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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 24 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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Fred & Mary Chambers
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph their headstones for me, it means so much!
Added by Jessica on Jun 28, 2016 7:47 PM
Sue Lapp
The photos for the Elliott's are very much appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Jun 19, 2016 6:58 AM
Chuck Hilton
Bernard Aloysisus James
Thank you Michael for the pic of Bernard's marker. That was one of the fastest responses ever!
Chuck Hilton
Added by Chuck Hilton on Jun 17, 2016 10:07 AM
kahiels sabb
Picture of grave
Thank you so much for the picture of my dads grave. I really appreciate it.
Added by kahiels sabb on Jun 10, 2016 12:59 PM
RE: Cayton Photo Request
You're Welcome Sir
Added by Son_of_Italy on Jun 08, 2016 10:24 AM
je kellam
Walter, Reba & Hubert Jones
My name is Joan Kellam. My grandmother was Myrtis Catherine Jones Kellam. She was born in Crocheron, Dorchester County, MD. Walter & Hubert were her brothers. Their father, Major Jones was married twice. Reba Francis Elliott, daughter of Napolean Bonapart Elliott, married George Abbott after the death of Major Jones My grandmother is buried in Capeville Masonic Cemetary in Northampton County, VA. Reba's father Napolean, & mother Lucreatia Abbott Elliott is also buried in Capeville. They were from Deal Island, Somerset County, MD. I have more info on more siblings, etc. if you are interested. Thanks so much for your posting! I have been looking for Walter & Hubert for years! Great job!
Added by je kellam on Jun 03, 2016 11:37 AM
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
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