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JS (#46774237)
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Bio Photo I had been on findagrave for several years, but only became active when I found photos of family tombstones. I requested photos of my grandparents' graves in California and had my request answered within two weeks. I was so grateful that I became a volunteer myself.

I have been interested in genealogy since I took a course in the 1970s, but only became really active when I discovered all the wonderful Internet resources a few years into my retirement. (As all retirees know, retirement just means you don't get paid anymore for the work you do, but you get to choose your projects.) I guess I should describe myself as semi-retired. I still earn a pittance as a freelance writer/editor, and I lead small groups of adults in exercises to improve writing skills and clear writers' block. Many of these are people writing their memoirs or family histories.

I maintain a database of Blanco County, Texas pioneers and their descendants whose families are interrelated by birth or marriage. See it on

I took a lot of tombstone photos in Blanco County, Texas in the summer of 2012. Most of these are people very distantly related or not related at all. If you see your family here, please inquire about a transfer. I would like to see all these families in the care of close relatives.
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RE: Eliz Rogers Boutwell
Very happy to have helped!
Added by NanetteR on Mar 12, 2015 7:49 AM
Lynelle Skaggs
Andrew Peery is my family and I was just wondering if you are related? I saw you have left a note on his page....Thank you...
Added by Lynelle Skaggs on Mar 03, 2015 10:30 AM
LeeAnne Peterson
Homer & Beula Jane Ledbetter
Thank you for leaving flowers at the memorial
page for both my great aunt and great uncle. I
have been searching for them to show up on
Find A Grave and I have finally found them..
Thank you for all you do for so many...

S. LeeAnne Peterson
Added by LeeAnne Peterson on Apr 28, 2014 9:20 AM
RE: Charles Joseph Loops #89539033 Photo
Thanks for all you do.
Added by FJReck on Apr 16, 2014 11:03 PM
Charles Joseph Loops #89539033 Photo
Could you please remove the headstone photo on this memorial. I have posted the correct photo's of his grave. The photo you have posted belongs to his son Charles Loofs who is located in Section "C". Thank you in advance. JR
Added by FJReck on Apr 16, 2014 2:19 PM
Gwen Langley Pittman
Amy Boutwell
Thank you for the information.
Added by Gwen Langley Pittman on Mar 19, 2014 8:04 AM
Dale Shows
Elby Smith
Elby has been connected to his father. Thanks for the info.
Added by Dale Shows on Mar 19, 2014 6:26 AM
Robert E. Lee
Laura A Walters Boutwell
Laura A Walters Boutwell stone is 1905 death date for I can see it good, so Barney Eaton Boutwell #44187887 must not be her son.
Added by Robert E. Lee on Mar 06, 2014 4:34 AM
Duffie and Kathy
Ethel Walden
Address this to Shirley Burks Wells (#46511681), she's the one that got the link added.
Added by Duffie and Kathy on Feb 20, 2014 5:43 AM
John Christeson
Harness Cemetery, Burnet Co., TX
I would like to visit this cemetery and photograph the gravestones there to upload to

I see that you have listed several memorials in this cemetery and perhaps you can give me directions and perhaps GPS coordinates. Also the names and telephone numbers of anyone I have to contact for permission to visit this cemetery.


John J. Christeson
Added by John Christeson on Jan 25, 2014 8:46 AM
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