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Grave Digger (#47144639)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo Hello!
I have been researching genealogy for over 30 years now and enjoy all aspects of it. I am a cemetery hopper and also enjoy helping others trace their family history. Joining has now become my passion and I am anxious to have the opportunity to assist others in their research as well as expand my own. Although I am only listed in one area code for photo volunteer I am willing to take pictures in other surrounding areas and when I travel. I am willing to share information with other genealogists researching my family lines. I carry a bucket of flags with me in my cemetery kit and when I find your loved one and discover he/she has served in the Military I will place a flag on their grave. I have also decided to take random photos of sections when visiting cemeteries and listing memorials for them. If you find your relative on one of my listings and want me to transfer to you please just ask. This picture is of me standing between my 4th great grandparents markers in Pownal Vermont. John Downer who fought in the Revolutionary War as well as the Battle of Bennington, and his wife Lydia (Dunham) Downer. This photo was taken on my visit to Vermont in 2008 to attend our very first "ancestral reunion". All of us 'cousins' who attended and met for the very first time all descend from these grandparents and branch out in different lines. It was great meeting and sharing information and photos with everyone. We all keep in touch and plan to gather again.

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 • 1,243 Memorials Added
 • 1,165 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/Week
 • 2,438 Photos
 • 5 Photo Requests
 • 566 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 19 Virtual Flowers
 • 14 Virtual Cemeteries
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Barzen (77)
Brooks (1)
Classmates (49)
Downer (48)
Family friends (128)
Forster (22)
Heise (4)
Hilliard (6)
Johnson (24)
Krause (12)
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Frank Patnaude
Ida Sears
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Frank Patnaude on Aug 01, 2016 8:51 AM
Death in Family
My brother Terry died on Wednesday May 11th, 2016. He had cardiac and resperatory issues. He passed unexpectedly while at home.
Added by Hexter on May 19, 2016 7:10 AM
Bette Spaargaren
John Jarvis Thompson
If possible could you add info to my great-great grandfather, John Jarvis Thompson!? He was born on 26 April 1823 in Mentz, Cayuga Co., NY to parents JOHN THOMPSON and PHEBE CRANE. His children were: John C. 1845-1916, Henry N. b.1849, Mary Ann Palethorpe 1853-1877 (my gr-grandmother), Jennie Betsey Sanford 1857-1925, Sarah E. Ellinwood 1861-1921. Thank you for all you do...Bette
Added by Bette Spaargaren on Feb 29, 2016 4:23 PM
Michelle Urban
RE: Laten
You are very welcome

Added by Michelle Urban on Jan 30, 2016 12:13 AM
RE: Lillian Tokarz
I have made your suggested corrections to Lillian's memorial.
Thank you for contributing the photos from her 80th birthday party. I have added one of my own as well.
Happy New Year, hoping 2016 is prosperous and finds you in good health.
Added by Hexter on Jan 03, 2016 9:45 PM
Lillian Tokarz
Aunt Lillian Tokarz passed away on Dec 31st.
My brother is out of the hospital and slowly recovering.
Added by Hexter on Jan 02, 2016 5:22 PM
Thank you so much for the transfer of Howard Richardson. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Dec 29, 2015 2:38 PM
Brenda Ossowski
Albert A. Barnett Ottawa Park Cemetery
Could you please transfer the memorial below to me? He is the husband of my 1st cousin and I would like to keep it maintained.

memorial# 52986976

Thank you in advance.
Added by Brenda Ossowski on Nov 18, 2015 5:38 AM
Brenda Ossowski
Jeffrey P. Barnett, Ottawa Park Cemetery
Would you please transfer the following memorial to me? He is the son of my 1st cousin and I would appreciate being able to maintain it myself.

Memorial# 52986994

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this matter.
Added by Brenda Ossowski on Nov 18, 2015 4:57 AM
RE: Transfer Management Request
Thank you for the transfers. Yes, please transfer Lorraine Ferrazutti as well. Joe's passing was aunexpected. My brother is in grave health and he may also pass. I don't mind contributing to Findagrave, I had a good teacher.
Added by Hexter on Nov 12, 2015 5:32 PM
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