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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.

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 feel free to email me of any corrections needed of friends or transfers of your family members. If anyone would like pictures or any other information added just email me with a note with your name and I will be happy to add it with your name.

Please feel free to copy any of my photos if you need to.
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John & Linda Russell
Thank you
Thank you for your contributions to findagrave. You have helped many a researcher including me.
Added by John & Linda Russell on Jan 23, 2015 3:00 PM
Ron Gragg
Manuel H. Gragg
Is your brother-in-law (last name Gregg) a descendant of Manuel H. Gragg? He's my great-Great Grandfather. My father "Manuel" was his namesake.

By the way, I trace my lineage back to Gregor MacGregor as well. ALL Scots-Irish Gregg/Gragg's do.

My Mayflower roots are on both paternal and maternal sides. On the Lehman side the tie is "Edward Fuller" (a signatory to the Mayflower Compact). And on the Gragg side the tie is William (the Elder) Brewster, leader and preacher (Chaplain) of Mayflower Compact.
Added by Ron Gragg on Jan 02, 2015 5:16 AM
Ron Gragg
Manuel H Gragg
Hello Roger,

My name is Ron Gragg, I am a fellow "Find-A-Grave" contributor. I ran across a profile that you created. It is that of my Great-Great Grandfather Manuel H. Gragg (Find A Grave Memorial# 67624355). I would appriciate it if you could transfer his profile to me so I can add all the pertenant biographical information, and link him up to the rest of the family that I have to date.

Thank you very much for your time, AND for finding his grave. I have been searching for it fo a ver long time!

Added by Ron Gragg on Dec 30, 2014 12:27 AM
Thank you for the Ganoung transfer!
Added by duck77 on Nov 11, 2014 1:03 PM
Sandie Schwarz
Rebecca & Peter Eckert
Hello Roger,
Thank you for your quick response to the edits' I sent you for the Rebecca and Peter Eckert Memorials! I have a friend from high school who lives in Auburn, Placer County, California, and that is how I discovered the cemetery where Rebecca and Peter are at rest. So I began searching for Peter's past history. I forgot to tell you that I found the place of birth for Rebecca, West Virginia, in the census records also. Thank you for all of your contributions! Enjoy your searching, I see you have discovered some well-known people in your family ~
Added by Sandie Schwarz on Oct 04, 2014 4:11 PM
Glenda Ragan
Silas Kidder
I don't know I made that mistake!

How long have you lived in WA? I didn't know you moved. Most importantly is do you like it better? My sister and her husband are looking along the coast in your neck of the woods.
Added by Glenda Ragan on Aug 29, 2014 3:22 PM
Claire Moergeli Almquist
transferring grave site to me
I need to have Harold Arthur Almquist gravesite
transferred to me. I need to make additions.
Thank you.
Added by Claire Moergeli Almquist on Aug 28, 2014 3:02 PM
Luana Averill
Harold A Averill Jr.
Mr. Vartabedian, Thank you for caring about these sometimes lost or forgotten graves & for taking the time to take a picture the of my baby brother's headstone that I was able to show my mom as we haven't lived in that area for forty-five years. My brother died the same day he was born in 1967 he was my parents second child. My mother's dad made the headstone which is in rough shape but it's good to know that it has lasted for 47 years. I have always hoped I would be able to afford to have a new one made with whatever is left of the old one. So to know it's still there means a lot.. Thank You, Luana Averill
Added by Luana Averill on Aug 15, 2014 12:23 AM
Judy Linville
Willard Linville
Thank you for posting a photo of my dad's grave site; have not seen it for so many years as I live in California and he is buried at Enumclaw WA cemetery. Thank you!
Added by Judy Linville on Jul 25, 2014 2:22 PM
Antoinette Waughtel Sorensen
Thank you so much for transferring Yvonne Tuk to me. I now can connect her with her 2 brothers and hopefully her parents.
Added by Antoinette Waughtel Soren... on Jul 20, 2014 9:46 PM
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