Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tribute to Bill Qualey

Here is a video that is a tribute to my Uncle Bill who passed away unexpectedly June 16, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Memoirs of Uncle Bill

If anyone has any pictures, videos. I would like to compile them all as a tribute and be able to give this to Aunt Dawn. Please send them all here and I will pull them down and compile them on a disc for her.

Thanks again everyone for all you are doing for her. I greatly appreciate it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

In Loving Memory of My Uncle Bill Qualey

William Eugene Qualey of Rogers, MN passed away unexpectedly Wednesday June 16, 2010. He was born Oct. 11, 1946 in Island Falls the son of George and Ella (Cunningham) Qualey. Bill was a master craftsman at his trade and specialized in dressage horses and hunter/jumpers. Bill spent his life with his fiancee Dawn Uherka. He is survived by his fiancee Dawn, six brothers, Phillip, Bernard, David, Steven, Paul and Buzzy and 4 sisters, Sue, Doris, Irene and Eloise as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister Angela. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Minnesota at the request of the family.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Finally Found My Great Great Grandmother's Final Resting Place.

My Great Great Grandmother Emma Bates Cunningham born 1869 and died in 1911. She died in Bangor, Maine cause of death unknown. Her final resting place is in the Patten Cemetery in an unmarked grave. In an unmarked grave for now that is. I will see that she gets the proper recognition. So glad that I have finally found her.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How I became interested in genealogy.

I first started researching as a teenager. I had a medical condition that I was told it was hereditary. It was then that I began to ask my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all that I could contact. Not a single one had it. Then I said I need to seek the death certificates of my loved ones for medical conditions and that was where I finally located what I was looking for as my great grandfather had the same condition. I was too intrigied to stop there and now 18 years later I'm still searching on a daily basis. It is such an adventure and so rewarding.

Family Photos

Here are some photos of my dear loved ones in the Crystal, Patten, Sherman, Benedicta area.