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I was born in 1981 near Leipzig, Germany and still live there with my mother and my cat. |
At the moment I'm trying to finish my second cemetery. It is about half done, I have two rows left and some pictures to add. But you can already leave flowers. Bergfriedhof Mölkau
It would be very nice of you if you would leave some flowers for my other interments.
Public messages: If you ask me something or send me a S.A.C. and there is the possibility that I write something back (like when you ask: What do you think?) It would be totally amazing if you have your public messages enabled.
Photos: All grave photos taken and posted by me may not be used by you without my permission. Ask, and I probably grant it, but please do not steal them and re-post them somewhere.
A short German-English lesson:
Liebling - darling
Tochter/Töchterlein - daughter/baby daughter
Sohn / Söhnchen - son / baby son
Schwester - Sister
Ehefrau - wife
Gattin - wife
seine - his
Gattin von - wife of
Ehemann - husband
Mutter - mother
unser/unsre - our
Two words in Czech
Rozena/Rozen - born
Rodina - family
Disclaimer: (because, apparently I need one)
If I send you a S.A.C. which sounds insulting, assume that it was not my intention. I still have problems with the english language and sometimes just don't come across the way I want.
When you call me a liar to the whole community, be prepared to be ridiculed in front of said community.... and of course, when an Admin deletes a memorial you will no longer see it. xxx
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|Dorothy M. Lewis||Just a thank you...|
Thank you so very much for all of the amazing work you do. When we're half a world away, and may never travel to visit their graves, it means so much to find not only find the burial records of our ancestors, but wonderful photos as well.
Dorothy M. Lewis
|Serge GUERIN||Pauline Bächer Behrmann Dubsky|
Ich soll Sie bedanken für der Todanzeige meiner Urmutter. Damit, habe Ich neue Namen meiner Familie gelernt.
Mit freundlichen Grüssen
|Irene Walls Barrett||Anna Maria Hattenbach|
This is a long shot but because I have had no success finding the parents of the above, I am trying to contact someone with knowledge of Germany. She came to the US and was born in Germany 2/14/1824 I believe she was from Baden-Wurtemburg. Her name may have been spelled Hettenbach. I think she had a brother named Franz. I am hoping you can and are willing to help me. Thank you from Indiana, USA. Irene Walls Barrett. email@example.com
Wir kriegen die Familie Kestner langsam zusammen.
Macht's gut, Grüße, BobP
Added by BobP on Jul 12, 2014 11:45 AM
|Jim Hitchcock||RE: Indian Farm Cemetery - Albertine|
I placed another photo with less grass at the edges and corrected Albertine's Surname to MASS. Hope this helps.
|Anonymous||Marrage dates et alia|
I queried Find A Grave about marriages dates. Below are the response and my reply. I think we are of similar minds in some of these regards. I wonder if we can effect any changes.
"Thank you for contacting Find A Grave in regards to entering marriage dates before 1200 AD.
At this time the system only allows marriage dates starting at or after 1200 AD, I have sent on the request to allow marriage dates before 1200 AD to our site developers for consideration."
"I can understand that you lack the programming skills to allow US to enter dates with fewer than 4 digits, but what on earth were they thinking when they set 1200 AD as the year people began getting married?
Now that you are being overwhelmed with medieval and earlier people and cemeteries, you really need to consider standardizing entry format so that persons are entered in with names that can be found. It would certainly reduce the intolerable number of duplications that occur. For instance, YOU are able to enter a prefix of "King," but WE cannot, so the innumerable ways people have entered "King" is truly amazing.
It now takes than half and hour searching not only all variations of a name, of maiden names (because many contributors always use the maiden name as the last name and refuse to change), of Famous Persons, AND of cemeteries, just to see if a person has already been entered.
Many programs such as your allow for alternate names to entered and included in the database. That alone would reduce duplicates by more than half because people could find the person they are looking for no matter which name was used to enter a name. The main name would not have to change; the alternate name would link to the main name. Ask your parent company, ancestry.com how they do it.
Searching cemeteries is another major problem. Scroll through 83 pages of St. Mary's?! ALL cemeteries need to be searchable by city! Because of the hassle of finding out if a person has a memorial, it can be faster to search there. Most times, though, you know in which town someone was buried, but not necessarily the cemetery. Being able to bring up a list of all the cemeteries in a town would be a win-win situation.
Maybe you are not the right person to whom I should be directing these suggestions. It was just the inanity of such an arbitrary date for the beginning of people getting married that got me started. I LIKE your site and want to see it succeed, but there are major problems that will become only worse as more memorials are created."
|Anonymous||RE: Laurette de Flandre|
I guess no one got married before then. :) But I appreciate knowing why I couldn't enter any marriage dates for the people I added recently!
|Gene Stephan||RE: Linking Jeanne & Marguerite|
If you decline to link to the male parent, that's fine. Suit yourself, but if you read the Caption on Baldwin's Tower Photo - that was approved by FindAGrave you will see that this is where he was allegedly Interred. Its Hard to be more specific on something that happened 8 centuries ago, I feel He deserves to be memorialized anyway, Take care, gene
|Jim Hitchcock||RE: Indian Farm Cemetery - Albertine|
Last name MASS - was able to clear away some of the sod. Look at it now. And thanks for your interest in this stone.
|Frederick Porter||RE: Friederika Lewerenz|
Thank you for the kind reply. I did a bit on research on "Gattin" and I hope to not make this mistake again! I have an old, probably early 1800's, page of hand written German script that was in an old family Bible. Perhaps I will send it to you one day, I am afraid it is probably theological in nature and not really useful for family research. I have worked with German church records in a few archives, and they can be really difficult as apparently some parish clerks developed their own "short hand" to save time. A couple of years ago in the Rottenburg am Neckar archives my wife and I , along with the archivist and a professional German genealogist were all trying to decipher the family name for a bride from the late 1600's, with no luck at all!
Have a wonderful weekend,
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