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John47 (#47172774)
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Bio Photo Galesville MD was my hometown, I went from attending the same school my father went to, serving in the Navy as Hospital Corpman in Viet Nam, graduated from Anne Arundel Community College and the University Maryland and then left Maryland to pursue my livelihood as a Audiovisual Coordinator at Craven Community College in New Bern, NC
I am now retired and spend a lot of time researching on and at the public library. I have now more that 40000 images of cemeteries. I am now using to located less know cemeteries displayed on topo maps and get correct long and lat. for cemeteries. Another site is as it works both ways.

I like to follow-up when I find someone is looking for a particular person if I have some information that I have found from Ancestry or other sources. Sometimes I need help as the cemetery description lack location details so I like checking with the person who listed the memorial.

Someone asked who is paying for the gas, the purpose of this service is we do it for the enjoyment and gaining knowledge of our community. So also is this free service to keep our bodies and minds working and active.
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Bernd Doss
Duplicated memorials
# 109054211, Fannie Carmon, duplicate of memorial I made in 2008, suggest we ask Find A Grave to merge these two. Your call.

Vr/S Bernd Doss #46966885
Added by Bernd Doss on Apr 26, 2017 3:29 PM
75808341 Leary
May I use your grave marker photo on my family tree?

Added by Sally on Nov 20, 2016 3:10 PM
Graham Barden III
Susan Maria Gooding Disosway's portrait
I tripped over a grave you researched, Susan Maria Gooding Disosway and thought Iíd share with you a portrait of her that hangs in my motherís home here in New Bern, NC. I posted it to her site.
My mother is the great great granddaughter, and I am living in a house built by her son, Mark Disosway.
This was fun to find! Thank-you1 Mom is elderly and all of the names seem to run together. It was nice having this all laid out.
Thanks again!
Graham Barden
Added by Graham Barden III on Sep 08, 2016 10:58 AM
Williams Family Cemetery
I saw that you added the memorials and photographs. I would like to know where it's located, they are my cousins. Thank you.
Added by Edwin on Feb 01, 2016 10:24 AM
Larry Leighton
L. Hartage
It would really help if you could provide the grave block and plot location. The cemetery is HUGE and there are over 145 photo requests. It has gotten so frustrating for the volunteers to get the grave locations that most of us have quit trying. Family members can contact the cemetery office and usually get the information more easily. If you get the location, you can add it to the memorial or message it to me on Find A Grave
Added by Larry Leighton on Nov 03, 2015 2:58 PM
Ken Whitehurst
Great work
Really appreciate the work you have done and are doing. I have linked some information to graves that you have identified in our family in Evergreen Cemetery in New Bern NC. Kudos.
Added by Ken Whitehurst on Aug 05, 2015 4:18 PM
Doug Fitchett
Boyd Rayfield Ormond
Hi John, Someone pointed out to me that I had a duplicate for Boyd Rayfield Ormond. So, when I looked, you had indeed added another memorial for Boyd. Mine happens to be the older of the two and I also have more links in it, so I sorta hate eliminating it. If you are related and closer than 4th cousin, I will be glad to transfer my memorial to you if you like. Otherwise, I don't see the need for both.

Let me know your thoughts.

Added by Doug Fitchett on Jul 28, 2015 2:00 PM
Jerry and Roger
Eileen Simpson and Johnnie Haddock
Hi John, I was getting around to seeing the photo you took of the spouse of Johnnie Haddock # 115411996, he is linked to Eileen Simpson # 105032567, Do me a favor and add that same photo to his memorial, he is named on it. Thanks so much as always for all your great work. Respectfully, Jerry
Added by Jerry and Roger on Mar 11, 2015 7:58 PM
Steve King
Jerry Warters
Thank you again for your time and efforts in fulfilling my photo request.
Added by Steve King on Jan 25, 2015 11:56 AM
Steve King
Sarah A. Wooten Warters
Thank you for your time and efforts in taking the photo of Sarah Warters. It is very much appreciated. Steve King.
Added by Steve King on Jan 25, 2015 11:51 AM
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