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Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)
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Bio Photo Long before the computer my mother wrote letters tracing our families. It's been over 40 years since I started working on our tree/branches. Currently tracing: Blanchard, Lanham, Carson, Carter, Coleman, Ashby, Williams, Taylor, Lindsey, Bough, Allen, Bogusz, Boyd, and Grant. Now that our daughters are married, I help with the Yocom, Batchelor and Wallace trees. I've walked cemeteries in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. I'm a member of the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society and its' Cemetery Committee; and the Clay County Genealoigal Society. I recently became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and as a newspaper and a portrait photographer, I have no problems taking photos.

When I walk a cemetery, I will photograph every headstone in a particular area. Later when I find a memorial has already been established, I delete my photo preventing any duplication. If no memorial has ever been established, I research the person using census records, Ancestry.com, obituaries, marriage records and cemetery indexes. Usually this confirms what the headstone reflexes, and helps fill in missing information. If a memorial has been established without a photo, I will add my photo thus allowing family living elsewhere to know the condition of the headstone.

I also link family members, which allows locating other relatives easier. Remember, siblings can be linked to parents not the reverse. It's a simple procedure. If I've posted something wrong, please let me know. I'll correct any mistakes in a timely manner. I can't EDIT a memorial I've transferred, and I will transfer memorials that aren't family. Check FAG guidelines.

I realize the census and obituaries are excellent source of information, however, like anything else they contain errors. Whenever human hands are envolved, mistakes occur. I've found errors in names, dates of birth/death, and locations. If you want me to add something to a memorial from an obituary, it's MY policy not to add living relatives for privacy reasons. Please respect my preference.

As a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, I will always honor a fellow servicemen.

Recently my daughter, grandson and I took a trip to Ohio County, Kentucky guided by my Find-A-Grave friend, Helen McKeown. Our goal was to find more family connections, and we did. We visited: Milton Taylor Cemetery, Morton Cemetery, Sunnyside Cemetery, West Providence Cemetery, Centertown Cemetery, Waltons Creek Cemetery, Carson Cemetery and Beulah Cemetery. I saw where my father went to school in Centertown, and lived. (Both are now gone). We found several Revolutionary War connections.
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Messages left for Cliff Blanchard (124)[Leave Message]
Lawsonail
RE: Burger Family
Seems you are doing a grand job (please continue your great work).
John Alexander Burger's father was Jacob Burger who md Susan Winklepleck - Jacob's bro, John, md Susan's sister, Martha Winklepleck - does this ring any bells??
Added by Lawsonail on Sep 04, 2015 11:02 PM
Lawsonail
RE: John Alexander Burger (FAG#123581618)
Oh Thank you so very much for your correction on the burial location of John - it is so appreciated.
You stated you had been researching the Burger family for quite sometime - have you come upon the 2 Burger brothers who md Winklepleck sisters?
Added by Lawsonail on Sep 04, 2015 7:36 PM
Marsha Moon
Lydia Mazo Harris Tipton Steffan
I did remove the memorial for her in Summit. Check yours.
Added by Marsha Moon on Sep 03, 2015 6:44 AM
Lisa McCullough
RE: Myrta Boor (FAG#23763)
Thanks for photo!

At least two groups of McCullough families settled in Clay County, Indiana. One group migrated from Kentucky, the other from Tennessee. My father's family is the group from Kentucky. I am related to some of the McCullough's from Tennessee through my mother's family. The McCulloughs buried in Rhule cemetery are part of the Tennessee family and are in my family by marriage. As of yet, I have not determined how these two McCullough groups are related. This mystery is a big reason why I'm interested in genealogy!
Added by Lisa McCullough on Sep 02, 2015 9:15 PM
Marsha Moon
Lydia Mazo Harris Tipton-Steffan 127913356
Thank you for finding her and now that she is in the correct cemetery, all is well. Thanks again. Sincerely, Marsha Moon
Added by Marsha Moon on Sep 02, 2015 6:54 PM
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
RE: Lucius Veach (151443868)
Done! Thanks Cliff!
Dave T.
SUVCW
Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Sep 02, 2015 4:44 PM
Marsha Moon
Lydia Mazo Harris Tipton 72558335
Thank you for your efforts to locate and photograph her headstone. I do appreciate it. Sincerely, Marsha Moon
Added by Marsha Moon on Sep 02, 2015 2:48 AM
Rhonda Tincher
Flora's cemetery stone
Thanks for the picture.
Added by Rhonda Tincher on Aug 30, 2015 6:43 AM
Rhonda Tincher
Flora Knoll
I have just this last week been working on my Knoll family, but I have been working on Homer's father William. Flora's obit had her cremated with the ashes in Summit Lawn. Until I find her I'm going to leave her alone. Tell me if the funeral home comes up to where she is. Would you link her daughter to her. I knew of her, but didn't know where she was buried yet. I will be looking for her obit.
Added by Rhonda Tincher on Aug 28, 2015 10:32 AM
Whispers From The Grave
RE: Nadine Stearley Schepper (#80681327)
Hi Cliff,

I added the picture of Nadine to the other memorial and deleted mine.

Thanks for all you do to help the Find A Grave community!

Blessings,
Paula
Added by Whispers From The Grave on Aug 28, 2015 5:23 AM
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