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SWVA Genealogy Searcher (#47214926)
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Bio Photo I began my genealogy researching after my father mentioned that he wanted to know what happened to one of his aunts on his father's side. He didn't know his father since he passed away in 1935 just after he was born. He didn't know a thing about his grandparents on his father's side either, so my search began. I wanted to locate information, any information that I could gather for him.

After I received marriage and death certificates for some of the relatives, names started fitting into place. I found it interesting and intriguing. The journey has taken so far 3 years and I still have a long way to go.

I am now searching for locations of graves/headstones for many of my relatives so that I can let my father know where they are resting.

I am hoping that this site can help me find the relatives long lost. Maybe some of the family headstones that I add can help others in their search, as well.

Family names include: Thompson, East, Roope, Roop, Rupe, Hudson, Wolfe, Loftis, Lewis, Wilbourne, Wilburn, Wilborn, Nance, White, Bond, and many others.

I am having difficulty in locating graves for many relatives. I know where they passed away but where they are resting is a mystery. Maybe some day they will no longer be mysteries.
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mike
51052064
Hi i'm trying to see if 51052064 is my aunt. The pic shows a headstone with betty m smith. I see another name Isaac on it, which wasn't my uncle's name :) Is all the info u have on this betty listed. or do you have a husbands name as well. thanks again for your help.
Added by mike on Jan 31, 2017 10:42 PM
Christy Michelle Banks Anderson
Virginia Lee Ratcliffe Akers
Dear Connie,

Thank you for correcting your listing for Mrs. Akers. Though she is in my Ratcliffe family, being the 1st cousin of husband of 2nd cousin of husband of 2nd cousin 1x removed isn't exactly a close connection, I had the information and wanted to share it. I hope it helps you and anyone else.

Thanks,

Christy M Banks Anderson
Added by Christy Michelle Banks An... on Jan 15, 2017 7:30 PM
KATHY
Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Connie, my long-time Find A Grave friend! Take care, and please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2016 11:19 PM
Shelley Hill
Maggie Ellen Underwood 50266988
Hello,
Just an FYI for the above named person. I notice that you have on the record she died 11 Oct 1999, but if you look at tombstone picture it states Nov. 11, 1999 or possibly Nov. 14, 1999. Anyway S.S.D.I. listed death date as 15 Nov 1999. I just thought you might want to know.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Shelley Hill
Shelbyville, Indiana
Added by Shelley Hill on Dec 17, 2016 12:09 PM
Lynne Belcher Burgess RN
Transfer Mattie Harris
Thank you so much for the transfer, Connie. Regarding my request to transfer non-direct line-- I am the very last of my line with no known living cousins, siblings, aunts, uncles etc. As the sole heir I inherited all the photographs and documents. I've spent the last five years building the family tree and an trying to get the information in a public venue like Find A Grave for posterity. I'm the family's last chance to get the story straight. That's why I am requesting transfers of more than my direct line. I hope this helps you understand my position a little better.

Thank you for your assistance.

Kindest regards,

Lynne Belcher Burgess, RN
Added by Lynne Belcher Burgess RN on Dec 06, 2016 12:47 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
G A Zirkle, Sr. #77809528
I love to read the old newspapers at the Library of Congress website. Today, I found a little article in the Clinch Valley News (Jeffersonville, VA) of 12/1/1916 about the marriage of G. A. & Myrtle Zirkle. The article contains some family information you might find interesting.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034357/1916-12-01/ed-1/seq-1/
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Dec 01, 2016 8:21 AM
larry eanes
Brett Daniels
Brett is on way to you, hope all is well. I just do all the Danville ones as I have completed 3 of the major cemeteries so far there, take care, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Nov 07, 2016 7:55 AM
Denise Drake Horton
Willie Brooks Ogle #37602459
Could you move your pic from here to #18471055? I've already ask the creator to move the memorial to Highland. Once that's done, I'll ask Find A Grave to delete mine. Thanks, Denise<><
Added by Denise Drake Horton on Oct 27, 2016 4:53 PM
Carol VA
RE: Memorial 135621886 Gary Brunner
Thank you very much.
Added by Carol VA on Oct 15, 2016 9:43 AM
Carol VA
RE: Memorial 135621886 Gary Brunner
Thank you very much.
Added by Carol VA on Oct 15, 2016 9:43 AM
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