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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


All that we can know about those we have loved and lost is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief, but gratitude.
Thornton Wilder
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Jewels Verne
About Book
The book you had me reference grew legs and had disappeared. The lady had her daughter bring over the original from 1800's which I was so afraid to touch! All written in pencil and just very old and fragile. Thank you for looking through it back last year to find Valentine for me. I could not find the others, but I am convinced that they are in the graves with the small headstones which are unreadable.
Added by Jewels Verne on Apr 17, 2014 12:08 PM
Jewels Verne
RE: Directions for Riverview Cemetery
Thanks for all your help. Found all. Great short visit. The lady who runs the record room at St. Johns is the goddaughter of my great grandparents - she was thrilled to meet me. Small world.
Do you know who to contact regarding burials at the Riverview Cemetery?
Added by Jewels Verne on Apr 17, 2014 12:05 PM
Jewels Verne
Directions for Riverview Cemetery
I wanted to check out Riverview Cemetery, in Williamstown, WV, if it's within a reasonable (short) distance from Washington Cty OH.
What do you think?
I had requested pictures in that cemetery a while back and thought I'll just try to get them myself.
Can you give me an address for the cemetery? Thank you.
Added by Jewels Verne on Apr 12, 2014 3:13 PM
Jewels Verne
RE: Need your help regarding info. on St. John's Record Room
Thanks for your reply. This morning I received a return phone call from the church. They will be there on Tuesday.
Thank you!
Added by Jewels Verne on Apr 12, 2014 2:37 PM
Anna 823
James Smith Wells # 9762225
Thank you for adding James Smith Wells as the parent of Charles Truman.

Added by Anna 823 on Apr 12, 2014 8:37 AM
Jewels Verne
Need your help regarding info. on St. John's Record Room
Since you helped once before while visiting the records room at St. John the Baptist Church in Churchtown, I was hoping you could help me again, because I am having trouble contacting the church. I am planning a visit on their very next third Tuesday of the month. I have called the church many times,left messages, etc. without any return calls. I simply wanted to know where to go for the records room and to verify that it was indeed open this coming Tuesday. You are the only person I know who can at least tell me where to go for the records room. I will be driving 5 hours to come and spending a great deal of money on a hotel room - I just want to be sure. Thank you for your help.
Added by Jewels Verne on Apr 11, 2014 12:56 PM
Betty Ullery Miller
RE: Arnettsville Cemetery
No problem....I see you've done a lot of graves at the Arnettsville you have a connection to the Millers, Arnetts, Michael families in the area. My husband is connected to all of these lines. Thanks for making the correction.
Added by Betty Ullery Miller on Apr 08, 2014 6:05 PM
Betty Ullery Miller
Arnettsville Cemetery
In the Arnettsville Cemetery listing you have a Thersey Jane Baker Miller that should be Thersey Jane BARKER Miller. This is my husband's great grandmother. Thought you might like to correct it. Thank You!
Added by Betty Ullery Miller on Apr 08, 2014 3:06 PM
Ona Tannehill
RE: Capitola Tannehill Lawrence
Anna, thank you! No one in my extended family had details about Cappie. Genealogy is wonderful when you find the right person.

Are you a Tannehill? Or are you researching Lawrence?

Added by Ona Tannehill on Apr 08, 2014 8:37 AM
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Moran Stevens
Thank you so much for the recent photo!! Your hard work is very appreciated!
Added by kin Keeper on Apr 07, 2014 7:02 PM
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