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Pamela Reid (#47606896)
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Bio Photo I have been doing family history research for many years. I am a research junkie. I started the USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project is 1996 and ran it for many years, but I am no longer involved in that.

The Tombstone Transcription Project was a labor of love. I was moved to start this project after visiting ancestor's grave sites and seeing the condition of the older headstones. I knew that we needed a way to digitize these monuments so that they would last long after the the stones had eroded and the elements had destroyed the engraving. That Tombstone Project was born from that.

I have missed not doing this kind of work and saw getting involved with Find a Grave as a way to keep doing what I was doing before, just in a different way. I love old cemeteries. My children used to make fun of me a little when they were younger about going with me to these old cemeteries, but they enjoyed it too. As a result, we have a family who likes cemeteries and appreciates the sentiment and the history of the tombstones.

I was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and moved to Northern Virginia when I got married. My family research to date has centered on my maternal lines - THORN, THORNE, FOSTER, WINGO, TURNER, KIMBROUGH, MORELAND, GARNER, LEISTER, and HINES in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. I am currently researching paternal lines - BROWN, JONES, SHERBERT - all in South Carolina.
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Druscilla Pearle Smith Brown
Hello again. I noticed you sponsored Druscilla Pearle Smith Brown's memorial. I am transferring her to your account, regards.
Added by Record Hunter on May 29, 2015 5:54 AM
Christin Craig
RE: Boyce Markers
You are very welcome for the photos! I'm glad I could help you out. Have a great day!

Christin
Added by Christin Craig on Mar 11, 2015 10:12 AM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th. Actually, thanks to you and other findagravers, so far today Traci has received 6,026 flowers/tokens. That makes my family and I extremely happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

I am so overwhelmed with all the findagrave friends requesting flowers/tokens for my Traci. Thank you ever so much!


This is something I wrote for Traci:

It was a cold, quiet night at the cemetery. The snow was falling gently to the ground. The only sound that could be heard was the whistling of the wind. Off in the distance I suddenly heard the tiny sound of jingling bells. I looked around and wondered where the life was in the stillness of this cemetery.

As I gazed around, I saw a ray of moonbeam shining down on a small Christmas tree.

I thought to myself, "This is where the life is in the cemetery!"

Ring the bells this holiday season in memory of those you love.


Copyrighted 1983

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 20, 2014 5:21 PM
Traci's Mom
Just FYI
Good for you for starting the Tombstone Transcription Project.

I submitted many cemeteries to it.



Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 20, 2014 5:21 PM
Kelly Jane O
RE: Boyce Family
You are very welcome !! Glad to do it. Enjoy the obits.
Added by Kelly Jane O on Nov 04, 2014 2:30 PM
trisha starkweather
RE: John Jones Bible
Thank you so much for your reply. I love all the resources we have today in tracing our genealogy!
Added by trisha starkweather on Jun 08, 2014 4:33 AM
trisha starkweather
RE: John Jones Bible
Thank you so much for your reply. I love all the resources we have today in tracing our genealogy!
Added by trisha starkweather on Jun 08, 2014 4:33 AM
trisha starkweather
John Jones Bible
Hi Pam! I'm hitting a wall in trying to find the parents of one of great grandfathers...John Jones....he was born in 1793 in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia and married Mary Polly Ann Richardson.....is there any info in the Jones family bible that matches my John Jones? Thanks, Trisha
Added by trisha starkweather on Jun 08, 2014 3:27 AM
Kat
RE: Katie Vassey
Thanks so much, Pamela! That was very nice of you. I really appreciate your posting all the infrmation you have..you have really helped me alot!
Added by Kat on Jan 09, 2014 2:01 PM
SuzanneTF
RE: Charles Lafayette Potter
Glad to help! But wasn't sure if there wasn't maybe another marker laid at a family plot or something. :)
Added by SuzanneTF on Jan 08, 2013 3:55 PM
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