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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since 2004. I am retired and live in Gambrills, Maryland. My main genealogy interests are in Western Maryland and S. Central Pennsylvania. My wife is also involved in her genealogy in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We visit cemeteries to find our ancestors' stones and markers. I enjoy photographing the monuments.

Main families of interest are Minnich (Minich), Keefauver, Lemen, Harsh and Stone, Craig, Lydic, and Buterbaugh. Others are Johnston, Swonger, Lloyd, and Miner.

If I have made a duplicate, please contact me and it will be deleted quickly. Use edit button to add corrections. Also, since only five free photo spots per memorial are allowed in findagrave, please do not add unnecessary photos to any memorials. Save room for future personal photos from family. Unnecessary photos include close-up photos of the plot number on markers and the cemetery plot signs. The plot number should be entered in the Bio plot section of the memorial not as a picture. Obituaries should be typed in the Bio sect and not added as photos. Transfers may be made if you ask using the EDIT button and also state relationship. You have my permission to use my grave stone / marker photos for your private use. For any use of my family or my rescue-orphan photos please contact me. Hopefully, you will source or link the photos. It never hurts to give someone credit for helping you.

I have been purchasing "orphan-rescue" antique photos with names sufficient to search and find a 'home' for them. Some success has been had. There are photo albums of Hellyers (Seneca F., etc. - PA) and Hopkins (Arthur, Lewis, etc.) that are awaiting family. Please visit my Rescue-Orphans Virtual Cemetery.

I try to be a friend to all and will help where possible.

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Barbara James Wright
Reburial Question
Hello Michael,

I want to thank you for all your hard work that you have done to help folks find their family's resting place. We have been able to find my husbands great father's grave as well as his g-g-parent's and uncles.

We noticed there is a comment for Thomas Edward Lloyd that he was reburied in Rosedale cemetery from Green Hill cemetery where most of siblings as well as his parents are buried. If you have any additional information as to why he was reburied and when could you please let us know, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!
Added by Barbara James Wright on Oct 18, 2016 9:07 AM
Photo: George E Little
THANK YOU for the photo. I guess it helps to locate a grave if you know where to look... AND, guess you have to ask someone who knows! My mom with be thrilled! Again, thank you!
Added by LRobin on Oct 17, 2016 12:47 PM
Thank you for taking photos for me of Jesse Wells Patrick and Virginia L. Patrick. the photos are great. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this for me.

Added by Beth on Oct 13, 2016 6:41 PM
thank you for taking time to get a picture of douglas fletcher for me
gladys allen-grubb
Added by G ALLEN GRUBB on Oct 12, 2016 9:45 AM
Transfer: John F. Hemling
Mr. Mike - THANK YOU for the transfer! It means a lot to my mom. Again, she wishes you "ten-fold."

Best, Robin.
Added by LRobin on Oct 07, 2016 11:22 AM
Henry Webber
Joseph Webber & Lina Daniel Webber
Good Morning Michael,

I'm sorry it has taken so long to thank you for the photo that you add to Joseph's and Lina's memorial and also to their children. I really appreciate it so much. It's good to see what they looked like.

Thanks so much and keep up the good work on Find-A-Grave.

Added by Henry Webber on Oct 07, 2016 8:41 AM
John F. Hemling
Mr. Mike - good afternoon. Again, just a quick THANK YOU for posting the profile for John Hemling on Find A Grave. I literally just called my mom, and who was in tears at having finally learned the location of her grandfather's grave site.

Would you know if there is a way to determine if his wife, Bridget Darcy-Hemling is buried with him? She died on 07/18/1908. Any redirect or recommendations would be extremely helpful and appreciated.

On behalf of my mom, "May your kindness come back to you ten-fold."

Best, Robin.
Added by LRobin on Oct 06, 2016 9:53 AM
Photo: Elizabeth C Alexander
Thank you for the photo.

Added by LRobin on Oct 05, 2016 1:42 PM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Richard thornton
Thank you for the amazing photo in honor of this veteran. Your time and dedication is greatly appreciated.

Blessings, form the daughter and niece of veterans
Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Oct 05, 2016 9:45 AM
Kristy Hoffmeister
Jean Husman
Michael,thank you for taking the time to take a photo of Jean's headstone. I appreciate it!
Added by Kristy Hoffmeister on Sep 28, 2016 7:19 PM
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