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Judy (#46858502)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 4 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any headstone photo I have posted, as you wish.


If you are responding to me because of an "edit" I sent to you or a memorial I made, PLEASE include the memorial number or the URL to that page. A simple mention of their name is not enough.

I will gladly make changes or corrections, no matter how small, if you request them. PLEASE do this by clicking on "edit" at the upper-right corner of the memorial, use their form to notify me by email. If this is your loved one, I would prefer transferring management to you. Just ask, same process.

I'm always happy to transfer to any family member. I'll never understand the reluctance of some contributors to let go of the memorials of strangers simply because they've created them. That's why we do it isn't it? For their family to find them. That's why I do it.

I have always enjoyed visiting cemeteries, especially the older, historical sections, long before I knew any of the "residents"... I am a regular visitor to Lower Lake Cemetery as it is nearest to me and I have friends and family there.

I began making entries at Find a Grave, first with ancestor's info, my parents in Hayward, then Lower Lake Cemetery because I have lived here for so long, I knew or know of many of the "residents." I knew many of these people personally and/or their families. I am not related to any of them directly. Two sets of in-laws, including my husband, many friends, high-school teachers and classmates, the doctor that delivered my son, etc., etc. My son has eight grandparents in this cemetery counting the greats- and steps-. My parents are in a Hayward cemetery because they made their own pre-need arrangements. If they were here, I would take care of them too. Thanks to Find A Grave I am able to "visit" them, add virtual flowers and notes, gather them and their families into virtual cemeteries I made for that purpose, and so on. I love that we can request headstone photos for those distant graves and get them! Usually. I DON'T LOVE THE FUSS ABOUT COPYRIGHT ISSUES THAT OCCUR OCCASIONALLY.

Every time I start to work on my family tree, I get side-tracked in the local cemetery. Since the beginning of 2011, I have been systematically photographing all the tombstones there and making memorials here. I REPEAT, FEEL FREE TO USE ANY HEADSTONE PHOTOS I HAVE ADDED AS YOU WISH!

I am always researching AKRIDGE and HAVENHILL/HEAVENHILL/HIMMELBERGER family trees... when I'm not getting lost in my neighboring cemetery.

Happy hunting.

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Messages left for Judy (119)[Leave Message]
RE: Edits
Thank you answering my question. Yes I am very fast and quick with numbers. Blessings Jo
Added by Josway on Sep 05, 2014 12:45 PM
Hi, Just curious why you put the age when you put a flower on my memorials? With the DOB and DOD included on my memorials it is obvious their age. Just wondering why. Blessings Jo
Added by Josway on Aug 20, 2014 7:04 PM
Billie Blackstock
Sarah is my mother and I appreciate the correction I left the W off I also added their names. the story was a combination of my brother and myself. Thanks for the flower also.
Added by Billie Blackstock on Aug 10, 2014 12:38 PM
Upper LakeCemetery
Thank you for the photos you have added. The time and effort you have invested is so appreciated.
Added by sej on Aug 09, 2014 11:33 AM
RE: Upper Lake Cemetery
Thank You, Your photos are appreciated by so many of us, Look forward to see them, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Aug 06, 2014 12:07 AM
Upper Lake Cemetery
Thank You for the birth location of Henry Bucknell and the wonderful photo's it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Aug 05, 2014 10:13 PM
RE: Kesiah Ogle Blann
RE: Kesiah Ogle Blann
I sure know what you mean Judy, sometimes I just want to give up trying to get the right information filled in on these memorials. I just finished searching for a town name given in an gave the town name but not the county! Then I was on another search for the correct county...which was very confusing to say the least.

Take care,
Added by Nancy~ on Aug 01, 2014 12:54 AM
Kesiah Ogle Blann
Hi Judy,

At the time I was learning how to make memorials on F.A.G., I guess I thought it best to include all of the information I had been given on a person, and one lady had written to me that Kesiah's name was "Keziah" I guess that's why I added it the memorial.

Thanks for reminding me to just stay with the facts:)

Added by Nancy~ on Jul 31, 2014 5:26 PM
RE: Akridge transfers
You are welcome, Judy. I love to share pictures I have taken.
You will be on my friend list, as well.
Thanks so much for the kind words.
Have a wonderful evening!!
Added by PShannon on Jul 20, 2014 3:31 PM
John Akridge
Thanks so much for the info. on John and family. I have transferred all the Akridges that I found at Laddonia Cemetery, to you to care for.
Have a wonderful day!!!!
Added by PShannon on Jul 20, 2014 8:31 AM
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