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Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)
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Bio Photo Long before the computer my mother wrote letters tracing our families. It's been over 40 years since I started working on our tree/branches. Currently tracing: Blanchard, Lanham, Carson, Carter, Coleman, Ashby, Williams, Taylor, Lindsey, Bough, Allen, Bogusz, Boyd, and Grant. Now that our daughters are married, I help with the Yocom, Batchelor and Wallace trees. I've walked cemeteries in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. I'm a member of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society and its' Cemetery Committee; and the Clay County Genealoigal Society. I recently became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and as a newspaper and a portrait photographer, I have no problems taking photos.

When I walk a cemetery, I will photograph every headstone in a particular area. Later when I find a memorial has already been established, I delete my photo preventing any duplication. If no memorial has ever been established, I research the person using census records,, obituaries, marriage records and cemetery indexes. Usually this confirms what the headstone reflexes, and helps fill in missing information. If a memorial has been established without a photo, I will add my photo thus allowing family living elsewhere to know the condition of the headstone.

I also link family members, which allows locating other relatives easier. Remember, siblings can be linked to parents not the reverse. It's a simple procedure. If I've posted something wrong, please let me know. I'll correct any mistakes in a timely manner. I can't EDIT a memorial I've transferred, and I will transfer memorials that aren't family. Check FAG guidelines.

I realize the census and obituaries are excellent source of information, however, like anything else they contain errors. Whenever human hands are envolved, mistakes occur. I've found errors in names, dates of birth/death, and locations. If you want me to add something to a memorial from an obituary, it's MY policy not to add living relatives for privacy reasons. Please respect my preference.

As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, I will always honor a fellow servicemen.

Recently my daughter, grandson and I took a trip to Ohio County, Kentucky guided by my Find-A-Grave friend, Helen McKeown. Our goal was to find more family connections, and we did. We visited: Milton Taylor Cemetery, Morton Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery, West Providence Cemetery, Centertown Cemetery, Waltons Creek Cemetery, Carson Cemetery and Beulah Cemetery. I saw where my father went to school in Centertown, and lived. (Both are now gone). We found several Revolutionary War connections.
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Susan Henry
? Lydia Bell Young and Ralph Thomas Young
Hi Cliff,

I was wondering if you have more info on Lydia Bell ? Young and Ralph Thomas Young.

I am a great granddaughter. What is your relationship to them?

Susan Henry
Added by Susan Henry on Feb 18, 2015 4:46 PM
David Wheeler
Nora Minerva Forrester Harper #57457588

Thank you for adding your recent grave marker photo to Nora Harper's Memorial. It is an improvement over the original as it is wetted and without shadows.

Regards, David
Added by David Wheeler on Nov 23, 2014 6:24 PM
jim gillis
RE: Denman Cemetery
You probably want to wait until very early spring, let me know and I'll go with you and Geraldine, we can meet up in Rockville or Rosedale or Bridgeton.
Added by jim gillis on Nov 07, 2014 6:02 PM
Geraldine Barnett
RE: Union Cemetery
Good, I have been very busy with my daughter helping to move, etc, hospital. I just wasn't able to get back to it. See u at the meeting. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Nov 07, 2014 10:23 AM
Ruth Hubble
Frank Boothe is my great grandfather, #102211937, his daughter Thelma Boothe is my grandmother, i would like to manage his memorial, Thank you Ruth Metcalf Hubble
Added by Ruth Hubble on Nov 07, 2014 7:13 AM
jim gillis
Rebecca Nevins and Agnes Lawson
Thanks for the photos, you and Geraldine did a bang up job. Did you ever make it to Denman. I went to Rukes finally.
Added by jim gillis on Oct 31, 2014 5:13 PM
Geraldine Barnett
RE: Is there a difference
Cliff, were you at Union Cem in Clay Co.-Hoosierville by any chance?
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Oct 28, 2014 8:50 PM
Geraldine Barnett
RE: Is there a difference
What town was this cemetery close to? I have to dig out my list and see as I haven't visited all of them. There is a West Union Cemetery that is between Montezuma & Bloomingdale. I have been to a Union Chapel. I'll get back with you, just check under the Begin New Search with the names/Indiana and see what comes up. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Oct 25, 2014 7:59 PM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
Alice Marie Adamson # 106665518
Hi Cliff! I tried to submit an edit to link Alice to her parents, but for some reason it keeps giving me an error...something about a spouse edit that is already submitted. Anyway, would you please link her parents?

Father: Melin Grant Allee #133787600
Mother: Edith Mildred Archer Allee #133787566

Thank you! Have a great day!
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Oct 14, 2014 9:23 AM
Melva M. (Girton) Sloan
Lenox Girton headstone
Lenox is my great grandfather. I just noted you have posted a picture of Lenox's headstone in Girton Cemetery. Is this a recent pic? Just curious whether the headstone has been reset and, if so, by whom. When I visited the cemetery a few years ago it was flat on the ground, face down. I've also seen a picture of it face up. Must be very unstable ground. Thanks for your posting.
Added by Melva M. (Girton) Sloan on Oct 13, 2014 1:08 PM
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