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EDUCATION: National Louis University, Applied Behavioral Sciences (Business, Cultural and Psychological Profiling).
Brigham Young University, Family History (Intensive 2-yr program. Genealogy and Family History Research).
A member of the Huntingdon County Historical Society and Bedford County Historical Society.
DEFINITION OF A MEMORIAL: A memorial is a statue, holiday or statement in honor of an event or someone who has passed away.
TRANSFER REQUESTS are made in accordance with Find A Grave guidelines. READ THE GUIDELINES! Your relationship MUST be included in transfer requests. I confirm a relationship before transferring a memorial.
TRANSFERS, UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS must be made with the SAC EDIT tab on each memorial. Requests made via personal email or FAG public message board will NOT be honored. FAG gives 30-days to respond to requests. Requests should be made in a courteous and respectful manner. PLEASE and THANK YOU go a long way.
BIO'S and links should NOT be removed from transferred memorials. Please be respectful of the time and effort that goes into writing an individual biography. Individuals who do this will be refused future transfer requests.
DUPLICATIONS: Duplicate memorials are not created intentionally. If you find a duplicate memorial, please notify me and I will make the correction. FAQ 141
WRONG CEMETERY: Obituaries, news articles and burial records and even death certificates, may contain incorrect or unclear information about the burial. Very often a cemetery has been referred to by many different names and the one you find on FAG, may not be the cemetery name used on other documents. If you find a memorial you believe is in the wrong cemetery, please notify me, and include the source of your information. I will confirm and move the memorial, with proper source documentation.
COPYRIGHT: All written and photographic materials are protected by copyright laws. You must have written permission from the originator to them. After being given permisson, you should document the creator's information, the source, and a web link to the source, when possible. Please refer to Find A Grave FAQ's.
GOOD MANNERS: Being a volunteer member of Find A Grave is a privilege, not a right. No one "owns" a memorial, even if they created it. Please and thank you are always appreciated in any communication.
Saint Mary's Cemetery Sharpsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA. A joint project with Bill Bodkin. Bill takes the photos and I add the memorials. GREAT JOB BILL!
Entriken Cemetery in Huntingdon County, PA. A joint project with Cheryl, who took all the photos. McConnellstown Cemetery in Huntingdon County, PA. Burial information completed.
Russellville Methodist Cemetery in Huntingdon County, PA. Photos have been taken of every stone by Cheryl.
Saint Pauls UCC Cemetery in Huntingdon County, PA. Completed by Cheryl.
German Cemetery aka West Liberty Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. Memorials entered from church records.
Mount Zion Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Westmoreland County, PA.
Saint Michaels Cemetery in Huntingdon County, PA.
PERSONAL RESEARCH: My maiden name is Swope and my father's family is from the area of Huntingdon, Bedford, Blair and Fulton county. I also research the families of my ex's, Ritondo, Spigler, Bynum and Mirikitani. My mother's family surnames include, Buechler, Ramsey, Morton, Bare/Baer/Bear, Best, Archbold, and other's, from Westmoreland, Fayette, and Alleghany counties. I have been doing personal research since the late 1960's.
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