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I have been researching my family for over 45 years. It was slow going at first. Then came the computer and things got faster. Then came Find-A-Grave and doors opened. I have accomplished more in the last 10 years than before. After seeing how FAG helped me, I think it is important to record all cemetery records. Not just for the genealogy benefit, but also history. As one said, the headstones will wear, but the on line record will serve the test of time. I'm amazed how fast FAG is growing. I will create a memorial; go to create another and record numbers will have increased 30 or 40 in just a few minutes. I have heard folks say some are just entering memorials for the numbers. I disagree with that because the more we do; the faster the information is available. |
First, I would like to thank all contributors that have helped me with my family records. With your help I now have over 9,000 names in my tree. I feel real blessed for your help.
I read somewhere, "If you don't have time to do it right…. When will you have time to do it over?" We are all trying to honor those who came before us, so let's do it right. If you find a mistake in my records, or just want me to add information, please use the "edit" tab so I'll find the record quicker.
I grew up in the Virginia Tidewater area and have since moved west and now in the Tri City, Virginia area. If I can be of help, please let me know.
"Life should not be just a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming woo hoo what a ride!" (thanks Suzy)
Thanks for the visit.
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|deegraver||RE: Caleb Matthews|
Ok, I will transfer him.
Hopefully you can add his military history, etc.
Was he in the 42nd Va.?
thanks for the info.
do you want to maintain his memorial?
|Wilkie||RE: Perkinson/Goodwyn Spouse Link|
Thanks so much for approving the edit pertaining to the subject above. You have done great work and doubled the number of memorials that I have added to Find A Grave. I also love going to Blandford Cemetery. So many of people that I knew growing up in Petersburg are buried there. It is truly a sacred place. Thanks for all that you have done as well and I hope that you are enjoying good heath at this time.
Added by Wilkie on Sep 19, 2014 9:23 PM
|Wilkie||Perkinson/Goodwyn Spouse Link|
I just sent another edit reflecting the correct spouse link which you will now be able to approve. That will be the easiest way to make the edit. I thank you very much.
Added by Wilkie on Sep 19, 2014 7:20 AM
|Wilkie||RE: Marriage Link/Spouse|
Thanks for getting back to me and I appreciate your linking Maxine Perkinson Goodwyn to her husband Francis Edward Goodwyn. I spent several summers on the Perkinson farm on Church Road close to Trinity. I attended Trinity as it was expected that you go to church on Sunday. I was probably about 11 or 12 years old. There were several Perkinson brothers who owned adjoining farms. One ran the store up the road toward the church. Fond memories.
Added by Wilkie on Sep 18, 2014 4:16 PM
I just received a rejection to link Francis Edward Goodwyn to his spouse (wife) Maxine (Perkinson) Goodwyn both buried at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Dinwiddie County. They are buried alongside their first born son Edward Clayton Goodwyn. Francis Edward Goodwyn is my first cousin once removed on my mother's side of the family. I am still in close touch with Francis Edward and Maxine Goodwyn's children: Martha (Patsy), Mary Francis, and Arthur Peterson. My mother was very close to Francis Edward and Maxine. They were both in my parents' wedding and visited them quite often as I was growing up. I also spent summers on the Perkinson farm on Church Road, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, not farm from Trinity. The farm was owned by Maxine's parents, Arthur Maxie and Florenc (Clayton) Perkinson. I am 100% certain that Francis Edward Goodwyn and Maxine Perkinson were husband and wife. Please let me know what your information indicates if different from mine. If you go to the cemetery, you will find them buried side by side. If you need anything else from me to accomplish the link, please let me know. Many thanks, Wilkie, Find A Grave
Added by Wilkie on Sep 18, 2014 1:00 PM
|`Bobby Parr||James E. Parr|
Hi Bobby from Ipswich, Ma. My Father was Robert Parr, his Daniel Shepherd Parr, his James E. Parr
|Rebecca Prillaman||Paul Yates|
Thanks very much for the links to his parents.
|junquedog||Missing Dates, Names, etc.|
Hi: First of all, thank you for all you do for Find-A-Grave. All of us appreciate your fine efforts in helping to have our ancestors names live forever.
I have found quite a few missing dates, names, etc. on memorials in Blandford Cemetery. The memorials are set up by sassytazzy and some of the photos are yours. When she sets them up she evidently has no photo and possibly not the right name. You evidently come in after it has been set up and take the photo of the gravestone and the stone is usually in good enough shape that the names and dates are clear but yet the memorial remains with dates unknown and the names don't match. One of you (and you should work that out with Sassytazzy) should go in and correct the memorials. It would take a lot of time to give you all the ones I've come across, but I feel it should be something the two of you should do since you are the ones who have set up the memorials. I'll give you an example which is memorial #58511712. No dates and the name is Aretta not Aratta. I realize it is a big task to go through all of the memorials you have touched, but someone needs to do it. Thank you
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