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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 21 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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Lillie Judson headstone photo

I just ran across a message I missed from Nov 2015 that you added a photo to the above mentioned memorial. I'm sorry to be so late thanking you for your time and effort. Thank you very much!
Grave Whisperer
Added by Grave Whisperer on Jul 24, 2016 3:11 PM
Cheyne Farrell
Thanks so much for filling my photo request for my uncle's marker. I really appreciate it.
Added by Cheyne Farrell on Jul 20, 2016 9:45 AM
S. McDonald
Robert L. Hartley
I appreciate so much your taking time out of your day to photograph Robert's memorial. I was able to get his birth date from the photo. Thanks!
Added by S. McDonald on Jul 20, 2016 9:05 AM
Hare Photos
Michael, Thank you for the photo of Walter and for adding it to his wife, Katherine. Have a great day.
Added by RHare on Jul 20, 2016 8:54 AM
Teddi Kella-Fuller
Peter R Stephan
Thanks for taking this photo!
Added by Teddi Kella-Fuller on Jul 16, 2016 2:01 PM
Nancy Nelson
Harry Scully Zimmerman
This is my great uncle and I am very interested to know where you found the picture and if there are any others associated with it. Your # for him in Find A Grave is 70930993. I am completely sure this is a correct picture. Your can email me at if you would like. Thanks
Added by Nancy Nelson on Jul 15, 2016 5:23 PM
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
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