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Albertico (#48380031)
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It began with a simple search. I started out looking up the cemetery where my sister is buried and I found this site. To my surprise, someone had taken a photo of my sister's gravesite marker and it really made me fill up with emotions. It's been years since I have had the opportunity to visit my sister but here, I feel I can visit her when ever I want to.

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Now, I hope I contribute here as well however, I ride the bus so I have to stick to areas where public transport runs. A special Thank You to those who have added photos of my relatives. It means a lot to me.

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Note: If I add a photo to your memorial that has been already created, I mean no harm. To me, I think that the family member(s) wouldn't mind seeing another image of the monument/grave marker. In my mind, it's better to share the image rather than let it go to waste (waste meaning that it gets deleted without anybody seeing it). If you want me to remove a photo from your memorial, just kindly let me know.

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RE: 132675942 Stephen Jackson
I am a big fan of I "go fishing" with the information that I have. In his case, I know that particular type of headstone is usually Civil War era. I assumed died in Pittsburgh. I search and see what comes up. I then refine the search by military service and Veterans burial cards will usually come up. Sometimes I hit the jackpot like I did with Stephen.

Ancestry also has the Pennsylvania death certificates from 1906-1944. If I can find a death certificate I post it. It also helps with other family members. had the City of Pittsburgh death records for 1860-1905. Family search has changed their format :( and the original death records have not been available. I did send negative feedback and hopefully they will post the originals again :)

The PA death indices are also available (search for Pa death indices and the PA Dept of health website should come up) . It lists every death in the state by year (1906 to 1964 or 1965). Some years are alphabetical and some use the Russell Soundex - really good for polish and slavic names.

I started my family search many years ago with precious little information. The advent of the internet it has made searching so much easier and I can do it while I am watching TV.

I have had family members in every conflict since the Revolution so have a soft spot in my heart for Veterans and children.

If there is anything I help you with or if you have a question (sometimes you just need a sounding board) please feel free to contact me. The email address maybe easier.

Zim ~ aka Janet Zimmermann

Added by Zim on Jul 20, 2014 6:18 PM
132675942 Stephen Jackson
I found some information on Stephen Jackson. He died in Ohio in a home for disabled veterans. He is not a relative but needs to be recognized. Thank You for posting him. Please feel sort the pictures and the headstone in any order you see fit.

Thanks again
Zim ~ aka Janet
Added by Zim on Jul 19, 2014 4:27 PM
RE: Johann Dietrich
Thank you! It would be great if you could get another set on an overcast day of the two markers. Catherine's is a little hard to read, I can't really tell if the spelling on her marker is the same as John's. I do know they were husband and wife (they are my 4x great grandparents) but I noticed several spellings of the last name (Dietrich, Dieterich, Deitrick) all within the same family of John's siblings. I want to be sure I have the memorial for Catherine spelled correctly.
Added by mjshb on Jul 16, 2014 8:48 AM
Diane Nichols
Dietrich & Friedrich
In the Etna record book, Dietrich is spelled Diderich, Dieterick, Dietrich, Diterich and Ditrich. Friedrich is also spelled Friederich. The same family in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church spelled it Fredrich. Frederick and Frederich are also used in the area. Whoever filled out the entry in the record book usually spelled it whichever way they wanted to. The stone masons spelled it creatively, as did different generations of the family. It sure can get interesting. Dietrich is most commonly used spelling in the Etna records and is the generally used spelling by family members today. Most of the ones I knew lived around Dorseyville. The Trinity Church in Dorseyville has some of the family too. All 3 of those churches are "related", with Etna being the parent church of the other 2.

With the photo you took, I changed the spelling of the memorial, as the general rules of Find A Grave state that is how it is supposed to go. I think it makes it more difficult to find. I wish it was a creative search parameter, like Ancestry uses. Unusual spellings, especially of these German names, are difficult for the average researcher to imagine.
Added by Diane Nichols on Jul 15, 2014 7:18 PM
RE: Johann Dietrich
That is probably his grave (1836-1914). His name was Johann Claus which would translate to John Clause (John C). If you happened to take the picture please upload it.
Added by mjshb on Jul 15, 2014 5:54 PM
RE: Hey You!
Yay! Now I have to get busy!
Added by xphile1067 on Jul 09, 2014 9:12 PM
Candace Millsop
Thank you for the photos of these headstones! You are definitely creative with that camera!! The close up of the Davidson stone and flag was very nice! Thank you again for what you do!!
Added by Candace Millsop on Jun 29, 2014 2:13 PM
Candace Millsop
William D. Lowry
Thank you so much for the headstone pic for Mr Lowry! It does look as if the stone has sad that this has happened in many cemeteries. Thank you for all that you do!!!!
Added by Candace Millsop on Jun 24, 2014 4:08 PM
Bob Orr
Old Deer Creek U. P. Cem.
Albertico - Thanks for the wonderful tombstone photos for James C & Grace McClelland (McGraw) Gilchrist. Nice job!
Added by Bob Orr on Jun 21, 2014 6:43 AM
RE: Thank You
sorry that was my mistake, I hadn't realised it was a pet, several I did late last night were children named Abbie, so no need to put unknown

Added by Daff on Jun 04, 2014 2:31 AM
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