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personna (#46638792)
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Bio Photo I am an avid amateur genealogist, researching many different lines for both family and friends. I include all collateral lines, so my area of interest is extensive.

I have added many memorials in the hope of helping a fellow researcher. Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, please just cite the F.A.G. memorial number and cite me as the photographer. This includes - it's so disappointing to look at a public family tree and find one of my photographs without mention of the photographer.

I decline to give permission to use my photos for resale, for profit, or to upload to a different web site. Do not copy them to other grave related sites such as

PLEASE remember the volunteer nature of FAG and be polite when writing. People have been less than understanding recently, wondering why the information they sent hadn't yet been added.

Dates of birth & death as well as linking to parents can been added through the automated system. If I've missed your email about additions to a memorial, just ask a second time. We're all human, no need for attitude.



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Since you are creating a record of the cemetery in addition to photographing a single stone you should take several images of the same marker. For example:

1. One showing the whole cemetery.

2. Shoot an image that includes the closest stones and provides context.

3. Photograph the whole gravestone so that inscription and carving are visible.

4. Make sure to take at least one picture where the inscription fills the camera frame.

Unless you are extremely lucky, most of the stones you want to photograph will not be straight due to ground settling. In the case of leaning stones, tilting the camera should eliminate the slant."


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Virginia Lee Brown
Albert Leon Manire # 40766107
Please modify information on memorial site for Albert Leon "Leaky" Manire. The site comes up too wide and I can't use the edit button to add links.
Thank you,
Virginia Lee Brown
Added by Virginia Lee Brown on Oct 06, 2015 12:03 PM
Betty L. Gonzales
I was able to get the location from the back office for David Olaf Bengtson and wife Esther C. and I did photograph the headstone and I will post them for you. Betty
Added by Betty L. Gonzales on Oct 05, 2015 6:22 PM
Walter Francis Buckley 58668226
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to photograph my grandfather's grave. Would you be so kind as to transfer the grave to me? Thank you!
Added by irishcoleen on Oct 03, 2015 12:54 PM
David Blinkhorn
Kay-Corbin Cemetery
I saw you had requested photos for the Kay-Corbin Cemetery. The cemetery is on private property and has been already photographed for another project. This is the link:
I have nothing to do with this project but live in the area so I thought I would help out. Most of the stones have been chalked so they are not appropriate for Find A Grave.
Added by David Blinkhorn on Sep 17, 2015 9:47 PM
Burr Nelson
extra photos
I have some extra area photos of the cemetery for you but I can't get your email to work. Burr
Added by Burr Nelson on Sep 15, 2015 9:43 PM
Deborah Black Phenix
Sarah Carter - Memorials # 9793591 & # 6441724
Hi Nancy,
I think I have the mystery solved. If you go to Sarah Ann Love Atkinson's memorial, I have documented it. She did have two husbands, James Carter and Calvin Atkinson, with a total of five children. I've linked three and have made requests to link the remaining two. Let me know your thoughts, Debbie
Added by Deborah Black Phenix on Sep 13, 2015 6:18 PM
Karel & Corinne Cory Requests
Hi, I completed their photo requests. I also found marker for Carl Cory nearby. Not sure if related or not. Anyway, I created his memorial.
Added by bhd on Aug 27, 2015 3:02 PM
Will Motsinger
RE: James W. Collett - # 71689281
This was one of two requests I didn't expect to find because of the age of the graves. I didn't have enough time to do a complete search for your other request, but from the age of the stones it doesn't look good for finding it.. Thanks for the opportunity..
Added by Will Motsinger on Aug 26, 2015 4:11 PM
Mabel Toles #74597972 @ Lakeville
Oakland County, Michigan. I've added headstones for the Toles family. You left a flower . . .
Added by Marguerite on Aug 04, 2015 9:26 PM
C. Bryan
Alvin Benson - - -
Got the exact location for you this morning - also another photo. Was in the area, easy to do. cb
Added by C. Bryan on Aug 01, 2015 1:30 PM
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