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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.
4 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, Gillam and their extended families.

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

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.

Feel free to use and copy "Family Photos", I have posted them to share with extended family members.

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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Flossie Adams
Thank you for the grave marker photo for Flossie Adams. I have never knew she had a middle name so seeing her initial on the stone may help with researching.

A Adams
Added by Rasmussen-Adams on Nov 27, 2015 1:22 PM
Louis & Mary Stradiotto
RE: Alexander Salvy
Yes, Rick, please transfer Alexander Salvy's memorial to me. He is my husband's grandfather.
Also other relatives you did are Joseph Camia,
Amelia Garda Camia and their Infant daughter.
Amelia, my husband's great grandmother. Another one is Antonio Stradiotto, grandfather. You can transfer all of these to me. I can update them all as far as missing dates, etc. Thank you so much for all the work you have put into this. It certainly is appreciated.
Mary and Tony Baron buried in Fairmount are grandmother and step-grandfather to my husband too.
Mary Stradiotto, Roseville, CA
Added by Louis & Mary Stradiotto on Nov 25, 2015 8:27 PM
Sue Tanner
Hi Rick, Thanks much for telling me about the trees down. I appreciate that. I understand, not a problem. I had that same problem last year with a bad summer storm.
I know you will get to it when you can, Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Nov 22, 2015 2:17 AM
Sue Tanner
Thanks bunches Rick. I really appreciate it. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Nov 16, 2015 7:01 PM
Jerry Stremcha
Gladys Vanderhoff Memorial
Thank you for taking and uploading the photo for her memorial. Your time and effort is appreciated. Thank you for informing me of a duplicate memorial under her former married name. I have requested that memorial be deleted.
Added by Jerry Stremcha on Nov 11, 2015 8:15 AM
thank you for the Eva Carey photo
Thank you Rick for the Eva Carey photo. And for taking the extra time to include the names and plots around hers since she has no marker.
Added by GHenry on Nov 09, 2015 7:18 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
Virgil Butler
Thanks for going the extra mile Rick, appreciate it..
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Nov 06, 2015 7:49 PM
Bernard Johnson
RE: The Womach's
I am a funeral director and am well acquainted with his music. How fortunate you were to have the real thing. Wished I knew of more people in your area. You do beautiful work!!
Added by Bernard Johnson on Nov 03, 2015 9:16 PM
Bernard Johnson
RE: The Womach's
Wonderful work!!! Thanks again. It should only take a few hours, maybe a day. I knew him and he had a wonderful voice.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Nov 03, 2015 5:52 PM
Bernard Johnson
The Womach's
Thanks for the nice photo of Virginia Womach's grave. In my notation I asked that one of taken of the marker for her husband Merrill if his grave was marked as well. I cannot request a photo of his grave because he is listed as "famous", so if no trouble and he is marked, would you please return and get this if you haven't already. Perhaps it hasn't been 'approved' yet. Maybe that is why it doesn't appear as yet. Many thanks again.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Nov 03, 2015 5:25 PM
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