MA History, University of Montana MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of San Diego
I am an avid family historian for over 30 years and a native Montanan. When I was working on my MA thesis in History ("Myron Brinig's Butte: Jews in the Wide Open Town"), I spent a summer transcribing the information from the graves at the B'Nai Israel cemetery in Butte (my home town).
Family names I am researching include: Wilson - McWhirter Chartier/Carter - Neveu Bertrand - Kuether Sutherland - Sollars Brittain - McMinn Vance - Cole Douthitt - Moore Dillworth
Find a Grave is not a scholarly website. I think it has many purposes including providing catharsis and aiding with the grieving process, helping people with their family history, connecting relatives, remembering the dead, finding burial sites, etc. Sometimes all we know about a family member is what is printed in an old biography or what someone told us. This acts as a foundation for finding, correcting, adding to their history. I believe this should be a friendly collaborative process where we build together a story as we find more information. I will make mistakes. Feel free to let me know and I will correct.
My philosophy on transfers is simple - I believe memorials should be in the hands of relatives, even if not close relatives. I am happy to transfer, in fact I am waiting for the relatives of the B'Nai Israel and St. Patrick's cemetery memorials to contact me to care for their family memorials. I'm happy to transfer to relatives.
Longtin Hello i am the 8th Great Grandson of Mercy Cartershe was brother too Jean Chartier who was taken captive with her by blackfoot indians from the town of deerfiels connectiut were they were forced to trak a 300 mile trip to Canada were john assimulated into the French Society and Mercy His sister stayed so they didnt go back to Deerfield like some of the others Check out the book Ransom Of Mercy Carter I am Interested in finding Any Living Longtin In Michigan Canada related to Charles Joseph Longtin Born Around october 25th 1931 or 32 I never Knew Him I would like to find any of my Brothers one Being Charles Longtin Jr. and a sister i dont know her name if anyone has info pls contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-810-712-0221 My Name is Jeff Styles
Peterson Pam, Thank you for maintaining my family on "Find A Grave" Mayme Peterson 1878-1924 Judith Gap is my Grandmother her son Charles R. is my father, he had me at age 56. So this info and pics is wonderful to find since they were all gone by the time I came along. I do have more info on my Father as he was married a total of 3 times and has 4 children.
Bio Pam, I just read your bio and have to tell you how refreshing to hear all that you said. I believe the same. So many on here want just numbers and I totally understand the benefit of adding but when it comes to family no matter how distant what better way to pay them the respect they so deserve by giving control to family members that can build accurately and lovingly. Hats off to you. If I can be of any help to you please feel free to contact by best friend of many years or myself, we are in the business of helping others and do free lookups on most of the pay sites for those less fortunate but deserve to know their roots. Thank You again. Visit Our site at www.ancestrybrickwalls.com and I also would like to add you as a friend. Sincerely Michele