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Gina Townley Swinburn (#46543340)
 member for 12 years, 8 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo updated:
March, 23,2015
Jan 13, 2015
May 20, 2014
For you guys who are BLOWING up my account with additions, edits and bio information.......Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. FAG is made greater each and every day due to the tireless efforts of those willing to give of themselves.

In case you would care: Acquires Find A Grave September 30, 2013. And the most important statement, that of Jim Tipton, founder and owner of FAG Note from Jim Tipton

Honoring those in Boston
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Angie Miller AMERICAN IDOL -I'll Stand By You-

Hi, I'm Gina, born 1955 to George and Margaret Maddix Townley. I've always lived on the TX/LA state line at the coast. All my relatives are in Alabama and Georgia as my father saw fit to move to see "the cowboys" after his service in the Air Force in WWII.
I've been a FAG member over 12 years! If you think there is anything I could help you with or help contribute to your search, all you need to do is ask.
I have been willingly helped at every task, and I am more than willing to re-pay and pay that forward.

   The family memorials are created by myself and my husband under my name and are already set up to pass to my designated child when both of us are unwilling or unable to continue. By combining our efforts our children's ancestors will all be managed by the same person.
Please, think ahead! Designate someone to continue or maintain your work!

Transfer guidelines are posted in FAG's FAQ. ALL transfer request should come through the edit tab. Be respectful of creators. REMEMBER to be willing to give MORE than you RECEIVE.
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Any information on my pages credited to myself, is freely available for ANYONE'S use. Please feel free to incorporate anything that belongs to me into anything you wish. You do NOT have to link my page or credit me. My only request is that you use the information correctly and respectfully. UPDATE 12/2/2012 Because of some ill intentioned people I have decided to make things even easier. Every one of my photos will now have the COPYRIGHT and the RELEASE on the photo itself. You will never be asked to account for it's origin or your permission as it's already there! Hope this helps.
FAG allows only very small photos.
Photos uploaded to FAG are required to be reduced 'til they aren't good for much else. I save ALL my photos. If you want a better copy I'll be more than happy to email you any size you want. Just ask.

WOOHOO!! we can upload up to 8mg pictures now! What a remarkable site. HOWEVER, I'm NOT going back to repost photos, so from 2014 forward you will get 5m pictures, but, the offer still stands for the old ones, just let me know what you want and I'll be happy to give it to you.

@@@ The most simplisticly honest approach to dealing with gravestone images use came to me from a FAG newbie. Shouldn't we all take this sentiment to heart? All I'm asking is that you think about it.@@@@

   ***** "I don't ask a deceased individual's family member if I can photograph their loved one's grave so I don't expect them to ask my permission to use the photo on another website."-Sonia Sanchez*****
The idea is to get as much information available to the general public as possible thereby creating more interest in preserving our ancestry. Information posted by me showing source documents is being used under Section 107, fair use, of the Copyright Act of 1976 generalized for "information, teaching and genealogy". If an ANY TIME you feel as there has been a copyright infringement, contact me for immediate removal, until a decision can be made.
Please feel free to share with me anything you wish, ask anything you like. My opinions are my own and I will honor yours as well.
I respond to all e-mail and all messages (although I'm sometimes slow and don't mind being reminded).


While I respect FAG's mission of grave registration, MY mission is to provide genealogical information for those registrations. The two do not need to be mutually exclusive. I am truly thankful for those who have the time and energy to register multitudes of grave for the rest of us to find.


OH, and ANOTHER thing!!
Please, add anything you like to pages created by me in the photo section that you think needs to be there. I don't care what it is. I don't OWN these memorials, I created them to be shared. Use you own best judgement about what's relative. I am SICK of creators hoopla about "don't add this or that"! Really? Add anything. Most say "you are using up a photo space"... WELL, if you use up all the photo space on memorials that I MADE, I'll sponsor it so you can add more. If we come to that 20pic wall limit, THEN we will address it. Try not to post anything that would be offensive to family, for if they ask, I will have it removed.. but let's face facts folks, NONE of us is perfect and ALL of this is history.

I hope your ancestral journey proves as entertaining and worthwhile as mine has proved to be.

Gina Townley Swinburn
descendant of the heavens
for closer lineage see FAG
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My favorite quote, paraphrased, from Maya Angelou:
"People will forget what you did, forget what you said, but they will never forget the way you made them feel."

No truer words were ever spoken. My own personal quote is,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgiven or forgotten."

Be kind. Be Gentle. Make it a way of life to commit a random act of kindness as often as possible. Smile. Be happy. Life is short. Enjoy it.

*and remember, at the end of the day, it's about what we leave behind*
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RE: Friends :)
Well, that is all I could find. I forgot that I had done almost a whole small church cemetery and then transferred it to someone that was trying to get the whole cemetery in their control, except for those in family hands already.
Happy Researching, Bud
PS. If you see any others that you would like to manage just let me know. BB
Added by Bud on Mar 25, 2015 6:05 PM
Sorry about those two.
I guess I worked in the fields too long today.
I sent you two, but you can send them back or hold on to them.
We stopped there on our way back from Memphis and took them before we stopped in B'ham.
So, those to come later.
Added by Bud on Mar 25, 2015 1:54 PM
RE: Lawrenceville, GA Gwinett Co, Shadowlawn
I will check on Gwinnett Cemeteries, but I do believe a man in Barrow County volunteered to take them all along with Barrow County last year.
But, I surely will find the ones in Alabama for you.
Best regards, Bud.
Added by Bud on Mar 25, 2015 1:06 PM
RE: Friends :)
Yes, I am trying to get all the none relative memorials that I have picked up along the way. I turned a couple hundred back to Find A Grave, but then a friend said that it was hard to get any of them from Find A Grave with THEIR GUIDELINES. So, family or friend is my guideline. If you live in Alabama we stopped at three cemeteries near B'ham looking for relatives of friends and when I walked the cemeteries I always took photos of veterans and family names of those I was looking for. So, I have collected several that we need to pass on to someone. They were not any relatives that my friends were related to.
Happy Researching, Bud
Added by Bud on Mar 24, 2015 6:34 PM
Ellen Mosher
Herman G. Schwanke is also the father of Milton W.Schwanke. The memorial number for my Grandfather Milton is Memorial# 57327297.
Added by Ellen Mosher on Mar 08, 2015 9:13 AM
Veronica Evans Taylor
Find A Grave Memorial# 116634585
Mound Cemetery in Wisconsin...Can you add the name Laura (you just have Clough) I verified with my family tree. She is the wife to Walter Clough.

Thanks bunches

Contributor Veronica Evans
Added by Veronica Evans Taylor on Feb 09, 2015 8:31 PM
Edward and Laura Elderkin
Thanks for the edits Gina!
Added by MarenMcCallum on Jan 31, 2015 5:59 PM
Heny link
Thanks for the correction for Geneva error!
Added by rhm on Jan 15, 2015 1:41 PM
Judy Frehse
Elizabeth Arnold
Elizabeth (Stonebraker) Arnold born June 19, 1805
died May 9, 1860 the wife of Samuel Arnold born 1790 died May 30, 1871.
She is the daughter of John D. Stonebraker born Dec. 5, 1784 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania died March 31, 1867 Ashland County, Ohio and Anna Catherine Summerlot born Sept. 10, 1787 Northumberland County, Pennsylvania died July 27, 1845 Ashland County, Ohio.
Added by Judy Frehse on Jan 13, 2015 11:53 AM
RE: Nancy Morris
So you add the copy write before you upload the photos? What about photos you have already uploaded?
Added by rhondajo on Jan 11, 2015 11:11 PM
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