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personna (#46638792)
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Bio Photo I am an avid amateur genealogist, researching many different lines for both family and friends. I include all collateral lines, so my area of interest is extensive.

I have added many memorials in the hope of helping a fellow researcher. Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, please just cite the F.A.G. memorial number and cite me as the photographer. This includes - it's so disappointing to look at a public family tree and find one of my photographs without mention of the photographer.

I decline to give permission to use my photos for resale, for profit, or to upload to a different web site. Do not copy them to other grave related sites such as


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Since you are creating a record of the cemetery in addition to photographing a single stone you should take several images of the same marker. For example:

1. One showing the whole cemetery.

2. Shoot an image that includes the closest stones and provides context.

3. Photograph the whole gravestone so that inscription and carving are visible.

4. Make sure to take at least one picture where the inscription fills the camera frame.

Unless you are extremely lucky, most of the stones you want to photograph will not be straight due to ground settling. In the case of leaning stones, tilting the camera should eliminate the slant."

Our greatest treasure is our family, not only the warm circle around the Christmas tree, but all those whose lives gave us life, and those who will carry our love into the future. ~ Anonymous

It avails not, neither time or place—distance avails not;
I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so
many generations hence;
I project myself—also I return—I am with you, and know how it is.

Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt;
Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd;
Just as you are refresh'd by the gladness of the river and the bright flow,
I was refresh'd... ~ "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman

Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. -W.J. Cameron

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. -Author Unknown


Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous

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Shelly Gephart Adam
Alden Edgar Marshall III
Would you mind transferring Find A Grave Memorial# 38262377 to me. This is my brother-in-law. Thanks so much!
Added by Shelly Gephart Adam on Sep 04, 2014 7:54 PM
Tim Cook
Henry Cook

I need an explanation how you believe Henry Cook # 18820453 father is Peter Holck # 113671210
Added by Tim Cook on Aug 31, 2014 11:02 PM
Jeff Hall
Thank you for your sponsorship
Personna, thank you for your generosity in sponsoring the memorial of PFC Keith LeRoy Gates, a young marine who died defending our country at Iwo Jima during WW2, much appreciated.
Added by Jeff Hall on Aug 10, 2014 3:33 PM
Lynn J. Gauthier
David Austin- Essex Jct. VT

I just added 3 photos to his memorial page in response to your request. The actual date of death is no longer legible when looking at the gravestone "in person".

Hope this helps
Best regards
Added by Lynn J. Gauthier on Aug 03, 2014 4:56 AM
Lena Thompson
She was still single on the 1910 census, but it's possible she could have married after that. Still, the maiden name space is supposed to be left empty and the surname put in the last name box if you don't know she was married.
Added by Priscilla on Aug 02, 2014 2:14 PM
William G Prather
New Editing Function
"FindaGrave has added a new editing function to all members. Please check the 'Edit' tab on your profile page for pending edit requests for your memorials."

You currently have one or more such edit requests on your profile page. Most edit requests are no longer sent from FindaGrave with an email notice to the memorial creator/current manager. You have to go to your profile page and check the Edit tab to see the requests for additions or changes to your memorials.

Please check your profile page so that the requested edits can be processed. FindaGrave has made this change to facilitate rapid handling of multiple edit requests.
Added by William G Prather on Aug 01, 2014 3:24 PM
Louise Thalacker photo request
It appears she is buried with her first husband and they share a marker, Edgar Accola, Tell cemetery. Probably volunteers won't find her with a Thalacker marker. 28922350 and 28922392. Maybe you could fix the thing somehow and remove the request? Save more people hunting for her. Thank you for your help.
Added by mjshistory on Jul 20, 2014 7:39 PM
Scott and Priscilla Butler Fraser
David Lemuel Manire
Just wondering if you are sure David Lemuel is buried in the cemetery you have him in - have provided the following that show him in the following cemetery Would be interested in what you think. Thanks.
Added by Scott and Priscilla Butle... on Jul 11, 2014 8:17 PM
Susan Hale
RE: Helen Brewster 66502499
Thank you! Her sister Matilda Gotthardt Leskovar is now 93 and hopefully still kicking it in Seal Beach, CA. Cousin Tillie!
Added by Susan Hale on Jun 13, 2014 4:06 PM
Susan Hale
Helen Brewster 66502499
Thank you for this memorial. My 86 yr old mom wondered where her cousin was buried, once I found Great Uncle Ernest & Great Aunt Ida Gotthardt and added their memorials, I was able to link their daughter Helen. Requested headstone photo of her and her parents - Thank you for assisting me to connect the family.
Added by Susan Hale on Jun 13, 2014 2:22 PM
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