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Roger H. Vartabedian (#46794830)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 22 days
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I currently live near Tacoma, Washington having moved here from Sacramento, California and have been intrigued with my own genealogy for several years.

I am retired from the U. S. Air Force and now retired from the State of California and drawing my Social Security. Now my hobbies are fishing and genealogy researching.

I have located some very famous people in my mother's lineage (Aaron Burr, General John Bidwell and some others) and this makes looking at history a bit different.

I enjoy looking for the smaller and older cemeteries to photograph and enter information into Find A Grave. Many in my new area are over 150 years old.

When I do locate a cemetery I attempt to photograph ALL the markers - not just those that might be requested. When I find a photo of a marker that has no information, I enter the information. If you find a memorial I have created and there is no photo then it is possible that I have not yet added the photo as all the memorials I create are created from a photo. I recently photographed the 8,000 internments of the Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Enumclaw, WA. As always, genealogy is a work in progress.

Please feel free to email me of any corrections needed of friends or transfers of your family members. If anyone would like pictures or any other information added just email me with a note with your name and I will be happy to add it with your name.

Please feel free to copy any of my photos if you need to.
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Thank you for the Ganoung transfer!
Added by duck77 on Nov 11, 2014 1:03 PM
Sandie Schwarz
Rebecca & Peter Eckert
Hello Roger,
Thank you for your quick response to the edits' I sent you for the Rebecca and Peter Eckert Memorials! I have a friend from high school who lives in Auburn, Placer County, California, and that is how I discovered the cemetery where Rebecca and Peter are at rest. So I began searching for Peter's past history. I forgot to tell you that I found the place of birth for Rebecca, West Virginia, in the census records also. Thank you for all of your contributions! Enjoy your searching, I see you have discovered some well-known people in your family ~
Added by Sandie Schwarz on Oct 04, 2014 4:11 PM
Glenda Ragan
Silas Kidder
I don't know I made that mistake!

How long have you lived in WA? I didn't know you moved. Most importantly is do you like it better? My sister and her husband are looking along the coast in your neck of the woods.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Aug 29, 2014 3:22 PM
Claire Moergeli Almquist
transferring grave site to me
I need to have Harold Arthur Almquist gravesite
transferred to me. I need to make additions.
Thank you.
Added by Claire Moergeli Almquist on Aug 28, 2014 3:02 PM
Luana Averill
Harold A Averill Jr.
Mr. Vartabedian, Thank you for caring about these sometimes lost or forgotten graves & for taking the time to take a picture the of my baby brother's headstone that I was able to show my mom as we haven't lived in that area for forty-five years. My brother died the same day he was born in 1967 he was my parents second child. My mother's dad made the headstone which is in rough shape but it's good to know that it has lasted for 47 years. I have always hoped I would be able to afford to have a new one made with whatever is left of the old one. So to know it's still there means a lot.. Thank You, Luana Averill
Added by Luana Averill on Aug 15, 2014 12:23 AM
Judy Linville
Willard Linville
Thank you for posting a photo of my dad's grave site; have not seen it for so many years as I live in California and he is buried at Enumclaw WA cemetery. Thank you!
Added by Judy Linville on Jul 25, 2014 2:22 PM
Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen
Thank you so much for transferring Yvonne Tuk to me. I now can connect her with her 2 brothers and hopefully her parents.
Added by Antoinette Waughtel Soren... on Jul 20, 2014 9:46 PM
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Many thanks,
Added by lloker on Jun 27, 2014 10:44 AM
RE: funeral notice - Julius Miller
Where it reads Add A Photo For This Person and Request A Photo.....right below these to areas, it reads Change Photo are the only one that can do this.
Thank you,
Carolyn (piper)
Added by Piper on Jun 13, 2014 12:49 PM
Sherrie Lee
Stewarts in Magalia
Donald Stewart( 61746004) is the son of Link Stewart (61746021) and Vana Stewart(61746032) in the Magalia Cemetery, Magalia, CA
Added by Sherrie Lee on May 13, 2014 5:17 PM
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