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Ray Gurganus (#47340841)
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I live in DC and can do photo requests for the metro DC area, provided the cemetery is easily accessible.

Photos I have posted here may be stored offline for personal use, but should not be posted elsewhere online without permission, and may not be posted to Ancestry or any other service requiring payment.

I'm also the coordinator of the DC GenWeb website.

and an obituary database

and Virginia Trails to the Past

and a website for collaboration of our family trees.

Drop by for a visit!

Most of the photos I posted here will have more related details on that person's page at the website below. More details are welcome.
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Messages left for Ray Gurganus (125)[Leave Message]
RE: Gaines
I am not actively researching my late husband's Gaines line. Check my file: I update it after the 1st of each month but a may not have anything new on the line. Hope you find someone to give the book to. You could also consider donating it to the LDS Family History library or a local genealogical society.
Added by Mary on Jan 27, 2015 9:10 PM
Charles Holbrook photo
Dear Ray, Thank you so very much for the photo of Charles' gravestone. I really appreciate your help. Monty Williams
Added by mtw on Jan 26, 2015 4:49 PM
Steven Lake
Offer to share info
re: Penelope Mercer Borden Memorial# 130771662
Gail and Penelope had eight children:
Mary 1829-1833, Henry Lee 1832-1902, Morton Quinn 1834-1846, Philip 1836-Deceased​, Philadelphia Wheeler
1837-1880​, Stephen Austin 1839-1844, Mary Jane
1841-1912, John Gail 1844-1892. All born in Texas.

I thought you might like to add this list to her memorial and add links for

John Gail, Memorial# 53013875
Philadelphia Wheeler "Phila" Borden Johnson, Memorial# 6579425

I am curious why I can't find a memorial for Henry Lee who is said to be buried in Woodlawn also. Same for H.L.'s widow Retta.
Let me know if you would like the sources for the children. I am a descendant of Retta's sister, Mary. I got bored and researched all of Mary's siblings recently.

Thanks for your work.
Added by Steven Lake on Dec 21, 2014 9:17 PM
James ryan looking for my ryans of wdc
hi i need you help for one of your sites
RYAN James Ryan

I am searching for information on William and Mary Ryan. In the 1880 census they lived at 2309 H Street NW. They were born in Ireland about 1840. They had 8 children all born in DC--Julia, Patrick, Margaret, William, John, Cornelius, Mary, and Joseph. Any links, please cour help i found this on one of your sites

this is my blood line 2nd gBurial:
Holy Rood Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

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Created by: DeLoss McKnight III
Record added: Jan 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33032988
reat grand parents william f ryan
William F Ryan
2nd great grandfather
Birth 29 Jun 1835 in Parish of Knigh, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Death Sep 16, 1915 in Washington D.C.

he stood at the top of the washington dc memorial for the cap of it .. he saulted .. he is buried i posted his photo there he worked for the war dept , his parents baked bread for the union .. help raise funds for st stephens church the old one

i been trying to find this james ryan .. blessings and thank you
Added by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2014 6:52 PM
Bob Karberg
Sally Ann O'Cain Satchwell
My mother-in-law, Nancy Biggs Kieckhefer is related to a Sally Ann O'Cain. Sally was married three times; first married to William O'Cain. Second and third marriages I am not sure of. Is it possible that your Sallie Find A Grave # 63563397 b 1813 d 1886 is the daughter of William O'Cain b 1790 d 1850, Find A Grave # 73870143? I believe my ex-wife is related to her. I am the contributor for the recent post to her memorial including inscription on the reverse of the photo.
Added by Bob Karberg on Dec 07, 2014 4:13 PM
Ray, Thanks so much for taking the pic of Dixie and her husband!!!
Added by Kerry on Dec 01, 2014 1:36 PM
Bruce Spencer

Thank you so much for photographing the tombstone for Richard and Susan Darden. I greatly appreciate it.

Bruce Spencer
Added by Bruce Spencer on Nov 30, 2014 6:55 AM
Brian S
RE: Cassius
Awesome...I will delete my duplicate.

Have a great day
Added by Brian S on Nov 16, 2014 7:43 AM
Tom Coram
Photo of Headstone of Mary Coram
Thanks so very much for the beautiful photo of the headstone of my great-grandmother, Mary Coram! I will be forever grateful to you for responding to my request for help! Tom Coram, Talladega, Alabama
Added by Tom Coram on Nov 14, 2014 9:06 AM
Photo of James W. Graham & Sara headstone
Thank you Ray Gurganus, for the perfect photo of my 3rd great grandfather & grandmother's headstone you took for me. It provided very important information regarding my ancestry and I appreciate it so much. You're wonderful!!
Added by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2014 7:14 AM
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