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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
 member for 3 years, 6 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.

You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.

PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.

I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.


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Chris Coleman
Westfall's Updates
Thanks for all the Westfall's updates that you have done for me.

Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 21, 2014 11:55 AM
Thank you for the Hanlon pictures. I was out yesterday taking a couple and it was darn chilly.
Added by Tom on Dec 21, 2014 10:44 AM
Marcia McClure Sugumele
Jane McClure
Thank you for photographing her tombstone in Upper Indiana Cemetery...this is helping me with some DAR research!!!
Added by Marcia McClure Sugumele on Dec 18, 2014 2:21 PM
Chris Coleman
Hannah Marie Davisson

I see we have a couple of shared maternal relatives Hannah Marie Davisson (71621280) is my 5th great grandmother and John Smith (71621205) is my 5th great grandfather.

Their daughter Lucretia Smith Westfall (71621423), is my 4th great grandfather.

Chris Coleman
Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 07, 2014 11:36 PM
Chris Coleman
Thanks for your help in updating/editing of my Westfall family members memorials.

Chris Coleman
Added by Chris Coleman on Dec 07, 2014 11:27 PM
Dianna Lauer Gray
Hilda Small
I want to express my appreciate you help, THANK YOU
Added by Dianna Lauer Gray on Dec 05, 2014 7:26 AM
J. Denise Wilkinson Underhill
Martha Brown duplicate
Thank you for noticing this. I have asked the other contributor to delete their memorial since there is very little information which has been added. It was my mistake. I did not notice the initial memorial.
Added by J. Denise Wilkinson Under... on Dec 04, 2014 8:33 AM
Gloria Durland Slater
Thanks so much for the Blanford photos. So very much appreciated.
Added by Gloria Durland Slater on Nov 26, 2014 8:36 PM
Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Update thank yous
Thanks for the updates for Eli Wonder, and Joseph and Carl Harter.
Added by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett on Nov 26, 2014 8:06 AM
Stephen K Stephenson
Thanks for the photo for Effkerman's.
Added by Stephen K Stephenson on Nov 25, 2014 6:38 AM
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