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I have been researching my family for over 50 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 16,000 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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|Wilkie||Thank You Goldeneagle|
Thanks so much for approving the edits for the Perkinson family members buried at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery on Church Road. I was very good friends with Arthur Maxey Perkinson and his wife Florence (Clayton) Perkinson. I spent a summer on their farm and did a lot of fishing with Mack (Maxey). I knew all his brothers and heard many stories while we were fishing. All the edits are from viewing death certificates so they are as correct as the records that are available. Again, thank you for your prompt action.
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Added by Wilkie on Aug 29, 2016 10:03 AM
|Virginian||RE: Jennings Pamplin|
It isn't a correction. It is additional information I found on him in the Blandford Cemetery Records.
They mentioned that he was originally buried in East Matoaca Cemetery and moved to Blandford Cemetery on 24 May 1973.
Thanks for all you do on Findagrave.
Hope you are doing well! All is good here
Added by SWF on Jun 28, 2016 5:58 PM
|Carol Wright||Willie and Julia White|
|Annette Baker||RE: Pvt Abram Sandifer|
Abram Sandifer died during the battle of Crampton's Gap. The battle of Crampton's Gap was on 14 Sep 1862.
|S M||OVERBY GRAVE PHOTO|
Just wanted to let you know that the photo you have posted for William Epps Overby the CW soldier is not correct. His is the military marker and flag above the photo you posted. The photo you posted is for William henry Overby 1876-1951 also at Blandford. Please check the name through the search so you can remove the wrong one so as not to confuse family or others wishing to locate his grave.. Thank you. SM
Added by S M on Apr 07, 2016 9:49 AM
|Edith Blankenship||RE: Welford Blankenship|
Welford Gary Blankenship was born March 16,1934 and died January 19, 2013.
|Fran Bundy||RE: Edward Parrish|
You are welcome.
|Edith Blankenship||RE: Frances L. Blankenship|
Thank you for checking on Frances L. Blankenship. We have her parents as Harvey Dyer Blankenship and Linda Lee Laffon. Harvey's father was Adolphus Blankenship, but I do not have any further ancestors.
|Mandy G.||RE: Blandford Cemetery|
Looks like that's the case. Two different ages at the time of death - Robert Sr. (age 42) is in plot W 1/2 center, Robert Jr. (age 45) in W 1/2 2ND SW Corner - so two different burial plots. Must have just been a tragic coincidence that the son died on the anniversary of the father's death.
Added by Mandy G. on Feb 01, 2016 4:49 PM
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