DIEFENBACH-HINES GENEALOGY, LLC. justgravediggin.com
HOME PAGE the above pictures are my father, George William Diefenbach (a World War II Veteran) in uniform and as a boy, and my grandfather, Noah Seals (a Civil War Veteran) holding his daughter (my mother) Georgia Seals.
My name is Doretha Darlene Diefenbach- Hines. I am the daughter of George & Georgia (Seals) Diefenbach, wife of Kevin Alan Hines.
I became interested in Genealogy in 1988 when my mother died. I knew little of her family background and I was not sure who to notify of her death. That was the beginning and as you can see I am still researching and probably will continue until my demise.
Before my involvement in Genealogy, I didn’t focus on where I came from, the sacrifices, or the fears, tears and hardships of my ancestors; today & the future was my primary concern. History is more meaningful now when I read the stories of my ancestors, unlike stories of strangers. I realize now the extent of comfort, luxury and security in which we live is due to the sacrifices of our ancestors. They dealt with numerous obstacles, from persecution for religious beliefs, leaving their homelands and families, and crossing the ocean with few belongings to foreign lands, while other ancestors had their homelands taken from them.
Faith in God allowed them to endure this and more for freedom and to better the quality of life for their immediate family and for future generations.
It is up to us to continue what they started. We must remain strong in spirit through the many trials of life. Teach your children discipline, hard work and sacrifice as they are the key to the future of your family.
We are living in the greatest country in the world. A country built on our ancestor’s faith in GOD. For their strength, courage and love of family, I thank them.
Doretha Diefenbach-Hines (2006)
I am a Member of the following: The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.), Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter #6, Tri-State Genealogical Society, Ladies Auxillary VFW Post 1114, Evansville, Indiana.
Current projects include: this website, reconstructing the military section at Locust Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana; which, includes researching, correcting and replacing the near 200 incorrect or blank tombstones and a book on the Grand Army of the Republic.
Links to FREE GENEALOGICAL Websites:
- http://www.browninggenealogy.org (Browning Genealogy, Evansville, Indiana
- http://www.CyndisList.com/create-a-link-to-cyndis-list/ (Cyndi’s List)
- http://marshaswarrickweb.com/ (Marsha’s Warrick Web, Warrick Co. Indiana)
- http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (Civil War Soldier’s database)
- http://www.willard.lib.in.us/ (Willard Library, Evansville, Indiana)
These electronic pages and tombstone pictures are copyright protected and are not to be copied for monetary gain, to incorporate into another website or business purposes. The intention of this website is to help aid individuals in researching history and genealogy. This website is owned solely by Doretha Diefenbach-Hines (copyright August 2010)