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Roger H. Vartabedian (#46794830)
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I currently live near Tacoma, Washington having moved here from Sacramento, California and have been intrigued with my own genealogy for several years.

I am retired from the U. S. Air Force and now retired from the State of California and drawing my Social Security. Now my hobbies are fishing and genealogy researching.

I have located some very famous people in my mother's lineage (Aaron Burr, General John Bidwell and some others) and this makes looking at history a bit different. On my mother's side I have lineage going back 32 generations in Wales. Still much more investigating to do.

I enjoy looking for the smaller and older cemeteries to photograph and enter information into Find A Grave. Many in my new area are over 150 years old.

When I do locate a cemetery I attempt to photograph ALL the markers - not just those that might be requested. When I find a photo of a marker that has no information, I enter the information. If you find a memorial I have created and there is no photo then it is possible that I have not yet added the photo as all the memorials I create are created from a photo. I recently photographed the 8,000 internments of the Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Enumclaw, WA. As always, genealogy is a work in progress.

Please email me of any corrections needed of friends or transfers of your family members. Please use the transfer request format when requesting transfers.

Please feel free to copy any of my photos if you need to.
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~Judy Calhoun Bresch~
If you will kindly use the transfer format utilized by Find A Grave I will gladly do it. Having to look up all sorts of information is time consuming and the transfer program already in place is great. Please use it.

The transfer format only shows on the screen of the person managing the memorial. Only you see it, I do not see it from my end. I have had other memorials transferred to me this week and no one has referred me to a "transfer format." Thank you in advance for transferring my great grandmothers memorial to me.
Added by ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~ on Sep 06, 2015 9:32 PM
~Judy Calhoun Bresch~
If you could give me click by click instructions on how to locate and fill the transfer requirements I will be happy to send to you the proper filled out form.
Low Tech Judy Calhoun Bresch (#47937011) :-)
Added by ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~ on Sep 04, 2015 10:55 PM
~Judy Calhoun Bresch~

FLORA SHAFFNER #62995784 is my great grandmother and it would mean a lot to me and be a privilege to be able to manage her memorial. I can correct and add information that would be helpful to others.
We go as a family every Memorial Day to put flowers on her grave. She was a wonderful lady who loved children and was always helping others.
If you can transfer the management of her memorial to me and would like to use my personal email, it is:
Thank you so much for the great service that you do. It is so needed and appreciated.

Judy Calhoun Bresch
Added by ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~ on Sep 02, 2015 10:58 PM
Graham James
RE: Sushannah (Susana) Garrett nee Hughes 1860-1941
Hi, Susanah Garrett nee Hughes was my Great Grandmothers (Sarah James nee Hughes 1953-1920) sister. I have a photo of Sarah's and my Great Grandfather Gwilym James 1845-1895 Gravestone plus a pic of Sarah and Susannah's mothers Gravestone. Her name was Susannah Morgan. married Thomas Hughes who died aged 37 then she remarried a David Thomas. Her Name on Stone is Susannh Thomas 1832-1888. She died when an old parraffin lamp exploded and burnt her, I don't suppose you have any historical family photos?
Graham James
Added by Graham James on Jul 08, 2015 10:07 AM
robin kukas
Shirley Schulz
i have edits to place on my aunts find a grave. they are waiting for you to place them . please make the changes. thanks
Added by robin kukas on Jun 04, 2015 4:46 PM
Doris Rose Blake Ziegler
Hi Roger, I Know info on Doris is confusing as she was buried as a Blake. I looked in King Co. records & found info re her later marriage to Ken Zeigler.

King County Marriage Records, 1855-1990 - Kenneth L Ziegler - Doris R Blake

Record Series: Marriage Records
Collection: King County Marriage Records, 1855-1990

Reference Number: kingcoarchmc433074

Groom's Name: Kenneth L Ziegler
Bride's Name: Doris R Blake
Marriage Date: 2-4-1978

Doris' daughter was my next door neighbor for 25 years. I knew Doris & Ken well and was at Doris' funeral.

Added by A.G.P. on May 24, 2015 11:21 AM
Cynthia Cloud
annie mae cooksey
38903261 Annie Mae Cooksey McCurly IS MY GRANDMOTHER CAN YOU TRANSFER HER GRAVESITE TO ME TY IM trying to link up all our family
Added by Cynthia Cloud on Feb 10, 2015 2:29 PM
John & Linda Russell
Thank you
Thank you for your contributions to findagrave. You have helped many a researcher including me.
Added by John & Linda Russell on Jan 23, 2015 3:00 PM
Ron Gragg
Manuel H. Gragg
Is your brother-in-law (last name Gregg) a descendant of Manuel H. Gragg? He's my great-Great Grandfather. My father "Manuel" was his namesake.

By the way, I trace my lineage back to Gregor MacGregor as well. ALL Scots-Irish Gregg/Gragg's do.

My Mayflower roots are on both paternal and maternal sides. On the Lehman side the tie is "Edward Fuller" (a signatory to the Mayflower Compact). And on the Gragg side the tie is William (the Elder) Brewster, leader and preacher (Chaplain) of Mayflower Compact.
Added by Ron Gragg on Jan 02, 2015 5:16 AM
Ron Gragg
Manuel H Gragg
Hello Roger,

My name is Ron Gragg, I am a fellow "Find-A-Grave" contributor. I ran across a profile that you created. It is that of my Great-Great Grandfather Manuel H. Gragg (Find A Grave Memorial# 67624355). I would appriciate it if you could transfer his profile to me so I can add all the pertenant biographical information, and link him up to the rest of the family that I have to date.

Thank you very much for your time, AND for finding his grave. I have been searching for it fo a ver long time!

Added by Ron Gragg on Dec 30, 2014 12:27 AM
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