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Roger H. Vartabedian (#46794830)
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I currently live near Tacoma, Washington having moved here from Sacramento, California and have been intrigued with my own genealogy for several years.

I am retired from the U. S. Air Force and now retired from the State of California and drawing my Social Security. Now my hobbies are fishing and genealogy researching.

I have located some very famous people in my mother's lineage (Aaron Burr, General John Bidwell and some others) and this makes looking at history a bit different. On my mother's side I have lineage going back 32 generations in Wales. Still much more investigating to do.

I enjoy looking for the smaller and older cemeteries to photograph and enter information into Find A Grave. Many in my new area are over 150 years old.

When I do locate a cemetery I attempt to photograph ALL the markers - not just those that might be requested. When I find a photo of a marker that has no information, I enter the information. If you find a memorial I have created and there is no photo then it is possible that I have not yet added the photo as all the memorials I create are created from a photo. I recently photographed the 8,000 internments of the Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Enumclaw, WA. As always, genealogy is a work in progress.

Please email me of any corrections needed of friends or transfers of your family members. Please use the transfer request format when requesting transfers.

Please feel free to copy any of my photos if you need to.
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Judy Wilson
Albert Bogdan
Thank you for setting up this memorial for my uncle. Sadly , some of the date information is wrong. How may I provide you the corrections?
Added by Judy Wilson on May 19, 2016 9:37 PM
Kim Hartwick
Ruby Ruth Burdick Talbott Dodds
Hi, thank you for the great job you have done for the grave of my grandmother Ruby Dodds. I would love to add to it and actually take it over if possible. I have information fro her 2nd husband Graham M Dodds who is buried without a stone next to her. I am working on getting a stone for him too. Somehow it was just forgotten. I remember that sad day (1977) at the cemetery burying him, he had been sick so long and died at our home from cancer 11 years after Ruby. Love that you found the marriage cert. for she and Charles Talbott. They had two children before they split up. (Eva Louise and Raymond) Charles died in 1927, the cause?? Have not found that out for sure though. With Graham she had 4 more children Robert, David, Virginia (my mother), and Dale.
Thank you for your time,
Kim H
Added by Kim Hartwick on Apr 27, 2016 4:42 PM
Olaf and Minnie Erickson
If you are not related to Olaf or Minnie, could you please transfer them to me. They are my husbands Uncle and Aunt and I would like to link them both to their parents. If you are related, maybe we can connect and find out how.

Thank you very much for entering them in Evergreen Mem. Cem. Their #'s are

Olaf Erickson 106235753
Minnie Penny #106235752

Thanks and God Bless, keep up the good work.

Added by Ruthe on Mar 28, 2016 7:15 PM
Juliane Montgomery Burbach
RE: Edits
I agree, so many people don't check and it can take up to a month to clear, FindAGrave will do the edit after a month has passed. We are neighbors as I live in Tacoma.

Happy New Year!

Added by Juliane Montgomery Burbac... on Jan 07, 2016 8:25 PM
~Judy Calhoun Bresch~
If you will kindly use the transfer format utilized by Find A Grave I will gladly do it. Having to look up all sorts of information is time consuming and the transfer program already in place is great. Please use it.

The transfer format only shows on the screen of the person managing the memorial. Only you see it, I do not see it from my end. I have had other memorials transferred to me this week and no one has referred me to a "transfer format." Thank you in advance for transferring my great grandmothers memorial to me.
Added by ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~ on Sep 06, 2015 9:32 PM
~Judy Calhoun Bresch~
If you could give me click by click instructions on how to locate and fill the transfer requirements I will be happy to send to you the proper filled out form.
Low Tech Judy Calhoun Bresch (#47937011) :-)
Added by ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~ on Sep 04, 2015 10:55 PM
~Judy Calhoun Bresch~

FLORA SHAFFNER #62995784 is my great grandmother and it would mean a lot to me and be a privilege to be able to manage her memorial. I can correct and add information that would be helpful to others.
We go as a family every Memorial Day to put flowers on her grave. She was a wonderful lady who loved children and was always helping others.
If you can transfer the management of her memorial to me and would like to use my personal email, it is:
Thank you so much for the great service that you do. It is so needed and appreciated.

Judy Calhoun Bresch
Added by ~Judy Calhoun Bresch~ on Sep 02, 2015 10:58 PM
Graham James
RE: Sushannah (Susana) Garrett nee Hughes 1860-1941
Hi, Susanah Garrett nee Hughes was my Great Grandmothers (Sarah James nee Hughes 1953-1920) sister. I have a photo of Sarah's and my Great Grandfather Gwilym James 1845-1895 Gravestone plus a pic of Sarah and Susannah's mothers Gravestone. Her name was Susannah Morgan. married Thomas Hughes who died aged 37 then she remarried a David Thomas. Her Name on Stone is Susannh Thomas 1832-1888. She died when an old parraffin lamp exploded and burnt her, I don't suppose you have any historical family photos?
Graham James
Added by Graham James on Jul 08, 2015 10:07 AM
robin kukas
Shirley Schulz
i have edits to place on my aunts find a grave. they are waiting for you to place them . please make the changes. thanks
Added by robin kukas on Jun 04, 2015 4:46 PM
Doris Rose Blake Ziegler
Hi Roger, I Know info on Doris is confusing as she was buried as a Blake. I looked in King Co. records & found info re her later marriage to Ken Zeigler.

King County Marriage Records, 1855-1990 - Kenneth L Ziegler - Doris R Blake

Record Series: Marriage Records
Collection: King County Marriage Records, 1855-1990

Reference Number: kingcoarchmc433074

Groom's Name: Kenneth L Ziegler
Bride's Name: Doris R Blake
Marriage Date: 2-4-1978

Doris' daughter was my next door neighbor for 25 years. I knew Doris & Ken well and was at Doris' funeral.

Added by A.G.P. on May 24, 2015 11:21 AM
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