I currently live near Tacoma, Washington having moved here from Sacramento, California and have been intrigued with my own genealogy for nearly 20 years.
I retired from the U. S. Air Force in 1986 and retired from the State of California in 2008. Now my hobbies are fishing and genealogy researching when I can.
I have located some very famous people in my mother's lineage (Aaron Burr, General John Bidwell and some others) and this makes looking at history a bit different. On my mother's side I have lineage going back 32 generations in Wales. Still much more investigating to do.
My wife had ancestors that came over on the Mayflower and her 11th GGF was James Chilton, one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
I recently did a family tree for a friend of mine and discovered that he had lineage of several kings of France and an early birthdate of 756. I told him that he needs to buff up on French history.
I enjoy looking for the smaller and older cemeteries to photograph and enter information into Find A Grave. Many in my new area are over 150 years old. I have not had time in the last couple of years to do much photographing .
When I do locate a cemetery, I attempt to photograph ALL the markers - not just those that might be requested. When I find a photo of a marker that has no information, I enter the information. If you find a memorial I have created and there is no photo then it is possible that I have not yet added the photo as many of the memorials I do create are created from a photo. I recently photographed the 8,000 markers of the Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Enumclaw, WA. As always, genealogy is a work in progress.
Please email me of any corrections needed of friends or transfers of your family members. Please use the transfer request format when requesting transfers.
Please feel free to copy any of my photos if you need to.
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