Find A Grave as a Source – Memorials and Photos

Isn’t Find A Grave a fabulous resource that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago? Do you think it would be safe to say that at this point, nearly all genealogists have used Find A Grave? It is a treasure trove of final disposition and sometimes biographical information for our ancestors and relatives. Thousands of contributors post photos of grave markers, attaching them to the online memorials for the corresponding individuals. Continue reading

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Margaret Ellen Wilson, 3 April 1931, Muncie, Indiana

I loved my mother so much, although I often had a strange way of showing it. But she was my best friend, my companion. We had so much fun, particularly after I became an adult. She understood me, but she couldn’t help me. Continue reading

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George Kuhn Obituary – Latest Post on Coon Genealogy Blog

Transcript of the Obituary of George Kuhn.

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Update – Keeping the Faith

Hello, Dear Readers,

I have many things going on in my personal life right now, which has made it virtually impossible to focus on finishing articles that I have in the works. Brain isn’t functioning as it usually does.

Don’t give up. Keep the faith. I’ll be back as soon as possible.

In the works are articles on using Find A Grave as a source, my JUDGE ancestry (primary writer my cousin Micki Jacobson), my ancestor Martha BLUE, my ancestor Joseph H. VIRKLER, and others in my mind but not begun.

Thanks for your patience.


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My Aunt Janie

My Aunt Janie died 15 years ago today. She was my aunt by marriage, but when I was a child growing up, I didn’t know that. I just knew her as Aunt Janie.

She was married to one of my mother’s brothers, and they were the parents of my three cousins, all older than me. We didn’t see them daily, but I always liked it when we did.

When my cousin called me that afternoon, Valentine’s Day 2002, I knew why she was on the other end of the phone. Aunt Janie had been battling breast cancer off and on for years, and it had finally taken hold and would not let go. Aunt Janie was on hospice in Winter 2002. Aunt Janie died on Valentine’s Day.Hearts for Aunt Janie

Lively, living, loving her daughter as a best friend, enduring my uncle’s eccentricities and not-so-niceties, always active, wonderful Aunt Janie.

You are dearly missed by your children and by me.

I wish I could give you a big hug.


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