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Being a forensic anthropologist, geographer and having taught geology, I greatly enjoy the treasure hunt of genealogy. The many facets of chemistry are also close to my heart. If you have a document written in old German text, I may be able to help with it's transcription. Two of my favorite lifetime hobbies have been researching families for friends and searching (with divine guidance!) -- for years and using every resource available -- to finally reunite adoptees with their birth families. My norm at home is to have a steaming cup of licorice tea on my desk, Irish fiddle music playing in the background, and three snoring yellow Labradors surrounding my chair. I seek fair winds and following seas.
Each GPS location edit I submit for a memorial page is verified by me to be accurate and coincide with the aerial satellite view of GoogleMaps, which takes the viewer directly to the gravesite. I have visited these locations in order to take grave marker photographs and determine GPS coordinates. Any other edits I submit for memorials are thoroughly researched, with source documentation saved and also sent via the Suggest A Correction (SAC) link with each edit I submit. This eliminates any guesswork.
Please help out your photo volunteers by obtaining the specific plot information from the cemetery office (if there is one) and adding it to your request. Some cemetery offices will only do look-ups for relatives; others will respond fastest to a relative who emails or calls the cemetery office.
GRAVE MARKER TRANSCRIPTIONS
Full transcriptions, which include all of the wording and a description of any symbol(s) on markers are are SO important! Why? Because grave markers (and even entire cemeteries) can disappear over time. Photographs can be lost. Web sites can lose their memory. The cloud can rain on us. But the most important reason is one most people never consider -- it is this: Many people who are blind or living with low vision are using the Windows text reading program, which reads text from their computer monitor, word-for-word, to them (Please do try it! All Windows operating systems come stock with this feature, and it's so easy to use!). If there is no text transcription of a grave marker on a memorial, those with vision problems are exempt from knowing what is recorded on the grave marker because they cannot see the photograph. A transcription takes only a few minutes to type and post; please take the time to transcribe the words and perhaps write a few words about symbols and/or any descriptive features of the marker at the time you post a photograph. Those few minutes taken now to transcribe and post may mean everything in the years to come.
Please, there is no need to give credit for using the photographs I take and you may use any of the text from my cited research which I have posted on memorials -- these are acts of love and intended to be distributed freely, but NOT for profit.
May sunshine fill your life, kindness follow you through all your days, invisible Irish blessings shower you with healthy living, and sweet chocolate always be on your menu for dessert!
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|Sherry Hess||Bertha Hess|
Thank you so much for the transfer, very much appreciated.
|Dorothy Cox-Woodruff||RE: Annie Pedrotti|
Bridey, thank you for the kind words.
|Karen Hendricks||William Johnson Goodman|
Thank you very much for taking a picture of the gravestone for William Goodman. I had hoped the stone would have a birth year, but it is not the case. Oh well!
|Liz Simmons||RE: All uploaded with a wild card coming via email|
Oh thank you for all your hard work! Going to look and I;ll be emailing you back.
|Georgia❀CA||Walter & Marla Sherrick|
Love the photos! Once again, I thank you for all that you do to keep history recorded. :)
|wayne benns||RE: Alexander Guthrie at Ocean View Cemetery, Eureka|
Bridley: Thank you so much for adding the Photo!
I am getting close to getting my entire family into the find a grave system!!!
Thxs again Wayne Benns
|L wergey||RE: Ahoy Larry!|
Glad you enjoyed; I was hoping they weren't too self serving, but you know how it is when a guy has an excuse to show fishing pics.
Added by L wergey on Apr 04, 2015 4:32 PM
|CS Gordon||RE: Gordon and Rose|
Thank you for all the wonderful pictures! I have been consumed this weekend with organizing the different branches of our tree. (It's definitely a 'work-in-progress as the tree seems to sprout!) Your pictures help a lot. You and others have been so kind with taking pictures that it has motivated me to volunteer to do the same in my area.
|remembering||RE: Martha Silkett|
Bridey, That would be wonderful to get the photo of the gravestone for Somers and Martha. I have an obituary for Somers that says interment to be in Greenwood Cemetery. It states that he passed at his home in Blue Lake. None of his daughters are shown to live in Blue Lake. I also have a letter written by Somers and Martha's daughter, Carrie Sands, to His brother, Gilbert, telling of his last days. In the letter, Carrie states she was with him and nursed him until the end, and is still caring for mother, who is also sick.
I do like all of the information you have added to Martha's memorial. Having that available for Somers, (the spelling in his Obituary) memorial would be wonderful. Thank You.
|CS Gordon||RE: Daniel+Julia Gordon; Gus+Mary|
Bridey - Great work! I had discovered Gus but did not know some of the others were also there. Am thinking the one between Daniel and Julia may be a son, Henry, who apparently died in infancy or otherwise quite young. Will check my other research on this. Thank you so much!
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