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Swangirl (#47975580)
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Bio Photo I live in the Atlanta metro area and became a photo volunteer in December 2012. I truly enjoy helping others find their loved ones' graves. In the process, I learn about some fascinating people!

My blog, Adventures in Cemetery Hopping, documents my grave hunting adventures. I usually publish on Fridays. I also have a Facebook page by the same name.

You are welcome to use any photo I have posted and if you could give me credit, I would appreciate it.

Also, let me know if you would like me to transfer a memorial to you if you are a relative or close friend.
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RE: Family Stories
William's headstone is there,but the inscription is completely gone.
Added by GraveyardGeologist on Oct 14, 2017 7:29 PM
Iowa Owl
Gummers Photos
Thank you for taking the time to post the photos of the Gummers' gravestone. I really appreciate it.
Added by Iowa Owl on Oct 02, 2017 4:36 PM
Harry & Ruth Altsuler
Thank you so much for the photos of the headstone of Harry & Ruth. As a fellow volunteer, I know the time and effort it takes and I want you to know how truly grateful I am!

Many thanks.

Guyla Rippard
Added by GUYLA HARRISON RIPPARD on Oct 02, 2017 9:30 AM
Mina Anchell - photo

Thank you for taking your time to complete my request. J
Added by J on Oct 01, 2017 8:32 PM
Otto Burrus
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for the photo of Otto's gravestone. Hopefully now the argument over the spelling of his first name will stop.
Added by Casscogirl on Oct 01, 2017 7:00 PM
sandi (grimm) enright
David WIllis McAlpin
THank you so much for the beautiful photos for David.
I appreciate your time and effort!
Added by sandi (grimm) enright on Oct 01, 2017 7:23 AM
Family Stories
One more thing there is a facebook page The Friends of Old Greencastle Cemetery. I have started posting stories about the people buried there, I call it Ghost of Old Greencastle and I'm inviting others to post stories about their ancestors, so if you interested please contribute any stories you might have they don't have to be anything long or detailed .I think these stories would help get others interested in helping there if they have some knowledge of the people there.
Added by GraveyardGeologist on Aug 20, 2017 3:28 PM
RE: Vinton Clair (Claar)
I fear neither of the headstones will last much longer given what they are made from.
My research is not likely to yield much of anything new. There is an odd situation with the records; the last real survey was done in the 1930s and resulted in the Section Row Gave Location system. The original system was a Plot number system for which there is no map. So now what we have are the known graves have a Section, Row, Grave location and no corresponding plot number and the unknown graves have plot numbers and no Section, Row, Grave location. I have completed a map of section 2 and only found 2 graves with both, if I can find enough of these I may be able to discern a pattern and maybe be able to map all the graves. Second problem is I don't know if each section has it's own Plot numbers or if it is cemetery wide. The only way I can see to really find all the old headstones would be with ground penetrating radar. I have tried to get some of the colleges interested to no avail,perhaps someday.
Best Regards
Added by GraveyardGeologist on Aug 20, 2017 3:19 PM
Thank you so much for the nice pictures of my Great-Great Grand Parents Nolen graves you took at Shadnor First Baptist Church. When two of my cousins and I visited there last year we were able to find the graves in no time with such a great job you did. People like you are a great help. If you are ever in the area of that church again and find my Great X3 Grand Parents Sutton and Sarah Byrd I would love to see their graves. I am not sure if there is stones they also have a son there named Levi Sutton who was in the Civil War. We did not know here were there when we visited for or Great X2 grand parents Nolen.

Thanks once again.
Added by Margie on Jun 24, 2017 4:32 PM
Bob McLellan
Sybil Coffin
Thank you very much for the photo and transfer.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jun 19, 2017 12:15 PM
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