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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 8 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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Jim Henwood
James Lynch
Thaks again for the photo of James Lynch
Added by Jim Henwood on Feb 12, 2016 7:48 AM
Jim Henwood
B. Lynch
Thank You Michael for the great photos.
Added by Jim Henwood on Feb 12, 2016 7:46 AM
Allison Sachs Smith
Sachs family in Cedar Hill
Thank you for all of your photographs of the Sachs family at Cedar Hill. I am researching that side of my family and your information has been very helpful!
Added by Allison Sachs Smith on Feb 06, 2016 10:27 AM
Sylvia Fancy
Nibecker Photo
Hello, just wanted to say thanks for the John B Nibecker Grave Marker Photo. I appreciate it very much. Again thank you..
Added by Sylvia Fancy on Feb 04, 2016 11:40 AM
Thom Painter
Scarlett Photo
Thanks so much for fulfilling this photo request.
Added by Thom Painter on Feb 04, 2016 11:02 AM
Al Haxton
RE: Rhoda Haxton Foote
Hi Michael,

Just to let you know after I gave them the location they found her. But her husband was not buried there. They said that grave 2 was empty. Oh by the way Rhoda was my 1st cousin 1x removed.

Added by Al Haxton on Jan 22, 2016 8:50 AM
Al Haxton
RE: Rhoda Haxton Foote
thanks will give them another call.

Added by Al Haxton on Jan 21, 2016 6:33 PM
Al Haxton
Rhoda Haxton Foote
Hello Michael,

You built her Find A Grave #120794917 listing her buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn Park Anne Arundel County, MD Plot Section M. I just got off the phone with Cedar Hill and they do not list any Rhoda Haxton Foote listed in their records. Can you help me on this.

Very Respectfully,

Al Haxton
Added by Al Haxton on Jan 21, 2016 12:38 PM
KE S Price
Sarah ForsythE @ Cedar Hill
On what grounds do you claim this could be the wife of Rev W H Forsyth? His wife, who spelled her name with no 'E', died in 1899 and that is well documented. Please remove his name from the memorial. Thank you.
Added by KE S Price on Jan 10, 2016 11:24 PM
William Herbert
Mike, Thank you for finding and adding the photo of William Herbert to his memorial. Photos really make the memorial complete. We have been pretty lucky lately with matching up the pictures we have found at the antique stores with the memorials in Find A Grave. We have also been able to locate some family members and have sent them the original pictures. Thanks again. Louise
Added by Sanebee on Jan 09, 2016 12:51 PM
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