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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.
About 5 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, Coffin, Gardner 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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Anam Cara
Jacob Stack and family
Here are their memorial numbers:
147262847; 147262899; 147262924; 147452715.
My member number is 48864424. Thanks.
Added by Anam Cara on Aug 28, 2016 11:58 AM
Anam Cara
Jacob Stack and family
Hi Rick, Jacob is my great-uncle. Would you be willing to transfer his memorial and those of his wife and children to me? I would like to link him to his parents, siblings, additional children and cousins. I have photos and bios. Jake was the youngest of 16 children. (Jacob Stack, Mary Luella Hawkins Stack, Charles B. Stack). Thank you.
Added by Anam Cara on Aug 28, 2016 11:36 AM
RE: Fairmount Cemetery
Hi Rick,
Yes, it was really nice to meet you however briefly. You were very kind to help that lady find her relative. I need to get back over to Fairmount and take some more pics. Yes, it's certainly a large cemetery. I have been working the back corners. Maybe we will see each other there again sometime soon. I looked for you before I left but never saw you again.
Added by Solitude on Aug 26, 2016 9:19 AM
George W Roberts
Thank you for posting a photo of his headstone!
Added by Geno-seeker on Aug 24, 2016 10:15 AM
Jacki Bierma
RE: Charles Benshoof in Riverside
Thank you so much!

Added by Jacki Bierma on Aug 23, 2016 10:52 AM
Jacki Bierma
Charles Benshoof in Riverside
Rick - thank you so much with your help on the Benshoof and your photo. Was wife, Emma buried beside him? I am thinking she was not.

Thanks again

Added by Jacki Bierma on Aug 23, 2016 8:12 AM
Dorene S
Glen Johnson
Thank you for the VERY quick response to photo request.
Added by Dorene S on Aug 22, 2016 4:10 PM
Ann Maree
RE: Mauget
Wow, Rick--thank you, those are fantastic! Looks like a tough cemetery for photographers. Keep up the good work! :)
Added by Ann Maree on Aug 21, 2016 4:36 PM
Ann Maree
Wow, Rick, thank you so much for going well above and beyond to get these photos! I keep a large blade sharp knife in my car just to cut the sod away when I see these types of situations, hope you were prepared and didn't end up too muddy. :)

Any chance you also got a wide plot shot with background or nearby markers also in it so these can be found again someday? My heart really goes out to those sinking homemade markers without bases, they will eventually disappear...thank you so much for your great effort getting these pics. You're a gem. :)
Added by Ann Maree on Aug 20, 2016 8:24 PM
Molly H.
Francis Philip Kirlin
Thank you SO much for the beautiful photos for Kirlin and Miller. I really appreciate your volunteer work! Thanks for all the extra care you took!
All the best,
Added by Molly H. on Aug 20, 2016 8:02 PM
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