i always enjoyed roaming the old cemeteries in East Texas where i was raised. And i guess it just stuck with me as i got older. When i started working on my family tree last year the love of cemeteries was renewed. After finding Find a Grave, i realized i wasn't alone. i love doing photo requests and most the of the local cemeteries know me by name. i also will do photo requests for surrounding counties (ie: moore, hutchinson, roberts, carson, gray, armstrong, deaf smith, randall, potter, donley, collingsworth, wheeler, oldham, swisher, & briscoe. if you have trouble getting requests out of East Texas, i visit there about 3 times a year. The counties i visit in that area are gregg, smith, upshur, harrison, marion, and henderson. Just give me a shout and i would be glad to help out anyway possible. Any photos i have taken may be used by anyone.
Mamie Mattison Lee Hi Melinda. I just wanted to say thank you for the picture of my great grandmother's marker. I was blown away when I found it, I had no idea until today that some kind person had documented it. I live in Italy, not Texas, so don't know when, if ever, I'll be able to see it in person. So on behalf of myself & my sons who are also scattered to the 4 winds, I thank you. Janice Brokaw Gunn
Photo permission Hello Melissa, In going through my ancestry.com family tree, I see that I have used your photo of Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo for several people on my tree. I hope you have no problem with that--if so, please let me know and I will remove it; otherwise, I will attribute it to you. Thanks very much, Gwen
Midway Church Hi Melissa, I'm sorry. I meant to make another comment last night but I posted too soon. Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I am going back to Midway Cemetery this fall and I wll try to get a better picture of Jessie's headstone. My parents, grandparents, great- grandparents and other relatives are buried there - mostly Hiltons. But my paternal great grandmother was married to a McCoy at one time. That's why I took pictures of the McCoys buried there. I live in Bay City, Tx - about 200 hundred miles from there.
RE: Thomas Keener Thanx so much Melissa for the reply...That part I had no idea about....I'm in contact with Frank's son and grandson....his grandson is my 2 youngest godchildren's father, so I can get all the info if necessary, but thank you so much for the offer of the phone number. I'll have to find out more about the marriage information and see what's what.