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Karin Kirkwood (#46898884)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 9 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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Messages left for Karin Kirkwood (26)[Leave Message]
Thank You!!
Thank you so much for taking the photo of the grave of my great-grandfather, Frank Roberts. I didn't realize he was buried with his second wife (and her first husband!).

I really, really appreciate your help.

Sharon Cross
Added by faeriegrl on Apr 26, 2016 8:45 AM
Paula Copeland
Thank you
Thank you for getting the photo of the John F. Taber monument.
Added by Paula Copeland on Apr 22, 2016 9:00 AM
ann morrison
George Martin
Thankyou so much Elizabeth Barker his wife was my husband's great great aunt her brother George Lot Charlton was my husband's Grt grt Grandad I still have to find out if George L. Charlton has a grave somewhere he died in Boston Mass in 1900
Thanks again
Added by ann morrison on Apr 21, 2016 3:53 PM
Re: Oesterling photos
Dear Karin,

Thanks for getting the picture of Sarah and Alfred Oesterling's grave stones. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it. It is nice spring is here, making grave hunting warmer abd more comfortable.

Pam Hatton
Added by palib on Apr 20, 2016 9:26 AM
Donald Betts
Hendry Family History
Hello Karin,
My name is Donald Betts and I was checking out Hendry Family History.One Of your entries was for Frank Preston Hendry,Frank is my Moms uncle.I might have some info that you might find useful and visa versa.Please leave me a message if you are interested.
Much Thanks for the info on the Hendry Family and the photo of Frank. Regards,Donald Betts
Added by Donald Betts on Dec 02, 2015 11:42 AM
Gail Lwrence
Hendry family
All this info for this cemetery is incorrect....the Hendry's listed are buried in Taylors Creek Cemetery on Fort Stewart
Added by Gail Lwrence on Nov 10, 2015 11:04 AM
Erica Malaspino
Memorial #20946854
This is my great-grandma. May I have it?
Added by Erica Malaspino on Aug 22, 2015 9:44 PM
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
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