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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial, then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information". Be sure to give me the other person's ID number when requesting links.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to who. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones -
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union -
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-30, 34N & 34S) - Pleasant Hill (Indy) -
Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem -
Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave, the photo file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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L. Brown
Isaac Barker edits

Marc,

Thank you for adding the edits to Isaac Barker - get work!

Sincerely,
L. Brown
Added by L. Brown on Feb 07, 2016 11:22 AM
L. Brown
Memorial# 41013819 Isaac Barker
Hello Marc,

I've just submitted some edits to Isaac Barker's memorial on his birth/death dates and locations. I also added his first wife's memorial number. He did, however, have a second wife - Mary Cox (Barker). Her burial is in the same cemetery as Isaac's (you made mention of her grave in his bio section). I would also like to link her to her husband (Isaac Barker) but Find A Grave's system will only let me make a single edit on a spouse at a time. I would very much appreciate it if you could link Mary also. Her memorial number is 40921207. Isaac had children by both his wives and the linking will help others to match them to the correct parents.

Thanks so Much,
L. Brown
Added by L. Brown on Feb 05, 2016 7:07 PM
Van
Mary Hart
Thank you for posting the updates to the memorial of Mary E. "Molly" (Long) Hart. I was amazed that you so quickly found her exact date of marriage to Frank Hart; I had not been able to locate their marriage record. I may have some more update requests to send to you soon. Anyway, thank you for all of the great work that you do.

- Van Purciful
Added by Van on Feb 05, 2016 4:20 PM
MoffittLJ
Mary Kathryn McGinnis Moffitt
Hello there, I am the daughter of Mary. She is not married to Anthony Moffitt. Anthony Moffitt is her 10 year old grandson. My mom has not been married since 1994.

Thanks,
Lucinda Moffitt-Maiden
Added by MoffittLJ on Feb 04, 2016 7:20 AM
Esther Johnson
William Dexter Worrell
William Dexter Worrell is not the son of George Worrell and Lenora Dalton. He did live with them some. He was William Worrell and Eliza Tolberts child. I have more info. on him. I will have to look it up.
Added by Esther Johnson on Jan 26, 2016 10:20 PM
Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
RE: James W. & Anne Harvey
In regard to the message concerning duplicate memorials sent to you from another contributor for James & Anne Harvey.... I have added the cemetery name to my memorials which were created in Oct. 2012.

Since my memorials for them does have a lot of data, would you please be so kind and add your marker photos to those memorials and then delete your memorials?

Thanks in advance for considering my request.

Added by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks on Jan 26, 2016 10:43 AM
Pegeen
Mary Ann Emmert Airhart
I have deleted my entry for her, and thanks for catching the duplicate. You might add her death date as Apr 21, 1915, which is from her obit.

Best regards,

Pegeen Soare
Added by Pegeen on Jan 26, 2016 10:41 AM
Pegeen
Mary Ann Emmert Airhart
I have deleted my entry for her, and thanks for catching the duplicate. You might add her death date as Apr 21, 1915, which is from her obit.

Best regards,

Pegeen Soare
Added by Pegeen on Jan 26, 2016 10:41 AM
Tritt Girl
James Wesley Harvey & Annie Morris Harvey
Hi Marc,

I have come across two memorials made by you that are duplicates.

James Wesley Harvey 148510109 made by you on Jul 1, 2015. Another Find A Grave member, Ruth (Hickman) Wicks, also made a memorial for him on Oct 16, 201 (99028273).

Same situation with Annie Morris Harvey. Yours 148510167 was made in 2015 & Ruth (Hickman) Wicks' was made in 2012 (99033923).

I am also sending this message to her in the hopes that you two can merge the memorials. Hers were made first (but without cemetery name) and hers has lots of extra bio info. Yours have headstone photos and are linked to the cemetery.

Thank you for your contributions.

Dale Levine


Added by Tritt Girl on Jan 25, 2016 3:31 PM
GoldsberryGirl
Hi
Hi Mark,
I've noticed you have photographed a great many of my ancestor's graves in Boone County and I appreciate that so much.... but PLEASE do not use chalk on them. It causes harm to the stones! Thank you for all your work,

Shelly
Added by GoldsberryGirl on Jan 25, 2016 1:50 AM
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