"Destroy not the ancient landmarks that thy fathers have set up." (Proverbs 22:28)
"Those who care nothing about their ancestors will rarely achieve anything worthy of being remembered by their descendants."
"When an old person dies, it's like a library burning down." -Alex Haley
I take a special interest in the forgotten coal miners southwestern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia as well. Call it a soft spot, but I enjoy researching the miners and their families, and making links to their relatives...I probably enjoy that the most.
I want to thank the following Find A Grave contributors for their dedication, patience, extraordinary detective skills, and hard work :
Stoney (Find A Grave contributor #47347675) who has been a very resourceful friend in helping me research and identify my family, and miners who were fatally injured in the coal mines of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He has never failed in delivering the goods when I was in a tight spot.
Also, the fine hard work of :
Gone but not forgotten
Kathi Lynn King
Christine Hanson (#48707814)
They've been instrumental in laying the foundation, and help bring all this together for me, before I was even aware there was such an Internet site.
They're all wonderful, experianced people, and know exactly what they're doing.
Without their help and expertise, I'd be in deep, dark, serious trouble.
Thanks for making my first 18 months on Find A Grave an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
A special thanks to Raymond A. Washlaski and his Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania website.