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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 ... 42 years ago!

I am a 27-yr 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.

(Click on my profile pic above to read the story of the Civil War ancestor with whose headstone I'm posing).

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, geocaching, 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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Dominique Potier
Edward L Lussier # 51059601
Thanks Spaceman for your picture . I'm pretty certain he was an 11th Airborne during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?
Thanks
Domi
Added by Dominique Potier on Jan 22, 2017 6:24 AM
ckg
photo request for Steven Barman
Thank you for much for the photo and fast response! Thanks!
Added by ckg on Jan 21, 2017 8:04 PM
ca
Thank you!
Than you so very much for fulfilling my AMES photo requests! Appreciate your time and effort as well as the photography! Many thanks.
Added by ca on Jan 21, 2017 7:14 PM
Debbie Clark
Samuel G. Dunseath
Thank you so much for fulfilling the picture request for Samuel G. Dunseath - very much appreciated!
Added by Debbie Clark on Jan 21, 2017 6:18 PM
Robert Brotherhood
RE: Your edits for Ruby M. McIntrye
Unfortunately you seem to take it personally, as you call edits "nitpicking".
The many many thank-yous prove otherwise.
Unnecessary to say that I COMPLETELY disagree with your reasoning: Findagrave is NOT a genealogy site. What does it matter in what city hospital the person was for ONE day and died?? Irrelevant! What I want to know is where they lived FOR YEARS.
SSDI gives a good indication of that. The cases that SSDI has mistakes are FAR fewer than the omissions and errors on Findagrave. Hence the edits.
Why would anyone search Findagrave for a name on a gravestone???? They already have the info on the gravestone! Much more important is that people trying to find a gravestone/memorial searching for the name they KNOW is right, will not find a memorial with an erroneous name even when "that is on the stone". Stonemasons are HUMAN, you know, and they make mistakes, especially in earlier centuries.
RJB
Added by Robert Brotherhood on Jan 13, 2017 11:16 PM
Robert Brotherhood
RE: Your edits for Ruby M. McIntrye
The object of my 54,000 edits to date is ONLY to improve the quality of Findagrave memorials, and that more people can find the name they are searching for. The present search facility does not give alternatives, so any mistake in the name will cause the memorial never to be found as one cannot know WHAT error was made.
In the case of creating duplicates when the name on the stone is in error: that is why I add a note "Error on gravestone: McIntrye".
That should solve that problem.
As for SSDI reliability, thanks for explaining. However, as - usually - that is the only source we have, I will continue adding their info with the 0,001% chance that it is wrong.
No, I am not related to any of the edits submitted.
Thank you.
RJB
Added by Robert Brotherhood on Jan 13, 2017 12:26 PM
ronald conrad
Thomas Alan Rateau
John,
Thank you for the headstone photo of Thomas. It is very much appreciated. Have a great day.
Ron
Added by ronald conrad on Jan 12, 2017 5:19 PM
Jim Hamren
Oral Wanita Peck
Thanks very much for the gravestone photo. Your efforts are much appreciated.
Added by Jim Hamren on Jan 12, 2017 7:38 AM
Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: ROBERT AND ESTHER
Thank you so very much for their photos, just exactly what I wanted. So speedley and just what I asked for. Thank you for doing such a great job....can't thank you enough. Keep up the good work. Find A Grave needs more caring people like you.
Have a great New Year.
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on Jan 11, 2017 10:15 PM
RMiller
Edward Hager gravesite photo
Spaceman Spiff indeed. Thank you for fulfilling my recent photo request. I certainly appreciate your willingness to do this, your promptness and your high quality image. Many Thanks.
Rodney Miller
Added by RMiller on Jan 11, 2017 9:10 PM
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