I am 72 years old and retired for 11+ years. I started working on photographing the grave markers of my family members, mostly in the Beechwoods Cemetery, Beechwoods, Pennsylvania. I live in Dayton Ohio, but have a camp just south of DuBois, PA. My niece Carol Laughlin and I have managed to photograph every grave marker in this cemetery as of the spring of 2007.
Since then, I have moved on to do several other smaller cemeteries located closer to my cabin. They would be Wood, Greenville & Chestnut Grove Cemeteries. I have now completed all three of these as of October 2007. I have also finished another (June 2008) named St Bonaventure located near Irishtown, Clearfield Co., PA.
On a recent trip to Alaska, I took photos of the first cemetery that I saw, it was in Seward, Alaska. I now have those listed on Findagrave. I was not able to take all of them, but managed 32. Also in the winter of 2012, I photographed all of the markers in a cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana while there on a hunting trip.
October 2013 update: I have just finished taking photos at St Catherines Cemetery in DuBois, PA & the Medway Cemetery in Ohio, Between those two, I have taken nearly 7000 photos. I have acquired the records for St Catherines in DuBois and for the past month I have been adding memorials. There were 318 when I started, and the records indicate over 3100 burials. Medway contains over 4,000 burials.It will be a while before I get all the memorials uploaded, then I will start editing the photos. I should have them done by spring of 2014.
I have finished Dille Cemetery, Ohio: Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Penfield, PA (Added cemetery and 116 memorials): Soldier Hill & Holy Trinity, Sykesville, PA: Conway Cemetery(9 new memorials) and Bundy in Sabula, PA; (Added 49 new names and markers in Bundy)
Time marches on, I just finished uploading about 4000 photos to the Medway, OH Cemetery. (Jan. 2014) and I am now editing another 3800 for St Catherines in DuBois, PA. I gained access to the cemetery records and was able to add apx. 3300 new memorials. Photos will follow in due course. Happy to report that St Catherines photos are all uploaded.
Also of note, while in PA recently, I photographed about 600 markers at Taylor Cemetery in Falls Creek, and another 1000+ at St Josephs in DuBois. took the time to photograph St. Michaels in DuBois also another 1100 or so.
Took a good long look at the Enon, Ohio cemetery this afternoon, must be at least 4000 markers in there, really a big place. On my to do list for the future.
In August 2014 I took about 400 photos at McClure Cemetery outside Curwensville, PA. Uploading photos and new memorials right now.
I have also photographed the Lumber City Cemetery, but someone else beat me to upload photos. I may still add mine as needed for clarity. During the same trip, I photographed all the markers in Friends Cemetery near Grampian, PA. I will eventually get those uploaded also.
On a recent trip to England, I came across a small cemetery in the city of Oxford. I was able to take several photos from outside the locked fence. From those photos, I added two new memorials to St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard cemetery and updated four others.
You may use any photos I have posted as you need, especially for family records. Ed
Evelyn A. Zimmerman Stewart: #22706027 Hello. Evelyn is my great-grandmother, and I would like very much if you'd transfer her to me. I added her husband Miller a few months ago would just like to manage both of them if you don't mind. My plan is to sponsor the memorials and add some more pictures.
RE: Annie Reed MacDonald Name: Anna Elizabeth Mac Donald Gender: Female Race: White Age: 72 Birth Date: 27 Oct 1868 Birth Place: Warsaw Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Death Date: 22 Apr 1941 Death Place: Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Father: John L Reed Mother: Sarah Ann Schneider Spouse: Donald Mac Donald Certificate Number: 36348
Her mother's last name was Snyder
Jessie was Donald's sister Name: Jessie Mac Donald Gender: Female Race: White Age: 72 Birth Date: 8 Mar 1860 Birth Place: Scotland Death Date: 21 Feb 1933 Death Place: Butler, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA Father: John Mac Donald Mother: Catherine Mac Leod Certificate Number: 15780
I have a copy of her death certificate and married license from online if you would like to see them.
I am still working on this family, at least Donald and Anna's family and I believe Donald death date is Name: Donald McDonald Birth Date: abt 1865 Death Date: 18 Oct 1953 Death Place: Selma, Dallas, Alabama Death Age: 88 Gender: Male Father Name: John McDonald Mother Name: Caatherina Macleod FHL Film Number: 1908883
I think his one daughter lived in Alabama but I haven't gotten to her yet.
By the way, looks like we are 4th cousin from the McMinn line.
Donna Williams Kenyon-my grandmother was a MCMINN.
RE: Ethel Britton Your so welcome .i am really enjoyong this sight.I have a gg grandfather Jacob H Fields born 1829 and buried in Brockport Pa and was mariied to Mary Ann Nolf but can not find his parents for the last 9 years ..do you know how i could possible find them ..he was said to have been born in Redbanks Columbia County Pa and had a Brother Abraham ee only know of thank you
Mt. Pleasant Cem - Penfield PA Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for posting better photos than what I had for the memorials of my family in this cemetery. It was March when I was there and so dull and colorless. Yours are much better. I've deleted mine where you had better, and thanks again!