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Pam Colling (#47884949)
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Dale Shenk
RE: Musser Graves at Mountville Cemetery
Unable to decipher any information from hedstones
Added by Dale Shenk on Oct 16, 2014 8:56 PM
Michael Milliken
East Harrisburg Cemetery
Harry, Maude Mohn, and Mark, Anna Hoffman are all buried on the same lot (probably the same stone) at East Harrisburg Cemetery. I'll try to get out to take a photo of their grave marker this weekend.
Added by Michael Milliken on Oct 02, 2014 11:31 AM
Karen M. Freeman
Hi Pam,

Thank you for this link. I have read the info. and am glad to have it. Needless to say, I won't be using shaving cream anymore! I'll try the auto sun-reflector idea to see if that works, next time or get some onion-skin paper & pencil and try the rubbing.

Sorry I gave you bad advice.

Karen M. Freeman
Cherry Log, GA
Added by Karen M. Freeman on Aug 06, 2014 4:08 PM
Karen M. Freeman
Hi Pam,

I just left a message for Tom Reece about another matter; however, I took the time to read a few of the current messages sent to him.

The one you sent regarding "learning how to do a grave rubbing" caught my eye. I have just learned a new "trick" that really worked for me when I did some readings of old stones recently and it won't hurt the stones...

Get an inexpensive can of shaving cream, some paper towels or old wash cloth and take a bottle of water...or a gallon jug if you're doing lots of stones. Put a fair amount of shaving cream on your fingertips and gently rub it over the letters then gently take your hand or paper towels/wash cloth and gently go back over it to wipe off any excess shaving cream.

The shaving cream will stay in the grooves of the letters (providing the letters haven't totally disappeared) and you can photograph and/or transcribe the writing.

You have to work rather quickly as the shaving cream begins to evaporate, too. When you're finished, you can poor some water of the stone and clean it off some. The shaving cream actually has some 'cleaning' properties, too.

I found the shaving cream 'trick' to illuminate things on the stones that I did not see with the naked eye! It was pretty exciting.

I hope this helps you read the stone in question.

Karen M. Freeman
Find A Grave # 47070639
Cherry Log, GA
06 Aug 2014
Added by Karen M. Freeman on Aug 06, 2014 11:29 AM
Tom Reece
Byrdville Cemetery
Pam, the memorial page for Permella McCants is an awesome find. If you ever go back by there I would love to read what is exactly on her marker.
Added by Tom Reece on Jul 28, 2014 11:32 AM
Brenda Nickerson Hensley
Thank You for the message. Could be they are buried without a marker, I am not sure.
Added by Brenda Nickerson Hensley on May 15, 2014 11:04 AM
Dale Shenk
RE: Musser Graves at Mountville Cemetery
Not that I can make out on the pictures. I'll stop up sometime after the spring thaw and take a closer look.
Added by Dale Shenk on Jan 26, 2014 1:40 PM
Vicki Hittson
Help with Name

Pam, this grave is labeled William David "Daniel" Hittson. This may be an answer for a question that I've been unable to find. Since there is no stone, how did you know that William David was a "Daniel?" How did you find the dates? Your help is very much appreciated because I've been working on a William David Hittson and a William Daniel Hittson and both names are associated with the same wife, different parents.

Much love,
Vicki Hittson
Added by Vicki Hittson on Jan 22, 2014 7:40 PM
J.J. and Lisa Hendrix
The pictures you take are excellent. You are doing a great job in helping people trace their family history and find family members! Keep up the great work!
Added by J.J. and Lisa Hendrix on Oct 08, 2013 7:26 AM
Silver Fox
RE: John Andrew - Birdville Cemetery
Pam - I can't seem to find the record you are talking about can you send me the Find A Grave Memorial#?

Added by Silver Fox on Aug 14, 2013 7:35 AM
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