"A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. " Charles Spurgeon
My wife and I have been doing genealogy work for many years and with the help of many we have made great strides in research. If you are visiting our site and see a link to any family grave listed in our virtual cemeteries, please email. Others listed as memorials are not our personal family lines, this information was gathered from other sources.
DELETIONS: Creation of memorials are not meant to offend, but are only placed for information and research purposes. IF you have a family member listed and do not want that memorial public, or picture, please notify and we will be happy to delete.
CORRECTIONS: Please use the "edit" tab to make corrections or provide links. We would be happy to add other biographical information. Please be professional in any other request.
TRANSFERS: Will be considered according to Find-A-Grave guidelines. Your request should be made from the page you wish to have transferred using the Suggest A Correction (SAC) form, please include your FAG ID# as well as the individual link FAG ID#.
CONTRIBUTE: Be involved, contribute (don't duplicate memorials) to the community by searching out your area, libraries, etc.. for graves that have not been located. Don't just use Find A Grave, asking for transfers, and not contributing in some manner. If this is your only intention FAG provides a way for you to collect memorials, by way of creating a "Virtual Cemetery". This will allow you to bring together information and family names.
You can see videos of certain cemeteries and family sites I have created at: www.youtube.com/user/familytree60
If you use information from any grave site or cemetery please site your source when available. Also, become a volunteer and work on a cemetery near you. Your work will benefit so many others.
Thank you for your help. With all of us working together we can do so much more with our family histories.
Thanks for Henry Bass Information! My family appreciates the work you did on the Rev. Henry Bass's grave in South Carolina (d. 1860). He was the younger brother of my 4th-great-grandfather. They were born to a veteran of the War of Independence in Connecticut, but moved south when in their 20s.
We had never seen that photo and thank you for publishing it.
RE: Mary Waters (Hogsback) As Miss Mary Ann Waters, a young lady about twenty years of age, engaged in teaching school in the East part of Town (Martinsburg), was returning home on horseback, June 20, 1829, her horse was startled and stopped by a tree falling across the road in front, and directly after another tree fell and killed both horse and its rider.
A History of Lewis County by Franklin B. Hough Reprint of the 1860 edition Page 183
RE: McLean Martha McLean wrote a letter to her son Francis Lane McKindley on March 9, 1850; here is an excerpt (her spelling was terrible) "Mary Ann was in good health I belief if my memory write she weighed 1 hundred and sixty and Ebenezar's wife 1 hundred and eighty they have some fat folks their..." She also wrote: "Your uncle james [probably James McLean] went to Livingston county michigan." Martha McLean was very interested in plants, gardens, trees, farm animals, and fruit trees. I got the info on Martha McLean's letters from a cousin, Jack McKindley, a genealogist descended from Francis Lane McKindley. He is my grandfather's second cousin. He is the one who enabled me to identify the tintype of Martha McLean, which came from a photo album that was passed down in my mother's family. I put that tintype on the internet and I am happy to see it is on the Find a grave site for her.
RE: Chevra Thilim Memorial Park Oh I assumed you lived here in NOLA. I love the Jewish Cemeteries. They remind me of Wisconsin. In ground burials. My goal is to finish them by the end of the year. I have just finished photographing Beth Israel #2 so I am on to that one! I love Find A Grave. I just started doing this and I am sad I haven't started earlier. If I can ever help you out just let me know!
Alexander Cemetery That would be fine with me. I think some of the problem is due to the fact it is called different things by different people. I wonder if find-a-grave allows for multiple references. It's a little funny because this isn't the easiest cemetery to find. Now that I think about it, I think it is actually located on what is part of Panola Park. I seem to recall that my husband and I had to talk to park rangers to gain permission to the cemetery. I don't think many people do this but we did because someone had told us it would be wise because of the location.