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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.


I'm also looking for volunteers to help add names to Belmont County cemeteries.

My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.

Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)


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RE: Margaret Anderson
Thanks for updating her. She seems to be linked now with her husband. Would you please remove my name etc from her memorial that I included in my message to you as its not important.
Added by PMc on Oct 11, 2017 7:23 AM
Kellie Diuguid
Maps of cemeteries
I was trying to locate maps of cemeteries in Belmont County. Would you be able to send me copies? I live in a suburb near Columbus and have many family members that lived in Bellaire and Martin's Ferry. My grandfather and his brother owned the Marik Tire Shop.
Added by Kellie Diuguid on Oct 10, 2017 5:02 PM
RE: James Nelson
I did just that, I have all of the new side done. I have a few photos I can't make out if you would like me to email them to you. Maybe you would have a better idea then me. I tried to look people up through ancestry and was coming up short.
Added by shasha2060 on Aug 02, 2017 7:20 PM
elizabeth shaw-joslin
RE: William Shaw
william e. shaw was my grandfather.i know my grandmother is buried in lower wee gee cemetary,but dont know where my grandfather was dad was jack lewis shaw.he never mentioned his dad too much,but spoke of his mother often.would like to find more info on both my grandparents. thanks elizabeth (shaw)joslin.If you have info you can find me on facebook or on wikitree.
Added by elizabeth shaw-joslin on Jul 17, 2017 3:22 PM
RE: Giffen tombstone
My pleasure, Terry. Actually, it appears that you photographed the tombstone for their father in 2008 and the children's initials were on the opposite face of the stone from Robert's inscription. So you in fact found their stone, you just didn't look on the other side of the stone.

Added by Joe on Jul 03, 2017 6:08 AM
Laura Fulton
Union Cemetery. Can you call the office and find out which plot in section 27? Reply to me and I will be happy to look again. d
Added by dfb on Jun 06, 2017 9:20 PM
SSG(R) Brian J. Ensley
RE: Giffin family
You're very welcome- glad I could help!
Added by SSG(R) Brian J. Ensley on May 18, 2017 3:14 PM
SSG(R) Brian J. Ensley
Wharton Luther Giffen #102903141
I added a photo to this memorial to fulfill your request but deleted it after I realized this memorial is actually a duplicate to #44022008 which is actually your memorial that already has a photo on it. I did, however, add a close-up shot of the inscription.

Added by SSG(R) Brian J. Ensley on May 17, 2017 1:51 AM
Sharen McDivitt
RE: Ella (Giffin) Fritz
You are welcome. I was happy to do it.
Added by Sharen McDivitt on May 15, 2017 1:21 PM
I believe your line may connect to mine can you contact me direct at
Added by marianne on May 13, 2017 5:19 PM
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