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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Lockhart Stockdale
Robert M Floyd
Thanks for the info on Robert. Robert was my cousin's Marie, husband.
Added by Lockhart Stockdale on Jul 04, 2015 9:27 AM
RE: Matheny photos
You are very welcome. Glad to do it.
Added by RickC on Jul 04, 2015 7:26 AM
Bonnie L. Flowers Farley
Thank seems to small, insufficient for what I feel. You are a person after my own heart. I LOVE working on my family history. I enjoy finding facts in records & making it into a short story. I want to thank you for notifying me that I had a duplicate on Ruth ( Wyatt ) Evener. Being fairly new to Find A Grave I've made some mistakes & have finally learned how to correct that. It was so simple& I made it so hard. I hope others will be as kind & patient as you have been. Thank you.
Added by Bonnie L. Flowers Farley on Jul 03, 2015 5:22 AM
JIm Mullen
James Mullen
Anna, I've discussed with you before about the wherabouts of James Mullen's grave. After exhaustive researching, I believe he was buried in the OLD BARKER Cemetery across the road and near the Ohio river's edge. When James died the new Barker Cemetery was yet to be in service. I've found not trace of his grave and believe his marker or entire grave was washed away. Locals in that area have listed all the readable markers in 1961 and his is not to be found.

James was my Great-Great-Grandfather and I still have no info on his parents or from where he came. Local newspapers say only he came from Pa.

If I ever find anything more I'll let you know. Again, thank you for all that you do!!! Jim Mullen (304) 422-5340
Added by JIm Mullen on Jul 02, 2015 1:21 PM
Diane Gregory Chidester
Thank you for transfering Mirtie and Wilson Laughery's memorial to me. I appreciate the work you have already done. Excellent!!!!

Added by Diane Gregory Chidester on Jun 24, 2015 3:39 PM
RE: Robert Harper Scott photo
You're welcome. I also added memorials for other Scotts nearby that might interest you.

Scott, Gertrude Cook 148165424
Scott, Hattie Davis 148165688
Scott, Howard McCoy 148165590
Scott, Wallace McCoy 148165789
Added by NDA on Jun 24, 2015 7:18 AM
I was wondering how you get your information so fast? There have been several obituaries that I was going to add memorials for, mostly for sentimental reasons that you had already created. I appreciate the ones you have transferred to me. I just feel a little better if I could create them for the people I know. Not angry, just curious. Thanks.
Added by Mark on Jun 23, 2015 3:08 PM
RE: Tennant transfers
You are very welcome. I am a Tennant descendant as well, via my maternal grandmother.
Added by KAL on Jun 17, 2015 8:06 AM
Virgil Wise
RE: Photos (7)
I have some more and I'll post more later.
Added by Virgil Wise on Jun 12, 2015 10:58 AM
Linda Williams
East Lawn
You have a memorial for Kenneth Carver in East Lawn Cemetery with birth and dates unknown. I have a photo with Kenneth N Carver Jr. with dates Feb. 18 - Mar. 8 1962. Would it be the same one?
Added by Linda Williams on Jun 02, 2015 4:09 PM
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