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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say

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RE: Wielinski photo request
I have completed your request.

Judy Urbanowski
Added by jaurbanowski on Sep 28, 2016 7:43 PM
Sarah Quinn
RE: Hi, my friend!
I apologize for taking so long. It has been a busy time with plans to move- not far- and some health issues to resolve.All tests came out okay. I hope you are doing well and looking ahead to my favorite season. And... you are very welcome for all the flowers. With love, Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on Sep 21, 2016 3:01 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Ft. Snelling photo
Thank you! Glad you liked the photo. It's an honor to me to honor our veterans on this website.

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Sep 17, 2016 8:17 AM
Kevin Frye
RE: Albert Melvin
My pleasure to help when I can.

Andersonville Historian
Added by Kevin Frye on Aug 31, 2016 3:38 PM
B.J. Waters
Glenn Sanderson
Hello! I am about to fulfill your photo request and just wanted you to know that there are 6 other Sandersons buried in this lot. He is with his wife, Ellen, and surrounded by Charles, Samuel, Lucille, Clyde and Helen Sanderson. None of them had memorials so I created ones for them and added photos.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Aug 30, 2016 2:55 PM
💞Deborah Zimmerman McCoy💞
Headstone Photo
Thank you so much for the headstone photo for Jimmie Davis. I appreciate you taking the time to go out the cemetery and help me complete his memorial.

Thanks Again!

Added by 💞Deborah Zimmerma... on Aug 27, 2016 7:11 AM
Many Photos, Many Thanks
Just wanted to tell you that I have seen your name on many of the photographs that I've discovered of my relatives in the Bowling Green area and I am deeply grateful -- could not have made the trip myself and it has been a wonderful discovery. Thank you so much.
Added by PastorDeb on Aug 26, 2016 8:27 AM
Shar R.
Mercer Transfers
Hi Cynthia,
Thank you for the unexpected Mercer Transfers, I have updated them....found some new & interesting info on Robert M Mercer

Thanks, Shar R.
Added by Shar R. on Jul 25, 2016 5:56 PM
Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas
Memorial # 103868231
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey:

Thank you for taking the photo of my Aunt and telling me that you placed it on Find A Grave.

You have blessed me and so many others by your gift to us.

Thank you Pat

Added by Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas on Jul 18, 2016 9:55 PM
Gallagher Family
Thank you again, Cynthia, for your transfers. I'm sure they're glad to be one big family.
Added by jgalla on Jul 18, 2016 3:28 PM
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