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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 23 days
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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.

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Thank you for taking the photo of Pete's grave. You volunteer time and commitment to Find A Grave is deeply appreciated. Cathy
Added by cjs on Feb 25, 2017 8:48 AM
Karen M.
Hi Mike ,
Just wanted to thank you for accepting the name change for our family member Susan ( Sadie) Marts. Karen M.
Added by Karen M. on Feb 22, 2017 11:40 PM
Hi! Michael. Thank you for the headstone photo of Robert Lamb grave. Nice photo. Ruth
Added by MayoLady on Feb 14, 2017 4:39 PM
Gary Bonney
ethel Helena Pumphrey
Thanks for the photo. It gave me the husbands name which is in my tree. By that I was able to get her maiden name and submit the corretion.
Added by Gary Bonney on Feb 14, 2017 3:46 PM
linda zinger
RE: Sarah Parvin Rowe Allen
Wrap them up and change the charges. They are all my family.
Added by linda zinger on Feb 14, 2017 9:08 AM
linda zinger
Sarah Parvin Rowe Allen
Sarah is part of my grandmother's family. If you are interested in selling her picture. Please let me know at I think she was my grandmother's greataunt.
Added by linda zinger on Feb 13, 2017 12:11 PM
Jane Gerrish Waddell
Robert & Owen Gath
Thank you so much for the Gath transfers. It is volunteers like you, willing to share their labors, that make FindaGrave the great site that it is.
Added by Jane Gerrish Waddell on Feb 11, 2017 10:50 AM
Rosati #169944552
Hi! Michael, I just wanted to say thank you for the very nice photo.God Bless! Ruth
Added by MayoLady on Feb 10, 2017 7:10 PM
Jim Henwood
Thank you as always for the photos
Added by Jim Henwood on Feb 06, 2017 1:10 PM
Jim Henwood
Thank you for the photo of Larkin
Added by Jim Henwood on Feb 06, 2017 1:06 PM
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