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8/25/08 10:25 P

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What a great story. I am so happy for you.
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8/25/08 5:22 P

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How wonderful for you! It always makes you feel so connected when you get a find like that.

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8/25/08 1:54 P

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Wow! 60 teams would have made an impressive procession. What a find - congrats.

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8/25/08 1:40 P

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Congrats on finding the obits I have been looking for my great grandparent in the Minneapolis / ST Paul area and haven't been able to. I know it would be a find.

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8/25/08 7:34 A

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Congrats on finding the obits! It is so nice when you find one that has some personal info in them. It is kind of like putting a face with a name; but putting a story with the name.

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8/25/08 7:22 A

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How terrific!! I also know what you mean - I have traveled to Norwalk, Ohio several times to my paternal great grandparents grave sites and to do research in the library - last time there I found his obit. I hadn't expected to find much because he worked for the railroad as a brakeman, but there it was - front page! I found out although his name was Colson, everyone called him 'Jack' and he also was much loved!! Fun mysteries to uncover.

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What a wonderful trip! I'm hoping to get to Stonington, Conneticut to see my ancestors graves. They came from England in 1630 & I have seen the pics of the monuments erected in their honor, but would love to see them in person.

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8/25/08 1:03 A

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Oh, Mary, I know exactly how you felt and what you mean. I'll bet a little bit of your gr-gr-gr-grandmother's soul fell to rest when you found it! If hers didn't, then yours did! :-)
Thanks for sharing that.
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8/24/08 10:08 P

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I'm new to the team, but I'm happy for you and your trip. That sounds fantastic.

I've always been interested in Genealogy. My maternal grandfather had his family tree researched and found some of the ancestors traveled on the Mayflower. Gosh, he was such an interesting man, even before we learned that.

I was diagnosed last Oct. with type II diabetes. I've had to make a life change to start feeling better.

I've been married twice. My last husband died 16 years ago. He was a great man and I still miss him even today.

I have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. I live in AL.

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8/24/08 9:45 P

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This past week has been especially exciting for me. I've been doing genealogy for a year now and in April I traveled to Iowa from Oregon to see many of my relatives grave stones and such.

In particular I visited my gr-gr-gr-grandfather and grandmothers graves in Grinnell, Iowa. I have always wanted to see an obituary for them, but to no avail. They had a really neat family plot with several family members buried there.

Suddenly last week- there it was! For both of them! My gr gr gr grandmothers was especially neat for me because it talked about her being sucn a much loved member of the comnmunity and her church. Then it said that "60 teams accompanied her to her final resting place". At first I thought - 60 teams? Of what, people? No!! she died in 1898 and it was horses!!!! I felt chills, because I stood there in April and all of the people from 1898 had been in the exact spot as me.

Since then I've been able to also find the obituaries for more of the Quivey relatives and I am thrilled and quite happy.

Just had to share.

Mary

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