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PictureTaker (#46829150)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Greetings All,

I'm Bruce Paul, a long time resident of Bedford County, Virginia.

I enjoy history, photography and the outdoors.

Although most of what I contribute here is photography related, I'm a map/plat sort of person. I enjoy the challenge of finding "places".

I'm currently working on the LOG sister cemeteries (Longwood, Oakwood, Greenwood) in Bedford, VA. To be more specific I'm in Block 2 of Greenwood taking photographs, working my way south from Longwood Av. (July)

Thanks to the Bedford Genealogical Society for updates, the online Bedford Cemetery Records (Ramaker.Com), and the resources of the Bedford Museum for their help in this endeavor.

I appreciate the updates and stories that all of you have provided! I don't have time to respond with a Thanks for each one, but rest assured I review them all for consistency and take care of them as soon as I can.

Although I've been here for a number of years, my go to resource for Find A Grave questions is still the FAQ.

Last Update July 2015.
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Messages left for PictureTaker (220)[Leave Message]
RE: George Danner #13903650
Thank you! I'm having lots of fun associating info/records with Memorials as I hunt for my ancestors. It's very rewarding linking families together.

A Very Big 'Thanks' to you and all the contributors for visiting the departed and creating their memorials!
Added by Constable_Cascaden on Jul 24, 2015 4:45 PM
Elks - BPOE
Great photo. My hubby Eric also has a passion about photography ..belongs to Camera Club of Richmond. I hear the word"cropping" a lot. Growing up in Harrisonburg, the Elks were an important part of my early life there. Scholarships given to Seniors ...I was proud to be selected in 1958. Thank you for sharing ...Nancy Scott NELSON Seidel July 2015
Added by seidel on Jul 24, 2015 10:15 AM
Mrs. D. Rhett
RE: Rhett Photos, Bedford VA
Hi Bruce,
I am so happy to hear that you have enjoyed the photos that I added to Find A Grave! It is always so wonderful to see what a person from the pass looked like. It is as if finding a lost treasure. Have a blessed day! Danita Rhett
Added by Mrs. D. Rhett on Jul 22, 2015 5:48 AM
Fran Bundy
Buddy Holstein
Thank you for sponsoring his memorial!
Added by Fran Bundy on Jul 17, 2015 10:10 AM
Fitzpatrick photos at Longwood
Hello, Bruce, Thank you so very much for these photos from Longwood. So glad you're still in Bedford and hope all is well. Blessings to you and yours.
Added by ewill on Jul 07, 2015 8:32 AM
Tracy C.
Mary Otey Kasey
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Tracy C. on Jul 03, 2015 4:40 PM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pic.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Jul 02, 2015 11:08 PM
James Hammond
Thank you for your effort in finding James grave. We understand that the cemetery is very old. We have been there before, several years ago and found some family there. I believe he is buried there but time destroys many stones. Thank you again.
Pam Colvin
Added by PCD on Jul 02, 2015 8:16 PM
Amy Hope
Headstone photo
Thank you so much for the headstone of Virginia Bibb Smith. Great Picture.....Thanks
Added by Amy Hope on Jul 02, 2015 8:19 AM
Floy Belle Frazier Ushler
Thank you so very much for taking the picture of cousin Floy Belle's headstone. Now if you could just find her husband George! LOL

Added by Cindy on Jul 01, 2015 6:06 PM
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