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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 40 years this summer!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve (affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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RE: Petrey
No problem. Glad to help.
Added by Tina on Sep 18, 2014 5:55 AM
I have transferred Dabner and Eveline Petrey over to you. My great grandfather was a Petrey but so far all of mine are over in Whitley Co. I do not have Dabner or Eveline showing in my family tree.
Added by Tina on Sep 16, 2014 5:55 AM
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Hi John,

I transferred Franklin and Elnora to you. They are not relations of mine. Thanks for claiming them. :)

Added by jenny on Sep 15, 2014 9:10 AM
Russ Pickett
Arbana Newhard
Hey John, interestingly .... I worked for 4 years with a girl at Westminster Village in Dover who everyone called "Birdie" .... I do remember, however, that she lived with her father .... Nice lady .... :-)
Added by Russ Pickett on Aug 27, 2014 4:13 AM
Cindy Hodgdon
Samuel Young
Thank you so very much for all of your effort in order to find his marker! I appreciate all of your hard work!
Added by Cindy Hodgdon on Aug 24, 2014 10:11 AM
Roy Mergel
Phebe Bailey
T really appreciate the time and effort to supply a photo of my GGG Grand Mother's headstone. Means a lot.
Thank you, Roy
Added by Roy Mergel on Aug 22, 2014 5:03 PM
kimberly Mosley moore
Hey John, just stopped by to say Hello
Added by kimberly Mosley moore on Aug 20, 2014 7:19 PM
Jean Norwood
Left one for her too
Added by gennie on Aug 19, 2014 8:43 PM
Added by gennie on Aug 19, 2014 8:42 PM
left pics there today. Thought you might like to see.
Added by gennie on Aug 19, 2014 8:28 PM
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