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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since 2004. I am retired and live in Gambrills, Maryland. My main genealogy interests are in Western Maryland and S. Central Pennsylvania. My wife is also involved in her genealogy in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We visit cemeteries to find our ancestors' stones and markers. I enjoy photographing the monuments.

Main families of interest are Minnich (Minich), Keefauver, Lemen, Harsh and Stone, Craig, Lydic, and Buterbaugh. Others are Johnston, Swonger, Lloyd, and Miner.

If I have made a duplicate, please contact me and it will be deleted quickly. Use edit button to add corrections. Also, since only five free photo spots per memorial are allowed in findagrave, please do not add unnecessary photos to any memorials. Save room for future personal photos from family. Unnecessary photos include close-up photos of the plot number on markers and the cemetery plot signs. The plot number should be entered in the Bio plot section of the memorial not as a picture. Obituaries should be typed in the Bio sect and not added as photos. Transfers may be made if you ask using the EDIT button and also state relationship. You have my permission to use my grave stone / marker photos for your private use. For any use of my family or my rescue-orphan photos please contact me. Hopefully, you will source or link the photos. It never hurts to give someone credit for helping you.

I have been purchasing "orphan-rescue" antique photos with names sufficient to search and find a 'home' for them. Some success has been had. There are photo albums of Hellyers (Seneca F., etc. - PA) and Hopkins (Arthur, Lewis, etc.) that are awaiting family. Please visit my Rescue-Orphans Virtual Cemetery.

A free site to check certain years of Maryland State Archives for death certificate index is


This site is a hodge-podge but you can search Baltimore city and the counties for individuals. It has just name and death date and whether death was in Baltimore City or a county. Sometimes the counties have age. Good Luck. I have been using this to upgrade entries in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

I will try to be a friend to all and will help where possible.

Findagrave is as good as we make it.
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Regina Derrenberger
Samuel Dacan duplicate
Duplicate removed. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by Regina Derrenberger on Mar 25, 2017 9:01 PM
Pat Geary
james geary
thank you so much for my uncle Hubert's headstone shot....ur time is greatly appreciated.
Added by Pat Geary on Mar 25, 2017 12:10 PM
Jim Henwood
John Brady
Thank you for your time and great photo of John Brady
Added by Jim Henwood on Mar 22, 2017 1:27 PM
Frank Funk Ramey
I am disappointed that my request to have Frank linked to his mother's memorial was declined. Frank was my great uncle and his brother Robert Roy was my grandfather. Christie Anna Ramey was their mother and James Madison Ramey was their father. They are both buried at the Presbyterian church cemetery in Strasburg, VA. This is all information that came from my mother who use to spend her summers at Uncle Frank's on the Severn River in Indian Landing. Frank's memorial stone says his mother's name is Christine, but that is an error, probably made by someone who did not know his parents. I have seen this error in several family trees on the web. He had no children, so it is not clear who prepared the information for the stone. I hope you will reconsider and connect him to his parents memorials which I manage.
Added by escholze on Mar 21, 2017 8:47 PM
Kim Keith Gretz
Can you please transfer Joyce Jean Keith to me. She's my aunt who passed as a baby.

Her memorial number is: 166487515

Kim Keith Gretz
Added by Kim Keith Gretz on Mar 13, 2017 3:16 PM
Cheryl Gebert
Maryland Veterans Cemetery
Thanks for the quick fulfillment of my photo requests for Cloyd and Dolores Ferguson's grave stone!

Have a lovely Spring!
Added by Cheryl Gebert on Mar 07, 2017 10:30 AM
Debbie Sweeney
Betty and William Gesser

Thank you so much for the photo of the the Gessers stone. It is very much appreciated!

Debbie Sweeney
Added by Debbie Sweeney on Mar 06, 2017 10:27 AM
Thanks for fulfilling my photo request. I knew Mike (Walter) for over 20 years.
Added by Laura on Mar 04, 2017 5:54 AM
Jim Henwood
Thank you for your time and great photo of Robert Kavanagh
Added by Jim Henwood on Mar 03, 2017 12:22 PM
Elizabeth Margaret Durkin Trout - Ketterle
Hi Michael, thank you so much for taking the photo of Elizabeth's headstone for me. Great job, and I truly appreciate your efforts!
Added by Debbie on Mar 03, 2017 11:35 AM
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