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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty five years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 58 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 29 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 23 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
PLEASE NOTE: Check the top center of your profile page - if an "edit" tab is there - you need to click on it and check to approve or reject any edits that may have been sent to you - only a few email "edit" notices are coming from fag since this new feature was added
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|bonnie gerlt||RE: Saling photos, Cedar Dale Cem.|
I apologize for not responding sooner. I just now received an e-mail telling me about the messages.
There was not headstone for Jeffrey. The person who helps me find the headstones has no record of him being in Cedar Dale, so I thought you might need the other photos of family members.
Again, I am so sorry it took so long to respond. Please e-mail me directly if you need any further help.
|PhotographicMemory||RE: I messed up|
I don't think that Find A Grave will delete a comment. They will transfer stuff, but apparently will not delete.
|PhotographicMemory||21313980 Chandler Wheeler Dawley|
Hi, I saw your note on KC Bolton-Potter's page. She is apparently inactive. I have been working with edit@findagrave to merge duplicate memorials and this is one that I recently had merged.
You can still request edits on memorials owned by inactive members. They get automatically approved after 21 days. Or you can send an email to email@example.com and indicate that you are related and ask that the transfer to you.
Hope this helps!
|Marie Erickson||RE: Thomas Bloxham|
It is ID 22895878, born 10 February 1811.
|Marie Erickson||Thomas Bloxam memorial|
Could you tell me where the biosketch on this page came from. I'm looking for more information on Thomas Bloxam and was hoping whoever submitted it might be able to help me.
|Pat Pitcher||RE: husband's memorial|
Hi--I will certainly! How fun! I must visit your young husband when I go to Lake Hills. It would not surprise me if there is a Barrett link--my mother in law's side--her maternal line. I find myself amazed and excited almost every day about finding and learning more... Even my mother in law is more interested because I was asking so many questions! grin Pat :)
|Pat Pitcher||Thank you|
Thank you for the lovely flower you placed on my husband's memorial. Pat
|Memories From The Mist||RE: Illinois filming|
Thank you for the link...loved watching the show...very professionally done..especially for college students...
I now have a new show to watch...thanks again!
|Memories From The Mist||RE: Sexton duties|
Wow...you definitely wear many "hats". Is the T. V. show you worked on anywhere on the Internet? It sounds very interesting...
|J.S. Rohrig||RE: 65961846|
It is fine to copy the photo. I haven't had much time lately to do much, so this will help all of us! What you are doing and the many others that are here is a great tool for people either researching or simply trying to find an answer and I'm glad that I found the site.
I have many photos I hope to add here from this area and hope it will help others. Thanks for what you have done!
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