I have been interested in family history for many years, but have just gotten serious about it in the last ten or so. My family is from Fairfax County, Va. I live in Gainesville, Va. I will answer Questions and take photos in Fairfax and Prince William Counties as time allows. Some of the surnames that I am interested in are Swink, Magarity (McGarity), Reid, Shepherd, and Payne. My book; "The Swink Family of Fairfax County, Virginia" is now available. Please contact me for pricing.
My name is Adrea Scholnick - Miller. My dad, Irving Scholnick served on the USS Hope (a HOSPITAL SHIP) during WW2. When he passed away in 1997, I decided to make a website in honor of those who served aboard the ship with him. Unfortunately, he was army (medical staff) and I didn't have much in the way of military records for the Naval personnel.
Two months ago, after almost 20 years, I obtained the muster rolls for the USS Hope and am finally able to research the men and women from the navy, and to my surprise I have all of the names, ranks and other information about people who were patients aboard the USS Hope.
I am currently researching the patients. I have over 1000 pages so far.
Researching this is very tedious. I am trying to obtain pictures of as many men & women who set foot on the ship as I can to be included on their own personal webpage. Leonard was a patient on the USS Hope in November of 1944.
I was wondering if you have any other pictures of Leonard that you would be willing to share for my website. I would also like to ask for permission to use the picture you have posted of Leonard & his Mom. Please contact me via my regular email address
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Thank you in advance. Sincerely, Adrea Scholnick - Miller daughter of Tec 5 Irving Scholnick 5/31/22 - 8/25/97 http://www.usshope.com
RE: Mary Etta Reid Smith Thanks so much for all the info you have provided with the Reid side of the family. Mary Etta was born in 1838 and is shown on the 1850 and 1860 census records with the rest of the Reid family in Fairfax, VA. Mary Etta was my 2xs great grandmother. She and Lewis B. Smith had one child, Richard B. Smith, who had two grandchildren, my father being one, so all of Mary Etta's photo albums and letters from family are now in my possession. If you need more than the census records, let me know. I was unaware of her interment in St. Anne's and didn't notice the interment date on the Arlington Cemetery form of 1904. Thank you so much for that. I'll go visit St. Anne's and see what info they might have as well.
Reid Cemetery Recently found myself on the CIA land and came across this cemetery. Thank you for taking these pictures. I have recently found the genealogy of the graves to be an interest and your contribution was very informational. Thank you.
RE: Schurtz Cemetery someone else told me that this cemetery was separate from Beulah cemetery. I have been there, and these cemeteries are RIGHT BESIDE each other, literally only divided by a chain link fence. though, after having gone there, I think they are indeed two separate cemeteries, though without that small fence, they would appear to be the same cemetery. hope that helps answer your question.