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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 19 days
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 40 years this past summer!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve--affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

(Click on the my profile pic above to read the story of the Civil War ancestor whose headstone I'm posing with).

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Turner Family
Thank you so much for going above and beyond by taking photos of the whole family and submitting corrections with all the new info you were able to obtain! My family appreciates it very much!
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Mar 02, 2015 7:21 PM
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Bessie E. Turner
Thank you so much for the great photos!
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Mar 02, 2015 7:14 PM
Thank You
Thank you very much for the photo of John Dietz's marker. My you work quickly! The gift of your time is greatly appreciated.

And, the green grass is a wonderful sight to my snow weary eyes.

Roberta from Boston
Added by Roberta on Feb 15, 2015 5:20 PM
Elenor Lingo
Also added.
Added by gennie on Feb 14, 2015 11:51 PM
David Wesley Harmon
Added for you. Happy Valentines Day
Added by gennie on Feb 14, 2015 11:45 PM
Thanks John for catching my mistake on this memorial.

Added by BOB SWANN on Jan 30, 2015 7:22 PM
Melissa Martin
Thanks for the info. I added it.
Added by Melissa Martin on Jan 27, 2015 7:11 PM
Gwen Menz
Walter and Mattie Newbern
Thanks so much for taking the photo for the Newbern's gravestone - very much appreciated!

Added by Gwen Menz on Jan 22, 2015 11:32 AM
Thanks for bringing Laura Harper to my attention. I contacted the manager of her memorial. Laura, who married Henry Fussell, is the daughter of Elisha H. Harper and Elizabeth Carver.

Added by Martha on Jan 20, 2015 9:15 PM
Junea Sharp
RE: George W. Sharp
Thank you.
Added by Junea Sharp on Jan 19, 2015 6:25 PM
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