"I take photographs for Find A Grave at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, CA, and other local smaller cemeteries. Anyone else here in this area? I have been a member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society for 31 years."
"This is in response to David Plaskett's comment. I have had nothing but good experiences with Find-A-Grave in the eight (I think) years that I have been a participant; except for the same as David experience. My husban had a grt uncle who was…"
"Lots of people die in one state and are shipped back to a home state to be buried with family members. Even back in 1917, my ggm died in NM and her son sent her back to Texas to be buried near her husband, parents, and several of her brothers and…"
"In answer to Cindy Abrams about supplies. I live in S. California near Rose Hills Memorial Park and a few others, but there are no "out in the country" type cemeteries around here. In my car, all the time, is a sack containing: hand…"
"I have heard of it, but have not tried it, although I did get some rods to try it. I have also heard of people trying to find old wagon trails ruts of or earlier settlers by dowsing; and as someone earlier stated, I also have heard of people looking…"
"I see lots of stones at Rose Hills Memorial Gardens in Whittier, CA, mostly next to other family members, that simply say "In Memory of ........." You would probably have to buy a whole plot, though, to place a memorial stone."
"Terrific!! Will look forward to trying it. My earliest ancestors (John & Delilah Cox King) arrived in what became Denton Co. (don't paperwork in front of me) the year before Texas became a state. On the other side, Robert Terrill Beale and…"
"Since you know what regiment he was in, you might (if you are lucky) be able to find a history of his unit on the internet, probably in the an area about the Union Armys, or IN history areas. Try entering his Cavalry, Unit, and Regiment numbers; or…"
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
VA, TN, MS, TX, AR, OK, NM, MO, KS, CO, CA
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
You mean way back in the early 1980s? I had a letter that was written to my grt. aunt, who was into family history. The letter shared about the SMITH family traveling across the country from NY. Then a Morman friend gave me a book called "Meet the Mormans." In it, the trail from NY to IL & MO was traced and info abt. Joseph Smith. WOW, I thought! Were we related to Joseph Smith? That's funny now.
I don't really know. One of my sets of grt-grt grandparents are Robert Terrill Beale and Nancy McKinsey Beale. I know them back to Missouri and Kentucky. Nancy McKinsey's parents were James McKinsey & Lucy Hume. James McKinsey's parents were William McKinsey & Nancy Susan Lampton. Lucy Hume's father was William Hume. I have the McKinseys farther back, but William Hume is the end of the line for my information on Humes. Any of this sound familar?