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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since 2004. I am retired and live in Gambrills, Maryland. My main genealogy interests are in Western Maryland and S. Central Pennsylvania. My wife is also involved in her genealogy in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We visit cemeteries to find our ancestors' stones and markers. I enjoy photographing the monuments.

Main families of interest are Minnich (Minich), Keefauver, Lemen, Harsh and Stone, Craig, Lydic, and Buterbaugh. Others are Johnston, Swonger, Lloyd, and Miner.

If I have made a duplicate, please contact me and it will be deleted quickly. Use edit button to add corrections. Also, since only five free photo spots per memorial are allowed in findagrave, please do not add unnecessary photos to any memorials. Save room for future personal photos from family. Unnecessary photos include close-up photos of the plot number on markers and the cemetery plot signs. The plot number should be entered in the Bio plot section of the memorial not as a picture. Obituaries should be typed in the Bio sect and not added as photos. Transfers may be made if you ask using the EDIT button and also state relationship. You have my permission to use my grave stone / marker photos for your private use. For any use of my family or my rescue-orphan photos please contact me. Hopefully, you will source or link the photos. It never hurts to give someone credit for helping you.

I have been purchasing "orphan-rescue" antique photos with names sufficient to search and find a 'home' for them. Some success has been had. There are photo albums of Hellyers (Seneca F., etc. - PA) and Hopkins (Arthur, Lewis, etc.) that are awaiting family. Please visit my Rescue-Orphans Virtual Cemetery.

I try to be a friend to all and will help where possible.

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Carol Anders
Photo Request
Thank you Michael for the photos of Chester Swedberg's marker. I appreciate your timely response and excellent photography.

Thanks again,
Carol Anders
Added by Carol Anders on May 30, 2016 5:10 PM
I appreciate the explanation. I dont know what happened then. I was up there on vacation and my mom and dad are buried there, so i looked to see open requests. i claimed it and now that i am home went to enter it and saw it gone. was well within the 14 days, not even close actually. sorry I got upset
Added by Bobby on May 30, 2016 2:59 PM
Joseph Byrnes
Thanks for FAG Infor, Kenneth F. Kreiner, Sr.

Thank you for your Find A Grave posting and photos about Kenneth F. Kreiner, Sr. He was the father of Kenny who married my daughter, Susan, but they later divorced.

Joe Byrnes
Added by Joseph Byrnes on May 30, 2016 1:27 PM
Jim Henwood
Thank you for your time and great photos.
Added by Jim Henwood on May 29, 2016 5:00 PM
Melanie Cox Pigg
Re: Prv William Riley Stewart
A boy I went to high school with, now we are 52 years old, and today, his mom died.. And I looked up his dad to see where he was buried, and found the orphan photo you had posted.. It looks so much like my friend Kenny Stewart it took my breath away.. Just wanted to say thank you.. I sent it to him, I'm sure he will love it.. ❤️ Thank you so much! I love find a grave... Amazing stuff..

Melanie Pigg
Florence, Alabama
Added by Melanie Cox Pigg on May 26, 2016 8:09 PM
Jean Johnson
RE: Lawson McFarland
Hi Michael, Obituaries published are in the public domain and mention fo them can be made. Naturally a reference should be made to the source, such as Baltimore Sun, and date. No problem. If you do not want to publish it is fine with me. Just trying to help people locate their ancestors or relatives.
Added by Jean Johnson on May 25, 2016 5:51 PM
Amy Suzanne Martin
RE: Robert C. Waring
OK, now I see what happened. It's frustrating to submit information and have it declined without a conversation. When I contacted the other page owner a few days ago, I was hoping they would delete their page. Per guidelines, "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location." They had no location at all, no photo and if I remember correctly, no links. It would have been simpler if they had deleted their page, since you are the one who actually *FOUND* the grave (and isn't that the point?) Thanks for your help.
Added by Amy Suzanne Martin on May 21, 2016 10:49 AM
Amy Suzanne Martin
Robert C. Waring
Hi, I'm certain I sent the correct links for Robert C. Waring's parents. Why declined? Thanks, Amy
Added by Amy Suzanne Martin on May 21, 2016 6:54 AM
Amy Suzanne Martin
Robert C. Waring
Hi, thanks for double checking me. These Warings are confusing, so many of them had the same first name(s). I have submitted the correct parents links this time. Many thanks, Amy M.
Added by Amy Suzanne Martin on May 20, 2016 7:31 AM
Kim Keith Gretz
Gary Keith
Thank you for taking my uncle's plaque! It's greatly appreciated!
Added by Kim Keith Gretz on May 16, 2016 12:24 PM
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