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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



"A US military veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America,' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"


By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where others cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.


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Cindi Trice Kessinger
Thank you for helping
Thanks for adding information or helping me keep up. Cindi Kessinger
Added by Cindi Trice Kessinger on May 03, 2015 7:02 PM
Patsy Ware
Read your message on my duplication. I have been researching my family history since 1989. Posted all my research and photo's on and post my research on Find A Grave. Only to discover that Sherry Goolsby had been coping without my permission my research from and posting on Find A Grave as if she was the one who had done the research. Yes, I love and I am devoted to my family history.
Added by Patsy Ware on Apr 26, 2015 7:09 AM
RE: I apologize ~ ~
:D No worries I fixed it :D
Added by Deathbecomezher on Apr 16, 2015 9:47 AM
Reference Smith Austin Wallace Cemetery.
I believe the following is a duplication.

Tennessee Harrison Smith Memorial #34988503,
Memorial #107860867

Robert Bowers
Added by Bobby on Apr 13, 2015 4:33 PM
Fixed it! Thanks.
Added by Nora on Apr 09, 2015 5:27 PM
RE: Just thought I'd ask ~
Syd, Regarding Doretha Sowell #140177903, where I have duplicated with additional info, please transfer your memorial to me and I will update with all the info I have and delete my memorial per your e-mail to me. I don't know why it didn't show up when I put my memorial in, thanks for letting me know of the duplication.

Joyce Norris #47725980
Added by Baird/Herbert/Norris on Apr 07, 2015 7:13 AM
RE: Regarding Marvin Brinkley's memorial ~
I think his memorial should be moved to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Caldwell County, Kentucky. That is the county next to Crittenden Co. KY and the county where he was born.
Added by ICD on Apr 06, 2015 7:20 PM
gary hughes
Fowler Hensley
Dear sir I'm a trustee for Lampley Cemetery the above child was named Barbara J. Hensley and not Fowler Hensley would you please make the correction. I've gotten all my information from the sister of Barbara.

Added by gary hughes on Apr 03, 2015 5:55 PM
Golden Girl
Dearest Syd,thank you so much for the transfer of my cousin.I deleted my memorial and kept yours.Thanks again-Donna
Added by Golden Girl on Apr 01, 2015 6:47 AM
Golden Girl
Dearest Syd,I recently made a memorial for my cousin Wallace Edward Young,then noticed you had already made one.May I please keep mine? If you would rather I delete mine I will.I will also be placing a photo on his memorial.May GOD bless -Donna
Added by Golden Girl on Mar 31, 2015 10:02 PM
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