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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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|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
|Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson||Mary Hanzlik Elko # 74280720|
Hi there---just noticed a discrepancy on this memorial. the birth date entered is Feb. 21, 1900, but the pic shows Jan. 21, 1900.
Have a great day!
|Go_Hokies||Effie Tucker Wells|
Memorial #94745236 Effie Tucker Wells show a death date of Sep. 6, 1970. However the tombstone is somewhat heard to read and the Richmond paper announcement is dated as Dec 7, 1970 with Blanford Cemetery records showing interment as Dec 8, 1970.
|Bruce Spencer||More Spencer|
How about these:
Spencer, Anna Elorine
Spencer, Dawn Michelle
Spencer, Debra Sue
Spencer, Eleanor A.
Spencer, Eloise Bland
Spencer, Eugene Alexander
Spencer, Harwood Fauntleroy
Spencer, Hilda Irene
Spencer, Hunter Floyd
Spencer, James M.
Spencer, Karon Lee
Spencer, Lucy Eileen
Spencer, Marion Reese
Spencer, Mary Love
Spencer, Otis Sidney
Spencer, Scott Atkins
Spencer, Sharon Lynn
Spencer, Virginia Aurelia
Spencer, William Burnley Jr.
Spencer, William Burnley Sr
Spencer, Willis Atkins
Spencer, Wilton Powell
Spencer, Wilton Powell Jr.
...they were originally from King and Queen County, Virginia..
|Bruce Spencer||RE: Spencer Family|
Here are just a few from a line whose members lived in Norfolk, Newport News and Nottoway Co:
Spencer, Gideon Beal
Spencer, Hattie A.
Spencer, Hugh Bernard
Spencer, Mary E. "Mamie"
Spencer, Robert Willis
Spencer, Stonewall J.
Spencer, Telemachus Beverly
Spencer, Thomas Floyd
|Bruce Spencer||RE: Spencer Family|
Yes, if you see any Spencers that I either added/manage, they are my relatives.
|hcolson1||thanks for edit|
Thanks for correcting Memorial# 90485062.
Added by hcolson1 on May 18, 2014 4:43 PM
|Amanda Bishop Burns||Petty|
No I am of no relation I found the obituary and wanted to add more info thanks for the offer though save it for a close family member
|Martha Fontaine Patterson||RE: Harrell|
No. I'm doing the Harrell/Perry work for a close friend.
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