Chad Beard

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Hey, y'all! I'm Chad. I was born and raised in Michigan, but I've lived in Georgia since '96. My interest in Findagrave is tied to my personal interest in genealogy. I am also active on ancestry.com — my family tree there is called "Sally's Fiddle." It is public, and I enjoy collaborating with others to learn more about our common ancestors.

It seems that more and more people cite findagrave as a source for their information, so I often suggest edits which may not be on the marker, but are relevant and useful to others. For me, it's not about collecting memorials — it's about honoring our common ancestors.

I understand that this site is called Find-a-GRAVE, but I also understand that sometimes WE CANT FIND THEM — hahaha! In a few cases I have created a memorial in hopes that by linking other known family members, we might locate their final resting place. With some help from volunteers, I HAVE found some!!!

I am open to making edits, but I may ask for additional information if my sources are in conflict. Sometimes markers have mistakes. Sometimes an individual has more than one marker — in different cemeteries! Spelling wasn't as important to our ancestors as it is to (some of) us today.

You have my permission to use any of my photos.

Please be kind. These memorials are real to many of us, even if they do not exist in real life. A memorial here may be the only connection someone can claim. And heed the verse from the old-timers:

"Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me."

Hey, y'all! I'm Chad. I was born and raised in Michigan, but I've lived in Georgia since '96. My interest in Findagrave is tied to my personal interest in genealogy. I am also active on ancestry.com — my family tree there is called "Sally's Fiddle." It is public, and I enjoy collaborating with others to learn more about our common ancestors.

It seems that more and more people cite findagrave as a source for their information, so I often suggest edits which may not be on the marker, but are relevant and useful to others. For me, it's not about collecting memorials — it's about honoring our common ancestors.

I understand that this site is called Find-a-GRAVE, but I also understand that sometimes WE CANT FIND THEM — hahaha! In a few cases I have created a memorial in hopes that by linking other known family members, we might locate their final resting place. With some help from volunteers, I HAVE found some!!!

I am open to making edits, but I may ask for additional information if my sources are in conflict. Sometimes markers have mistakes. Sometimes an individual has more than one marker — in different cemeteries! Spelling wasn't as important to our ancestors as it is to (some of) us today.

You have my permission to use any of my photos.

Please be kind. These memorials are real to many of us, even if they do not exist in real life. A memorial here may be the only connection someone can claim. And heed the verse from the old-timers:

"Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me."

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