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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

THANK YOU to those of you that I've encountered on findagrave that have been so friendly, helpful, kind, and appreciative. You make all the "bad" seem less significant.

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

I check the cemetery before adding, I do not always check for unknown burials, but if I do find a Burial Unknown or incorrect cemetery entry, I will have admin merge it into my correctly added memorial.

Also, if you move your BU and tell me I have created a duplicate, just know that I will have admin check the history of the memorial to make sure it was not changed or moved before I delete mine.

In general, Findagrave does not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Given these exceptions, a memorial created after death will be preferred over a pre-need memorial.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Henry S. Dillon
transfer of Helen Gainer memorial
Anna -

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Henry S. Dillon

Added by Henry S. Dillon on Oct 20, 2016 8:07 AM
Henry S. Dillon
Memorial# 170542805
Helen Rosella Fletcher Gainer -

Hi, I inadvertently set up a memorial for Helen last evening without checking to see if one had already been established. Helen is my wife's mother and my wife has been after me since her mother's passing to establish a memorial. I wonder if you would consider transferring this memorial to me which would be greatly appreciated. Helen is not buried. Following cremation her ashes were returned to my wife.


Henry S. Dillon
Added by Henry S. Dillon on Oct 19, 2016 10:36 AM
Denise House
Ica May Riley Wolfe
Good Morning Anna, I would like to ask if you would transfer memorial #133218763 for Ica May Riley to me? She was the first wife of my great-grandfather William W. Wolfe and their four children are half-siblings to my grandfather, Victor Wolfe. Thank you so much for creating the memorial.

Added by Denise House on Oct 19, 2016 8:22 AM
R Young
RE: help with FAG friend
thanks for your help; i heard from jewels just now. I hope she will let me know how to contact her.

thanks again
Added by R Young on Oct 13, 2016 6:09 PM
Bill Coon
RE: Hudkins
Thank you Anna. I have only asked for a couple of transfers, so I appreciate this very much.
Added by Bill Coon on Oct 13, 2016 6:45 AM
Jan Hanlon Barnes and Larry Barnes
RE: re: Mossor
No problem. You're very welcome. I'm working on the photo requests for a cemetery in the area and wanted to put an obit with the ones I could find. I'm related to the Mossors so when I run across an obit for one of them I get it, too.
Delbert is apparently a 3c on my dad's side. I think his wife is probably related to another woman that married into the family, too.
Added by Jan Hanlon Barnes and Lar... on Oct 12, 2016 11:45 PM
Dianna Hodges
Richard & Susan Morris
Anna, I can't thank you enough for taking pictures of the tombstones of my great-great-great grandparents, Richard & Susan Morris, in the Morris Cemetery, Baxter, Marion County, WV. Without the pictures of the tombstones you placed on Find A Grave, and the exact location you shared on this website, I would never have found them. It is a very remote cemetery. We cleared the brush in front of the stones and I have good pictures. The cemetery is so overgrown it's hard to find the tombstones. I wish I had a whole day there to clear away the growth. You deserve a medal! Again, thank you so very much!
Added by Dianna Hodges on Oct 12, 2016 8:27 PM
R Young
help with FAG friend
I work at a public library, and one of our patrons noticed that Jewels Verne has done a lot of work on the Holden family. This patron was wondering if Jewels is related to the Holdens. Jewels has her contact information turned off and only has one Find A Grave friend, that being you. Is there any way that you could have Jewels contact me so that I can pass her contact info on to our patron? that would be so helpful for our patron.


Roger O. Young
Added by R Young on Oct 12, 2016 11:21 AM
cynthia mullens
RE: Philip Sheridan Moore photo
You're welcome!

Added by cynthia mullens on Oct 11, 2016 7:58 AM
Sue Denham
thank you much for the transfer
Added by wvmnt on Oct 10, 2016 9:21 AM
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