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Spaceman Spiff (#46783007)
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(Will be spending part of the summer in southwestern Maine).

Happy to photograph at any cemetery in the Tampa Bay, FL area! (or in the Lakes Region of SW Maine).

Born in Dover, DE, (to parents from NJ & WV), I lived in southern CA until age 12, & then in Raton, (a small town in N.E. New Mexico), which I consider my home town. I attended NM State Univ for 4 years (with a 1-yr exchange to Oregon State Univ), but did not complete a degree at that time, & later moved back to southern CA, settling in the Orange County area. After 10 yrs in the O.C., I moved to St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area) in 1990, & have been here ever since.

I have avidly worked on my family's genealogy since the age of 15 ... 40 years this summer!

I am a member (and former chapter registrar) of the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) with 7 qualifying ancestors submitted (more to come!), a member of the SUVCW (Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War) with 10 qualifying ancestors or brothers of ancestors (more to come!), a member of the SVR (Sons of Veterans Reserve (affiliated with the SUVCW), a member of the S&DUSCT (Sons & Daughters of U.S. Colored Troops), a member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey, and an associate member of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware.

I'm very proud that every single branch of my ancestry has been in America since at least pre-Revolutionary times.

Having taken numerous college courses over the years, I finally bit the bullet & enrolled in a program in 2003 to complete my degree, & graduated from Eckerd College (a local, private, liberal arts college) in May 2005 with a B.A. in Creative Writing.

Besides genealogy & writing, my other interests include: clock collecting, books, movies, photography, the Civil War, the space program, many types of music, & visiting cemeteries!

Thanks to the creators of this site for doing such a great job!

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Larry & Edie Doepel
Maynard Blankenship
Hey John! Happily transferred Maynard. Oh yes I am VERY happy to see warmer weather. This was a very hard winter for all of us I think, and thank heavens it's over.

Take care, and as always, I'm happy to lend a hand.

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Apr 19, 2014 6:05 PM
Ric Yates
RE: Harry & Adelma Durham
John, I was glad to help. I enjoyed reading your bio. LOL! My ancestors were British Loyalist in 1776 and one lost his head over it! The rest ran to Florida for a few years before returning to Georgia. And of course being from Georgia they marched to Dixie during the war between the states! But since WWI, your ancestors and mine have been on the same side! Take care, Ric
Added by Ric Yates on Apr 09, 2014 7:38 PM
Kathleen Stadtmuller-Gad
Seeney Transfers
I apologize for the delay in your transfer request. They've been changed over to your care. Thanks for your patience! Sincerely Kathleen
Added by Kathleen Stadtmuller-Gad on Mar 19, 2014 8:21 PM
Lisa Rowe Piper
Carlos Hughes headstone photo
Sorry for the delay! Thank you so much for the headstone photo for Carlos Hughes. Your time is truly appreciated. Sincerely, Lisa
Added by Lisa Rowe Piper on Mar 18, 2014 6:18 PM
Patty P
Ruth Buffett
Hi Spaceman - thanks for transferring the memorial to my account I appreciate your help. Patty P <><
Added by Patty P on Mar 14, 2014 11:56 AM
Thank you for the picture of Uncle Walter's grave... he was the first husband of my elderly aunt and she did not know where he was buried.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Added by lainejo on Mar 13, 2014 9:04 PM
Denise Williams
James Andrew Honaker
Thank you for taking the photo for me. Other family members who live far away and are not able to go to the cemetery, Thank you also.
Added by Denise Williams on Mar 11, 2014 6:36 AM
Jeffrey Kearl
Thank you for getting this photo for me!!!!
Added by Jeffrey Kearl on Mar 10, 2014 7:12 AM
Patty P
Albert & Ruth Buffett
thanks so very much Spaceman Spiff - could I please use this photo in my family tree at Ancestry - I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks again. Patty P <>< blessings to you and yours :)
Added by Patty P on Mar 09, 2014 10:48 AM
walt evans
photo of Gilbert Leonard
Thank you Mr Spiff for the pic of my uncles final rest. My Mom's brother.

walt evans
Added by walt evans on Mar 08, 2014 7:06 PM
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