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Karin Kirkwood (#46898884)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Shortly before Christmas in 2006, my friend La Jean came over to my house bringing with her a sheet of paper. I knew she had been working on her family history and was excited about all the information she had obtained on On the paper was my birth index from California.

La Jean showed me how the program worked after we logged onto my computer. I input my mom's name under the search tool. Up popped her passage from Germany when she was four years old. I was hooked.

I spent many days on the website learning who I am through those who came before me in the family. I then expanded my research to other websites and found

At findagrave I found a way to not only research my family, but to also leave memorials to those gone before me so others too might share in my information. I also introduced La Jean to this wonderful website.

As I navigated through the various options, I found the request a photo button. I put in my requests and waited. As I viewed my email one night, I saw a request had been filled.

I quickly went to the page in honor of my great grandfather and what I saw brought tears to my eyes. The pictures, taken by a stranger, were so beautiful and well done, it moved me.

After that I, along with my friend La Jean, decided we too could fill photo requests so that people we didn't know could see where their loved ones were buried.

We both find it rewarding and much fun to go on our findagrave photos trips. We only hope we make as much a difference with the photos we take as other volunteers have made by taking our photo request pictures. Thank you so very much to all you volunteer photo takers!!!
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Stone Hunter
many thanks
Thanks for photoing the Johnson Headstones
Added by Stone Hunter on Aug 06, 2014 6:16 AM
Joan J Kippe
John Jeremiah Gore
Thanks for the photo from Central Burying Ground. I didn't figure there would be a stone available but he chose a tomb..good for history. Thanks.
Added by Joan J Kippe on Jul 25, 2014 5:12 PM
Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Thank You!
Thank you so much for the photo of Thelma May Lamprey Sargent's gravestone. You were very quick and I appreciate your help and time. God Bless! Lauren
Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on Jul 23, 2014 10:15 AM
Cathryn Bates Wilkinson
Marion Hacket Devlin
I would like your approval to post Marion's gravestone on my family tree. She was married to my mother's brother, Ralph George Devlin. I met her several times, and if you are not a relative, I would be happy to manage her memorial. Thank you for your consideration.
Added by Cathryn Bates Wilkinson on Apr 07, 2013 12:59 PM
Patti Podboy
Frank & Marie Mangan
Thank you so much for taking and posting the Mangan photos. I really appreciate it.
Added by Patti Podboy on Mar 29, 2010 8:06 AM
Chuck Munn
Rosemary Troy
Thanks for getting the picture of Rosemary's headstone. It looks great!

Chuck Munn
Added by Chuck Munn on Mar 22, 2010 4:02 PM
Such photo
Thank you again!

Added by DHistorian on Dec 22, 2008 11:08 AM
Hitchcock Pictures
Thank you so much for getting those photos! I apreciate them very much!

Thank you!
Stacey Olsen
Added by solsen8 on Dec 12, 2008 3:09 PM
sandy dickinson
Ashel Dickinson
Thank you so much for the photo of Ashel's grave your kindness and time is greatly appreciated
Sandy Dickinson
Added by sandy dickinson on Nov 28, 2008 2:31 PM
Brigitte Tucker-Ford
William Tucker
Hi there, and thank you so very much for all your time and trouble you went to in trying to locate the grave of my ancestor, William Tucker. I have found his burial location as listed in the Protestant Cemetery from an old newspaper clipping in an online archive, but several years earlier, I was told he was listed in a different cemetery, and that location, could not be located, either. I figured that since it was listed (the second time around) in the Protestant Cemetery, that thats where he was. I will call around up there in Northern California when I get more time.
I thank you so very much for your efforts, it is greatly appreciated!
Have a great day!
Added by Brigitte Tucker-Ford on Nov 27, 2008 10:15 AM
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