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Linda & Joe Richards (#47486036)
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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: McWilliams, Thompson, Shepherd, O'Neal, Barlow, Guynes, Quin, 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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Linda Thompson
RE: Louisa Green Perryman Green
I am not a relative -- just a happy volunteer at Greenwood Cemetery. I hope you have had the opportunity to visit our beautiful, old, historic cemetery. Of course, you may use my photo for your family tree purposes.

Thank you,
Linda Thompson
Added by Linda Thompson on Mar 05, 2014 2:28 PM
Morgan Thompson
Hello Linda and Joe,
Thank you for taking the time to visit my friend Morgan's memorial. I appreciate it.

Added by Johnny on Feb 08, 2014 10:28 PM
RE: McWilliams Family Photos
You may use any picture that I have taken in the cemetery.
Added by piazzaboy on Feb 08, 2014 9:05 PM
Barbara Pilgrim Sams
Gladys Evans Belcher
Thanks for the help for Aunt Gladys' memorial, I think the name of her mother in the obit is correct, but I am not sure.
Added by Barbara Pilgrim Sams on Jan 25, 2014 6:02 PM
Barbara Pilgrim Sams
Evans memorials
Thanks for connecting this family and for the correction of the name of the mother Claudie Newborn Evans.
Added by Barbara Pilgrim Sams on Jan 23, 2014 5:51 PM
David Davis
I added the parents to Aaron Coleman. All the Coleman markers are together in one area of the cemetery. Do you want to add parents to Mandy?
Added by David Davis on Nov 18, 2013 12:35 PM
Thank you so much for your time and great photos. Happy Thanksgiving. Linda
Added by LFAmes1008 on Nov 09, 2013 12:30 PM
Diane Jones
Watkins Photo
Thank you so much for the photos of Howard Glenn Watkins and his wife, Jewell Daniell. It is much appreciated. Diane Jones
Added by Diane Jones on Nov 09, 2013 11:47 AM
Thank you so much for finding the grave.I really appreciate your time and help so this can be added to the family tree. Have a great Thanksgiving.
Added by liz on Oct 30, 2013 4:25 PM
Judy Samson-Shealy
RE: Tombstone photos of Ray Family in Dothan, Alabama
Thank you for contacting me. You may use any photos I have out there.

Judy Shealy
Added by Judy Samson-Shealy on Oct 29, 2013 8:07 AM
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