Monday, August 31, 2009

Finding the Sandifer Cemetery [VIDEO]

My apologies to those of you who've been waiting to see this! I tried to upload it to YouTube and it was one minute and 17 seconds too long and had to find an alternative to post it!

This is the story of my journey to finding the burial location of my third great grand aunt. The video is about 11 minutes long.

The following shows my relationship to her (my direct line is bold):

Robert Brown married Sabra Royal
children were:
Baylons Brown
Eliza Brown
John Brown
Archibald Brown
Mary Brown
*Atha Brown (she is the subject of the video)

Mary Brown married John W. McVicker
their son, William Archibald McVicker married Emily Susan Simpson
their son, Henry Ermon McVicker married Edna Mae Williams
their daughter, Living McVicker married Sterling Norman Beard Jr.
their daughter, Living Beard had a child with Living Rodriguez
Joanne Schleier - that's me!

UPDATE (August 31, 2009) - I noticed since posting this that there is a skip in the audio at a moment when an important point is made. We had to get the manager because this cemetery is behind a locked gate! If you wish to make a visit to the cemetery yourself, you should call ahead to make arrangements.

*Hint: to watch this in full screen click the button to the left of the numbers in the lower right-hand corner.

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  1. What an interesting concept. I'm amazed at the determination and skills you exhibit with your research and presentations. You've come a long way and I'm proud of you.

  2. You final words in your video are exactly why I started work on my family geneaology and history. I love the way you put it :) Can't wait for your next video.

  3. Enjoyed your video! The documentation of your journey in finding Atha's final resting place and the textual documentation will assist others in their quest for these families in the future. Also, I have read a few of your blogs, and I find them very enjoyable and informative. Continue on the good work you are doing. - nancy sandberg