Allan Joyce

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I have been tracing the various branches of my family tree and my spouse's for around 35 years now, and have always had a keen interest in small family cemeteries.

On frigid cold winter nights I transcribe burial records to Rattlesden Churchyard, in Suffolk County, England. This information comes from, "Notes on the Church & Parish of Rattlesden, by J. R. Olorenshaw.
On the inside: Only 200 copies of this work have been printed, of which this is No. 174
Printed 1900
Price 10s. 6d. nett
I tend not to change spellings in this work, to modern day spellings. We're the ones who changed it, not them.

If I ask a member of find-a-grave to link children to parents I always have sources. Just ask.

My goal, as far as a family historian, is to link together my ancestors and their progeny, down to the present day. (Excluding the living)

My research is concentrated in; North Carolina: for Alleghany, Surry, Yadkin, Tredell, Caswell, Stokes, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Gaston, Union, Buncombe and a few coastal counties.

Pennsylvania: for Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna, Montgomery, Northampton, Berks, Northumberland, Montour, Monroe, Lycoming, Columbia, and Allegheny.

Virginia: Floyd, Patrick, Henry, Nelson, Henrico, Fluvana, Elizabeth (defunct), Norfolk, Culpeper, and others close to these.

Missouri: Henry, Johnson, Osage, and Jackson.

When I find a small cemetery to transcribe, I usually have to machete my way to each stone, I then take multiple photos of each stone so I get the dates and spelling correct. I don't clean stones. So sometimes I just can't read it, sorry.

And one pet peeve that I have here is I have photographed entire cemeteries before, here in Alleghany and have gone back at a latter date to do an edit, and lo and behold - all my photograph's are gone, only to be replaced by Beckey Russell & Family (#46946721)'s photo's, if there is already a good photo there, why replace it?

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