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Charlotte Smith Muir (#48286460)
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Bio Photo Hello,

I am just here, making a small footprint, creating memorials and photographing burial sites.

Anyone is welcomed to use my grave-site/marker photos on other websites (ie, Ancestry) but, I respectfully request credit be given.

My family line is: Smith of IN; Klein of LA; Carpenter of LA; Van Auken of IN; Van Wormer of NY (etc); which we all know....leads to many others :)

My sister is a member, Belinda Ryle, and is aiding me by separating my family from the memorials I create. Though I continue to do the majority of their management.

I will not transfer family members or close friends, unless it is a mandatory. I am not a stickler to the Transfer guidelines; having been granted OOG transfers with much appreciation. However, please do explain why you would like a particular transfer if requesting one.

******************Also, please request a transfer first, prior to contacting FAG for the transfer. I do like to know when I am going to lose a memorial and may wish to post one last flower before it is gone*********************

Thank you very much,
Charlotte Smith Muir
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RE: Hope Masoleum New Orleans
I didn't ask. I just walked over several days and snapped shots (the middle section- St. Johns). I learned that most places have to tell you that so I just don't ask. I figure if they run me off then I will not do it anymore but until then! Lakelawn/Metairie was the first and only place I checked in and asked. They gave me an earful so I never went back. There is a lady who does memorials there and she thought that was insane! I was told not to so I don't. I am also wierd about not making memorials for recent deaths. Every now and then I will be generally I wont do a memorial if the person has been deceased less than 10 years.
Added by Ancestors on Jul 28, 2015 3:10 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Hope Masoleum Hauck Photo

All I can do is report on the reception I received when I visited the cemetery. I do not know the circumstances that allowed the other photos to be taken. Perhaps cemetery workers did not see the photographers. I originally went to the St. John's section, which is surrounded by Hope Mausoleum. There is one entrance to the cemetery. I hadn't even looked at a grave before I was "greeted" by one of the workers. He told me "We don't allow professional photographers". I told him I was not a professional, where upon he then told me I was not allowed to take any photos in the cemetery. So I started to walk the cemetery, when another worker came up to me and told me to leave immediately. From that point on he was incredibly nasty towards me.

That was my first and last visit to either Hope Mausoleum or St. John Cemetery. I have never taken a photo there before.

I have been to other cemeteries where they were not overjoyed to see Find A Grave photographers, and did not want to provide location information, but at least they were civil. None of them ever stopped me from walking the cemetery.

One of the St. Louis Cemeteries (either #1 or #3) will not allow anyone to walk the cemetery alone, you have to be in a guided tour. However, that is because of safety concerns, not photography prohibition.

Added by Joseph Mann on Jul 28, 2015 5:25 AM
janine mcquiston
RE: Lankford Memorials
Thanks so much. I think it is being taken care of. Janine
Added by janine mcquiston on Jul 26, 2015 2:01 PM
Joseph Mann
RE: Marchand, Klein, Nagel Photos

Thank you. I am always glad to be of help. Anytime I can be of help let me know.

I am sorry for the quality of the photos. Unfortunately my computer was in the shop, and when I got it back it would not allow me to download the photos from my camera, so I had to download them to my laptop and then transfer them to my desktop, which did not work as well as I had hoped.

I am going to see if I can get the problem fixed over the next couple of days so I can do better with some of the photos.

Added by Joseph Mann on Jul 26, 2015 8:50 AM
Joseph Mann
RE: Hope Masoleum Hauck Photo

Unfortunately the attitude they displayed towards me has been reported by several other volunteers, and is even mentioned on the Find A Grave cemetery site. It is a private cemetery, and they can certainly have any policy they desire, but there personnel could use some diplomatic training.

I do not know how photos have been taken within the cemetery or mausoleum, I can only report how they acted towards me.

There are no signs at the entrance which prohibits photography or cemetery visitors. At the very least they should have signs. Frankly, with all the cemeteries I visit, the Hope Mausoleum and St. John Cemeteries were the most unwelcoming. I know there are others that have restrictions and that is fine. Those with restrictions may not tell you where the grave is located, but generally do not prohibit photography.

If enough people complain to cemetery management there may be an easing of their policies, but I doubt it.

Added by Joseph Mann on Jul 26, 2015 8:48 AM
Bobbie Mabry Graue
RE: Dill Photo
Please give full name of the person on the memorial.

Added by Bobbie Mabry Graue on Jul 26, 2015 4:53 AM
Dead weight
Michael McStay
Thank you for the information. Did you know him? If so, please accept my condolences for your loss.
Added by Dead weight on Jul 24, 2015 11:04 AM
Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Moberg
RE: Johnson Photo
Done. Thanks:)
Added by Lynda "Runyon-Frum" Mober... on Jul 23, 2015 11:11 PM
RE: Klein
I'm adding some Klein's this morning to St. Louis #3
Edward, Hattie, John and Abbie
Added by Ancestors on Jul 19, 2015 10:06 AM
Joseph Mann
RE: Klein Photos

You're always welcome. Let me know if you have any more requests I may be able to help.

Added by Joseph Mann on Jul 11, 2015 1:59 PM
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