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Gina Townley Swinburn (#46543340)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo updated:
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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Virginia D
Caldwells in Ellewood Cemetery
Thank you for the edits to John A and Nellie (Freeman) Caldwell.
Added by Virginia D on Nov 09, 2014 7:57 AM
Leigh Ann
RE: Pinkney Oliver Battles
Hi Gina,
He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Leigh Ann
Added by Leigh Ann on Nov 05, 2014 6:21 PM
Trippy Von Brainstorm
124319901 Howlett
Shoot - you should have just contacted me about my dup - I would have just deleted mine & added the obit to yours with no worries. - Made the changes already

You wrote:
I'm sorry, but I'm laughing hysterically! I was preparing to respond to your post on this memorial when I found your messages disabled.

Oh yeah I did! IT really hit the fan about two weeks ago between me & another graver - I had a findagrave meltdown of epic & biblical proportions. Funny - you're not the first person to contact me about how funny my Bio page is. If you need something, just find one of my memorials and leave a message - doesn't matter what memorial it is.

Best regards,
Trippy Von Brainstorm
Added by Trippy Von Brainstorm on Sep 29, 2014 12:57 PM
Carol Mercier
Henry Mitchell, Smith's Chapel Methodist, Chester, SC
Is there a direct male Mitchell descendent in your family who would be willing to have a y-DNA test through My David Mitchell (wife Sarah) came to Georgia from Chester Co. SC in early 1800's, and his parents were David & Mary Mitchell.
Through y-DNA tests we have matched other Mitchells who went from Chester Co. SC to Kentucky.
Thanks for your consideration.
Added by Carol Mercier on Sep 25, 2014 9:23 PM
Lovell Wheeler, Wis.
Thank you, Gina, for your gracious email re this memorial. I really appreciate your adding info I sent. You've done (and are doing) so much for Findagrave in helping those of us to find some of these old memorials where we'd not have a clue to look. Thanks again. winnie
Added by wvy on Sep 06, 2014 7:25 AM
Bertha Avery-Hood
Ola Bowling
Thanks for her obit I have added it to her page.
Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on Aug 12, 2014 12:09 AM
Billie Blackstock
I added in the accident information and connected to parents do you know if this couple were dating?
Added by Billie Blackstock on Jul 28, 2014 4:01 PM
Richard Jordan
RE: Mauney
Keep looking!

Added by Richard Jordan on Jul 22, 2014 11:32 PM
Richard Jordan
There is great great aunt that married a Mauney, but other than that Adam and Eve maybe the next nearest relation.

Added by Richard Jordan on Jul 22, 2014 5:22 AM
Richard Jordan
Chrisitan Mauney
I will gladly transfer Christian to your care if you wish.

Added by Richard Jordan on Jul 20, 2014 8:05 PM
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