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Rick Valentine (#47475621)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 12 days
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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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Gus C
RE: Peter Contabile Family
Rick, thank you for all your hard work. The bios and photos of the Contabile family were very nice and much appreciated.
Added by Gus C on Oct 10, 2015 6:02 AM
Katina "Tina" West
Gerald Merie Green
Thank you so much for all your help and the photo! Appreciate the time you took to do this! Have an awesome day!
Added by Katina "Tina" West on Oct 09, 2015 11:04 AM
Nola Leyde
John Moore
Rick thanks for identifying my g-grandfather John Moore's burial site and the photo with the plots identified. Clever boy!
Added by Nola Leyde on Oct 08, 2015 2:40 AM
David Sawdy
Ralph, Muriel Sawdy and Gorden Sawdy
Thank you so much for providing their plot #s Hope you wiil photo there graves
Added by David Sawdy on Oct 03, 2015 5:24 PM
RE: Dorthee Farrar Leonetti

Thank you for letting me know but I am not related to them except by last name being the same.
Added by Karen on Oct 03, 2015 3:02 PM
Dorthee Farrar Leonetti

Wow! Thank you for your fast speed in filling my photo request. The Farrar family and I would like to thank you for helping others and sharing your photography talents with us. We appreciate all your kind help and are grateful for you posting one photo on the memorial page to leave room for more family pictures. I'm glad that Find A Grave offers this service to its contributors and we appreciate your help.

Thank you again and Have a Wonderful Day!
Added by Karen on Oct 02, 2015 9:54 PM
P Blackstock
RE: John Thomas O'Brien Family
Thanks a million
Added by P Blackstock on Sep 29, 2015 1:57 PM
P Blackstock
RE: John Thomas O'Brien Family
I do not now anything about a Catherine or a MacDonald. The family had moved from there.

That is great that she is going to take pictures!!! I know of several researchers who will be very happy.

Thanks for your help,
Added by P Blackstock on Sep 27, 2015 12:57 PM
P Blackstock
RE: John Thomas O'Brien Family
Thank you very much.

Added by P Blackstock on Sep 26, 2015 5:04 PM
P Blackstock
RE: John Thomas O'Brien Family
Thank you very much for adding the information. Lena O'Brien nee Beggs was born February 1873 in Ontario, Canada. Another child of Lena and John Thomas O'Brien is buried in the same cemetery as his mother.

Name: O'Brien, Paul B.
Sex: M
Born: 1900
Died or Buried: 1903
Buried: St. Patrick's Cemetery
Section: M, row 9
City: Butte
County/State: Silver Bow, MT
Notes: St. Patrick's Cemetery is located on South Montana Street, Butte, MT.

Lena's father Charles K Beggs is buried in Oshawa Union Cemetery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Find a grave #139195423

Added by P Blackstock on Sep 25, 2015 2:03 PM
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