looked up when I started there. I can't believe it's been that long!) It's still
very much a work in progress. There are some folks who don't believe
in sharing their research with others online either on Ancestry or in a
blog. But as I've said many times before here, I'm a big believer in sharing.
After all, what good does it do me to keep all that I've found to myself?
Better to put it out there and share it! By doing it, I've been more than
repaid by the information distant cousins have shared with me after
they've discovered my Ancestry tree or this blog. It's happened
again in the case of my McFarland research.
I was recently contacted on Ancestry by Chris Markunas. Chris is
descended from John and Annie(Kelley)McFarland and is their
great great grandson, His great grandfather was their oldest son
Michael Edward McFarland so we're 2nd cousins 1x removed.
As it happened we finally made contact by phone on Sunday and
talked for over an hour as we discussed what we knew about the
family. Afterward we exchanged documents and pictures via
email and what Chris sent me answered some questions and
raised a few more. Chris has given me permission to post the
First, there were copies of the death certificates of John McFarland
and Annie (Kelley) McFarland:
|John McFarland's Death Certificate|
There is also a picture of the headstone at at their grave at Mt Benedict Cemetery
Finally(and here's where the new questions came from) the McFarland Internment
Record card from Mt Benedict Cemetery: