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Janet Muff (#46951416)
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Bio Photo Please remember that this is a website that has grown, thanks to a lot of volunteers. We're not a homogeneous group. We have different values, different styles, different abilities, and sometimes we just plain make mistakes. So, given the nature of our mutual enterprise, we've got to learn how to "do difference."
If you're irritated and frustrated by people who think or feel differently than you do, then please try a personal conversation before resorting to power moves and policing. You may have the clout and connections at find-a-grave to make your opinions prevail, but the exercise of power is tantamount to being a thug.
Relationship goes a long way toward solving problems, which is something that Abraham Lincoln understood very well: "I don't like that man," he said, "I must get to know him better." If you're not interested in relationship, in getting to know me and other contributors better; and if you want to hide behind anonymity and to lob edits at people like a guerrilla warrior, then perhaps it's time to step away from the situation and take stock of yourself because you've lost sight of our common goal and our common humanity.
OK, enough said. And now back to business:
Many people have asked me how I am able to take such clear photographs of the very old stones in the burial grounds of VT and NY.
Let me say first that I have taken some terrible photographs in my day, and I am still going back to re-shoot those stones. I am not a professional photographer and I use only a point-and-shoot digital camera.
But I have been gifted with two good friends who deserve much of the credit for my photos: my long-time genealogical buddy, Steven Smith, who gave me two invaluable tips for photographing difficult stones (just send me an email message if you'd like my write-up of Steve's tips); and my mirror-and-umbrella-bearer, Fay Smith (unrelated to Steve), who willingly slogs through waist-high grass and dark woods with me each summer, in the most oppressive heat and humidity, and in spite of the squads of mosquitoes and flies that routinely assail us. How anyone can remain cheerful under such circumstances continues to amaze me, but Fay does.
Were it not for Steve's advice, Fay's help, and the unfailing support of my husband Jim Boyce - who allows me two months each year in his native state of Vermont - I would be unable to "do cemetery," much less get good photographs.
And finally I would like to acknowledge my canine companions - Millie, Malarkey and Mischief - Springer Spaniels whose enthusiasm for "doing cemetery" over the years has rivaled my own!
PLEASE do not use my photographs without permission. If you send me an email message, I will gladly grant permission for your personal use.
Per find-a-grave guidelines you are entitled to request memorials for direct ancestors up to 4 generations. I receive quite a volume of requests and have found that the tone of such requests has changed recently, from gratitude that the memorials were created to blatant entitlement, and it's very upsetting. I am not a casual graver or phone-tographer. I generally research the families whose memorials I've created and whose photos I've taken (or intend to take) and linked members over many generations. After all that work, it's quite a loss to transfer my memorials, but I'm willing to do so if your relationship trumps mine.
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JanetJanet Cobb
RE: 2 Requests
Janet Thankss
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Nov 24, 2015 8:13 AM
JanetJanet Cobb
Parker farm
Janet Im looking for some information, if anyone can help me on this..My dad Maurice R Cobb used to live in Pawlet,vt many yrears ago..I wish someone could help me..If they have any information ,PLZ .??I don't know if he was here with first wife,,Olive Herrick.. He was with her
1931...Then about 1949???He was with Pearl B Slade mom..So if anyone searching, can give me any idea ..Parker farm,I don't know the people,I just found out this information myself..Does anyone know of the Parker farm & the people????
Im their youngest daughter...much appriceated,,
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Nov 23, 2015 2:06 PM
JanetJanet Cobb
Janet,,Hi, Im just in the process of gathering info on this family..I have John Colvin 1812 of Danby,vt married Lydia Jones,,,their children
Jane 1826,Ann Jenet 1842,Sylvester 1844,ann Louise 1849,,Jay 1852,Emily 1855,,Duane 1857,,Fayetten1858.. I have Marshall 1864,Ann 1867,,Annie 1867,,adam 1869,,Gertruede 1873

Benjamine Wesly Beers 1833 marries Annie,, James 1882,,Benjamine Franklin 1887,,Mary 1891,,Homer 1893,,Harold,1898,,,,Benjamine married Melissa
Crandall 1893.. Lester 1911,Hazel 1913,,Ruby Ann 1915,,,,,Howard Ed Capen married Ruby..
Id like to know if I have this right,,also what other Colvins are included???
Luther 1740/jOHN 1711?jOHN jR 1681?? Luther WAS FIRST SETTLER of Danby??? Are Colvins related to Rowe family in Danby Vt??? Henry & Bessie(Baker)??
thanks I was married to son//Phillip Rowe..I knew Hank & Alberta.....
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Nov 23, 2015 1:57 PM
Megan Hercher
Adding Photo
Good evening Janet,

My father and I were just in Pawlett for his mothers funeral. My father had asked me to take some photos of his mothers headstone and the cemetery as he is getting older and won't be able to travel and lay flowers and so forth. Could you do this massive favor for me and perhaps email them to me? It would mean a great deal to both him and I.


Added by Megan Hercher on Nov 20, 2015 6:54 PM
Kiriyo Spooner
RE: Delia (Spooner) Lee
Dear Janet,

I was just going by other Ancestry contributors. You're right to require more documentation. My bad.

Best wishes!
- Kiriyo
Added by Kiriyo Spooner on Nov 17, 2015 5:04 PM
David Cormier
Stephen Bacon
Please link him to his parents William 21584867 and Fanny 21585017

thank you
Added by David Cormier on Nov 14, 2015 2:33 PM
David Cormier
92163612 Stephen Bacon
Can you please transfer him to me. I am related I want to update some information

Thank you
Added by David Cormier on Nov 14, 2015 12:25 PM
Dawn D. Wolfe
Memorial #12711776
Thank you for the beautiful cleaning and new photo
of the headstone of my 3x great-grandparents
Charles and Aurilia (Grover) Hoadley! I truly
appreciate your work.
Added by Dawn D. Wolfe on Nov 12, 2015 6:51 PM
Judith Heckard Mathias
RE: Semantha Vail
Samantha Vail's birth was listed in the American Quakers Genealogy. Lapham is her married name.
Added by Judith Heckard Mathias on Nov 07, 2015 2:47 PM
Crocker-Hooker connection @ Oakwood in New Baltimore
Hi Janet ! LOVE your Mirror technique and the info in your Bio profile - so true ! Txs for Sharing & Your Contributions on find-a-grave ~j~ You Go Girl !
Added by Marguerite on Nov 06, 2015 9:01 AM
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