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The book of life is brief,|
And once the pages read,
All but love is dead:
That is my belief. [Bobby Goldsboro, 1960s]
I periodically notice while updating my own family memorials that some awesome volunteers have added pictures. I did not request these (maybe thought I'd take some myself someday?), but want to thank you SO very much for them; I'll gratefully send you a message whenever I stumble into this happy experience!
Oh, no ~ gotta revisit an issue (as tho' you'uns are reading this, huh? ~ :^): unsponsored memorials can hold a maximum of FIVE pictures so if you request a grave shot, there might not be any room left for it! If I'm involved in such a quandary, I'll explain to you directly by open message or "report a problem."
I have a habit of taking even shots of totally unreadable markers in hopes that the digital picture with reveal something...ANYthing. When even partially successful, I'm happy to share with others what little I was able to decipher. We also attempt to clean off markers, usually finding that what looks like simply dirt is calcium/mineral deposits or other permanent external adhesions...on top of various lichens...which humans should not even breathe, but we do what we can within regulations.
When I'm not working on my own family genealogy, I'm freely available and happy to help anyone track missing dead and have done so 1000+ times; in ten years, there have been just four people for whom I could find zilch-zip-nada-nothing. Just message me any known details of the unlocated, but make sure you've first done everything you can to find this person yourself because my priorities are of importance like uniting families with diseases who've been looking fifty years for connections, and/or those who pique my own interest. A request like "please send me anything you can find on my family" must go to a paid professional genealogist.
You can use pictures I take in your online family trees, giving credit to "FindAGrave member #46897564" ~ if you want one of a same picture reposted on a 2nd memorial (like because there were names of both husband and wife on same marker), please ask me to do it myself so I don't later find your name on a picture I took.
If you want multiple people in the same cemetery, please make a separate request for each instead of a list in "comments" as "comments" do not print out and are often confusing on top of making it difficult to find and then post pictures into your other associated memorials ~ if they exist in the first place. "Comments" are supposed to apply to the one grave they are for and be anything that makes it easier for a searcher to find same.
No reason to read below as I only tell my personal reasons for being on FindAGrave:
I oversaw the newsletter of Colonel David Hackworth, military author/ commentator/ columnist, for several years until he died while my husband was off in a war zone; then I needed a new focus and determined to pin-point military ancestors ~ our own 28+ RevWar Patriots and others God lays on my heart.
So, at the on-set in 2005, I was first able to find basic facts of the missing James Powell from Wes' family ~ his grandmother's grandfather ~ with the help of a Maine historical society, and began a two-year mission to restore his legacy which was lost upon his death at Shiloh 145 years ago today as I write this 06APRIL2007.
With much love, great joy and respect, Major Powell is now posted in both Wikipedia ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Edwin_Powell ~ and FindAGrave. I intend to someday be buried in Arlington National with a joint memorial stone to him so he'll at least get a KNOWN cenotaph!
But what peeved me most in family research was finding my favorite greatgrandmother constantly referred to as "Mrs. G.: husband's first initial and married name" ~ most ALL females losing their identities up into the 1960s; so I'm elated whenever I successfully work the puzzles ~ better than word math, sudoku, or cryptograms ~ of finding and posting ladies' maiden names as the most appropriate and long-lasting "flowers" to their memories.
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|William Woodburn||RE: Oldham Photos|
Thank you for taking the time to post the picture of Officer Oldham's marker. The angle looks pretty good to me.
Yes I am the person who is requesting the photo of Louis Alexander Knapp in Fairview. I appreciate the information about his lack of a marker. Would it be possible for you to take a picture of the approximate area where he's buried?
Thank you again.
Oops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for getting it for me. I did not see it
Thank you for the great headstone photo....Harv
Added by Harv on May 20, 2013 3:07 PM
|Ellen Caristo||connie Bradley|
Thanks for trying, but that is not the one for Connie Bradley. Her name is Connie not Jospehine.
|Owlisnapp||RE: Donald & Ida Wiley|
Thank you very much for the kind words.
|Cathi Clore Frost||Della Clore|
I should have proof read my previous message, I was amazed rather than amazing. Obviously really excited too. Thanks again, Cathi
|Cathi Clore Frost||Della Clore|
Wow! I was really amazing how quickly you fulfilled my photo request for my great-grandmother's headstone. Thank you so much!
|Patricia Perro||Frederic Perro|
Thank you very much for the photo of Frederic Perro's headstone from Mount Calvary cemetery.
Your time & efforts are greatly appreciated.
|Jean and Keith Clark||Hugh and May Ethel Coulter|
Thank you for taking the mausoleum photos for Hugh and Mae. I really appreciate your help.
|Owlisnapp||Donald & Ida Wiley|
Thank you very much for the wonderful photos of their headstones.
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