Thought for the day: If you're waiting for your chance to win the lottery, take a look at some of these headstones where the person lived a few decades, a few years, a few months or even just a few hours and then you'll realize you're already the big winner.
I've been doing general genealogy for a little over a year now (as of August '09). I get pictures of headstones here and there hoping it will help somebody somewhere and I consider it an honor to post cemetery information of the men and women that served this great land called the United States of America.
I've taken cemetery pictures in 39 states, DC, Canada and the Bahamas. My favorite place for pics is definitely (southern) Louisiana.
Some of the surnames in my tree include Thompson, Liles, Southards, Chester, Stacks, Causey, Shipp and McDaniel.
The (famous) ancestor that I am most proud of is King Robert (the Bruce) I of Scotland.
UPDATE: April/2012 (I almost made it three years without putting some sort of gripe in my bio) - If you're going to ask for a transfer, please don't use some cheap excuse like, "I would like to link them to my family" or "I would like to make updates". Any knucklehead can do those things. Just ask for the transfer and I'll probably do it. I generally don't even care about the transfer guidelines. Honesty is more important. Just say (something along the lines of), "They are directly or indirectly related to me and I would like to have them."
Gripe #2 (July 2012) - Please don't post death certificates where you are supposed to put pictures of the person and headstone. Send a SAC with the birth and/or death information and parents if available. About the only thing left is what they died of and do we really need to know that?!?!
Robert Ruffin Barlow Bond From Marriage Records in Old Mexico: Act 113/1881 and 122/1881 Wedding. Robert Ruffin Barow Bond 32 from Horma , Louisiana, settled in Juana Mosa and Sifronia Gibbs 27. from Pilot Point Texas,settled in Tampiquillo. Groom parents Joshua Bond death and Rebeca Bond 62. Father Grand Father Zacra Bond. Mother grandfather Henry Howard. Bride parents Elcano Gibbs 55and Mahala Gibbs 55. Father grandparents Arvis Gibbs and Jane Gibbs. Mother grandparents John y Elizabeth Witner. Groom witness Arturo Boy 50 , Jose Tessier 36. Bride witness Juan Laforet." sent to me by a lady in Mexico researching the "Coloney of Confedric Solders down ther.
I don't know how the "Sr" got on the description for John G. Myers. It needs to be taken off.
Also, no family member even knew his name was "John George Myers" so if you don't mind, just make it read:
"John G. Myers"
Bob Myers P. S. I also have a burial plot in the Heath Cemetery. Being 85 years old, you just never know. Footnote: My ex-wife and daughter upset me with the tombstone that my deceased son, Bobby Kenneth Myers, Jr. has. They made it read "B. Ken Myers" which, as a genealogist, I prefer the full and correct name to be put on the stones. Most families do use the legal names of their folks. All I could do is refuse to pay my half of it, but they want ahead and have his grave marked in this grade school or immature fashion. He is also buried in the Heath Cemetery. Thanks for past favors. Bob Myers Bobdeb5630@sbcglobal.net
John George R. Myers Cam, I don't know how my gr-grandfather got a nick name of "Rockwall"....he didn't have a nick name. Please eliminate this "Rockwall" connotation.
Also, his name is not on the tombstone as "John G. R." Myers as even his children didn't know about the "G." part. However, in the Myers family Bible his name is stated as "John George R. Myers".
Let's just leave his name exactly as stated on the tombstone, leaving the "R." out as it would just confuse some of the family. I have worked on the Myers genealogy for 50 years and know he had no nick name and, as I say, even his children didn't know that his complete name had an "R." in it.
From studying the family records, I would hazard a guess that the "R." was given him by his mother, Eliza D. Stubblefield, in honor of her father who was George R. Stubblefield.
Well, enough said, please just eliminate the nick name, as there was none and take the "R." off. Thanks. Bob Myers Tyler, Texas
Ignace & Eunice Bourgeois Will you please connect Eunice Ruth Beadle Bourgeois # 110663710 with her family? Her father is Napoleon Bonaparte Beadle # 35750923 and her mother is Laura Ann Williams Beadle # 35750977. She was my Great Aunt. Thank you in Advance.Linda
I know it currently looks wrong, but Anaise Autin is the maiden name for Justillian Robichaux's mother. I have submitted a correction to the memorial to fix her name and change the birth date to 1830 rather than 1884.
Ernest Filmore Paul Would like to see brothers Ernest Filmore Paul #110612581 connected to is brother George Alexander Paul no #. Both are buried in the same cemetery Morgan City Cemetery in Morgan City. La. I have connected Ernest to their parents in Tattnall County Ga. George's wife Viola Genevieve Lee Paul #122208697. Thank you, Renee Johnson
RE: Site you built Maybe you could get in touch withDeb Bernard, my cousin As she created the find a grave for Barbara (Warren) Champion Maybe you two can compare notes and correct the find a grave site Mary
Site you built The fine a grave site you built for Barbara Champion and probably John Champion, as well, have already been created under another find a grave. See Barbara Warren Champion, these were created by my cousin Deb Bernard