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Cindy (#47488525)
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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota and have been digging into my family's genealogy since about 2010. I still work so most of what I do is in my limited spare time. I also help my husband teach later 19th century history classes on some of the towns of the Northern Black Hills and conduct some research for those classes. I have a few times gotten carried away when curiosity pushes me to search a little into a person whose tombstone I photographed. Interesting humans.

If someone is your relative, I am happy to transfer them over to you, but if they are my relative, well...then it is a bonus to find each other!

Mistakes happen and I acknowledge my humanity. Feel free to kindly tell me where I goofed!

If I recognize a family name in a cemetery, I will take a picture. It is a hit and miss for a family connection, but still worth the time. Now that I can pull up FAG on my cell phone I try to double check first before taking a picture! Enjoy your day wherever you are and live.
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SM Family
J Moshure / #25580991
Thanks so much for attempting to find my ancestor's gravestone earlier this year. I was not aware of an Eliza J Moshure, but she is most certainly related. Thanks again for the info.

Sharon M.
Added by SM Family on Dec 26, 2014 3:54 AM
Loren Bender
You are very welcome. I also took a photo of Charles Coates who was next to him. There was another coats you asked for but I could not locate her tombstone.
Added by Loren Bender on Oct 22, 2014 1:45 PM
Jim Ferris
Mead Photos
Thank you very much for the photos, really appreciate it.
Added by Jim Ferris on Oct 22, 2014 8:15 AM
Betty Andrews
Thank you Cindy! I am pleased to get to see his marker. Thanks to you his family can visit his find-a-grave memorial. You will surely be blessed! Betty
Added by Betty Andrews on Oct 08, 2014 11:46 AM
Betty Andrews
#77182598-Luther Cope
Cindy, Thank you for posting the picture of the Funeral Home marker for Luther Cope. Luther F. Cope, born 4 Oct 1883, Addie, Jackson Co., NC, died 5 Aug 1977, Spearfish, Lawrence SD. He married Mary Caroline "Mollie" Duncan Cope, (#136735933). Mollie was born 25 Jan 1884, Balsam, Jackson Co., NC, died 15 Apr. 1923, Deadwood, Lawrence, SD.
If Luther is not related to you, I would like to have him transferred to me. Sorry I don't know my find-a-grave number. Betty Cope Andrews
Added by Betty Andrews on Oct 05, 2014 2:11 PM
Pennsylvania Lady
John Carl Michael

I found this and thought I should pass it along to you:

Fort Meade National Cemetery is closed to new interments. The only interments that are being accepted are subsequent interments for veterans or eligible family members in an existing gravesite. Periodically however, burial space may become available due to a canceled reservation or when a disinterment has been completed. When either of these two scenarios occurs, the gravesite is made available to another eligible veteran on a first-come, first-served basis. Since there is no way to know in advance when a gravesite may become available, please contact the cemetery at the time of need to inquire whether space is available.

How does your research handle this? I am not being mean or nasty just asking. Maybe you didn't know this was going on.

**The above taken from the Internet
Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Sep 18, 2014 4:29 AM
Pennsylvania Lady
John Carl Michael
I believe the burial you are referring to is actually a memorial.

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Sep 15, 2014 5:36 AM
RE: Adam Runyon
You are very welcome.
Added by RickC on Sep 15, 2014 5:06 AM
RE: Arnold
Hello Cindy,

Thanks so much for your email; I do appreciate it. That sounds very interesting that you and your husband teach history in the Black Hills.
I'm not sure where I originally located this information. Usually I cite the source information on the Find a Grave record. I do recall a few records being inaccurate at that cemetery in the past, so I have gone ahead and deleted the record. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Hope you are enjoying your day!

Kind regards,

RE: Arnold
Hi Debbie,

I help my husband with teaching history classes out here in the Black Hills. I also love genealogy. One class he teaches is on the history of Fort Meade in Sturgis, SD. Recently while conducting research at the Old Fort Meade Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota, I noticed several people have listed family members or friends at the cemetery who passed away after 1943. The Fort Meade Cemetery has been a closed cemetery since 1943. No internments can take place nor have taken place since.

There is the "Black Hills National Cemetery" a few miles away and your relative or friend may be buried there or at one of the other cemeteries in Sturgis: Bear Butte Cemetery or St. Aloysius Cemetery.

Good Luck in your searches.

Added by Cindy on Sep 14, 2014 9:08 PM
Added by Debbie on Sep 15, 2014 12:51 AM
John & Lallah Broome
Oh my gosh, there they are! This means the world to me, thank you, thank you, thank you. Another "friend" posted a photo of my mom's marker at the Sturgis Nat'l Cemetery where my dad is and now I have everyone.

Cindy, I live in Northern Arizona and trips to South Dakota just aren't possible for me. The last time I was in Lead was with my mom and we visited both sets of G'Ma & G'Pa's in 2006, since then both my mom & dad have passed.

I haven't yet been able to visit my mom's marker, she was flown back, and you wonderful people allow me to visit them when ever I want. Again, thank you.

Most appreciatively yours,
Added by ksemmons on Aug 03, 2014 11:30 AM
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