Sunday, October 19, 2008

Genealogy and Dead Relatives...

I have been researching my family history for a long time...approximately 15 to 20 years there about. I deal with researching birth, marriage and death certificates. I love Graveyards and visiting them. I enjoy learning different things about family members that I have known and have never known. Finding and sharing information with others is a joyous experience. Finding dead relatives is a fun hobby. I am happy to add the information into my FamilyTree Maker program. I will always love my hobby.

However, as much as I love my hobby and will never stop working on my family history; it has changed drastically for me. Never did I ever think about having to put information into my family tree that has affected me so much. The death of a child (young adult) who is so close to you is the most heartwrenching experience to ever have to do. I did not want to do it. It took at least a month or so for me to open up my family tree file and have to enter that information. My heart was breaking and I cried as I was entering it.

My Nephew was just 19 years old, too young to be entered into my family tree yet. I have other family members that were teenagers when they died and I have entered that information. They would have been my age had they lived and I hope we would have kept in touch, but they were in other states at that time and we hadn't seen each other in years. The had passed away years before I started my genealogy hobby, it was just natural to enter their information into my family tree. But to enter my nephew into the tree just didn't seem right or natural, he should not be in there. He should be here spending time with his parents and siblings at the lake every weekend enjoying the time they always shared.

One thing will always be true he lived his life like his favorite motto:

Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today...
We miss you and we'll always love you... Registered & Protected

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Those Death Certificate Copies

So I received them finally and from what I can tell so far they are not directly related to my Michael Lorenzo...they could be distant, but that is hard to tell without any more information concerning Michael's family members.
As I was searching through my site, I found someone who has listed his birth place as Matrice, Campobasso, accurate that is I do not know...I sent an email to this person but have not received a reply... :(
I'm still hoping for one, but it's been about a week and half now...this person had no parents listed for him though...I do have his death certificate with that information and would gladly give a copy to anyone that would like to have it.
Where they received the birth place information is what I would like to know...his death certificate just states Rome. Obviously this information was given by his wife at the time, but someone who lists Matrice, Italy I would like to know where that information came best option at this point is to figure out how to research the records for that area of Italy without having to go there...
I think the Family History center would be the first place to start and I will be going there on Friday, since I will be off and will have some free time to spare. I would love to go back to the Records and Archive center in Xenia, but I need to get the Family History center done as a top priority.

Well, until then....!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Death Certificate Copies

and by the can now buy copies of Death Certificates for Ohio at for 7.00 a copy...

Search over 500 million names at Genes


Lorenzo...if not then I have 3 copies of death certs that only cost me several bucks, but well worth the money spent since it would cost me more in gas money and time off work to go searching at records and archives center....when I get them, and if they don't match I will post and see if anyone else is looking for these particular people.

Until then...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Keziah (Kitty) Creswell

Looking for more information about Kitty Creswell parents. Kitty was married and divorced from William Eli Mussetter. (have copies of divorce records). The copy of the death certificate lists John Creswell and Cynthia Ann Osborn...I cannot find any information regarding this family.