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Michael [Randy] Walsh (#47947658)
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Bio Photo With much of my immediate family growing in and around the Washington D.C area for generations, I was never overly curious about family history. After a friend who was more interested than I found photos of relatives gravesites in other states who were born during the time of Andrew Jackson I was amazed. Even a marker for my grandmother's unnamed infant son which I had seen in home movies had been photographed by someone.
I am most familiar with DC area's, Holy Rood, Arlington Cemetery, Oak Hill and Cedar Hill Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. I have taken many photos for my own enjoyment and for friends over the years, but realize others are often not so near.
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Fred Sanford
RE: Clara Dowling
I think it's what you wanted now...
Added by Fred Sanford on Dec 06, 2016 11:52 PM
Kathleen Bond
Find A Grave Memorial# 49197782
I was wondering if I may use the photo you have posted on the memorial for Jacob Beck Hardesty on my Ancestry family tree. He was a 1st cousin, 3x's removed. I will make sure to credit you as the photographer.
Thank you for all the work you have done on Find-A-Grave. Love to visit family grave sites and see their memorials, which is made possible by nice photographers such as yourself.
Thank you again,
Kathleen Bond
Added by Kathleen Bond on Dec 05, 2016 9:09 AM
Fred Sanford
RE: Carl Braatz
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I don't want anyone to harm this marker.
This dude was for real and I found him randomly.
He is my #1 hero and idol.
Added by Fred Sanford on Nov 06, 2016 6:29 PM
deanna french
DC Rock Creek Erastus Johnston Civil War Soldier
May I use the monument photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial of Erastus Johnston, to post on the Vermont Civil War site? (
He was a native Son of Vermont and served in both the 3rd and the 9th Infantry during the Civil War.

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Oct 04, 2016 12:08 PM
wendy wolf
Would like to use ur pic of my relative Floyd Terrell in familysearch
Added by wendy wolf on Oct 01, 2016 1:32 PM
Holy Rood Cemetery - Lunsford
Hi Randy, I added the information you provided. If you would like to have management/ownership of the memorial on Find A Grave, I'd be happy to transfer to you. Just let me know. Amanda
Added by Amanda on Sep 30, 2016 5:31 PM
Hi -- I have the bug bad and have been researching not only my own but friends' families. As I continue to explore my D.C. friend's roots, your name keeps popping up and I just want to thank you for the extensive work you've done. Thanks to some of your notes, I'm hot on the trail of some living relatives he never knew existed even though they're virtually next door.

How often do you go to Mt. Olivet and Lincoln Memorial Cemeteries? Is it spur of the moment or do you plan your excursions? I'll eventually compile a list of grave site locations that need to be photographed and would love to pay you for the work when the time comes. Maybe in the future there will be drones we can rent and program to do the photography, or maybe there will be a detailed Google Earth service.

Hope you are well. Take care of your LEGS!

Added by chowchowgrl on Sep 24, 2016 6:10 PM
RE: Ethel Misel aged 16
Thanks for your note. I have never been out to Holy Rood, will have to stop there sometime. We have family buried at both Mount Olivet and St Mary's in DC. Sorry to hear it is a mess at HR, very sad to see broken stones even out at Mount Olivet there are some falling over. Wonder who would take on cleaning it up, or who is supposed to maintain that it? Jane

Added by Jane on Sep 14, 2016 2:08 PM
Ancestral Sleuth
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to locate and photograph the Family Byrne's headstones, it is much appreciated!
Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Sep 05, 2016 6:47 AM
RE: Thomas Devin Reilly
Thanks, I think I know the area you are describing. I will go and take a look the next time I go, which is not generally very often.
Added by Jane on Aug 30, 2016 5:28 PM
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