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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.
About 5 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, Coffin, Gardner 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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Harold Vought
Hi, thanks for adding the photo of the grave of Harold Vought (153282219). Do you have any idea what the markings refer to?
Added by cd39 on Dec 01, 2016 12:31 PM
Richard Soash
Thanks so much for the photo of Charles Allen's grave.

Much appreciated.

Richard Soash
Added by Richard Soash on Nov 30, 2016 4:34 AM
marge womach
RE: Bert Zink
As you may know, I do a tremendous amount of Lincoln Co research, mostly posted on WAGENWEB. At one time I sent a file to Ron Sikes for Fairmount graves. If there is a list of your Croatian and Serbian graves, I'd be happy to check my files as well as to actively hunt for them. Marge Womach
Added by marge womach on Nov 26, 2016 6:19 PM
Harvey Griffith
Thank you so much for taking the time to obtain a picture of Harvey Griffith's internment. I appreciate it very much.
Cheri Skow
Added by cskow on Nov 24, 2016 2:30 AM
RB Welsh
Florence Walsh McGrath gravestone
Wow, talk about fast!!! Thank you so much for your great work and response on my behalf. I definitely appreciate it. Thank you!!!
Added by RB Welsh on Nov 21, 2016 4:26 PM
Photo Request
Hi Rick, I would first like to thank you, for your very quick response to my photo request for Laurence Crofoot # 172847193. I have made some Corrections. and deleted that request, and put a new photo request. I would like to thank you for the information on His 3rd wife Manettia White I have also requested a photo request for Manettia White. Hope You can do the photo request. Again Thank You So Very Much. Happy Thanksgiving To You And Your Family. God Bless You And Your Family.
Jeanne Cotham
Added by Cotham on Nov 21, 2016 11:48 AM
Dominique Potier
Alfred E Borchers # 155860131
Thanks Rick for your picture . I can't tell if he was a 17th Airborne during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?
Added by Dominique Potier on Nov 19, 2016 6:21 AM
brandy vaughn
thank you!
Thank you so very much for taking these pictures! I'm glad there is something there showing where she's laid to rest. 😊💜
Added by brandy vaughn on Nov 17, 2016 4:25 PM
Anita M. (Fontaine) Keller
Jacob Hokanson
Found birth place, still looking for death place. Anita
Added by Anita M. (Fontaine) Kelle... on Nov 17, 2016 10:18 AM
Hernandez Family
Albert & Hazel Merchants headstone
Wonderful photo Rick, thank you for adding the image to their memorials.

Regards, M. Hernandez Sr.
Added by Hernandez Family on Nov 15, 2016 5:42 PM
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