|Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)|
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Long before the computer my mother wrote letters tracing our families. It's been over 40 years since I started working on our tree/branches. Currently tracing: Blanchard, Lanham, Carson, Carter, Coleman, Ashby, Williams, Taylor, Lindsey, Bough, Allen, Bogusz, Boyd, and Grant. Now that our daughters are married, I help with the Yocom, Batchelor and Wallace trees. I've walked cemeteries in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. I'm a member of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society and its' Cemetery Committee; and the Clay County Genealoigal Society. I recently became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and as a newspaper and a portrait photographer, I have no problems taking photos.|
When I walk a cemetery, I will photograph every headstone in a particular area. Later when I find a memorial has already been established, I delete my photo preventing any duplication. If no memorial has ever been established, I research the person using census records, Ancestry.com, obituaries, marriage records and cemetery indexes. Usually this confirms what the headstone reflexes, and helps fill in missing information. If a memorial has been established without a photo, I will add my photo thus allowing family living elsewhere to know the condition of the headstone.
I also link family members, which allows locating other relatives easier. Remember, siblings can be linked to parents not the reverse. It's a simple procedure. If I've posted something wrong, please let me know. I'll correct any mistakes in a timely manner. I can't EDIT a memorial I've transferred, and I will transfer memorials that aren't family. Check FAG guidelines.
I realize the census and obituaries are excellent source of information, however, like anything else they contain errors. Whenever human hands are envolved, mistakes occur. I've found errors in names, dates of birth/death, and locations. If you want me to add something to a memorial from an obituary, it's MY policy not to add living relatives for privacy reasons. Please respect my preference.
As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, I will always honor a fellow servicemen.
Recently my daughter, grandson and I took a trip to Ohio County, Kentucky guided by my Find-A-Grave friend, Helen McKeown. Our goal was to find more family connections, and we did. We visited: Milton Taylor Cemetery, Morton Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery, West Providence Cemetery, Centertown Cemetery, Waltons Creek Cemetery, Carson Cemetery and Beulah Cemetery. I saw where my father went to school in Centertown, and lived. (Both are now gone). We found several Revolutionary War connections.
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Carol Kaye, Daff, Geraldine Barne..., Helen McKeown, JJ Coppinger, JP Phillips, Linda Hubatka G..., Paul, Rhonda Tincher, Sharon Dodson, Tamie Dehler, Wilbur Decker
|Messages left for Cliff Blanchard (187)||[Leave Message]|
|Terry Trackwell Kuhnau||RE: Walter Lee Trackwell|
Thank you very much for your excellent efforts.
|Vickye Blatherwick||Revis Brazle|
Thank you A wonderful man, my husband's first cousin.
|Kristin Hunt||RE: Kyle William Girton (FAG#105592495)|
Thank You Cliff for the new information. It is very much appreciated.
|Richard Culler||RE: Gretchen H. Culler Parkins|
|Norm Schneider||RE: Irvin Hapney (#115241596)|
Cliff: Thanks for adding the material on Irvin Hapney and his wife Orpha A Halfhill. You did a great job.
I did note that within your test Halfhill is spelled incorrectly in one place.
|Candace Washburn||RE: William Fred Krampe #130793628|
Thank you, Cliff! With your link to the parents' headstone I was able to add their birth and death dates to my family tree.
|Lois McDonald||RE: Nancy Ann Williams #131444556|
Thank you Cliff. I wil do more research
|Susan Henry||? Lydia Bell Young and Ralph Thomas Young|
I was wondering if you have more info on Lydia Bell ? Young and Ralph Thomas Young.
I am a great granddaughter. What is your relationship to them?
|David Wheeler||Nora Minerva Forrester Harper #57457588|
Thank you for adding your recent grave marker photo to Nora Harper's Memorial. It is an improvement over the original as it is wetted and without shadows.
|jim gillis||RE: Denman Cemetery|
You probably want to wait until very early spring, let me know and I'll go with you and Geraldine, we can meet up in Rockville or Rosedale or Bridgeton.
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