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JS (#46774237)
 member for 11 years, 7 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I had been on findagrave for several years, but only became active when I found photos of family tombstones. I requested photos of my grandparents' graves in California and had my request answered within two weeks. I was so grateful that I became a volunteer myself.

I have been interested in genealogy since I took a course in the 1970s, but only became really active when I discovered all the wonderful Internet resources a few years into my retirement. (As all retirees know, retirement just means you don't get paid anymore for the work you do, but you get to choose your projects.) I guess I should describe myself as semi-retired. I still earn a pittance as a freelance writer/editor, and I lead small groups of adults in exercises to improve writing skills and clear writers' block. Many of these are people writing their memoirs or family histories.

I maintain a database of Blanco County, Texas pioneers and their descendants whose families are interrelated by birth or marriage. See it on

I took a lot of tombstone photos in Blanco County, Texas in the summer of 2012. Most of these are people very distantly related or not related at all. If you see your family here, please inquire about a transfer. I would like to see all these families in the care of close relatives.
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RE: 11860544 Oscar Rudolph Rick
Very sorry. I will remove it.
Added by Dewey on Feb 22, 2016 7:17 AM
Thanks for Seagoe info...
Hi JS,
Thanks for the Seagoe connection you supplied. Seagoes are my cousins, but living Seagoes in this area have only vague information. When at Pomona Cemetery recently, I took some pics, but was somewhat confused as to who was who. Checked a little on your info and found it fit well. Also, I'm still looking for a couple of (non-Seagoe) family graves in Brown County, so if you ever get up that way, please let me know. Thanks again for all your hard work. Blessings to you and yours.
Added by Andy on Jan 31, 2016 10:56 PM
Beverly Ackermann Jobe
Louesa Killey
Thank you for the information you supplied. Beverly
Added by Beverly Ackermann Jobe on Jan 21, 2016 10:03 PM
LoRetta Hughes
Elizabeth Goode Byars
memorial #30656232
I try to check out edit request, but this
one got by me...I have removed it.
Added by LoRetta Hughes on Oct 25, 2015 4:42 PM
Cindy Allman
Julia Crawford
Thanks for the info. I added it to the memorial All I had was the obit I found
Thanks again,
Added by Cindy Allman on Aug 15, 2015 8:56 AM
RE: Eliz Rogers Boutwell
Very happy to have helped!
Added by NanetteR on Mar 12, 2015 7:49 AM
Lynelle Skaggs
Andrew Peery is my family and I was just wondering if you are related? I saw you have left a note on his page....Thank you...
Added by Lynelle Skaggs on Mar 03, 2015 10:30 AM
LeeAnne Peterson
Homer & Beula Jane Ledbetter
Thank you for leaving flowers at the memorial
page for both my great aunt and great uncle. I
have been searching for them to show up on
Find A Grave and I have finally found them..
Thank you for all you do for so many...

S. LeeAnne Peterson
Added by LeeAnne Peterson on Apr 28, 2014 9:20 AM
RE: Charles Joseph Loops #89539033 Photo
Thanks for all you do.
Added by FJReck on Apr 16, 2014 11:03 PM
Charles Joseph Loops #89539033 Photo
Could you please remove the headstone photo on this memorial. I have posted the correct photo's of his grave. The photo you have posted belongs to his son Charles Loofs who is located in Section "C". Thank you in advance. JR
Added by FJReck on Apr 16, 2014 2:19 PM
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