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Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 28 days
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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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Dennis York
Find A Grave Memorial# 128764849
Hello Cliff:

Requesting permission to copy and use the tombstone photo of my relative William Green York. Your kind consideration of this request will be much appreciated.

Thank You, Dennis York #47405652
Added by Dennis York on Aug 05, 2015 1:37 AM
Terry Trackwell Kuhnau
RE: Walter Lee Trackwell
Thank you very much for your excellent efforts.
Added by Terry Trackwell Kuhnau on Jul 26, 2015 8:24 PM
Vickye Blatherwick
Revis Brazle
Thank you A wonderful man, my husband's first cousin.
Added by Vickye Blatherwick on Jul 25, 2015 7:17 PM
Kristin Hunt
RE: Kyle William Girton (FAG#105592495)
Thank You Cliff for the new information. It is very much appreciated.
Added by Kristin Hunt on Jul 25, 2015 3:47 PM
Richard Culler
RE: Gretchen H. Culler Parkins
Thanks Cliff!!!
Added by Richard Culler on Jul 25, 2015 3:32 PM
Norm Schneider
RE: Irvin Hapney (#115241596)
Cliff: Thanks for adding the material on Irvin Hapney and his wife Orpha A Halfhill. You did a great job.

I did note that within your test Halfhill is spelled incorrectly in one place.
Added by Norm Schneider on Jun 19, 2015 12:05 PM
Candace Washburn
RE: William Fred Krampe #130793628
Thank you, Cliff! With your link to the parents' headstone I was able to add their birth and death dates to my family tree.

Candace Washburn
Added by Candace Washburn on Jun 19, 2015 9:37 AM
Lois McDonald
RE: Nancy Ann Williams #131444556
Thank you Cliff. I wil do more research
Added by Lois McDonald on Jun 16, 2015 9:17 PM
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
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