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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.
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.

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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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Pool headstones
Thank you so much for the photos and the work you did to get them! Our family greatly appreciates everything!!
Added by tdfawns on Aug 30, 2015 4:50 AM
Sarah Tuttle/Tittle
I wish I could nominate you for the Volunteer of the Year award for all the extra research and clarification you did on the mystery of my ancestor's misreported last name. Thank you for clearing things up! You are the best! --TPetrie63
Added by TPetrie on Aug 29, 2015 11:12 AM
Jenny Bossio
Thank you! Maio Family
Thank you for the pictures for the Maio family! I appreciate the extra time you took to show the 3 markers together as well as each individual one.
Added by Jenny Bossio on Aug 29, 2015 10:46 AM
cynthia mullens
RE: Hazel Dobbins
You're welcome!

Added by cynthia mullens on Aug 29, 2015 6:34 AM
C Cox
Thanks for the great photo.

Added by C Cox on Aug 28, 2015 12:15 PM
Brian Casey-Holy Cross
Thanks for Baby Brian's photo, once again you have helped me out. PC
Added by pc on Aug 26, 2015 10:58 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Poole, Edward
Hope you are doing well with this smoke? In spite of it I mean. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 26, 2015 8:34 AM
Sue Tanner
Poole, Edward
Hi Rick, Just saw your update about the above person--Lawn 26 is a non-endowed part of Greenwood so you may not have any success.
However, I am hoping that you will have success. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 26, 2015 8:05 AM
Edward Poole
Thank you for the updates - I've added
Added by DMD on Aug 25, 2015 5:18 PM
Jessica Goforth
James Johnson Barr
Thanks very much for finding the burial location of my great-great uncle. Your picture was very helpful.
Added by Jessica Goforth on Aug 25, 2015 6:53 AM
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