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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. Please feel free to request transfers of your family members. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|Teresa Jackson||Frank Dukes|
I want to Thank you for searching for Frank Dukes and letting me know there isn't a Headstone Photo for him.
Thank you for helping me and others.
Teresa Jackson #46981906
|Judith McDonough||Hazen and Louise Randall|
Thank you so much! So far this is the only record I can find of these two people and their relationship together. Hazen had two previous marriages to Edna and Lucille and those are both well documented but I could find nothing on Louise. We don't have a maiden name for her yet but we are working on that. Thanks again!
|Rebecca Wright||Constant Havens|
Thank you for your time and effort in this search, we were certain he was next Polly at Dryden, but found out from a cousin that he remarried and was living in Almont at the time of his death, so we are continuing the search. I have taken the Dryden Cemetery off of his memorial and hope to find him soon.
|Sue Seeterlin Rice||Lorenzo Sole|
Thank you so much for cleaning my 3rd great grandfathers stone. Your kindness is so appreciated. Plus thanks for the notice. You are an angel.
|Mary League||Hezekiah Harris|
I have a request, next time you are in the Lakeside Cemetery in Port Huron, could you check something out for me? Don't make a special trip.
I found something on Find A Grave that seems to be an anomaly. Hezekiah Harris has a memorial (79290204) the plot states it is in Block B near Lot 236. There is a grave stone pictured. The problem is, no Hezekiah is listed for Block B, but there is one listed in Block K Lot 143. The dates listed for this person are correct for the one listed in K. Doesn't mean there aren't two of them, but it seems unlikely that two people with the same name would be the same age and die at the same time. I would like to be sure that the stone really is in Block B and not in K. They aren't exactly next to each other so just wanting to be sure. I'm going to add Hezekaih to K but will delete it if I need to. We would also need to correct it with the office there in PH. if the stone is located in B.
Thanks in advance,
|nannette||Julia (Lafler) Grant|
I apologize for not accepting the first time.
I thought it was meant for Julia Grant, d/o William and Julia (Lafler)Grant -I didn't click on her name.
I accepted to it today.
Thank you for all your great help!
Added by nannette on Aug 22, 2015 5:44 PM
|History Buff||Thank You|
# 37048713 correct spelling for the Civil War would be Enoch Faux but his stone is Fawx - which I was looking for his stone for a year until you found that it was spelled incorrect on his and wife's stone. Thank you for being so generous with your time -
|Hans Van Landschoot||Landschoot|
It was nice you made the transfer of the Landschoot x Willey family.
|Therese Cowhy Ekelund||John Mackey|
Would you Transfer the following sites-
1822 John Mackey #113780630 G-G-Grandfather
1850 John Mackey #147301223 G-Grandfather
1859 Ellen Mackey #147301226 G-Grandmother
to Mary Therese(Cowhy)Ekelund #480831168
Thankyou very much...
|Therese Cowhy Ekelund||Margaret M Mackey|
Would you transfer Margaret M Mackey (#147301138) to Mary Therese (Cowhy) Ekelund (#48083168).. Margaret is my Grandmother on my Mother's side... Thankyou very much...
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