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Fred Sanford (#46577478)
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Note: any reference to the city of Washington versus the county of Washington, both of which were used in the early days of the District of Columbia (D.C.) will be omitted on my memorials or any requests to alter them since the residence of the deceased and/or the actual place of death would also have to be known and before 1850 or so. The city was divided into several parts when drawn up and laid out in the 1790s but these distinctions were dropped long before 1850. There is a need for some memorials of an early date to have this but for most others it is not accurate any longer. All are just Washington, D.C.

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W. Warder
RE: Re: photo requests

Nice to meet you I have just begun the process of becoming a photo volunteer for Find-A-Grave.

I am sorry if I offended you. Finding a stone at Rock Creek is hard enough, even when you have a section and lot because detailed maps are not available to the general public to pinpoint an area in the section to search. You have to walk the whole section, checking your list of photo requests systematically with every stone.

Finding a photo request without a section/lot in a cemetery with close to 18,000 interments is next to impossible for me, but, perhaps that is my failing.

I have found Rock Creek Cemetery particularly frustrating in the information that they provide to the general public for fulfilling photo requests. I actually went into the office and offered to photograph, for free, their detailed section maps, and provide them with a flash drive of .jpgs of the maps so that they could make the information more accessible to general public on their website.

They are very concerned about privacy issues and declined my offer at this time. In their defense, they are working on ways to get this information (especially the interment records) more readily available to the general public. As a result of the recent boom in interest in ancestry research, their staff is inundated with calls regarding records of families buried there.

I have offered the same service to Glenwood Cemetery in DC - they wholeheartedly accepted my offer to clean up their detailed Section maps and put them in .jpg format. I brought them a flash drive of the maps today which hopefully will go live on their website soon and help us all locating our ancestors.

We're all in this together. In Peace.
Added by W. Warder on Mar 27, 2015 12:19 AM
Aloysius Welsh
I believe that Aloysius married the a daughter of my GGGF from his second marriage. My GGGF and his wife are both buried at St. Ignatius Hilltop, MD.

I was wondering if you could provide me the location of his grave in the old cemetery. My GGGF and his wife are located at the edge of the cemetery on the left hand side as you face the church. I think there is a shed or some type of building there, at least there was 3 years ago when I last visited. GGGP are WillIam and Elizabeth Owen. Their stones are now lying down and broken, barely readable.

I am wondering if Aloysius' is close by and if there is an Emma Sabina Owen Welch (Welsh) there as well.

Mary Owen Boston
Added by Mary on Mar 26, 2015 6:31 AM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
The Gills
Fred, Thanks for the info on how to add the dates, places, etc. Maybe I will get lucky and learn more about my Great Uncle. I will have to do some research on him.

Thanks again for the pictures. I have never seen their graves.

Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 26, 2015 6:11 AM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
William and Mary Gill
Fred, Thank you for adding my Great Aunt and Uncle to the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, MD.

As to the other Gill's buried there. I have no records for William Gill or his family.

So for now, I cannot connect them to my relatives.

Thank you again,

Karen Largent
Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 25, 2015 10:13 AM
Gary Bonney
RE: Ford information
Hi Fred:
Was one of your corrections you sent me for Frank D Ford, Sr. born about 1865?
I don't see him in Cedar Hill. I don't no where he is nor does his grandson sure where he is. If you do have him in Cedar Hill can I make his memorial for him?
Added by Gary Bonney on Mar 23, 2015 9:06 AM
J Smith
Edward Raynor
Thanks :)
Added by J Smith on Mar 22, 2015 7:37 PM
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Lillian Beavers
Thanks :)
Added by J Smith on Mar 22, 2015 7:37 PM
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Lillian Mary Beavers Raynor
Giving you a long distance hug Fred!!
Added by J Smith on Mar 21, 2015 9:23 AM
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Frank M Raynor
Thanks for the picture & for everything that you do!! You're the best :)
Added by J Smith on Mar 20, 2015 9:30 PM
Virginia L. Schlorb
THANKS YOU for the picture

Added by bosbunch440 on Mar 19, 2015 7:16 PM
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