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I am primarily interested in photographing gravestones, not maintaining records. Therefore, it would be my preference that Find a Grave were a Wiki type operation, or at least if that were available as an option. If you send me memorial corrections, it is likely that I will transfer the memorial to you. If there is some dispute about a memorial, I may transfer the memorial to member #8, Find a Grave. I don't want to be in the middle of your memorial dispute.|
I try to take photos with context, as appropriate. If there are a series of related memorials together, I may try to get a wide shot of multiple graves, especially if they are related. If a memorial has names on more than one side, I may upload a multi-side view.
Gravestone legibility is my primary concern. Occasionally I use mirrors on site to reflect light onto the stone at an oblique angle, to reveal engraving. Frequently I can coax extra contrast using software. Sometimes I double-check my work by using the Rhode Island Cemeteries Database or Ancestry.com. Often a stone which appears to be completely illegible has enough detail after sidelighting and/or software processing that I can get enough information to look them up. Voilla! An illegible stone can be deciphered.
If you would like to use my grave images for any non-commercial purpose, I release them to you under a creative commons non-commercial license. No further permission is required or requested. If you'd like to leave me a public "thank you," I assure you that will put a smile on my face.
Most of my photos taken in 2013 or later have GPS coordinates embedded. If you want to find the coordinates of a grave, and the memorial does not display coordinates, you can see if the image has GPS metadata. You can do this by:
1) Click on the small image so you get the big image page.
2) Right-click on the image in the big image page and choose "Copy image URL"
3) Go to Jeffrey's EXIF viewer utility.
4) Paste the URL (it should end in .jpg) into the "Image URL" field on Jeffrey's site and press the button "View Image at URL". It should give you a lot of data like this example.
5) Scroll down to where it says GPS Latitude and GPS Longitude. If the image has GPS coordinates, you will see them there.
Despite what I said above, I do try to make my memorials complete. If a grave has a death year and age, but no birth year, I will calculate the birth year. This may result in a birth year that is incorrect by a year, but it gives researchers a good idea if this was a child or old person, or approximately who they are looking for. I'll also research the names as time permits, and link to spouses and parents if I can find them.
My primary interests have been the historic cemeteries of Rehoboth, Swansea, and Providence, with excursions to Fall River and Somserset, and as far away as Maine and New York.
Of course, sometimes I make mistakes. Send me a correction by using the little "edit" button in the memorial. Don't be surprised if I transfer the memorial to you to do the edits.
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|David J. McRae||Earnshaw Grave|
I don't believe I ever thanked you for photographing the Earnshaw grave in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fall River for me and wanted to do so. It was very much appreciated.
David J. McRae
|Sentinal||Rose Peckham Wood Roberts|
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by Sentinal on Dec 01, 2013 4:46 PM
|Genealogy Lady||Thomas DeCoster|
I am way behind on my Find A Grave corrections. I changed the cemetery on Thomas DeCoster 38591526 to reflect your edit. Would you mind moving the picture over and deleting your memorial at this point?
Thank you so much,
|jtb||RE: Robert Gibbs d.1718|
The cemetery isn't on the river, but the river is close. The section where I took the photos is the furthest away from rt. 138, the land drops down and numerous back yards abut the cemetery. The last photos I took were of a few that the late afternoon sun graced with a good angle for photos. There are more older stones unphotoed. I'm open to making any changes that might be appropriate or xferring any memorials to you should you be family.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.
Added by jtb on Nov 25, 2013 5:32 AM
|jtb||RE: Robert Gibbs d.1718|
I added it when I couldn't find any requested memorials as not to waste a trip. This stone is down toward the river side of the cemetery where the older stones are and a large Gibbs memorial a little to its south. It faces west. Perhaps I read it wrong, but when I look at the stone it looks like 1718 to me. The motif of the death angel looks like the early 18th century to me. I'll be glad to change it if you have better information.
Added by jtb on Nov 24, 2013 8:34 PM
Thank you for the Grime transfers. If you ever get back to Somerset, I am have several photo requests for Gibbs Cemetery. Thanks again
|Lynnea (Bullock) Dickinson||Kudos!|
Just a big thank you for the wonderful photographs of gravestones that you post. I am always delighted to see "kickstand" on a memorial page. I descend from the Bullocks & allied families from Rehoboth, Attleborough, East Providence, etc., so I am often in contact with your work. Thanks again!
|Carolyn [Lee] Kelly||Re: Hannah (Fisher) Carpenter Lee|
Thanks for the transfer, she is not in my direct line, so when I finish adding I will return to your safe keeping... to late for me to search anymore, and what a great pict, Kudos yet again...
Thanks for your time for posting an excellent memorial photo's for Annable families
|EBdeebee||Swan Point Cemetery|
Thank you for all the excellant photo's and for your time. You are a great asset.
Added by EBdeebee on Nov 08, 2013 11:47 AM
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