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Michael Snyder
Long's Cemetery
Correction to my message. Long's Cemetery was not showing on my find a grave page. It is now. This is located at Fort Paul Long on the west side of the Shenandoah. All of the pictures I have taken were uploaded.

Added by Michael Snyder on May 06, 2016 8:56 AM

Michael Snyder
RE: Long Cemetery
Hi, you definitely need permission as this is way back on private property. Just an FYI, we went down a couple of private drives in this area and were met by armed individuals on multiple occasions. All quickly met us in vehicles with shotguns and handguns. They were mostly very friendly after we explained ourselves, but some were still hesitant. We have not encountered this anywhere else. I assured them all that I would make these pictures publicly accessible so they would not have unannounced visitors in the future.

I am not sure if you have visited my page:

Everything we found in the Page County library during our week of research is there, original photos of the bible that was copied by the DAR is there, the complete Lung/Long genealogy from 1997 is on there as well. Check out everything, Phillip's grazing land in Big Meadows became part of Shenandoah National Park.

All 3 forts were still in Lung descendants possession at the time we took the photos. I have traced my Snyder line back to the Susquehanna valley in 1838 (Union County, now Snyder County). They may be connected to the Shenandoah valley Snyder's but I do not have a connection as of yet. They have been much harder to trace due to the common name and Pennsylvania not keeping the records that Virginia did until much later.

I just realized that I have cemetery pics from one of the other Lung forts that I didn't put on find a grave. Keep my page handy, I will try and get them up in the coming week.

Added by Michael Snyder on May 06, 2016 8:30 AM

Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Mary MacArthur Photo
?? He is listed in the Green-Wood online burial search and he has a Find-a-Grave memorial as well. From Mary's page click on his name (spouse) and you will go to his page.

Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on May 05, 2016 9:58 AM

Gerry Jean
RE: Thomas Reed Photo
Glad to help!! About one month after I started this volunteering, a requestor asked if I could include a wide shot (I've been calling it "context") so he could see where the marker was in the immediate area. I thought that was a good idea & have been doing it ever since!

Added by Gerry Jean on May 03, 2016 12:51 PM

Austrian Kolache
Ruben Christian Crawford
Thanks for including the bio for Mr Crawford.


Added by Austrian Kolache on Apr 29, 2016 2:56 PM

Merrill rome New york
I went to the Rome Cemetery on Tuesday and cleaned off all the headstone in Lot 68. There is not a headstone for Jenette. there are 12 graves in this lot 68. They are all a person in them. The office did not have a grave listed for her just Section E Lot 68. The person at the office and I think that she is burried next to the Baby Lennox grave. From the Interment map it look big enough to do that. I have put pictures of all the headstone on find a grave memorial for each. Baby Lenox was not on find a grave so I did a memorial for the baby. Would you like me to transfer it to you? Also if you will send me your email address I will be happy to send you picture of the lot. I took several picture fromd different angles. Also I took a picture of the interment paper work for you.
My peroan email address is

Added by JJH on Apr 28, 2016 11:16 AM

RE: Photos for Vaurice and Alda Weaver
You are very welcome. It's always nice to see a photo of the loved ones on their memorials- and what a sweet couple they look to have been. We saw where Alda's memorial page had her final resting place as Curlew Memorial, and not Sylvan Abbey. We put in an edit for that so hopefully the photo can be changed. It was a very impressive area where their crypt is. And thank you for having the exact grave location - made it so much easier. Sylvan Abbey is a huge, spread out cemetery - so any direction is greatly appreciated. Also, thank you for all your kind words.
If we can ever help out again, please just let us know.

Paula and Doug

Added by Ancestry/searcher on Apr 26, 2016 10:58 AM

RE: Janette Merrill
I will get it done tuesday

Added by JJH on Apr 25, 2016 7:33 PM

Janette Merrill
I have been to cemetery to look for Janette's headstone, but did not find one. Do you still want pictures of the family plot? I leave to go home in one week, so please let me know soon.

Added by JJH on Apr 25, 2016 7:26 PM

The Shorts
RE: Photo - Robert Taylor
Thank you for the lesson - it works! I will keep this request on my radar to add soon.


Added by The Shorts on Apr 24, 2016 10:10 AM

Bonnie Schermer
RE: William Swayzee
If they take too long, I am willing to delete my memorial. Or I can do that now, and you won't have to wait. I'm a little curious as to how the merge system works; I have never used it!

Added by Bonnie Schermer on Apr 24, 2016 7:33 AM

Bonnie Schermer
William Swayzee
Go ahead and request the merge.

You can manage the merged memorial.

If you want me to make any other changes, including deletion of my memorial, let me know!

Added by Bonnie Schermer on Apr 23, 2016 8:24 PM

The Shorts
RE: Photo - Robert Taylor
Good Morning, I would be glad to help you with requests if you could add some info:

Your family members' names and cemetery
I am unfamiliar with locating them by the # only

Thank you,

Added by The Shorts on Apr 22, 2016 10:15 AM

Henry Webber
Thanks so much for letting me know. I have deleted that memorial. Thanks, Henry

Added by Henry Webber on Apr 11, 2016 8:20 PM

RE: Mary Chadderdon
Thank you. I am still trying to understand Find a grave. Thank you so much for your help. Kari

Added by Kari on Apr 11, 2016 9:03 AM

Elaine Vanderwal
Ellen Sims birth date
Sorry to be such a pest but i just found Ellen Sims Helps in the 1901 census and her birth date given was May 29 1876. (Perhaps on giving the info for her gravestone the person didn't bother to add # days to her age)? I also discovered that I could change the birth & death dates myself. Thanks for your patience! Elaine :-)

Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Mar 26, 2016 10:34 PM

Elaine Vanderwal
Ellen Sims birth & death dates
Hi, Me again. :-)
Also please change birth & death dates of Ellen Sims Helps in Manitou Cemetery Manitoba #159071739. Her age at death calculates to birth date June 4 1876 (England) and her death is on the stone as Dec 4 1902. She died in Pembina, Manitoba. Thanks, Elaine

Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Mar 26, 2016 10:20 PM

Elaine Vanderwal
Ellen Sims Helps bio
Hello Ellen Sims Helps in Manitou Cemetery Manitoba #159071739 was married to Herbert Helps (you have Ellen Sims by mistake) Dec 25 1899.:-) Elaine

Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Mar 26, 2016 10:14 PM

Ron West
Wilson P Burns
Howdy, I submitted an edit to add Wilson's nickname to his page. You do not have to if you don't want to but I just thought I would let you know where I got the info. For a couple of years know I have known his great niece, Ann. She says that this is what the family called him. Wilson's brother was known as Jun and his sister was just Gladys.

Added by Ron West on Mar 22, 2016 9:45 AM

Elaine Vanderwal
RE: Photo for McGillivary in Manitou
Hello, Gravestone photo is posted as you requested. I assume that John is brother of Alexander b/c of being same generation. Do you have any proof? Alexander married Catherine McRae, the sister of my grt grt grandmother, Mary McRae (Mrs. McKenzie of Leduc Alberta in Catherine's obit). Below are their obits if you wish to add them to their bio or for your own personal use.
Here is the obit for Alexander: OX CART PIONEER PASSES AT 96 ---
Alexander McGillivary, a pioneer settler of this community, passed away at the age of 96. Tuesday, March 2nd, in the Manitou hospital where he had been ill the past four months. (1954) Mr. McGillirvary was born at Maxville, Glengary County, Ontario,
December 25th, 1857. He arrived In Manitoba in June, 1878, settling eight miles south of town on the East half of 5-3-8. When his wife and son, John came from Ontario the following year, Mr. McGillivary drove them from Emerson to Manitou by ox cart.
Until recent illness, he lived 76 years on the original land he homesteaded, which was well-known as the McGillivary farm and during the early strenuous days of pioneering was a stopping place for passing traveling people, who were always hospitably welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. McGillivary. He was pre-deceased by his wife Catherine Mcrae in February, 1936.
Surviving are: three sons, John and George at home, William, Clair, Sask; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Helps (Margaret) and Mrs. George Headland (Catherine), both of Manitoü. Twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren also survive.
Rev. J. Ross conducted the funeral services of the late Mr. McGillivary
which was held Friday, March 5th, at 2 p.m. in the United Church, where a very large number of friends, neighbors and relatives gathered to pay final respects to the beloved pioneer resident.
Interment took place in the family plot in Manitou cemetery.
Pallbearers were five grandsons, Lyle, Bob, Garnet and Ivan McGillivary, John Helps, and Hugh McLean.---------------
OBIT for Catherine McRae McGillivary (spelled McCrea in error in obit):
McGillivary, Catherine nee McCrea –-- 1857-05-17 ---- 1936-02-23.pdf
DEATH OF MRS. CATHERINE McGILLIVARY /357 One by one the finger of Death beckons to our sturdy pioneer settlers and the call is answered. There passed away on February 23, at her home south of Manitou, Catherine McCrea, beloved wife of Alexander McGillivary.
The funeral was held on Thursday, Feb. 27th, services being conducted by the Rev. G. F. Dyker, of the United Church. Interment was made at the Manitou cemetery.
The pallbearers were Duncan Hamilton, Norris Hamilton, Charles D. McLean, Hugh McLean, Gordon Maloney and Rupert Foley. She is survived by her husband, three sons, John and George, at home; William, of Rose Valley, Sask.; and two daughters, Mrs. M. Helps and Mrs. George Headland, both of Mänitou. Mrs. Hugh McLean is an adopted daughter. Twenty three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and four sisters also survive. The sisters are, Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Kennedy of Edmonton, Alta.,Mrs. McKenzie of Leduc, Alta., and Mrs. Robinson of Maxville, Ont.
The late Mrs. McGillivary was born in Maxville, Ont., on May 17th, 1857. She came to this country with her husband as one of the few pioneers in the late 70’s, and lived and died on the original land which Mr. McGillivary homesteaded. In those early strenuous days of pioneering, Mr McGillivary was active In her sympathy and work in the community, ever ready to give a helping hand to those in sickness and distress; and many a one still recalls the good deeds which she rendered to all who sought her motherly care and attention.

Added by Elaine Vanderwal on Mar 08, 2016 12:43 PM

RE: Bradford Scott - Sunnyside
You are welcome.

Although the Death Certificate collection is categorized as 'indexed' by FamilySearch, only a small number of northern California counties are actually indexed. For the others (including Los Angeles County), the collection is 'browse' only. However, when dig into the collection, you find that a number of the files are scanned 'index' files. Finding a LA County death certificate is thus a 2 step process: (a) access the index file and find the certificate number and then (b) go into the certificate file and locate the certificate. Since I constantly work the LA County files, I am familiar with the index file structures and it generally takes me about 5 minutes to locate a specific death certificate.

Added by Clay on Feb 26, 2016 10:52 PM

Raymond Forth
Thank you for the additional information for this man's memorial. It has been added.

Added by CarmasKid on Feb 21, 2016 11:22 PM

Joe Gibbens
Re: William Kreie
OK, give it another try. Thanks. Joe

Added by Joe Gibbens on Feb 17, 2016 9:14 AM

RE: C.A. Clothier
I respect your wishes. Thanks for all you do to promote family genealogies.

Added by Elkco on Feb 16, 2016 4:30 PM

Michael J. Von Gebel
Edd Tucker

I got him fixed again with his right mother who I had him with to start with, then I had someone to do an edit/correction and he got moved to that other woman down in Tennessee. If you notice Lady in Black has William Edd's brother attached to the wrong mother.

This is what annoys me about Find A Grave these people who go around and scour these ancestry trees and look at faulty information then make these edit changes and it isn't even their family. I am betting the same person sent the same edit to Lady in Black. I keep a spreadsheet tracking all these things.

Now that I have vented I always push your changes through and don't check because I know you know what your doing. I don't even enter you on the spreadsheet. Hope this finds you well it is windy and cold here. Can't wait for Spring.


Added by Michael J. Von Gebel on Feb 09, 2016 9:07 PM


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