|Michael [Randy] Walsh (#47947658)|
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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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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!
|Jane ||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
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to locate and photograph the Family Byrne's headstones, it is much appreciated!
|Jane ||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
Thank you kindly for transferring him to me.
Added by Joan on Aug 06, 2016 6:52 AM
|Joan||John F. Noonan|
Hi ~ John F. Noonan is my uncle and if you're not related - would you mind transferring him to me. I'd really appreciate it. My Find A Grave Number is 47505960. Thanks so much.
Added by Joan on Aug 02, 2016 8:54 AM
Oh. P.S. His dad was a Lee, his mother's family was Tolson, and they married a Smackum. He never even heard that last name because his parents didn't talk about the rest of the family. :-(
My name's Randi, too, but I'm a girl. I used to live in Northern Virginia but hadn't discovered genealogy yet.
I'm researching an old friend's family with at least a few burials at Mt. Olivet. I contacted the church and the lady was extremely nice but I'm guessing she keeps pretty busy. Do you go out to Mt. Olivet much? I'm going to email her again, but if I have no success, will you be able to photograph at least two graves?
I'm in west central Ohio, north of Dayton. If you need something out here, let me know. The very first time I went grave searching, I found it at the side of the road and didn't even have to get out of the car. Wow, this is easy, I thought! Not so much, it seems, but it's still fun.
|Brett Murphy||McCarthy records|
Thank you for transferring the McCarthy records to me.
|Ancestral Sleuth||RE: Boyle/ Mt. Olivet|
I sure will. Good luck on Mt. Olivet!
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