I'M SO PROUD TO BE NOMINATED BY THE WHEELING AREA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY TO BE RECOGNIZED AS ITS 2019 HISTORY HERO FOR MY WORK AND SUPPORT OF HISTORICAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES.
"CARLA TUSTIN IS A TIRELESS RESEARCHER OF CEMETERIES MARKERS AND GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION IN OHIO, MARSHALL, AND BROOKE COUNTIES IN WEST VIRGINIA AND BELMONT COUNTY IN OHIO. OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS, SHE HAS RESPONDED TO AN AMAZING 3,846 INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AND ADDED MORE THAN 20,000 PHOTOS TO FIND-A-GRAVE. WHEN NOT WORKING, TUSTIN OFTEN SPENDS AS MANY AS SIX HOURS A DAY IN CEMETERIES, PHOTOGRAPHING STONES ANS CONSCIENTIOUSLY CHECKING ALL SIDES OF MONUMENTS AS WELL AS ADJACENT MARKERS TO MAKE SURE SHE HAS FOUND ALL PERTINENT INFORMATION. SHE OFTEN CONSULTS CEMETERY RECORDS TO ADD MORE INFORMATION".
THIS WAS THE ARTICLE IN THE PROGRAM BOOK AT THE AWARDS PROGRAM ON FEBRUARY 21, 2019.
I HAVE TO SAY I WANT TO SHARE THIS AWARD WITH MY GREAT FIND-A-GRAVE CONTRIBUTOR GENIERESEARCHER, WHO DESERVES THIS AWARD AS MUCH AS ME. THOUGH THIS CONTRIBUTOR IS NOT FROM WV, SHE MAKES AMAZING MEMORIALS FOR PEOPLE ROM THE WHEELING, WV AREA, SHE GOES BEYOND RESEARCHING FOR THE MEMORIALS SHE MAKES. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEVEN YEARS OF FIND-A-GRAVE.!!!
I enjoy going to the cemeteries and looking for gravestones of my family and looking for requests for other people. It makes me sad to see some stones in bad shape and some cemeteries so overgrown with weeds and not taken care of. I work full time, but I try to get to the cemeteries on my days off when I can. I spend many hours looking for other members requests. I don't do it just to get the credit for a request, I have added more photos to memorials than what shows on my credit for doing requests. I really enjoy looking for the gravestones and it is very relaxing to me. I love the old cemeteries.
Note: The Dement Cemetery in Ohio County, WV is a very old cemetery located on private property. Many of the stones are very difficult to read and some dates may not be exactly right. Let me know of any corrections.
The Dallas Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dallas, WV in Marshall County is another old cemetery with many old stones. Some of the names and dates may not be correct. Many of the stones are difficult to read. Let me know of any corrections. I have found many gravestones of people that are not on the list in the cemetery books at the library or some with the names that are not spelled correct.
Peace to All!!
Please do not add any Death Certificates to the memorials I have made. Thank you.
Dear Brother of mine now all your troubles are gone and you are free to fly. Rest in Peace Randy Leroy( Rocket Randy) Romine. Love your sister, Carla
My Mother, "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" I love you mom and miss you so much.
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