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Barbara Jean May (#47641324)
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Bio Photo I started my research into my family history when I was 15 in Jr. High School. It was a Social Studies project, we were to trace our family history back until we had an ancestor come to America from the "old country". My favorite part of it all is getting to meet my cousins, no matter how distant they are. It's always amazing to me to see family resemblances, what we share, and what makes us unique. Mostly it's the connection that I feel with my very extended family. I love to hear the stories they tell about family members. Since I have become the unofficial family historian, I get a lot of "gifts" that genealogists love old family photos and papers, Bibles, even funeral cards. The cousins all call me with the news first engagements or marriages, new births, and deaths in the family. If someone wants to get in touch with someone else, they call me. I find new information nearly every day for me, it's like a never-ending mystery novel; there is always another ancestor to find.
My friend Hope Callan and I were in high school together and met up again by accident a few years ago through our sons' Cub Scouts Pack. We learned that we were both heavily interested in genealogy and even went on a few field trips to do research together. We decided that we needed a group here in Lower Bucks County and that was the start of the Lower Bucks Genealogy Club in 2008. And most amazingly to me, is how well it has taken off, and how well it has been received. We have grown from a handful of people to almost 100 members now. We normally have 25-30 people attend our monthly meetings and everyone is on the email list. Our members range from very experienced to people just beginning their search. A few members have even become like family to me.
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RE: Sawicki Family in Most Holy Redeemer
Hi Barbara -- No, I'm not related to the Sawicki family. I'm just recording many memorials for MHR. Let me know if you'd like any transfers. LL.
Added by LansdaleLady on Oct 10, 2016 5:09 AM
Ellen Evanoff
Myers Family
Hi Barbara, I noticed that you have listed several graves for the family of William J Myers. Do you have any family connection? He is my great great grandfather.
Ellen Evanoff
Added by Ellen Evanoff on Mar 18, 2016 12:20 PM
Robert David Miller
RE: Florence Wightman
It was an honor to remember even those who did not make it into our world but were loved by someone. I am part Native American and even the spirit of an unborn child should be remembered. Thank you for your kind words. Sincerely, Bob Miller.
Added by Robert David Miller on Mar 06, 2016 5:29 AM
Jenn O.
Evans/May at Arlington Cemetery
Thought you might like to know that I photographed this stone recently and added a photo to your memorials.

Added by Jenn O. on May 31, 2015 2:32 PM
Hi, just wanted you to know that I am going up to Arlington in next few weeks to visit my gram's grave, I live in Delaware, so it is about 3 hrs from where I live, but I am going to get request pics for others while I am there, and as she is in Sunnyside and I know where it is (I still have the map of sections) I will be getting yours.
Added by gennie on Feb 22, 2015 3:45 PM
Hayes Graham
Wagnetz family
Hello: I had put a message on one of the genealogy pages for Edward Wagnetz. My maternal grandmother was Emilie Wagnetz Favis, who was a sister of John & Edward Wagnetz. I do some very basic genealogy hunting on both of my parents' ancestors. I live in Arlington TX; feel free to email me at
Added by Hayes Graham on Aug 14, 2013 1:57 PM
Wall family
Hi Barb
just checking to see if you ever heard of Rev.Lawrence Wall a well known Philadelphia Priest from 1870s till he died in 1926.He was Pastor of St.Dominic's Church in Philadelphia most of his career as a Priest.He was also friends with Mother Catherine Drexel.He was born in the Pottsville,Pa. area around 1842.His father was a Robert Wall born in 1800 in Ireland--just wondering if there was any connection to Christopher maybe a cousin thru Rev.Lawrence's father Robert as i have a listing of all Rev.Lawrence's sibling and there is no Christopher listed.

Bill Carpenter--Wall descendant
Added by Kramer on Dec 15, 2011 7:32 AM

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