|Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)|
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Sept. 2013 - I AM BACK FROM CHINA AND WORKING FRANTICLY TO GET POSTED THE PROJECT I WAS THERE FOR. HERE ARE SOME OF THE INTERESTING THINGS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON. BE SURE TO READ THE CEMETERY DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE STORY. Newer work added on top of list:|
Royal Naval Cemetery - Liu-kung-tao
Holy Trinity Cathedral and the story of the ashes there (or are they?)
Taiyuan Massacre Graves
The Rebellion Cemetery of 1900
Yangpu Public Park
Weihsien Civilian Assembly Center
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Jan. 2013 - I have started to get feedback from Australia, which is WONDERFUL, although I am not getting contact information. If you are family and can tell me full names of parents/spouse/children, I would be most grateful. ALSO, SEND ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS! I only receive what you type. Cheers!
My new favorite title is
I would respectfully ask that you not put moving "flowers" on my memorials. I think you would agree that your gesture is about respect for the dead, and not a competition of who can find the most distracting jpeg.
I'm less of a "numbers" member and take much more pride in having complete information. I love connecting all the relationships and seeing the children's links all in place. For that reason, much of my work and contribution is on the memorials of others.
NOV 2011: My new passion is Japanese and Chinese foreign cemeteries. We just got back from Japan, where I photographed my first "Famous Interment". My husband travels to Shanghai 4-5 times a year, and I've gotten engrossed in the loss of Jewish graves there.
FEB 2012 NOTE ON THE "Numbers": I've been working a cemetery in London, England that has over 190,000 graves. Guess my numbers will be going up, since I am averaging 500+ per day. So much for THAT comment!
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ARE YOU GUILTY OF DOUBLE POSTING PHOTOS?
Just because yours is prettier doesn't mean it isn't rude to post the same exact shot on top of the original photographer, especially when it was their memorial to begin with. (And its not like there aren't enough uncaptured graves out there!) Now, if you cut away the weeds and washed off the bird poop, that's a different story . . . Back up and take a landscape view, or shoot a close shot of an otherwise illegible engraving.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Social Security death location is NOT accurate. It is the address they mailed the last check. Always use the State Death Index location.
- Many contributors still don't know that additions of birth and death locations are done under the [Edit Date] button. No need to put them in the bio.
- When you can't find death records, try googling the name. Old genealogy files from the 1990s are still out there, even though the link address from the source is broken.
- WHY LIST THE CHILDREN IN THE BIO? OR THE PARENTS FOR THAT MATTER? Because someone has done a lot of work to get the full name of the parents which may or may not be accurate on the parents link. Because someone has done alot of work to verify who is and isn't a child and if you do not include the list, a year from now someone may wrongly link a child that is not theirs. The manager of the child's memorial may decide to only document the name on the marker, and you have lost the opportunity to communicate the full name of each child. It also looks much better to paragraph the children, since they will be in a column when they are linked. And, double spacing between the parent info / marriage info / and children makes it much easier to scan the bio.
-Still typing the entire death certificate or an entire census on someone's memorial? REALLY? Those things are much more accessable to the amateur genealogist these days and are more trash than help on a memorial.
-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!
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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MEMORIALS, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER WITH YOUR QUERY.
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Thanks for transferring Glassell's memorial.
Added by Knobby on Dec 02, 2013 7:35 AM
|Amanda Trill||Helen Carlisle|
Thanks for the additional info for this memorial. I've added it for you! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
|A. I. Carroll-Zimmer||Palmer Clisby DuBose|
Thanks Rebecca :) I've made the changes you requested to his memorial and added the link for his mother. Please let me know if you have other updates! :)
|Wanda McDonough||Henry Berntsen|
I have transfered this memorial as you clearly have a connection to this family and I am not able to do as much with find a grave. I hope this helps.
|serafinamia||Lewis Pickett Cook|
I am happy to include your additions and link for Lewis P. Cook, and was particularly impressed to find them only hours after I posted this memorial! Many thanks for your incredible dedication to the mission of Find-a-Grave.
|Anonymous||Margaret Seabury Cook Thomson|
link changed as requested - totally agree with your strategy. Thanks for your many and thorough contributions to Find A Grave!
|IHRP & Family||Ann McCobb Blethen|
you gave me born 25 Apr 1844 in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, Maine
I have born 1825. I do not think it is that much of a different in the DOB.
|David Bates||Stella Bissonnette|
Hello, I added a photo of Stella Bissonnette to her grave profile. The request had been closed when a problem was reported. This turned out to be an easy one to miss as the information appeared on the back side of a marker in the Joseph plot. I added a picture of the front with the Joseph information.
|Wagondrussel||Robert Walker Irwin and family|
Thank you so much for the family memorials and wonderful photos. I am descendant of his father William Wallace Irwin and his first wife. I have added memorials and connected many of the Irwin family. Thank you for your contributions.
|Ladean Bowman||RE: Dewees Family|
Yes I am, but someone much closer related first posted the photo on a facebook page. (Field Store page). Apparently you are related????
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