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Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo 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,, 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 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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Geraldine Barnett
I have left Jim a message so hope he gets back to me with the location. If so, we can meet somewhere to go together if you like. Depends where it is located. Geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Sep 15, 2014 6:30 PM
Rhonda Tincher
Brian Stinson
Thanks, Brian's parents and mine were friends when Brian and myself were children. We used to play together.
Added by Rhonda Tincher on Sep 13, 2014 2:39 PM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
RE: Harry Miller Wells (#135734085)
Thank you Cliff! Have a great weekend!
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Sep 13, 2014 1:57 PM
charla hancuff
Isabel Decker Thomas
Appreciate the time you took to search ...even though no marker can be found you did verify her burial record at that location. Thanks. Charla Hancuff
Added by charla hancuff on Sep 12, 2014 11:20 AM
kathleen Lofton
Charles H. Trackwell
Thank you for all the hard work you have done and thank you so much for the transfer of Charles Trackwell!
Added by kathleen Lofton on Sep 12, 2014 6:00 AM
Tom Rader
RE: George Ealey (#104453243)
Cliff, Thank you for all the work you do for Find A Grave and thank you for your military service.

Tom US Army 1962 to 1965
Added by Tom Rader on Sep 10, 2014 7:32 AM
Tom Rader
RE: George Ealey (FAG#104453243)
Malissa Ellen Rader 63934909 was in Center Pont but has now disappeared. Someone deleted her I guess. Wonder why? Thank you Tom Rader
Added by Tom Rader on Sep 09, 2014 12:11 PM
Tom Rader
George Ealey
According to my records George Ealey married Malissa Ellen Rader 10/8/1882 in Clay county, Indiana. One Daughter Ora Ealy 7/23/1883 nad Malissa died 1/12/1884 in Clay County, Ind. George then married Phoebe Lovell 2/18/1886 in Clay County, Ind. Are my records wrong? If so I need to correct them. I only ask this because you refused a request to link George & Malissa.

Thank You Tom Rader 47422815
Added by Tom Rader on Sep 08, 2014 5:11 PM
Billie (Morris) Barushak
RE: Rita McQueen (#134679607)
Thank you, Cliff, for adding the photos. I wish I still lived in the area so I could help out in taking them, but I am in Wisconsin now. I still enjoy helping out near "home" though.. however I can. I am still working through the index I found for Calcutta while researching. I have been working on adding the memorials and researching/linking them for a month+ now while working on taking photos of a cemetery near my home. I just want their family to find them.

I have updated Rita's memorial, as you suggested. Also, I do check my "edit" tab quite frequently for any edits that are submitted...if you come across any other changes that I need to make.

Thank you again for all your hard work! Have a great day!
Added by Billie (Morris) Barushak on Sep 07, 2014 3:48 PM
Patricia Berry
William A. Carson
I forgot to put the mother of Charlie V. Carson, William Robinson Carson, Leona M. Carson, Margaret Della Carson and Otis Dale Carson was Margaret Amanda Kell (his 3rd marriage). Pat Berry
Added by Patricia Berry on Sep 02, 2014 9:17 AM
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