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I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too (2010) here in central Oklahoma. I took all the small cemeteries in Canadian County and some in Kingfisher County. Now that there are so many volunteers with cell phone cameras, I have given up. I still take photos when I am in Illinois or Kentucky cemeteries.|
PLEASE DO NOT ADD SCANS OF OBITS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, DEATH CERTIFICATES or any other document to any memorial. I will be happy to transcribe them and add them to the bio section if you send them to me. There are only 5 allotted spaces for pictures on each memorial. By adding documents as scanned images on the memorial, you are possibly preventing someone else from adding a personal photo that you don't have. In addition IT IS AGAINST FIND-A-GRAVE RULES and can be removed. Thank you.
For Obits in the Johnson County Indiana and surrounding counties that are not included on memorials, or for obits of people who do not have a known burial location, see this link:
JOHNSON COUNTY INDIANA OBITS
THANK YOU to all of you who have posted the many old obits we have sent you. We have had many comments of appreciation from descendants. Some of these old obits told intimate and/or historical details about the person and those are very valuable to researchers.
Mark McCrady is working diligently to cull these old obits from newspapers at the Indiana State Library, find burial locations and photograph stones, and I am working many hours a day transcribing them. Lois Johnson, Johnson County INGENWEB Coordinator, is placing these obits on her site (above) so they can be shared with family.
Unfortunately, we have not been able to find burial locations for all of these people, but you may find their obits on her site.
To all of you who will not post these old obits we send you, F/G has relaxed what they used to say about it and any obit dated before 1922 is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN and there is no copyright on them:
Can I add a memorial from a newspaper or other 3rd party source?
Find A Grave does not discourage the legitimate indexing of the deceased through obituaries or other 3rd party accounts. Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased. –
NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.
Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.
A FEW TIPS FOR TAKING GOOD TOMBSTONE PICTURES:
1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!!
5. Invest in a good camera and an editing program like Photoshop Elements to adjust contrast and crop and straighten the image.
6. Remember that now F/G allows an 8MB size on photos.
We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!
** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
To Find a Grave Administrators: In the event of my death, please transfer management of all of my memorials to Mark McCrady, member 47714241.
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|Gaye Hill||W. I. Peters|
Obituary added into BIO:
|Tammy||RE: Joseph Arden|
You;re welcome! I was surprised to see the request...he is one of my grandfathers and I dont know why I didnt upload his picture too when I took it a year ago :) so thanks for the reminder lol
Added by Tammy on Aug 18, 2016 9:49 AM
|JLC||William Earl Black|
Thank you for accepting the edits that I sent to
you for William Earl Black and Martha Ann Smith
Black. I am new to Find A Grave, but I have done
a lot of research on my family (Cowherd)and I want to share this info with others to update memorials
and link to other family members.
John L. Cowherd Jr.
Added by JLC on Aug 16, 2016 8:43 AM
|Jerry Trosper||RE: Perry Strader|
If you copy the photo to your computer, you can easily attach it to his wife.
|pamela west||RE: Mary E. Downs memorial|
Thanks for the info. I added the obit.
Thank you for the obituary for Annie Carr!
Added by Rosalie on Jul 11, 2016 1:26 PM
|Robert Hague||Obit for Jennie Hill Craig|
Thank you for the obit for Jennie Hill Craig. I posted it on her Find A Grave memorial.
|Anna Schultz||RE: Nancy Ray|
Your welcome and thanks for her memorial and setting the record straight.
|Anna Schultz||Nancy Holt Ray|
I'm filling your request for Nancy Ray. I have sent in an edit for the online list to update her information. They add them as addendums at the end of the list. I don't know how long it takes for these to be added.
I'm adding a photo of the family stone she is on. She is on the Quayle stone on one side and her grandson J.B. Quayle is on the other side. His stone photo as also been added.
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