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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.

Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)


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Susan West
Ralph Matthew Weser #24571687
Ralph Weser was my father and I have a wealth of information on his life. Which would be easier? Should I send the information to you or would you consider letting me take over his site. If it is the latter, I will certainly give you full credit for your work. My email address is wood

Your work has made all my family history available to me and I was ecstatic to find my father and all my relative's graves at my finger tips. My father died when I was eight and Mom was so busy working to support us that most of our history was lost to me. Thanks to you and others like you, I now know where I came from. You are an angel!!!

Thank you so much,
Susan West
Added by Susan West on Apr 22, 2015 9:41 AM
Catherine Dunfee
Added by Carl on Apr 21, 2015 12:25 PM
RE: Barbara Giffen
You are welcome, Terry. I'm still working on finding Helen Giffen's final resting place. Local historical society had no info on her after 1985, and the 1987 newspaper clipping of her obit is missing from the archives. I'll keep on it though. Take care, Mike
Added by Forestier on Apr 15, 2015 8:52 PM
Andrew Alexander
RE: memorial 11411668
thanks for the update. great photo!
Added by Andrew Alexander on Apr 15, 2015 12:57 PM
Brookie Stalcup
Clara Griffith
Terry, I am doing research on Clara O'Patroit (O'Patrey) Griffith, born in Ohio. She married George W. Coop and lived in Kentucky after she married. She was born around 1850 -51 and died in 1911. And help appreciated.
Added by Brookie Stalcup on Apr 13, 2015 12:19 PM
Sherry Spence Hatcher
Mary E Ault
The only information i have on her spouse is this:
james Robert Ault
B: apr 1867 ohio
D: jan 6 1919

I don't have anymore information or where he is buried.
Added by Sherry Spence Hatcher on Apr 09, 2015 9:42 AM
Kelly Garcia
RE: Giffin photos
If Alice and John were married I would be happy to link their profiles on find a grave for you.
Added by Kelly Garcia on Apr 08, 2015 12:36 AM
Sherry Spence Hatcher
Mary Elizabeth Ault

Can you add this information to Mary Elizabeth Ault

Born sep 2 1868 Diles Bottom, Belmont, Ohio
Died July 28 1900 Diles Bottom, Belmont, Ohio
and link her to her parents
Urias Venham Wallace 55441007
Mary Spence Wallace 55441051

Sherry Spence Hatcher
Added by Sherry Spence Hatcher on Apr 07, 2015 1:02 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Martha Giffen
I do not know who Martha was married to; however, when you find out I would appreciate having her linked to him. thanks!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Apr 06, 2015 7:48 PM
John Giffen (1831-)
This was your letter to me: "I sent u an edit for the spelling of this surname and I doubt his son was the John A Giffin, he is linked to. John A. Giffin was born in PA. This John Giffen was from NY."

Your requested changes were made. I am sorry they were not in the timely fashion you expected.

The memorial that comes up on my screen, Find A Grave Memorial# 97278992, John Giffen, does not link any family members, a bio or any notes concerning any family members, so I cannot help you with that part of your request.

If have any further changes, please let me know.
Cheri Skow
Added by cskow on Mar 29, 2015 1:03 AM
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