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Bill Miltonberger (#46942723)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 22 days
Jeff Lovelace
Please see this memorial: 161804973.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 06, 2016 10:55 AM

Cheri Norton
RE: Joshua Gosnell
More Than Welcome Bill, This Is One Almost Lost Cemetery. The More Information We Can Share The Better Chance Of Their Memories Living On. :)

Added by Cheri Norton on Nov 15, 2015 5:11 PM

Mary married a servant?
I am not discounting the connections, I am just curious to know if there is a story to Mary North and her husband John Musgrave. I found a census image for Mary's mom Minerva North and it has John Musgrave listed as Servant. I find it interesting to see the daughter and the servant married. The Musgrave name is new to me; so I don't know a whole lot about this family line so I hope you can maybe shed some light on this.
Thank you.

Added by Twilight on Aug 30, 2015 10:25 AM

RE: Saly Foss
Bill, I'm glad I found her. She was my first find and that cemetery almost defeated me! But now I've done it once, I'll do it again.

Sorry I couldn't get a clearer shot of the inscription. It is very foggy here today so the sun didn't help, and it is pretty eroded. When I'm back next year, if I can spend more time in the cemetery, I'll try to get a better look at it.


Added by ewd18 on Aug 20, 2015 6:17 PM

Cheryl Bisson
RE: Annie Doyle
You're welcome!

Added by Cheryl Bisson on Jul 17, 2015 10:49 AM

Martin Burrell
RE: Annie V Doyle, FAG# 25497231
Instructions for using Picasa by Goggle
I do hope this answers alot of your questions.
The import button in Picasa is often the place to start. When I press mine I see another Picasa page that has an 'Import' tab at the top next of page and next to the 'Library' tab. Below this tab should be the bold letters... 'Import from' .... next to that is a 'drop down arrow'... press on the arrow....on my computer it shows my scanner, camera [if it is plugged in], or SD Cards that my camera stores images on [when they are plugged in to the computer] which device you want to use and press on it... it may start downloading all the pictures on the camera or SD Card. Wait until the down load is done and double click on the image you want to use or i the case of a printer it will ask if you are ready to scan an image into Picasa

When you import a picture into Picasa ... if you see a button [when you are using a scanner] that asks if you want to increase the image size of a small obit or photo image....2nd step after completing basic scan] press it and it will make the image much easier to read in Find A Grave...don't use that button when you do not want image to be enlarged.

the next step is to name a folder into which you want to place it... Folder title... I give each one it's own title using the surname first... example, Burrell, Martin S. df... notice I gave it two unique lower case letters [it could be anything.. a...b...c etc. These separate the photos into their own folder [three folders for the same person]. Later, I discard the folders I don't want after I placed the photo on Find A Grave. If I kept everything I would be keeping too much waste and overload my storage.... the next step.... click on... Import Selected .... button as see on the bottom right corner of page... caution you can't use button until a new folder name is installed with a unique name.... after the button has been pressed the image goes into a image storage area .... you can see the image you just worked with.... double click o it .... this allows you want to work on the image .... this page shows a much larger single image ..... look at the upper left section of the page... these are the control functions you can use to alter your image... they are crop, straighten, I'm feeling lucky, retouch, text, etc. .... it is here that you can do almost all of the work to fix a photo to be used on Find A Grave. Almost everything can be reversed. Example #1, to crop image press crop button and then move mouse over photo image to one corner where you want to start cropping and depress left mouse button and hold move mouse to oposite corner of cropping box and release mouse button. If your satisfied press the 'Apply' button. If you want to change one side... move the mouse to that side and grab the line with the mouse and move it until you like it. Or, you do not like cropping... press 'Cancel' button. Then try each with them. Another button that is very important is the 'Reset' button. It allows you to fix or remove things like bird poop from a grave marker; remove blades of grass from a photo; words you do not like in an obit; dirt, ink spots or scratches from an old newspaper article. Start by pressing the 'Retouch' button then select the size of brush circle you want move it over a dirt spot and click on it and rlease. Then move mouse to another place with a clean background and click again. The program will take that clean spot and fillin the dirty spot. You can remove an ugly mole from Aunt Mollie's nose, ink splatter. or bird poop from grandpa grave marker. Or, press cancel and everything is right back where you first started. I have been known to spend 6 hours fixing one image full of ink splatter.... it was worth it.
It works wonders on newspaper them up to look much better. Step 1 back a ways should have been the button....'Strenght'. You are looking at a cemetery grave marker and think why is it so crooked...terrible. Use this button as the first step in fixing your photo. Try it you will like it.

Added by Martin Burrell on May 28, 2015 2:50 PM

Theresa O
Holy Cross and Sts. Peter & Paul Cemeteries
Please call the cemetery office and ask for the grave location. Photo requests cannot be fulfilled without Section, Range/Row and Lot numbers as cemetery is too big. Thank you!

Added by Theresa O on May 24, 2015 9:13 PM

Martin Burrell
RE: Annie V Doyle, FAG# 25497231
To import an image into Picasa through a scanner.
Start will ask you... IMPORT FROM... where to get the image from a camera, scanner, or other source....USE THE DROP DOWN TAB...and select source that you are going to use...SCANNER will have a name on the list...or CAMERA will be named on the list by product name... etc.

If you select a scanner... It will take you to control page for using a scanner....on the right are adjustments for different problems you may come across with images use want to and source - platen....Page Size - Full Platen....Color Mode - Warning [do not use gray scale] they other choices are OK.

At bottom on right side of the 'Scanner Gear' page....find PREVIEW and push it...the scanner will turn on....decision the picture small ....depress the Zoom ....this will enlarge your image automatically... after that work is done

Added by Martin Burrell on May 03, 2015 3:42 AM

Jeff Lovelace
Easter Wishes
May your Easter be filled with blessings.

Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 04, 2015 6:31 AM

Martin Burrell
Annie V Doyle, FAG# 25497231

The pixel count of this image is so so small that my old eyes cannot read most of what is written in the image.

It is very important that I'm able to read it. Please, help me by changing the pixel count or having someone else change it for you. Your efforts to post images is greatly appreciated and greatly needed. I use a FREE photo program supplied by Google. It is called, Picasa 3. I have used it for about 5-6 years. I gave up on other programs that I had to purchase. Never could figure them out.

Find A Grave now excepts images up to 8 mega pixel. 100,000 pixel would be much better than what is posted. Normally, when you click on the image it will grow in size to allow it to be read. The posted image does not expand in size. Reason: too small and image.

I hope that you are able to rescue this image that you took and download it in a larger size so it can be read. I use 1-5 mega pixel images for Find A Grave. They really make a big, big, big difference.

Best wishes and my hardy thanks, Martin Burrell

Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 12, 2015 9:02 AM

Martin Burrell
Sherman & May Lyster Reedsport
Greetings, 01/28/2015

For an example of a large pixel count image go to Sherman Lyster's wife, May, middle name May Lyster at Reedsport, Douglas County. Double click 'twice' on her Oregon Death Certificate and then use several single clicks. This image is worth copying to another device and used in family genealogy. I am not using a fancy camera to make these images. This image was made using a copier at the Oregon State Archives in Salem, Oregon.

Why is the pixel count of some of your images so small that they can't be read? To tell you the truth a couple of them are worth very little to the people that need to read them and they most definitely need to be replaced. This could still be done if you took larger pixel count images and then reduced the image quality. My image program is able shrink the pixel count. But, finger nail size images are a bad idea for public viewing.

Find A Grave now takes images up to 5 mega pixel. With that size image you can blow it up, up, up to about 10"X10". What a difference it makes! The same can be done with most any digital camera and some good phone cameras.

Anything under 2 mega pixel is loosing quality of detail recognition and depth of field that could be helpful; especially when one is older and has eye sight that is just as old as mine.

A very good photo program that is FREE to download from the web is under license by Google. It is called, 'Picasa 3'. I have used it for five years with no real problems. It is and open source program that could change the way people all over the world produce good photos and make it fun at the same time.

I wrote with the hope that the reader can better understand how to make great images that will bring pleasure to ones work.

Sincerely, Martin S. Burrell

Added by Martin Burrell on Jan 29, 2015 9:00 AM

Jan Fenter
Bernard Giffin 22333482
Hello Bill,
It looks like there is a "duplicate" memorial For Bernard Giffin in Lincoln Memorial Park. The gravestone is the same on both memorial pages.

One memorial page for him shows the surname spelled Giffin and the other shows surname spelled Giffen. The one with the surname spelled Giffen is memorial page 33358955.

Both of these memorials were created by you, one in Oct. 21, 2007 and the other Jan. 28, 2009. You probably forgot you had already created one. Since you created both of them, you might want to delete one of them, probably the one spelled Giffen. One shows he was born in Hood River and the other in Nova Scotia, Canada. The middle initial on the gravestone is an A. One of the memorial pages does not have an initial and the other has the middle name of Ashton.

Jan Fenter

Added by Jan Fenter on Dec 24, 2014 8:19 PM

Sue Roberts
Stark and Martha Shelton
Hi Bill, thank you for letting me know you transferred them to the correct cemetery. Yes, there are a lot of Shelton Cemeteries in Madison County. It even makes it harder when some are known by different names. The Shelton family can be very hard to research at times.
Thanks again,

Added by Sue Roberts on Nov 25, 2014 4:04 AM

Vickie Oates Woods
RE: Strak and Martha Shelton update
Hi Bill, thank you for your message and it is very nice to meet you. I added Texie's parents to her page. Thank you for your work to link this family together. If you are related or knew Texie, I would be glad to transfer her page to you. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks again and take care.

Sincerely, Vickie

Added by Vickie Oates Woods on Nov 23, 2014 9:20 PM

Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: Isaac M Rice
Thanks, if there's any links that need to be added to the other memorial please send them an edit request.


Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Sep 18, 2014 9:29 PM

Tim Allen
Gary Gibbens, #80826633

Your memorial is a duplicate of #75708834, created Aug 30, 2011.



Added by Tim Allen on Sep 16, 2014 4:18 PM

Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: Norton graves in Clark / Clarks Cemetery
Thank you so much !! I really appreciate it !

I'm glad we can now upload larger photos to the site. I usually do 900x1200 dpi's but now can go bigger if I need.

Katherine Lewis Norton is the daughter of Theodore Lewis (my 3rd cousin 2x removed through his mother's Buckner line AND my 2nd cousins 4x removed through his father's Lewis line) and Daisy Rice Lewis, who was a sister to my great grandmother Hester Rice Burrell, making her my 2nd great grand aunt. Theodore and Daisy were 2nd cousins 1x removed to each other, and it's too complicated to get into to tell you all the ways their children and grandchildren are related to me ;) It is a VERY small world to say the least !!

Have a great day !

Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Sep 15, 2014 8:41 PM

Karyn Buckner Garvin
Norton graves in Clark / Clarks Cemetery
Hi Bill, I'm looking at the photo you have of Lee Daniel Ledford's grave in Clarks Cemetery and am trying to see if that's the grave of Henry A & Pauline Lewis Norton (a cousin of mine) behind it ?

The resolution of the photo is too small for me to blow up and tell, but I was wondering if you still had access to it and could look to see if that's who's graves they are?

I have her obit and am going to go ahead and make the memorial for her from it but I always like to verify from another source if possible.

thanks, Karyn

Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Sep 15, 2014 12:26 PM

Mountain Traveler
RE: Noah and Nancy Rice headstones
Thank you so much!

Added by Mountain Traveler on Jul 20, 2014 6:45 PM

Kathy Hensley
Ledford family
Hi Bill,
I saw your message to Ron Hensley. You mentioned your wife's name was Ledford. Just have to wonder if she might be related to my husband's Ledford line. His name is Bob Hensley. Nancy Arreney Ledford married William Benjamin White. She is buried in the Prince Cemetery in Hot Springs County, Ark. My contributor # is 46999761. Looking for any lead I can get and I love this site. Hope I might have found a new lead.
Kathy Hensley

Added by Kathy Hensley on Jun 04, 2014 12:55 AM

RE: Sarah Maria McNeal marker under Bruce Walker
Good to know it's indeed a cenotaph after all, I sort of suspected it may be with all those names listed. There's another marker next to theirs with other Orchards, may be a similar situation. At any right thanks for sending the corrections along. Makes my life easier. :)

Added by Taweret on May 29, 2014 12:20 PM

RE: Sarah Maria McNeal marker under Bruce Walker
Yes they definitely could tell you if they are indeed there or if that is just a cenotaph marker. You can either call (253) 472-3369 or email to inquire. Chris is the lone office staff gent at Old Tacoma who happens to live there as well.

Added by Taweret on May 29, 2014 10:30 AM

RE: William Carle
Excellent, thanks! Very nicely done. I've sent family links to the manager so hopefully the family will all be linked together soon.

Added by Abra on Jan 12, 2014 6:36 PM

William Carle
Thank you for the great photo of William Carle's stone. I really appreciate you taking the time to do it!

Added by Abra on Jan 12, 2014 2:20 PM

Francie Johnson
RE: Steve Pinto
Thank you so much. I never really knew him, but his Dad, Salvador(Uncle Rocky) was one of my favorite uncles. I'm going to send an email and see if I can get all three of the pages transferred to me, Uncle Rocky and his wife Linda as well as Steve.

I so appreciate you taking the time-

Francie Pinto Johnson

Added by Francie Johnson on Jan 11, 2014 6:27 PM


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