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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Long-time instructor of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs and mother of a beautiful adult son.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1923:

Baby John Doe: 136921616 and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say

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Marilyn Nichols Trumbull
RE: Clarence R. Trumbull
Thanks SO much. You are a doll. Thank you also for the work you do on f-a-g.
Added by Marilyn Nichols Trumbull on Aug 28, 2015 10:16 AM
Marilyn Nichols Trumbull
RE: Clarence R. Trumbull
You are a doll! thanks so much.
Added by Marilyn Nichols Trumbull on Aug 26, 2015 9:55 AM
George Finch
Thank you for the transfer.
I'm still working on this Finch line.
Added by sec412 on Aug 10, 2015 9:54 AM
Cynthia,thanks for the Transfers I appreciate all your help and all that you do your very kind person thanks again. Jim
Added by Arizonagraver on Aug 06, 2015 4:37 PM
Thomas Kropaczewski
RE: Bundy family headed your way
Thank you so much for the Transfer of my Great Aunt Eleanor Clara Mankowski-Bundy! Thank you also for all the work you do for others chasing some family history :)
Added by Thomas Kropaczewski on Aug 04, 2015 3:37 PM
RE: Wilbers headed your way
Thank you. They are pretty distant cousins, so if someone else closer comes along and wants to manage the memorials, I will transfer to them. I noted your pictures, they are good.
Lora, LefflerResearcher
Added by LefflerResearcher on Jul 28, 2015 7:10 PM
RE: Rhodabergers
thank you!

I've seen many of your posts. You've done a wonderful job creating/updating so many Memorials. Thank you for doing all that!

I've been able to nail down 1 branch of my Dad's genealogy going back to Wales, so I'm on the hunt for all the others.

Thanks again for all your hard work!

Added by Constable_Cascaden on Jul 24, 2015 4:41 PM
Jackie Church Roberts
Thank you...
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Jackie Church Roberts on Jul 17, 2015 12:37 PM
Marvelle & Jean Gunner
Thank you for posting the photos for Marvelle and Jean Gunner. I appreciate it.
Added by Karen on Jul 14, 2015 10:59 PM
RE: Greutters coming your way
Father Gruetter was a very dear friend as well as pastor at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Toledo, Ohio.
As I was re-reading diaries of my favorite great uncle this weekend, seeing his thoughts in writing once again about the VanBuren and allied families relationship with Father Gruetter, I just felt compelled to find his memorial page.
Thank you so much for placing his family on FindAGrave in Ottawa County, Ohio.
Sponsoring memorials is my way of thanking them for being a part of my family history.
Thank you Cynthia for all you do.
Debbie B. in soggy but drying out Missouri
Added by cannaladi on Jul 13, 2015 8:22 AM
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