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PhotoGrapherInTheWoods (#47347066)
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Bio Photo Here, on Find A Grave, I'm known as PhotoGrapherInTheWoods.
I'm also known as sudown on Ancestry and RootsWeb sites.

Genealogy research has taken me to cemeteries in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Nebraska, Nevada, and California. Check my Virtual Cemeteries for some family members!

Surnames I'm researching are: (1) England > USA > Can., CT & MA: Owen, Downhill; (2) New England: Elmer, Van Valkenburg, Steele, Nims, Clark, Dix; (3) Can., Pol., NH & MA: Biela, Charette, Gagnon, Rogers; (4) Ire., MD, FL: Ford, Vail, Geoghegan, Dixon; (5) VA, PA: Johnson, Avery, Hardaway, Harrison; (6) NY, NE, NV, TN, AL, TX: Nesbitt, Pearce, Johnson, Bennett. (7) NY, PA: Welter-Lyman.

I hope you find someone you're looking for in my postings and enjoy them as much as I did creating the memorial and adding the photos.

I have found several of my photos on Ancestry dot com used with no permission granted and no credit given. Here's links to the Copyright Law.

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The biographies and photos posted here are copyrighted. Please ask permission if you should want to use one of my photos and, please give credit to "Find A Grave volunteer PhotoGrapherInTheWoods, #47347066, AKA sudown on Ancestry and RootsWeb".

I do enjoy sharing the photos when proper credit is given! Many miles were traveled to obtain pictures of these stones. If you should need a higher resolution picture -just ask! thanks! Saw this link on another gravers' profile page the information was so terrific I want to share it here. It has about 9 printable pages of How To Get Great Photos For Find A Grave .

Thank you to all who walk the yards of stones, and photograph what they see. As I visualize some of the old stones I realize how important it is to have a digital record the stone cutters's creations, -and, the memorials they created of our past generations.
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Larry Hagemann
Photo poaching
Very well said on photos. I, too, share the same opinion about this "lifting" of Find A Grave photos and posting on I have been noticing of late that some people are putting watermarks on their photos to note copyright on the face...this seems to be reasonable, but unfortunate in the need for same. I only ask for attribution for any photos "lifted" and put on to ancestry. I have lost nearly a hundred photos this way, with no hint of where they came from. Keep up the great work.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jan 17, 2015 6:57 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
abner c bennett
thank you for the additional photography added to support the claims on FindAGrave memorials of yours and others. It gives me something more I can try to figure out how to do (digitally) while I continue researching. It's refreshing and very much appreciated.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Dec 26, 2014 10:46 PM
Hezekiah Elmer
Thank you for the beautiful memorial or Hezekiah Elmer. May I ask how you know that he was alive in 1754?

We have no account of his death, but he was alive in 1754.

Thanks again and best wishes for the holidays.
Peg Simons

Added by Peg on Dec 03, 2014 9:02 PM
James Bianco
Mary J. Bartlett
Thanks for the info, I have just added those details to her bio. You are such an asset to Find A Grave, I come across your wonderful memorials in many cemeteries I work with. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Dec 02, 2014 4:51 AM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
Jonathan Anderson
Hello. Thanks for letting me know about the duplicate memorial for Mr. Anderson in BG Doyle cemetery. I must have missed that there was an earlier posting, so I have deleted mine and added the photos to the other posting. I also made the other poster aware of the correction. Warm regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Dec 01, 2014 3:36 PM
P.K. Magruder
Sending sources
You don't need to send the sources. You are a very accurate & reliable researcher. I'll take your word for the information.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Oct 18, 2014 2:33 AM
What a wonderful thing to do. Thanks so much.
Added by DeeB on Oct 29, 2013 5:17 PM
JR Blain
Charette photo
yes, you can use the photo as you please. Happy that I could help!

Added by JR Blain on Sep 21, 2013 10:02 PM
International Wargraves Photography Project
RE: Thank you
Hugs in return!!


Added by International Wargraves P... on May 26, 2013 7:49 AM
RE: Your Avatar!
Thanks! Right back at you!
Added by waldonia on May 08, 2013 2:31 PM
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