Is this really how the journey ends?
I know it sounds sort of morbid, but this is one of my favorite death certificates and not for reasons that you might suspect.
It took me three years to find this man and the little that is known about him. He is my great great grandfather on my mothers fathers side. If you could follow that you are already a pretty good genealogist.
Its not what it says about the man that makes me happy, but what it does not say.
For his 59 years of life, the information that is most apparent is that his life was basically UNKNOWN. Knowing the Hays side of the family I can understand the unknown nature of the information that this man leaves behind and probably why it will stay unknown.
This web site is dedicated to helping others find thier families. As the title implies it is ment for both finding lost relatives as well as learning to let some of the ones not lost, go. I intend to leave little behind when I go and leave others to wonder. Just like Thomas M Hays. Part of me wants to be missed. Part of me wants to leave something behind so creative or confusing that it leaves others wondering for centuries. Part of me wants to help others do the same thing, if that is their wish.
Blog: Tutorials about genealogy and finding ancestors with details on my journey.
Leap of Faith: Hire me to research your ancestors in the census images.
Virtual Cemetery: One time Fee to Dedicate your ancestor to a page in the Virtual Cemetery. Post thier picture. Send them Flowers. Tell others where they can be found.
World War I Memorial: Well, I found a site to give this a shot. It's called KickStart. I am trying to get donations to support publication of a 500 page pictorial documentary of WWI - The Big Red One. As soon as the project is out I will let everyone know. In the mean time you can see more of the project by clicking the CREATE button above.
If your interested you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org