Tom DeNardo

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Can you help identify this Union Officer? I do not know the unit he served under? He is a 2LT. On the reverse side of the photo it says Partridge's Gallery, Wheeling West Virginia.It has a used blue 2 cent revenue stamp on it, which was issued in 1862. These cards are called carte de visite. The CDV cards were in effect from 1 Aug 1864- 31 Jul 1866. Revenue war stamps were required but many chose not to use them.The CDV is a photographic print. Its measurements are 2.5 by 3.5. It was first introduced in 1854 by Frenchman Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi.Find-a-grave was founded in 1995 . When I first joined this site back in July 1999, we had to mail our photos to Utah and they would upload the records ...This meant I did not get credit for many records. Anytime you see my photos attached to Famous records dated before 2002, that meant I created [the records but only credited with the photo. Our uploaded photos used to include the date. The original Findagrave died 20 Aug 2018. I have completed my family trees on Ancestry and trees for friends. Ancestry com is where family trees are put together. Findagrave is a separate entity---This is one of my contributions I leave to future posterity.I DO NOT change what is on a gravestone. I will not make edits to gravestones because of a Census record, which are not reliable.Heres a tip on researching maiden names from the 1800s: Example 1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T'usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name. Example 2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mothers maiden name.In this example, Todd is his mothers maiden name. Also, when you see (nee) next to a woman's name, it refers to her maiden name.
Another research tip: Italian Foundling Surnames. In Italian Trovatella(fem), Trovatello(Masc) means "Foundling". This translates to "Parents Unknown". Unwanted newborns were dropped off at orphanages and churches and this is when they were given new last names. Foundling names became a curse as they grew up because it meant you were dropped off at an orphanage. Two examples of foundling surnames are Esposito and Consiglio.The Italian government changed this policy. Surnames were now given based on things like , the day of the week, location where baby was found, or perhaps what type of a day it was, pretty, gloomy, sad etc. Here's a great way to find large amounts of relatives: use a newspaper subscription and look up "Family Reunions", I've seen lineage described back to the 1700s .
My goal is to do Quality Work, Not Quantity Work.Copyright information: You may use my photos. Most people do not give credit to the people who actually take the photos.People listed as FAMOUS on this site are "maintained by findagrave", which means only they can edit/add information. Any records I have that are Famous, I can't change a thing for you, sorry. On 30 March 2020, I fulfilled my 2,000th photo request. You can transfer unwanted grave records to Findagrave by using the number 8.

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