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Rick Valentine (#47475621)
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I started working on my family tree in 1978 when my mother got me involved in helping her do research. I am now retired and have more time to spend doing genealogy.
A little more than 3 years ago I discovered Find-A-Grave and have been hooked ever since.

My main focus is on the families of Valentine, Virnig, Faust, Maiette, Clourate, Swain, Roots, Jolley, Powell, Fairfax and their extended families.

I also have extended roots in the founding families from Nantucket Island including, Swain, Barnard, Macy, Starbuck and Bunker.

I find old cemeteries fascinating, every old cemetery has it's own unique personality, unlike new cemeteries that are laid out in neat little rows with flat headstones.
So much family history can be found in old cemeteries.
Every grave has a story behind it and a story to tell.

Feel free to use any photos that I have posted, for non commercial use only. (Your personal family trees and are OK)

Please DO NOT repost my photos on Find-A-Grave as your own.

I was very fortunate to have many family photos passed along to me, I have posted family photos to share with extended family members that were not fortunate enough to have these photos.

Please use the "EDIT TAB" on each individual page when requesting changes, additions, links, or transfers.

I will gladly transfer any memorial that is not part of my family.

Please do not make duplicate memorial pages!

Duplicate pages really mess up the linking process!

Search the name you are looking for before making a page, if the page already exists request a transfer!

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Cherie Valentine
RE: Valentine name
Hi, no, I don't think I have relatives up north. As far back as I can go, mine were from Indiana and Kentucky. I'm stuck there!
Added by Cherie Valentine on Dec 26, 2014 12:09 PM
Gary Ayers
Thank you for photo
Thank you for photos of Edwin and Minnie Moyemont headstones. They look great and add much to the memorials.

I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf.

Gary W Ayers
Added by Gary Ayers on Dec 23, 2014 2:50 PM
Jennifer Peters
Ed Tesdahl
Thank you very much for the picture of Ed Tesdahl's stone!
Added by Jennifer Peters on Dec 17, 2014 11:19 AM
Shirley Cole Photo
Many thanks for the good photo. It is appreciated.

Added by lloker on Dec 16, 2014 8:37 PM
Kerry Moser
Binnard Photos
Thank for going out and taking the pics Rick. I appreciate it and all you do on findagrave..
Added by Kerry Moser on Dec 16, 2014 4:08 PM
Kerry Moser
Bennett Binnard
Thank you for correcting Ben's plot info. I got it from the cemetery office this am and a bit confused by it.
Added by Kerry Moser on Dec 16, 2014 10:59 AM
Karen Huber
Himmelsbach photos
Rick, thank you very very much for taking pics of Wm & Joe Himmelsbach graves. I would never have known where they were if it weren't for Find A Grave and volunteers such as yourself.
Added by Karen Huber on Dec 15, 2014 4:10 PM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Linstrum family
Thank you very much. I understand about overgrown. My husband and I (his side), had to remove a small tree and dig up 4 headstone at a very old cemetery.

Thank you very much again, will reach out is spring/summer. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years. Stay warm and dry this winter.
Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Dec 10, 2014 3:54 AM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Linstrum family
Brutus and I would like to thank you for the information on Linstrum family that you have posted to their profile. William and Mary are linked to my dad's side of the family William is brother in law to my uncle William Sharpe..thank you again, hope you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years
Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Dec 09, 2014 8:07 AM
Linda Williams
Alice K Youngs
Thank you so much for the great photo. Very much appreciated!
Added by Linda Williams on Dec 08, 2014 8:25 PM
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