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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo Long-time lecturer of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1926, and another from a death record:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say.
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Joe Brescoll
RE: Joseph Zoltanski
Thank you - I noticed that your memorial was deleted. Again thank you for all your work with I am trying to verify those in my genealogical research files with those posted on findagrave and I have found that I did have mistakes in my records. Your postings have help me correct some of my research. Again thank you.
Joe B
Added by Joe Brescoll on Aug 14, 2017 2:31 PM
RE: Niemi photos
Glad I could help. My pleasure.
Added by arabrab on Jul 31, 2017 6:16 PM
Steven Simpson
Joseph B Simpson
Went to Cissellville,Ky on July 17,2017 drove up & back rt.1183 did not find St.Anne Cemetery or anything looking like one.St.Rose is within a mile or so from his property & graves dating back to 1806 did find other Simpsons & Montgomerys at St.Rose. Old Cissellville Rd.did have one spot that could be it but weeds are waist to head high.Do you have any idea where St.Anne cemetery is exactly?? Or where St.Anne Church was Located??
Added by Steven Simpson on Jul 25, 2017 8:45 AM
RE: SGT. William Foraker
You are very welcome Cynthia, & I'm a veteran of the Vietnam War (Air Force) and it is always my honor to take a veterans photo's.
Added by SteveDM on Jul 25, 2017 8:42 AM
Larry Ciet
RE: Hazel Ely
Thank you for the transfer. Thanks for all your help with my edits.
Added by Larry Ciet on Jul 23, 2017 10:37 PM
Larry Ciet
RE: Hazel Ely
That's fine. Thank you for the transfer of her memorial. Thanks for your time and all you do for others.

Larry L. Ciet
Added by Larry Ciet on Jul 17, 2017 5:36 PM
Larry Ciet
RE: hazel ely
I am not blood either but she does connect to my tree. Thanks for the offer. My tree is 45,500 people. I help others find there family that connects to my tree. Thanks for your help with my edits.

Larry L. Ciet
Added by Larry Ciet on Jul 16, 2017 8:14 PM
Joan Frey
RE: Ina Frey 65961733
I am sorry that it took so long to honor your request. I've been away from Find A Grave for quite awhile. I'm back now! Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.
Added by Joan Frey on Jul 16, 2017 6:32 PM
Bess Jr
Memorial# 166210586 Robert Otto &166210682 Herbert Romberger
Hi Cynthia,

Thank you for your kind response. Neither Robert or Herbert are family.

However, I make up memory booklets for our church family members that lost loved ones this past year. Robert Otto Romberger and his wife, Emma Doris (Arthur) Romberger are the parents of our Robert Arthur "Bob" Romberger who just passed away this past February. Likewise, Herbert Milton Romberger is Bob's brother.

As Bob's wife and numerous family members and many of his church family survive, my booklet will be provided to the church and select individuals desiring a copy with my blessings.

I have put together many memory booklets for surviving family members of our "Greatest Generation" from the WWII era. If you would like an example, send me a request via email.

Again, thank you so much for your kind response to my Find A Grave suggested inputs...Bess Jr or Sam.
Added by Bess Jr on Jul 11, 2017 10:22 AM
RE: Jeannette Jansen photo
You are most welcome. So glad i could be of service.

Added by T.Wright on Jul 10, 2017 9:05 AM
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