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Tracy C. (#48269220)
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Bio Photo I am very interested in local history and this interest has led me to some places that are "off the beaten path." When I see small cemeteries/graveyards, I have often wondered how families would be able to locate these especially if they aren't named cemeteries. Nonetheless, I am especially interested in the photo requests of these smaller areas that some may not be interested in traveling to. Unfortunately, some are in such a state of disrepair, it is very hard to locate stones.
I hope to be of help to those seeking their ancestors and feel free to request a transfer of your family members if I am showing as managing it. Just because I "found" and photographed their stone, certainly doesn't mean I "own" it. I have a hard time understanding why people on here are so possessive about a memorial they added and its not even their family. So much drama on a website intended to be helpful.
Feel free to contact me if I can help you with locating a cemetery or help with piecing together any information you have trouble finding, in any of the counties in SW Virginia. I would much rather do the photos, finding, etc than enter memorials from a list (but, I am grateful for those that will enter them) AND please feel free to use any photos for your ancestry. You can credit me with the photo, or not. I put them here for the family's to be able to see the resting place of their loved ones, not to fulfill a number or get some kind of credit.
Please don't send photo volunteers on a wild goose chase unless you tell them that in advance. As someone who really enjoys fulfilling those requests, there is nothing more frustrating than someone adding memorials to a cemetery when they have no proof they are buried there, then requests photos. I don't think memorials should be added to a cemetery because you think they should be there. Also, if there is a photo of their stone, and its a good photo, please don't request another one.
If I have added a memorial or photo of your loved one, please know I do it only to create a lasting memory of that person that present and future generations can visit to find their ancestors and pay their respects, as they may not be able to do so in person.
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Perdue Giles Co
Hey Tracy, you took pictures in this cemetery. Could you please get a map added for it. Thanks
Added by RG3 on Jan 13, 2017 6:25 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
RE: 157666977 Alpha Crigger
Oh Tracy, this is wonderful. Thank you so very much for letting me know. And the gravestone photos are great.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Dec 27, 2016 8:45 AM
cynthia mullens
RE: Smith
You're welcome!
Added by cynthia mullens on Dec 23, 2016 7:36 PM
Christy Michelle Banks Anderson
Hello Tracy,

Thanks for the edits and updates to Frances, Margaret, Mary, Thomas, Luther and Nellie Ratliff. I and others appreciate your hard work.

Christy M Anderson
Added by Christy Michelle Banks An... on Dec 03, 2016 9:51 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Linkous memorials
Thank you, Tracy, for accepting the edits for the Linkous memorials.

Keep up the good work.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Oct 23, 2016 7:37 AM
George Duncan
Hi! I have a little information about the burial site of the early Duncans of Floyd. My dad was born in 1910 and his mother, Martha Jane Burnett(e) Shelburne, was the daughter of Elizabeth Duncan Burnett(e) of White Rock and who was the daughter of George. My dad was shown the old Duncan cemetery. He took me there in the 1980s. The site was near the current Duncan cemetery, but on the other side of the paved road. We went downhill on a short dirt road that went to a small house. The cemetery was behind the house, but there was no longer a fence around the cemetery. Cattle had damaged the site and most of the grave markers were missing or sunken. I don't think that anyone would have realized that it was a cemetery if he or she didn't know where to look. This was, I think, where Betty Ann Holtzclaw Duncan and most of the rest the Floyd County Duncans of that era were buried.
Added by Kathy on Sep 17, 2016 5:08 PM
Sumpter Cemetery
Where is the Sumpter Cemetery located at In Floyd VA?
Added by t.hatcher on Sep 05, 2016 5:30 PM
George Lee Wright photo
Dear Tracy C., Thank you so very much for the photo of George's gravestone. I really appreciate your help. Monty Williams
Added by mtw on Aug 23, 2016 10:10 PM
Russ Pickett
RE: SSGT Joel Gardner Williams
Thanks :-)
Added by Russ Pickett on Jul 17, 2016 12:04 PM
RE: Lucas Cemetery
I understand. Please, do be careful, I've been in very old cemeteries and there are not just usual bugs and weeds but ticks and maybe even snakes.

Not worth getting hurt. The ground is usually very uneven and if very overgrown rocks and other obstacles may be present but very hard to see.

I'm sure you know all this but just want to say, no picture worth an injury.
Added by IamMe on Jul 16, 2016 2:11 PM
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