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I have been researching my family for over 45 years. It was slow going at first. Then came the computer and things got faster. Then came Find-A-Grave and doors opened. I have accomplished more in the last 10 years than before. After seeing how FAG helped me, I think it is important to record all cemetery records. Not just for the genealogy benefit, but also history. As one said, the headstones will wear, but the on line record will serve the test of time. I'm amazed how fast FAG is growing. I will create a memorial; go to create another and record numbers will have increased 30 or 40 in just a few minutes. I have heard folks say some are just entering memorials for the numbers. I disagree with that because the more we do; the faster the information is available. |
First, I would like to thank all contributors that have helped me with my family records. With your help I now have over 16,000 names in my tree. I feel real blessed for your help.
I read somewhere, "If you don't have time to do it right…. When will you have time to do it over?" We are all trying to honor those who came before us, so let's do it right. If you find a mistake in my records, or just want me to add information, please use the "edit" tab so I'll find the record quicker.
I grew up in the Virginia Tidewater area and have since moved west and now in the Tri City, Virginia area. If I can be of help, please let me know.
"Life should not be just a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming woo hoo what a ride!" (thanks Suzy)
Thanks for the visit.
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|Edith Blankenship||RE: Frances L. Blankenship|
Thank you for checking on Frances L. Blankenship. We have her parents as Harvey Dyer Blankenship and Linda Lee Laffon. Harvey's father was Adolphus Blankenship, but I do not have any further ancestors.
|Mandy G.||RE: Blandford Cemetery|
Looks like that's the case. Two different ages at the time of death - Robert Sr. (age 42) is in plot W 1/2 center, Robert Jr. (age 45) in W 1/2 2ND SW Corner - so two different burial plots. Must have just been a tragic coincidence that the son died on the anniversary of the father's death.
Added by Mandy G. on Feb 01, 2016 4:49 PM
|Mandy G.||RE: Blandford Cemetery|
Hi Rudy, hope all is well with you!
Since there were no headstones, I probably got the information from the burial records. The same death day (not year) is awfully suspicious. I can't access Blandford's site at work, but I'll check it again when I get home to make sure I didn't make a mistake!
Added by Mandy G. on Feb 01, 2016 9:34 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 156900739 seems to be a duplicate of your Memorial For Marmaduke C " Duke" Small.
Added by G White on Jan 21, 2016 10:31 AM
|S M||RE: John Vaughan|
This is the John Vaughan I asked you for the transfer on a while back and you said he was in your wife's family and couldn't transfer but I am sure he's the same one you transferred to this Dottie Meadows. I am closer in line than she is but she's not a nice person. Anyway, just wanted you to be aware she might be trying to get more of my Vaughan family from you. Save one for me if you're transferring. Thanks, SM
Added by S M on Jan 16, 2016 10:53 AM
|Dottie Meadows||RE: John Herry Vaughan|
|S M||John Vaughan Caroline Co|
I just checked your wife's family line and that is not the Vaughan family we are related to so I doubt that my John Vaughan of Caroline Co. is the one she is down from. he is in my Vaughan tree if you want to transfer him but if not that is your decision. John Vaughan's line stayed in Chesterfield Co. mostly, Petersburg and Matoaca. However, I did have a very good friend who was Patricia Jean Dunnavant along with her twin sister Pamela if her Dunnavant's are related to them. Pat has since passed about age 50 sadly. I appreciate your reply and also if you change your mind on the transfer? SM
Added by S M on Dec 17, 2015 2:26 PM
|S M||RE: John Vughan|
Well, she is in my family then as that is the same area of my Rives and Vaughan family members. John is an early ancestor from Caroline Co., VA. I do have info for him but will see about sending it a little later as have to look it up again. Thanks for letting me know and tell your wife I am the granddaughter of Emmett Vaughan who was of Ettrick. Maybe she would like to send me an email or say hello on facebook. I am Hettie Sue (SM)
Added by S M on Dec 17, 2015 2:15 PM
|MawInLaw||RE: Welcome to FAG|
Added by MawInLaw on Nov 17, 2015 12:46 PM
|Jake Dog||RE: FAG|
No, I haven't gone of strike. I've gone on a "work slowdown". I seems like most of my normal haunts (no pun intended) have become fully documented and the only requests remaining in my area are either unmarked graves or huge cemeteries where the office refuses to give out burial locations. I have done a few requests in the past few months though.
There is one cemetery that was in the remote area of Chesapeake that I want to go back to and fully document and I'll try to get back there in a few weeks. :)
If you have any requests in my area please let me know. Now that the weather has cooled down I need to get out and motivated again.
Added by Jake Dog on Nov 14, 2015 5:31 PM
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