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Cliff Blanchard (#47954981)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 18 days
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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. Two years ago I became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. As a prior newspaper and a portrait photographer, I enjoy taking photographs of headstones.

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,, 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.

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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Michael Tabor
RE: Robert Tabor FAG#115026940
Thanks for your help and sorry about misspelling your name.
Michael Tabor
Added by Michael Tabor on Apr 07, 2017 5:22 AM
Luke Miller
RE: Guess what?
Awesome! I am still compiling documents and learning more everyday. I took my wife to Martin Cemetery last week and introduced her to some of her late relatives. Thanks so much for your work.
Added by Luke Miller on Apr 06, 2017 7:03 PM
Michael Tabor
Use of photo
Good evening,
I am Michael Tabor and I live in Indiana.
I am currently working on a family history about the descendants of Basil Moab Tabor of Carter County, KY, including the family of Robert Delane Tabor, Basil's great grandson.
I am asking your permission to use the photograph you've posted on findagrave of Robert tombstone in the Clearview Cemetery in Clay County, IN. If you give permission I would credit you with the photo by placing under it a statement such as "Courtesy of Cliff Blannchard" or whatever wording you prefer.
You may reply at this website or directly at
Thanks in advance for your help,
Michael Tabor
Hartford City, IN
Added by Michael Tabor on Apr 05, 2017 7:47 PM
Tina Galey-Horrall
RE: Lawson memorials
Wow... to have an infant with the name of Spence for first name and buried right beside her and her maiden name was Spence! Thanks for info!
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Mar 31, 2017 9:58 PM
Tina Galey-Horrall
RE: Janet Currie Spence Lawson
Hello, so, do you think Spence Alan Lawson is some sort of family to you? I always want infants attached to a family...

Thanks and so welcome of the photos! Tina
Added by Tina Galey-Horrall on Mar 30, 2017 9:16 PM
Geraldine Barnett
How are things going? Just wanted to touch base with you and hope things are coming along well for your son and you. Love the sunshine and looking forward to our trip and getting back to my sorely neglected work. geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Mar 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Carrie M
RE: Mary Louise
Looks good!! :)
Added by Carrie M on Mar 18, 2017 7:01 PM
Debra Blanchard Gibson
I am a fellow Blanchard. Most of my present family lives in NW Ohio but my grandfather (Othinel) was from Marion, Indiana. I'm not sure if our families overlap or not.

I found my great grandmother, Ida Myrtle Blake Blanchard's grave in the Salem Cemetery in Marion. I would like to put a grave marker but cant find a way to know which is her grave exactly. Do you know who I would contact?

Thanks so much!
Debra Blanchard Gibson
Added by Debra Blanchard Gibson on Dec 12, 2016 8:46 PM
Jean-Luc Coubronne
RE: Emil Urbain (FAG#128202032) Cottage Hill Cemetery

Here is a link to access the page of Émile URBAIN on our family tree.


Jean-Luc Coubronne (France)
Added by Jean-Luc Coubronne on Oct 17, 2016 6:34 AM
RE: William & Wealthy Hicks Ealey FAG#136113111 & FAG#136113558

I will see what I can do. I took the photos upright, by automatically rotated them 90 degrees when I uploaded them--I guess to make them fit in their horizontal photo rectangle? I can't seem to find a way to stop that from happening. To get them to fit horizontally I may have to look into cropping them, but then I might be required to cut off the top and bottom of the headstone. I'll look into it when I have some free time.
Added by EJB on Aug 10, 2016 12:12 PM
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