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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 4 years, 9 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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Charles Iardella
Thanks for the great photo!
Added by hgs205 on Aug 23, 2016 3:28 PM
Susan Mccay
Leslie C. Simpson Jr. memorial
Thank you so much for adding the photo of this person to his memorial. I am not related either. If you want me to transfer his memorial to you I will. It is so wonderful of you to add his photo. Thank you. Susan
Added by Susan Mccay on Aug 23, 2016 2:58 PM
David Goodwin
photo for Kathleen McVay

Thank you for the great photo of Kathleen's memorial marker. She is a cousin of mine. The photo is great quality and much appreciated.

Added by David Goodwin on Aug 19, 2016 9:19 PM
Gene Funk
re: Myron D. McCaslin
Hello Michael,

Thank you for taking the excellent photo of their headstone. I truly appreciate it.


Gene Funk
Find A Grave# 47995499
Added by Gene Funk on Aug 19, 2016 12:06 PM
John Dana Levy
RE: Mildred Proctor photo request
Thank you, Michael --

When I first tried to download a picture of my great aunt and uncle's gravestone and a picture of the Baldwin Church, my cell phone would not save the images. In later subsequent tries I was able to save the images and have added them to my family genealogy.

I had forgotten about my request to you. I no longer need the images. Sorry if I inconvenienced you in any way. I am still learning.

Best wishes,

Added by John Dana Levy on Aug 13, 2016 3:43 PM
Nicole La Faive
Clarence Floer
Thank you for adding the picture of my cousin Clarence and his wife.
Added by Nicole La Faive on Aug 11, 2016 11:04 AM
Ancestral Elusions
Find A Grave Memorial# 73570377
Many thanks for the visit to the cemetery and the photo.
Added by Ancestral Elusions on Aug 10, 2016 11:17 AM
Steven Carroll
William Mallonee
Hi there, I saw you've just added a photograph for William Mallonee located at

for which I'm very grateful, but is there a chance a photograph of just the stone could be added, instead of a picture of the side of it? I really appreciate your time.
Added by Steven Carroll on Aug 10, 2016 8:54 AM
Ancestral Elusions
"Orphan-Rescue" Virtual Cemetery
I love it! I have about 4 old photos I picked up over the years with something of the same idea in mind, but before Find A Grave and other, easily "researchable" resources were available. I foresee a retirement hobby, when traipsing the cemeteries becomes to difficult. Thanks!
Added by Ancestral Elusions on Aug 09, 2016 11:01 PM
Edith May Miles
Nice pictures!! Thank you so much.

I'm really not related to her either, but still appreciate you.
Added by SleepingDog on Aug 08, 2016 1:15 PM
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