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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. I would be happy to transfer memorial pages to family members. NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...|
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|Bob Walls||DeGraw photos|
Thank you for the photos of James and Vera DeGraw's grave markers.
|ppdavis||Dalys @Willow Grove|
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Robert, William, and Nina Daly at Willow Grove Cemetery.
I will research for more information and add William's wife after her memorial/burial.
Added by ppdavis on Jun 29, 2014 12:11 PM
|sec412 ||Ara B, Newton & Sarah "Taylor"|
Oh what a tangled mess Sarah was to me!
I'm glad to finally put her to rest.
She was one of the wives of Wm. Taylor and he married 2 Metcalf sisters (Margaret & Elizabeth) who where my great aunts. Then to confuse the matter he married two different women after the death of the Metcalf sisters, both named Sarah!
Thank you for all the marker photos you have downloaded to memorials for me.
Added by sec412 on Jun 29, 2014 11:27 AM
|SHARON MOSER||Fredrick C Hartz|
His first wife was Virgilia Maso,( which are my grandparents) they divorced, his third and last wife is Georgia G. Hartz which is buried along side him,they had Three daughters.
|ppdavis||RE: Daly family @ Willow Grove|
Thanks for making the changes for the Daly memorials. The men are my husband's uncles and Nina Jean is his cousin. William's wife has recently died and her memorial will be later in July. If you wish to transfer these memorials, I will be happy to accept and maintain. Peggy
Added by ppdavis on Jun 28, 2014 9:05 PM
|WendyS626||RE: Auguste Siewert #130000478|
Thanks you for transferring Auguste Siewert to me as Marguerite. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
|Mary E. Warner||Crippen photos|
Thank you for the photos you placed on Charles E. Crippen's memorial page. It is amazing the amount of information one can learn from a headstone photo. Thanks again.
|Helen||Re: John Field|
Thanks for the update on trying to locate my Field headstone in Lapeer. Am headed out of town for a few days so will research this better when I return. Thanks for going the extra mile and checking the cemetery records for me! Helen
Added by Helen on Jun 28, 2014 8:05 AM
Thank you for your kindness in transferring my relatives to me, even though they were out of Find A Grave transfer guidelines. Have a blessed day!
|4th Michigan Infantry||Memorial photos|
Great to hear from you and I hope all is well with you my friend. Thank you very much for the photos that you've taken and keep up all the great work you're doing. Maybe one day this summer we'll hit the cemetery trail together, that is, if you'd like to? In the mean time, take good care.
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