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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.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


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.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Kathryn Hammett Gordon
Anna, I am not sure if I asked before. I would like to use the photos of John Sullivan's gravemarker and also that for Katie Sullivan Mulligan on my Ancestry tree. May I have your permission to do so. I will be sure to give you credit for the photos so that anyone transferring them will also transfer the information with them. Kathryn
Added by Kathryn Hammett Gordon on Oct 30, 2014 9:10 PM
Craig Hart
RE: John McClung photo
It's my pleasure Anna.
Added by Craig Hart on Oct 28, 2014 6:37 AM
RE: shuman toothman cemetery
thanks maybe I will get back there one day....I did not find the stones I needed to but know they are buried there.
Added by wvmtn77 on Oct 26, 2014 7:57 PM
RE: shuman toothman cemetery
thanks.....I was there once....we walked up a hill through someones cow pasture.....I wanted to make sure I added to the correct place....I remembered seeing John and Cassandra Toothman's stones so I was just the way someone started a Toothman Cemetery past McCurdysville in Mon co....I first added them there and then had to start over. thanks again
Added by wvmtn77 on Oct 26, 2014 6:06 PM
shuman toothman cemetery
when you photographed in this cemetery....was it past McCurdysville Cemetery and way up on a hill.....I only knew it as Toothman cemetery...I just added a couple of names after removing them from another cemetery...I am rather confused.....this cemetery is way past Baxter
Added by wvmtn77 on Oct 26, 2014 5:48 PM
Christina Piper
RE: Catherine Laird photo

I checked today to see if Catherine Laird's plaque had been updated and it has not. I'll keep checking to get an updated photo.
Added by Christina Piper on Oct 24, 2014 12:08 PM
Jewels Verne
RE: Joseph Zoller - St. Xavier Cemetery
omg! just found it. will try to be patient with the church's busy phone lines to see if i can get any other information. thank you.
Added by Jewels Verne on Oct 22, 2014 11:03 AM
Jewels Verne
Joseph Zoller, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery -pburg
Anna, I may have asked you this before, but I can't seem to recall. Did Joseph's headstone have any other information on it on the other sides - like for his spouse - Anna Schudel or other? I have been trying to contact the church myself but it is always always busy. Since Anna and Joseph were older when they married, it is possible that there is another Zoller buried there and Anna possibly someplace else with her first husband - just a hunch. Are there any other Zoller's buried there?
Added by Jewels Verne on Oct 22, 2014 10:41 AM
Kelly Mayhew
S.Ross Michael obituary
I saw that you have an obituary for S. Ross Michael and hoped you might share it with me. Thanks in advance!

Kelly Mayhew
Added by Kelly Mayhew on Oct 20, 2014 7:34 PM
Gary Daggett
RE: Dr. Perley Isaac Reed
Thanks Anna,

The Reed family is part of my wife's ancestry and I am the family history "geek". I also was contacted through Ancestry by some one who was a childhood acquaintence of Judson Reed and has been looking for him for years. This raised the "mystery" aspect for me and I have tried to help them besides filling out my family tree. The remaining family is his sister and her descendants who live in Wheeling West Virginia and they don't know what happened to him either. Thanks.

Gary L. Daggett
Added by Gary Daggett on Oct 20, 2014 1:48 PM
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