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Anna (#47477171)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 28 days
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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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Dottie Payne
RE: Earl and Lenamae Payne
Oh how sweet of you, Thank you so much...Dottie Payne
Added by Dottie Payne on Nov 27, 2014 3:35 PM
Garnet Bradford
Thank you for the picture and information on Garnet Bradford. It's very kind of you to take the time to do this. Thanks again.
Added by BILL BILL on Nov 23, 2014 7:11 AM
RE: Wagner photos (3)
You are very welcome! Carla :)
Added by Peace4me on Nov 17, 2014 7:43 PM
Watts Sr
Hi Anna I am starting to look in to my past starting with my grandparents I only saw a few times as a small child and lived many miles away. I found the web site Find a Grave and put my Grandpa's name in John W Wigal and boom it poped up. You built the page on 2-2014
# 125212014. Can you share any more info why you built his page. Thank you so much
Added by Watts Sr on Nov 10, 2014 8:06 PM
Timothy Schenkel
Betty Lou Gessel Schenkel memorial
Hi Anna,
I am Betty Schenkel's son. Thanks for creating her memorial. I was wondering if you would transfer the maintenance of the memorial to me.
Thank you,
Timothy Schenkel
Added by Timothy Schenkel on Nov 09, 2014 3:18 PM
RE: Harold Roush photo
You are very welcome! His wife is beside him but I didn't find a memorial for her. I have her photo if you want to make the memorial for her. Carla :)
Added by Peace4me on Nov 07, 2014 8:22 PM
Mary Fisher
RE: Maurice J. Couture
Thank you, Anna,for the transfer, permission to use your photos & all your contributions to FindaGrave! We will pay your generosity forward.
Added by Mary Fisher on Nov 07, 2014 7:21 AM
RE: Dennis Phillips photo
It was such a great honor getting you this picture of Dennis, as a Vietnam War Veteran it was my pleasure to visit his grave site.
Added by SteveDM on Nov 01, 2014 2:27 PM
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
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
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