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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. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO ENHANCE THEIR PROFILES. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. 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.
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 . . .
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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|Bill Myers||Edward Kirschke ~|
Thank you so much for your photo of Edward Kirschke.
|LYNDA OSWALD||Thank you!|
Beautiful headstone image for Noble and Grace Anger. Thank you for this addition to their memorial.
|Ruth Watkins (Pew) Jaynes||Agnes Euphemia (Balmer) MacDonald|
Thank you for informing me of her correct mother. I have made changes and shown her as the daughter of Sarah Minerva (Westbrook) Balmer.
Thank you for the suggestion on Rosina Stricker. I think you are correct about her maiden name. I checked my family tree and noticed I had her maiden name as "Barbara". She's from Germany, but the name sounds Italian. Maybe her parents were from Italy?? Thanks again. - Vince
Added by vdeluca on Feb 06, 2016 7:28 AM
|John Horton||Burial place of Alexander Harrow Catherine and a couple of his children|
To fellow descendants of the Alexander Harrow: I have a photo copy of a letter written in 1929 (approximately) stating that the owner of the farm was caring for the burial places for the above people. The farm was sold to the state and now those burial plots are in Algonac State Park. The letter gave an approximation of where the burials are. Contact me and I'll get you a copy of the letter John Horton 586-549-2471 Clinton Township Michigan.
|Richard Arthur Fenner||Fenner at Imlay|
Marguerite- Would you mind transfering the Fenners to me. They are part of my family and it will be easier to make links add info etc.
|Janet Taylor||Sophia Hebert|
Thank you so much for your reply about my request of her headstone. Although she did not have a headstone it cleared up the request. Thank you so much for your help.
|Cemetery Walker||Elma Joy Perry|
Thanks so much for adding the picture of Elma's headstone. I really appreciate it.
|Shirley Welch Summers||Welsh - Lakeside Cemetery|
Thank you so much for taking and posting pictures and the additions and corrections. I had put my great grandfather Robert's birthdate on his brother John's memorial. I'm so glad you noticed my error!
|Carol Harmon||Edmond P Adair|
Thank you for the additions to his memorial. If you know links of siblings , children, or parents , they would be great to add. also.
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