|Karin Kirkwood (#46898884)|
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Shortly before Christmas in 2006, my friend La Jean came over to my house bringing with her a sheet of paper. I knew she had been working on her family history and was excited about all the information she had obtained on ancestry.com. On the paper was my birth index from California.|
La Jean showed me how the program worked after we logged onto my computer. I input my mom's name under the search tool. Up popped her passage from Germany when she was four years old. I was hooked.
I spent many days on the website learning who I am through those who came before me in the family. I then expanded my research to other websites and found findagrave.com.
At findagrave I found a way to not only research my family, but to also leave memorials to those gone before me so others too might share in my information. I also introduced La Jean to this wonderful website.
As I navigated through the various options, I found the request a photo button. I put in my requests and waited. As I viewed my email one night, I saw a request had been filled.
I quickly went to the page in honor of my great grandfather and what I saw brought tears to my eyes. The pictures, taken by a stranger, were so beautiful and well done, it moved me.
After that I, along with my friend La Jean, decided we too could fill photo requests so that people we didn't know could see where their loved ones were buried.
We both find it rewarding and much fun to go on our findagrave photos trips. We only hope we make as much a difference with the photos we take as other volunteers have made by taking our photo request pictures. Thank you so very much to all you volunteer photo takers!!!
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|Stone Hunter||many thanks|
Thanks for photoing the Johnson Headstones
|Joan J Kippe||John Jeremiah Gore|
Thanks for the photo from Central Burying Ground. I didn't figure there would be a stone available but he chose a tomb..good for history. Thanks.
|Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave||Thank You!|
Thank you so much for the photo of Thelma May Lamprey Sargent's gravestone. You were very quick and I appreciate your help and time. God Bless! Lauren
|Cathryn Bates Wilkinson||Marion Hacket Devlin|
I would like your approval to post Marion's gravestone on my family tree. She was married to my mother's brother, Ralph George Devlin. I met her several times, and if you are not a relative, I would be happy to manage her memorial. Thank you for your consideration.
|Patti Podboy||Frank & Marie Mangan|
Thank you so much for taking and posting the Mangan photos. I really appreciate it.
|Chuck Munn||Rosemary Troy|
Thanks for getting the picture of Rosemary's headstone. It looks great!
Thank you again!
Thank you so much for getting those photos! I apreciate them very much!
Added by solsen8 on Dec 12, 2008 3:09 PM
|sandy dickinson||Ashel Dickinson|
Thank you so much for the photo of Ashel's grave your kindness and time is greatly appreciated
|Brigitte Tucker-Ford||William Tucker|
Hi there, and thank you so very much for all your time and trouble you went to in trying to locate the grave of my ancestor, William Tucker. I have found his burial location as listed in the Protestant Cemetery from an old newspaper clipping in an online archive, but several years earlier, I was told he was listed in a different cemetery, and that location, could not be located, either. I figured that since it was listed (the second time around) in the Protestant Cemetery, that thats where he was. I will call around up there in Northern California when I get more time.
I thank you so very much for your efforts, it is greatly appreciated!
Have a great day!
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