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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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Sharon Stingley
Angelica LaGrange Truax
Thank you mark for the headstone photo. The years I have been to the cemetery the stone has been fallen over and my photos are of it upside down. Please keep up the good work and ignore snide remarks…. This is proof of our heritage and sometimes the only bit left of our ancestors. My Hungarian grandparents shared very little of their families "from the old country" and thus left many untraceable steps to my ancestors there.
Added by Sharon Stingley on Feb 16, 2015 11:11 AM
Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Isaac Kitchen - Find A Grave Memorial# 68923540
Ignore message I sent wrong record
Added by Cheryl (Yager) Mapes on Feb 16, 2015 5:00 AM
Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Isaac Kitchen - Find A Grave Memorial# 68923540
Would you please update this memorial, here is his death record. Thank you. Cheryl

Death Record for Isaac Kitchen -
Isaac Kitchen, Ontario Deaths and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947; Name Isaac Kitchen
Event Type Death; Event Date 27 Jan 1916; Event Place Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario; Gender Male; Age 92; Birth Date ; Birthplace Townsend; Birth Year (Estimated) 1824; Burial Date ; Burial Place Townsend; Father's Name Miller Kitchen; Mother's Name Culver; Spouse's Name ; Reference ID yr 1916 cn 23646; GS Film number 1862184; Digital Folder Number 4170639; Image Number 17; Citing this Record "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947," index, FamilySearch
Added by Cheryl (Yager) Mapes on Feb 16, 2015 4:31 AM
Jeff Lloyd ©2004-2015
Your bio...
Thanks for posting your sentiments about Findagrave in your bio...

You have captured the essence of what the site is all about...

Added by Jeff Lloyd ©2004-2015 on Jan 27, 2015 11:06 PM
Cheryl (Yager) Mapes
Mary Alice Sheler Pollock - Find A Grave Memorial# 126333397
This is a duplicate memorial that was created in 2009, Could you please delete it?

Here is earlier memorial
Mary Alice Sheeler Pollock Buchanan - Find A Grave Memorial# 39618097

Added by Cheryl (Yager) Mapes on Jan 05, 2015 11:08 AM
Jennifer Dickinson
Julia North at Memento Mori
I sent you additional information for her bio and memorial and I would like to add that I'll gladly forward a copy of my source(s). Please feel free to contact me. Not only am I local to the area, I'm one of many North/Newell/Olmsted descendents. It'll be my pleasure to provide more info :-)
Added by Jennifer Dickinson on Dec 26, 2014 7:01 PM
Christie Trapp
Benagah Beardslee
Memorial 91192866 was merged with another which included your grave photo. Because of the merger vice being deleted, there are now two photos by you of the same marker. Please delete one of them.
Added by Christie Trapp on Nov 22, 2014 8:02 AM
Ritchie Headstone Photos
Thanks Mark for the headstone photo's of my gg grandparents at Mt Bethel Cemetery.Your contributions are much appreciated.
Added by VanessaB on Nov 13, 2014 11:43 PM
John W Lomerson pics
Please move these pics to the John H Lomerson memorial--thanks.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Nov 11, 2014 7:17 PM
Linda Bobek / O'Donnell / Sloan
Bobek Henry & Pat
Thanks Mark,,, Henry is my Uncle and Pat is my Aunt. I have added the pictures to my Ancestry account. Thanks Linda Sloan
Added by Linda Bobek / O'Donnell /... on Nov 10, 2014 6:15 PM
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