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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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Dennis Lyn Fields
Ethel White Fields
Thanks for adding the death certificate info to Ethel Fields memorial. Looks like the husband she had to make her a Fields was filled in with an error. Bummer. Thanks!!! Not sure how she fits in yet.
Added by Dennis Lyn Fields on Oct 03, 2015 10:03 AM
RE: Marian Wolfe King
It gives me great pleasure to unite families...since moving back to Virginia have been unable to pursue this passion, but hope this will be a possibility now.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 02, 2015 7:30 PM
Katherine Boaz
RE: Nancy Jane Finn Gardner
Thanks for all of your hard work.
Added by Katherine Boaz on Sep 30, 2015 9:05 PM
Katherine Boaz
RE: Nancy Jane Finn Gardner
I did not create a page because I do not know how to verify the location. If you want to create the page that sounds ok. Thanks,
Added by Katherine Boaz on Sep 30, 2015 2:50 PM
roger lineberry
Margie Brown
Thanks so much for this valuable piece of information. This is my wife's great aunt.
Thanks again, Roger & Martha
Added by roger lineberry on Sep 22, 2015 7:45 AM
Cheryl & Richard Justice
RE: Highland Memory Gardens

Thank you for the photo of Lewis Mathew Bandy. We appreciate all your help and time.

Cheryl and Richard
Added by Cheryl & Richard Justice on Sep 17, 2015 7:51 AM
Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr.
Thank you very much for the photo of the grave site marker.
Added by Thomas Wise Rorrer, Jr. on Sep 16, 2015 1:39 PM
Shelley Kinsey Adams
Elizabeth Ruth Mcglothlin
Thank you so much for taking YOUR time to get this picture for me! I sincerely appreciate it!
Shelley Kinsey Adams
Added by Shelley Kinsey Adams on Sep 16, 2015 8:12 AM
Judy Llamas
Bailey Cemetery, Ingleside
Hi, Connie. I feel your pain. There are too many Bailey Cemeteries in Mercer Co., and not living in Bluefield, I don't know exactly which is which. If you find I have made mistakes, please let me know.
Added by Judy Llamas on Sep 11, 2015 11:47 AM
Denise Drake Horton
a good day
I took over 800 pics today. The first dozen or so were already in Find A Grave. Now I've gotten to the ones without pics. I've had to create a few new memorials. Thanks for a good morning, good lunch and great company. Denise<><
Added by Denise Drake Horton on Sep 05, 2015 7:26 PM
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