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Linda & Joe Richards (#47486036)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 1 day
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I have been working on my family genealogy only since the spring of 2010. I wish I had started decades ago when I would have been able to gain first-hand information from my parents and grandparents. Now I only have bits and pieces of first-hand information to build on. I have discovered more than I ever thought possible.

I am working on my New York paternal side: Wightwick, Collins, Thornton, Dolan, Sweeney, O'Mahoney.

Also my Mississippi maternal side: Barlow, McWilliams, Thompson, Shepherd, O'Neal, Guynes, Quin, Green, Perryman, Beeson/Beason, Dalrymple and BEYOND.

My husband, Joe, is now interested in finding his ancestors, since I have done a lot of research on his side of the family. That side starts with Richards & Ward in Alabama. It includes: West, Ray, Guy, Hart, Daniels, Parker, Jones, Stuart (or Stewart) and others to be discovered.

Joe will now share this site with me, so that we can work together. I have found Houston County in Alabama to be a treasure chest of information. Other researchers there are the most helpful and are probably related, too.

We also enjoy visiting other cemeteries to take pictures and help others with their family search. We live in Douglas County, GA, so if anyone needs assistance nearby, just contact us.

WE HAVE ADDED MEMORIALS THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO US. We visit cemeteries to take volunteer photos and sometimes add other photos and memorials. We do this especially for family names that we are related to. If you find a memorial that is a direct ancestor or a close family member, you may request a transfer to you. We will do this if you make the request through the edit function, suggest a correction, give your contributor #, and tell us how you are related. We will transfer the memorial if we are not also related. We have taken a lot of photos over the last year and a half that we have not yet added. It is time consuming, but we will add more memorials and photos as time permits.

PLEASE NOTE: The McWilliams Family in Clifton Methodist Churchyard in Panthersville, GA. and family members linked to them have NO KNOWN RELATIONSHIP WITH US. Their son, George W. McWilliams IS NOT the George W. McWilliams whom Linda is descended from.

PHOTOS WE TAKE MAY BE USED FOR FAMILY OR GENEALOGY PURPOSES ONLY (NO COMMERCIAL USE.) WE WOULD APPRECIATE JUST SHOWING ON THE PHOTO "COURTESY OF LINDA & JOE RICHARDS." As other photo volunteers know, finding these cemeteries and the graves in them is time-consuming and hard work, as well as the process of adding them to findagrave; therefore, just acknowledge that we provided them. Thank you.
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Faye Nations McCardle
Joseph Howard Barlow #5766720
I have corrected link to parents
I'm connected to Sally Barlow Nations

Added by Faye Nations McCardle on Oct 20, 2016 8:55 PM
Barbara Kobres Hill
RE: Campbell in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery
Yes Martha Elizabeth Lizzie Hammond is my Grandmother I would like to have her transferred as well thanks #48945371
Added by Barbara Kobres Hill on Oct 03, 2016 6:09 AM
Barbara Kobres Hill
RE: Campbell in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery
Thank you very much for transferring both of them. I did not have a link my grandmother. B
Added by Barbara Kobres Hill on Oct 03, 2016 1:54 AM
Bryan Healy
Sr. Agnes
Hi Linda:

I asked this question recently to the Find-a-Grave powers-at-be and was told that any religious names belong in the bio field, not nickname field. Only the name they went by when they died should appear in the name field:
Added by Bryan Healy on Aug 29, 2016 4:33 PM
RE: Shepherd Family Thank you for contactig me and thankful to see communication from another descendant and this may help. Sincerely.
Added by GENEALOGYLOVE on May 30, 2016 10:55 PM
Cathie Bailey
RE: Quin Family Tombstones
Please feel free. I'm always happy to hear that I've been able to connect family to their family members and loved ones through taking pictures of headstones. It has helped me to answer many questions I've had when others have assisted me. Be blessed and happy hunting. =0)
Added by Cathie Bailey on Apr 29, 2016 3:56 PM
rick myers
Tolliever Thompson
Name changed and bio added
Added by rick myers on Apr 13, 2016 1:41 PM
Elaine E Nystrom (nee Krawchuk)
RE: Anton Zerr
If you have clicked the "request photo" on the memorial, there may be someone in Regina who will post a photo of the headstone.
Added by Elaine E Nystrom (nee Kra... on Apr 13, 2016 9:53 AM
K&V Grammer
RE: Narvle & Elizabeth Barlow
One of our distant cousins, Lora Beth Barlow Wright has written a book about the Barlow family. The info is from her book.
Added by K&V Grammer on Apr 08, 2016 3:44 AM
Elaine E Nystrom (nee Krawchuk)
RE: Anton Zerr
If there is not one on the Find A Grave memorial page, then no I do not have a picture.

I have entered many memorials online. Can you give me his memorial # and cemetery and I can possibly go out and take a photo for you. There are quite a few Anton Zerr memorials.

Added by Elaine E Nystrom (nee Kra... on Apr 01, 2016 9:36 AM
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