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Mark (#46869124)
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Born and raised in Oakland County Michigan, I have been researching my family for 23 years, over the last 8 years I have been photographing cemeteries in and around Oakland County, only now starting to place them online. I am not one of these nut cases that thinks that a cemetery is mine and mine alone, or that the pictures I have are for my use only, and they are copyrighted and using them is a hugh no-no. Anyone can use the pictures that I post, place them on Ancestry if you wish, I am doing this not only as a hobby, but to help out others with theirs, and for someone that makes a million dollars from a photo I have taken, please share the wealth. When taking these photos, I and others like me are not trying to invade anyone's privacy or disrespect their family members, we take pictures because it may be the last one ever taken of a headstone before it falls to the elements, a vandal, or the caretakers giant mower. So don't be afraid of the old bald fat man in the cemetery, its only me taking more pictures.

**If anyone has a better looking picture then what I have posted, please post it, as all of know sometimes the sunlight , or lack of, causes a image to look washed out or to dark.

Just a note: I don't want to sound rude, but, there is not a need to Email me everyday about making a correction, as some has done, I do not live on Find A Grave, and I only look at my Email about once every 5 to 6 weeks, so If I don't make a correction right away, does not mean that it will no be done. Also I will no longer give any transfers of any memorials, unless they are your parents, grand parents, or great grandparents. If a memorial is transferred, please do not delete them, I have transferred a couple of memorials to find out that the people deleted them, because they did not want them on this site. Another note, I don't know just what some Find A Grave people have done, on a recent trip, in Oct 2013, my wife and I visited many cemeteries in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York, Every cemetery where we had met someone, they were complaining about "those damn Find A Grave people". and they did not want them around. Remember people, treat every grave is it was your own families grave. I just hope that one day some of the people on this site understand that, it is not about the number of memorials you create, trying to become the king of the hill, it is about preserving the headstones with a photo, for one day they may no longer be there, and giving someone the ability to see an ancestor's headstone from half a world away.
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Irena Bosworth 127998312
I noticed that there are 2 memorials for this person. Your memorial is listed above and you have her located in the Bosworth Cemetery; however there is another Irena Bosworth 78864453 with the same dates and she is buried in the Bosworth Family Lot along with a picture of her headstone. I also noticed other duplicates. I think this is the same cemetery, but listed differently and has caused duplicate records.
Joyce Wilson Williams
Added by Researcher on Aug 28, 2014 5:21 PM
Huldah Crandall Reynolds
Thank you for linking Huldah to her parents. We appreciate all that you do.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Aug 20, 2014 7:33 AM
Barbara Webster
Memento Mori, Farmington, CT
Thank you for the close-up of Elizabeth Bodwell, much better than mine. I took mine in 2006 before I knew about getting closer to the stone. I live in CA so won't get back there to take a better shot. Appreciate your message about pictures & why we take them with a proper attitude of sharing but not taking.
Added by Barbara Webster on Aug 01, 2014 8:09 AM
<3 from Michigan
Oxbow Lakeside Cemetery

I think that I may owe you a big apology! I wrote to you about 2 requests that I had claimed after seeing that you had already posted pictures on both of the requested memorials. After closer inspection of your photographs I think that maybe you had posted those photos eariler than the requests were submitted. I don't understand why 2 different people would have requested photos on memorials that already had photos listed.

Again, I am so sorry about my earlier message. I was really frustrated when I saw the photos already posted. I should have taken the time to closer inspect your photographs.

Completely MY BAD!!!
Added by <3 from Michigan on Jul 20, 2014 4:47 PM
<3 from Michigan
Oxbow Lakeside Cemetery

We had already claimed the Cole & Brown requests at Oxbow Cemetery. You must have went there today AFTER we were there. I know because we had to clean off the Brown stone and in your picture it is cleaned off. It is VERY rude to do this. I NEVER would just go and take a photo that someone else had already claimed. Please be respectful of other volunteers.

Bad Form!
Added by <3 from Michigan on Jul 20, 2014 3:56 PM
Mark, I was adding Patchin family in Bethel Cemetery and see you have already added them as "Patchen". Checking on there other relatives in Michigan it looks like Patchin is the correct spelling. Let me know what you think and I will delete mine.

Added by RLK on Jul 08, 2014 3:45 PM
Linda Hole
R.Kate Piening
Hello, thanks so much for posting the photo of R. Kate (Vantine) Piening on Findagrave. This was a pleasant surprise.
Added by Linda Hole on May 21, 2014 1:11 PM
Charlene Ada ( Bugg ) Willoughby
Wilmot Buell
Thank you for posting a photo! ;)
Added by Charlene Ada ( Bugg ) Wil... on Apr 30, 2014 5:44 PM
Tina Mallory
Thank you so much for taking so many pictures and adding them to this site.Anyone can add names to this site but it sure is nice to see pictures.When i do my family history it is so nice to see a picture come up.
Added by Tina Mallory on Apr 24, 2014 3:16 PM
Sheila Farrington Schweitzer
Nathaniel Seymour
Just wanted to thank you for adding the additional birth data on for my ancestor grandfather. The Seymour line is very dear to us and it is much appreciated.
Added by Sheila Farrington Schweit... on Apr 12, 2014 12:37 PM
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