 20, 2012 2:53 PM
Connie Clark
Hi again :) We went to a new cemetery (for us) and found some Seymour's.. not sure if they are yours, but check out New Hope Cemetery, Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois. added a few pictures and created 2 memorials for 2 Seymour babies which I will transfer if you like..take care, Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Sep 14, 2012 9:21 PM
P. Meado
RE: Reinbach's
I grew up in Franklin and have fond memories of my hometown. Photographing Franklin Cemetery was one of my goals. I just wondered if you knew there is a street in Franklin called Reinbach Street. I imagine most likely named after one of your ancestors.
Added by P. Meado on Aug 26, 2012 3:48 AM
P. Meado
If Henry and Sophia are your second great grandparents, I feel you should have management of their memorials. I have transferred them to you, I hope you don't mind. You can update Sophia's memorial.
Added by P. Meado on Aug 24, 2012 10:21 PM
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