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Karen Hayes (#46958150)
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Bio Photo When I am not working, I spend most of my free time dedicated to researching my family history and filling in the gaps in my family tree. I currently live in Fresno, California, but none of my ancestors were from California. My research primarily focuses on Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and Virginia. I have been fortunate in that I have been able to travel to many of these states in search of the burial sites of my ancestors. Find A Grave entries have helped me track down some of my elusive family who have been buried in some very unexpected places.

My families originated in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and France. The primary surnames I focus on are Hayes, Bates/Baits, Roberts, McLean, Murphy, Wood/Woods, Kious, Tripp, White, Jewett, Trescott and Fitzgerald. Please contact me if you are working on the same families.

I am willing to assist in finding your gravesites in this area as I have benefitted from others' hard work in the past. I have entered some non-family members into Find A Grave and am willing to transfer them to you upon request.

I have loaded about 700 photographs onto this site. I am not a professional photographer and do not think that I will be able to retire from my "day job" and make a fortune from selling them. They were taken in public cemeteries and I purposefully uploaded them to a public site for the public to view. I have visited these cemeteries and taken the pictures because I ENJOY IT.

Happy Hunting

Karen Hayes
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Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE: Hopkins Photo
You are most welcome. So happy I could help. Best wishes as you continue your research! Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Sep 07, 2015 9:07 AM
Shirley H
Arza M Wood
I have been researching Arza M Wood (Memorial 60208088) for some time now. I believe his parents were John Wood and Hannah Randall Wood of South Bristol, Ontario County, New York. There are 37 family trees on that list his father as John Wood of Seneca, New York. The Archives staff at Ontario Count Records has helped me prove Arza can't be the son of that John Wood of Seneca; and that it's almost certain John and Hannah Wood of South Bristol. New York are his parents. Although we have land records and census lists that tie the two, so far no birth record to be found. I wonder if you have had any other inquiries on Arza Wood and anyone else trying to prove who his parents were (or disputing the current information found on Thank you for your time.
Added by Shirley H on Dec 10, 2014 4:06 PM
Robert L Hayes
Thank you for the information on Robert's parents. I have linked them together.
I have corrected my typo as well.
Happy New Year.
Added by Ann on Jan 02, 2013 12:42 PM
Susan Martin Roberts
Me again.

Sorry, I only just now realized I gave you the wrong address to find death certificates for Susan Martin, Sarah Jane (Martin) Skiles, and Obadiah Martin. The address is

You will find many Ohio death records on this site...mostly for deaths after 1908.
Added by JSS on Apr 05, 2012 3:02 PM
Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
BTW- 2nd message
On my page under contributor records you can type in the last name and see those surnames I have added, like Hayes.. I have a page full in Hillgrove and Ellerton.
Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Mar 14, 2012 10:01 AM
Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Bates
Now what good are all these memorials to the future generations if we hoard them and never look at them again. I LOVE sending them home to family. Besides this is not a paying job so numbers don't count. I hope the new ones I created and sent to you are helpful. Besides Montgomery County I also have cemetery books from Mercer and Pike counties along with Marriage, births & deaths. If you send me surnames I will look them up for you. My reward in all this is getting a message that I have found their ancestors. Can't get any better than that. If you request a picture of stones I will be doing pics when it is nice out. I used to run through and photograph entire cemeteries, now I am doing request, due to a knee replacement I have to be careful not to fall in holes. I have taken abt 30,000 pics but lost about half of them when my pc crashed a few months ago. Yea, I cried...LOL
Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Mar 14, 2012 9:55 AM
Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
I found more Bates in the book so I added them and sent to you. I have most of the cemetery books from this area if you want more look-ups for any surnames I will be happy to add them and transfer to you to help in your search.
Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Mar 13, 2012 9:30 AM
Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
I will transfer to you.
Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Mar 13, 2012 8:47 AM
David M. Habben
RE: A F Ferguson
That's the problem when you have to resize photos (smaller) for I'll send you the originals within the next day or so. Hopefully they will be clearer.
Added by David M. Habben on Mar 05, 2012 4:55 PM
Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
Abigal Baits Abbott
I added your info. If I have any memorials you want transferred let me know. They can be aunts, uncles or just a family you are working on. Thanks for the info. I have listings of burials in this cemetery & others if you need a look up. I am working on adding them to this site.
Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Mar 05, 2012 9:16 AM
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