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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.


I'm also looking for volunteers to help add names to Belmont County cemeteries.

My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.

Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)


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Gregory Chapman
Louis Head Cemetery
It is a small cemetery. The Louis Head church is before one turns down the dirt road. The cemetery is ithe left . It's very bleak there.
Added by Gregory Chapman on Jan 26, 2016 1:39 AM
Rev. Heather Lash-McKay
RE: Mary Dover
Surely do...(since you asked.)

I just need Mary's Husband ;my 3x Great Grandfather, Hannibal Jackson Dover; Memorial# 7749793.

Thank you again Terry.

Added by Rev. Heather Lash-McKay on Jan 18, 2016 8:23 PM
Rev. Heather Lash-McKay
RE: Mary Dover
That's how we relate then. My father is a Lash, his Mother was born ( Dover. ) Yes there are a few,but will get them to you during the week.

Thank you.
Added by Rev. Heather Lash-McKay on Jan 18, 2016 7:56 PM
Rev. Heather Lash-McKay
# 7749813
Terry, Would you kindly mind transferring my 3X Great Grandparent's into my management?

In advance;I thank you
Added by Rev. Heather Lash-McKay on Jan 18, 2016 5:04 PM
Donna White
RE: Mary Alexander Spears Giffin
You're welcome. Sorry I couldn't find a marker. donna
Added by Donna White on Jan 08, 2016 8:07 PM
Donna White
RE: Mary Alexander Spears Giffin
You're welcome. Sorry I couldn't find a marker. donna
Added by Donna White on Jan 08, 2016 8:07 PM
RE: John Fryman
Thanks for the transfer, Terry. I recognized your name from the facebook Belmont site. You do a lot of genealogy work and it's greatly appreciated!
Added by Korybabe on Dec 22, 2015 9:15 AM
John Fryman #146345118
Thank you so much for the memorial and pictures for John Fryman. He's my 5th great-grandfather and I had no date of death for him other than abt. 1851. Do you recall if there was a wife or other family members around his grave? Thanks, again.
Added by Korybabe on Dec 21, 2015 7:16 PM
Sandra McLoud
RE : Giffin & Durant
Coleman Durant Sr. was married to Corinne Giffin. When she died he married Ruth Etta Woods.They had 3 children, Van, Coleman Jr., & Lois Jean. It is Van Durant I am really looking for. He is a cousin to my husband. Jim is related through the Woods Family. James Ross & Mary Christina were his great grandparents.
Added by Sandra McLoud on Dec 18, 2015 4:48 PM
Sandra McLoud
RE: Coryne Giffin Durant
Thank you Terry. I am not good with the computer. How do you get any place names? I still haven't learned much on how to operate Find A Grave. have tried to put in my husband's brother who died in World War 2 & is buried in Holland. Can't seem to figure it out. Also haven't figured out how to put in those who are creamatd & not buried in a cemetery.I think it might be an age factor. :)
Added by Sandra McLoud on Dec 18, 2015 4:39 AM
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