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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.

Please use the "EDIT TAB" on each individual page when requesting changes, additions, links, or transfers.

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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Judy O
John Zegke
Thank you for taking the time to photograph John's grave. I appreciate it.
Added by Judy O on Apr 17, 2015 12:07 PM
Barbara Samans
Guide Clyde
Thanks so much..Great job of showing here grave is
Barb :)
Added by Barbara Samans on Apr 15, 2015 11:16 PM
Shirley Kloberdanz Arendt
Gertrude & Samuel Boone
Thank you so much for the photos! That was FAST!!!!
Added by Shirley Kloberdanz Arendt on Apr 11, 2015 9:58 PM
Margie LaPlante
RE: Alvin & Pearl Kelso Photo
Thank you for caring about all of our family's so much. Margie LaPlante
Added by Margie LaPlante on Apr 09, 2015 2:52 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Donald J Tesdahl
Fixed and thanks very much. I was tired and should have stopped. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Apr 08, 2015 1:50 PM
Sue Tanner
Hi Rick, I have in Greenwood a Henry Tesdahl 1886-1970, the creator of the memorial has him listed as buried in Greenwood. He is not, he is at Fairmount.
Dogz--the Creator has passed away. So, Find A Grave has all of his memorials at the moment and the email they want me to use to contact them is not one we ever use.

He is buried in Lawn 21, Lot 443, Sp. 3
I am not sure how to go about Editing his final resting place. Would you mind figuring this out? Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Apr 08, 2015 1:32 AM
Margie LaPlante
Alvin & Pearl Kelso Photo
Thank you so much Rick. Looks like you must have done some cleaning and edging before you took the photo after a long winter in the elements. Very, very nice photos and prep work, thanks a million times over. Margie LaPlante
Added by Margie LaPlante on Apr 07, 2015 8:43 PM
Fran Wallace
Emmalyn Biddle in Washington
Thank you so much for full filling my request for this relative. I appreciate your time and effort.
Fran in Nebraska
Added by Fran Wallace on Apr 07, 2015 8:30 PM
Devie Herring Dolphay
Iva Pangborn
Thank you so much for the excellent quality headstone photo!
Added by Devie Herring Dolphay on Apr 04, 2015 8:33 PM
Deloris Rumburg
Thank You
Thank you so much for taking and adding the photos of Carol F. Rumburg and Herbert A. Rumburg to their Find a Grave Memorial pages. This means so much to me.
Deloris Rumburg
Added by Deloris Rumburg on Mar 31, 2015 8:55 AM
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