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Susan R Perhala-Horry County Cemetery Registration (#47605660)
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Bio Photo Last logged in: August 21, 2016

April 2016 Current survey work completed for Horry County, SC:
Pine Island near Socastee, SC (620+ burials).
Mount Calvary #2, Little River, SC is surveyed now for Horry County (May 23, 2016).
Durant Cemetery just outside of Conway off Hwy 905 -12 burials (May 20, 2016).
St John Freewill Baptist (187 burials) 5/29/2016.
Union Chapel (51 burials) 5/29/2016.
370 Known cemeteries (in Horry County, within and outside the city limits
249 have been Inventoried
210 have been included in the Horry County Historic Cemetery Registration Project.

Volunteering with the Horry County Historic Cemetery Registration Project has taken us to cemeteries a good distance away as Horry County is quite large. The goal of this project is to support the existence of a cemetery for the future, the location of it's burials and names of the deceased buried there. The project consists of surveying the entire cemetery by photographing and gps'ing each gravesite. This information is kept by the Planning Department of Horry County and made available when building permits are requested. Our photos are also posted to findagrave in the hopes of helping others with their family research. Hopefully our efforts will be used by many who are researching their ancestors and who want to visit the final resting places of their family members. If you would like to use any of our stone photos we have taken you are welcome to do so.

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.” - David Eagleman

The Grand Strand Genealogy Club held in Chapin Library, Myrtle Beach, SC, meets 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am 1st floor conference room.

RESEARCHING: Rogerson, Clemons, Godwin, Porter, Wiehrs, Asendorf, Wittschen, White, Lancaster, Tarver, Partridge. Husband's side: Perhala, Zima, Kuchta.

My personal belief: "To each of you reading this, if you are a cemetery walker, then God Bless for your energy. And if you document your findings with photos or entries on, God Bless again and I'm grateful for your work done and your future efforts. Each grave contains someone's loved one who has passed away. Each life had meaning and still influences those left behind. We carry our loved ones in our hearts even after they are gone from this earth."
Susan Rogerson Perhala

spray water may help, sometimes in combination with a soft toothbrush. Sometimes I put the toothbrush into the dirt beside the stone, using the dirt like nature's ink, and rub the toothbrush (dirt and all) across the inscription/dates. Too much water and you get nothing.

Another option is to use aluminum foil on the stone surface. Enough foil to wrap around the corners of the stone. Use soft toothbrush to brush across the foil and get an impression of what's on the stone. Remove the foil and take it to a shaded place to be able to read the impression on the foil.

Sometimes I am lucky enough to find the information I need on ancestry, maybe a birth or death certificate, sometimes an obit that gives date information or names spouse/parents, etc.

4828, 4941 3/13, 3/17-4946, 5/31/2016 5643
5239, 5352 3/13, 3/17-5357, 5/31/2016 6055
14300 13546 2/11-13431, 2/13-13489, 3/07-13672, 3/13, 3/17-13697, 3/26 13775, 4/01 13731, 4/5 13705 (my doings),4/8 13693, 4/10 13677, 4/13 13616, 4/15/2016 13449, 5/31/2015 14275
Our family's pet: Dixie

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Chris Atkins
Elizabeth Birt in Long Branch Cemetery

I went today to photograph your Birt Family requests... In the Birt Family section I could not find an Elizabeth Birt (1880-1948). There are numerous small infant graves with very small stones and two plots which appear to be adult unmark graves. I searched the other Birt Family burials at Long Branch, but could not locate an Elizabeth Birt. She may be one of those unmarked graves.

Chris Atkins
Added by Chris Atkins on Aug 29, 2016 6:39 PM
Colar Kay Rogerson-Elswick
RE: Rogerson photos
Susan, are you a relative of William Humphrey Rogerson son of Job Rogerson in the Bear Grass township community? Job is my GG grandfather's brother.
Added by Colar Kay Rogerson-Elswic... on Aug 29, 2016 6:19 PM
Colar Kay Rogerson-Elswick
RE: Rogerson photos
I just saw this message, I'm learning to read the how to manage Find a Grave, Yes, after my mom died the family found all these old photo in her house. Luckily my 97 yr old aunt knew who was in each photo. I do have a question I am not find how to fix. I created a cemetery and named it just the Mizelle family cemetery but now I would like to rename it Henry Mizelle family cemetery. How do I rename a cemetery? Kay
Added by Colar Kay Rogerson-Elswic... on Aug 29, 2016 6:04 PM
RE: your Rosie
Thank you, Susan....I also love your Dixie...she is a carbon copy of Rosie's mom, also named Dixie. I will have to dig out a photo of them together.

I have not been on here much problems & my husband with a serious injury...we were in the middle of a big house remodel, so it is a half finished mess around here, and no time for my fav things!

Congrats on the brave venture with your new "tweenie" - I am not so son & his wife got a cute black & tan "noodle" about 6 months ago & she comes to "gramma's" every I can't help but get hooked on her!

I will try to pop in more often...have not left a flower for weeks. Thanks again, Shirleen

Added by history4sure on Aug 24, 2016 3:54 PM
Ms. Clyde
David Charles
His memorial is 142819864

I was looking at the markers on the ground, and looks like he and the girl with him have the last name of 'Smith', maybe. But don't think Charles is the last name.

Can you check into it?
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 24, 2016 11:56 AM
Ms. Clyde
Jonathan Bell
Your memorial for Johnathan is 140416931

There is another created earlier, in a cemetery, with almost the same name; it is 120721991

Can you check this out? The other one needs your photo, but not if it's in the wrong cemetery. Thanks
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 15, 2016 1:54 PM
Deb McCallister
RE: Horry County
Ha. Yeah, I have a bucket, clipboard, camera, etc. and climbed up hills and across creeks. Always interesting!
Added by Deb McCallister on Aug 13, 2016 2:36 PM
Deb McCallister
cleaing headstones
I too wash the older ones off. I trudge along with milk bottles of plain water and these sponges I get at DG (soft, kind of like recycled plastic) and wash them off. When they are wet I write the info down and then rinse them and photograph when dry. Amazing what you can see, isn't it?! I am sure people wonder why I am carrying all this & a clipboard around. Keep up the good work!
Added by Deb McCallister on Aug 13, 2016 2:23 PM
Deb McCallister
RE: Unknowns
I had several unknowns and I keep going back and I have all but 3 figured out now as more info posts every day online. I am in IL and we have so many of the death records posted on familysearch now. I have been able to determine who quite a few of those listed are from the headstones, many times a duplicate page is on for the same headstone, etc. I am trying to get the name fields corrected (as I go along) so those searching with first or last names, initials, or Unknown can find the pages. I read the instructions and also contacted edit@findagrave to be sure what info was to be in the name fields. So many pages were posted awhile ago and people just haven't had time to go back and make changes. Good luck in all your searches and have a good weekend!
Added by Deb McCallister on Aug 13, 2016 2:18 PM
karen cuccinello
RE: contact in Nassau
sorry just took pics while on vacation
Added by karen cuccinello on Aug 09, 2016 5:12 PM
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