Chuck Colton

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I would like to thank all the volunteers that take the time to photograph gravestones, add old photos and build memorials for Find-A-Grave. All of my photos can be used without my permission.

I grew up in Rural Valley, Armstrong County Pa. and my family roots run deep in Indiana and Armstrong county. I've been interested in my family history since 2014 and found that my grandparents had a large collection of old photos, documents and other priceless artifacts. I've been sharing these images on Find-A-Grave and https://www.ruralvalleyhistory.com/ and hope that others can enjoy seeing them. I believe that history is being lost every day and I can do my part to help preserve my ancestors' memory and others along the way.

Since 2015, I've been working with the Saltsburg community to help restore their abandoned cemetery called the "Old Saltsburg Cemetery". This is a community funded project that has been going on for over seven years and will take many more to complete. The cemetery ID is # 2303856
All the work can be followed on Facebook page and five YouTube videos if you want to see. I hope you LIKE IT.
In 2021, I was contacted by Ancestry and interviewed about my involvement with the restoring of this old cemetery. Ancestry wrote a story about it and it can be read at
https://news.findagrave.com/2021/09/30/restoring-the-old-saltsburg-cemetery/

Since 2018, I've been a Google guide, adding cemeteries to Google Maps. If you have the time, start adding your local cemeteries to Google Maps and add some photos too. Adding cemeteries to Google Maps makes it easier for people to find these old and sometimes forgotten cemeteries.

My Family Names: Baer, Beers, Boyer, Brown, Colton, Foy, King, Marshall, McGaughey, McGahey, Miller, Rearick, Rearic, Schrecengost, Schall, Swigart, Waltenbaugh, White and Zartman to name a few.

"At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but what we shared; not our competence, but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love."
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Have a great day!

I would like to thank all the volunteers that take the time to photograph gravestones, add old photos and build memorials for Find-A-Grave. All of my photos can be used without my permission.

I grew up in Rural Valley, Armstrong County Pa. and my family roots run deep in Indiana and Armstrong county. I've been interested in my family history since 2014 and found that my grandparents had a large collection of old photos, documents and other priceless artifacts. I've been sharing these images on Find-A-Grave and https://www.ruralvalleyhistory.com/ and hope that others can enjoy seeing them. I believe that history is being lost every day and I can do my part to help preserve my ancestors' memory and others along the way.

Since 2015, I've been working with the Saltsburg community to help restore their abandoned cemetery called the "Old Saltsburg Cemetery". This is a community funded project that has been going on for over seven years and will take many more to complete. The cemetery ID is # 2303856
All the work can be followed on Facebook page and five YouTube videos if you want to see. I hope you LIKE IT.
In 2021, I was contacted by Ancestry and interviewed about my involvement with the restoring of this old cemetery. Ancestry wrote a story about it and it can be read at
https://news.findagrave.com/2021/09/30/restoring-the-old-saltsburg-cemetery/

Since 2018, I've been a Google guide, adding cemeteries to Google Maps. If you have the time, start adding your local cemeteries to Google Maps and add some photos too. Adding cemeteries to Google Maps makes it easier for people to find these old and sometimes forgotten cemeteries.

My Family Names: Baer, Beers, Boyer, Brown, Colton, Foy, King, Marshall, McGaughey, McGahey, Miller, Rearick, Rearic, Schrecengost, Schall, Swigart, Waltenbaugh, White and Zartman to name a few.

"At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but what we shared; not our competence, but our character; and not our success, but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life of love."
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Have a great day!

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