|Don Blauvelt (#46932939)|
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|Findagrave is a wonderful avenue in which to present one's ancestors in a free environment coupled with an image of the ancestor's final resting place. Given the nature of life, this is the closest one can come to putting life back into a long deceased ancestor or loved one. |
But the greater part of the current Findagrave system reflects someone adding a name from a cemetery list, the date of death, no biographical information, no image of the person's gravestone if it still exists, or no transcription of what the gravestone does or once said.
By virtue of FAG adding the linking function, linking a spouse or just one child to his/her parent creates a family genealogy beyond Findagrave's original purpose of simply registering an individual gravestone. The linking function has turned Findagrave into a rich and evolving genealogical database.
That an ancestor died long before genealogy became popular, and either does not currently have a known place of interment or gravestone, does not diminish the importance of their life to living descendants. As an example, according to a well-respected (now deceased) New England genealogist, during the American Rev. War Hessian mercenaries employed by the British used a Hull, Mass. cemetery as their campground, pushed all of the gravestones over and used them for personal purposes or for target practice. What a shame! No wonder there are no gravestones there prior to 1790.
My maternal ancestry in America began in 1620 at Plymouth, Mass. while my paternal ancestry in America started in 1633 with a 15 year old Dutch shoemaker who arrived on the Kalmer Nyckle with the first Swedes that settled near present-day Wilmington, Delaware. By 1638 he had settled at present-day New York City. Part of my children's ancestry also began with ancestors who were occupying North America before any European even knew that North America existed as a land mass.
The memorial pages I have created, may create in the future, or ask others to transfer, reflect either a direct ancestor, part of the extended ancestral family, or are of particular interest as having been associated in some meaningful way with my children's ancestors. The biographical presentations are not intended to glorify, only present who the people were.
I am more than willing to transfer a memorial I have created to a person's descendant when not specifically associated with my core ancestors. I have no desire to control or manage someone else's ancestry, or ask a person requesting a transfer to prove his/her deceased ancestor is within three generations of themselves. An ancestor is an ancestor, regardless of when they died.
Corrections or suggested additions are always welcomed.
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|Liz L.||RE: Joanna Winship at Cambridge|
I have found that sometimes I can tell in person that there was another letter/section cut that is so faint it is very hard to see in a photograph, so it could look like a '1' but not really be a 1. Of course it is also possible the carver made an error or there was an error or missing record elsewhere along the way. If she's not in the stone photos I've yet to upload, I'll try to find her next visit.
Added by Liz L. on May 21, 2013 3:13 PM
|Liz L.||Joanna Winship at Cambridge|
Regarding the comment you left a couple years ago on Joanna Winship's memorial www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39495194& - based on the photo on here I believe the stone says "21," not "27." I can try to find her grave next time I visit that cemetery to take a larger photo of it than what's on here if you are interested. (I also have a small number of photos from that cemetery still to go through so she may be amongst them; I've been adding my Winship photos to the cemetery over the past few days.)
Added by Liz L. on May 21, 2013 2:52 PM
Transfer's made, Larry
I love to take the photos and let folks know they have them! Take care,
|Claire P||RE: Memorial #22432977|
I will figure out how to do that!
Added by Claire P on Apr 20, 2013 1:16 PM
|Darrel Salisbury||RE: Hurd memorials|
|Darrel Salisbury||Hurd memorials|
Have you yet managed a revision on the memorials (#10379568 & 10379589) for John & Anna (Tuttle) Hurd?
|Anonymous||Schneider's Holy Sepulchre|
Per your request I gladly transferred the above memorials to you. I have deleted the photos I took as I no longer wish my photos to be a part of this website. I also do not give my permission to use my photos for any purpose. Since they are close relatives I'm sure it will be easy to get your own photos.
|Zachary W.||RE: In regards to George Almy (Newtown Burial Ground)|
Statistics based on Judy Lund's book
Apponagansett Meetinghouse Burial Ground:
Earliest Death Date 1823. Latest Death Date 1974.
Newtown Burial Ground:
Earliest Date 1778. Latest Date 1923.
Smith Neck Friends Burial Ground:
Earliest Date 1843. Still used.
Friends Burial Ground (Chase Road):
Earliest Date 1851. Still used.
Allens Neck Friends Cemetery.
Earliest Date 1826. Still used.
South Dartmouth Cemetery (Padanaram)
Not Quaker Cemetery per se though does have many Quaker burials.
over 5000 gravestones. Still used.
|Zachary W.||In regards to George Almy (Newtown Burial Ground)|
The records I have entered from Newtown Burial Ground in Dartmouth, Massachusetts are from a book; "Burials and Burial Places in the Town of Dartmouth" compiled by Judith Navas Lund. I'm not sure how this cemetery's records were compiled, some of the book uses burial records of some kind, (including Dartmouth Monthly Meeting Records) while other parts refer directly to gravestones and markers found at the cemetery's.
The book lists that there are over 120 grave markers in the cemetery, meaning not all of them are on Find A Grave yet. With that said, however, the records online match the book through the 'M's alphabetically.
Not sure if that was any help.
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