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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.
PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."
Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.
* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)
About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)
ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.
ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!
Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.
Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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|Karen Todd||Marietta Todd|
Deb, thank you so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request. Have a lovely day.
|J Thacker||The links are from the other memorials|
Find A Grave contributor Deb has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A
Grave memorial for Katie Parker.
Link to memorial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57094833
Link to contributor profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46832182
She was married (1) Jessie Alvin FUNDERBURK, 5-15-1915, in Rusk, Cherokee Co,
TX. I "think" he was the one who died in 1928. She married (2) A.T. Porter, 22
December 1928, Cherokee Co, TX. Not sure how this marriage to Porter man ended
(divorce perhaps?) His TXDC says he was widowed at time of his death (1958) so
he couldn't have been married to Katie then because she was already with (3rd)
husband Jewel Parker in 1940 census and is buried beside him.
|Al Howell||Brown Headstone - Salem Cemetery|
Thank you for taking the Ben & Ruby Brown headstone photo. I really appreciate it
|Judy Gregg||John W. Gregg|
Thank you so much for the picture of John W. Gregg's headstone.
|Travel Bug||RE: Katherine G Brantley|
Thanks for all your help.
|L G Shinn||Salem Cemetery|
Thank you for the photograph of the memorial marker for Laban Robertson and his wife Lula. And for all the work you do for this web site.
L Gayle Shinn
|Debbie Shumaker||Bless Your Heart|
I just want to thank you publicity for all you do on Find A Grave and the help you have given me.
|Jenny Ryan||RE: 67541314|
Thank you so so much she is in good hands I promise to take care of her and I can't thank you enough for the work that you do . Jenny
|David W Morgan||Arthur Horace Mott|
May I please have permission to use your photo of Arthur Horace Mott on my page at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dmorgan/jamescmarkham.html and also on my Ancestry page?
I am a 4th cousin of his thru Markham-Lakey.
David W Morgan
I looked and looked all over Texas for Saint Cyprian's Sanctuary Columbarium I was going to write the funeral because I was beginning to think they had a misspell. I just one the other day they had two cemeteries listed for the same person. Thanks again Phil
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