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BrideyLight (#48181207)
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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 spice 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.

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 also 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. Death certificates on any memorials which I manage are definitely welcome. I do not follow Find A Grave transfer guidelines, as I feel any relative, friend or serious researcher would be the best choice for maintaining a memorial with loving care.

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!

Kind regards,
Bridey Light
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Jeff Jahn
RE: Glenn G Cadaway
Just found another link which lead to the link on my side. Audre M Johnson married George E Mellinger in Washington 28 Jun 1942. Her mother was France Willard (Polk) Johnson. Thanks for your help and info.
Added by Jeff Jahn on Sep 26, 2015 9:33 PM
Bart Triesch
O'Leary Plot in Ferndale California
Great work on the O'Leary grave! Bridget O'Leary was my wife's G-G grandmother. Are you related as well? Thanks for all of your efforts.
Added by Bart Triesch on Sep 07, 2015 9:37 AM
Virginia Santisi
Thank You for the updated info on Santo

Added by seekers on Jul 30, 2015 9:55 AM
Debbie C.
RE: Your profile photograph!
Birdey, how very very kind of you to send me that message, you made my genealogy day. Thanks Debbie
Added by Debbie C. on Jul 10, 2015 12:51 PM
Donald Kaski
Was able to connect with Mr. Turner and complete SSgt. Kaski's profile. Thank you so much.
Added by Historian on May 07, 2015 10:04 AM
Nancy J Johnson
Anger Photo
Thanks for snapping and posting the photo of my Great Grandpa's grave. He was a long time Odd Fellow (at least 50 years, because I have his jewel) and I know that at the end of his life he was living and managing the Odd Fellows building in Blue Lake. I do not have an Abraham Anger in my family line (that I know of) and my Grandpa was very good about the family history, but it looks like this may have been a cemetery section where Odd Fellows would have been buried and I do have the Blue Lake Lodge records. I will see if I can find an Abraham and try and narrow down those dates for you.

Nancy (Anger) McLean-Johnson
Added by Nancy J Johnson on Apr 29, 2015 12:06 PM
Sherry Hess
Bertha Hess

Thank you so much for the transfer, very much appreciated.

Added by Sherry Hess on Apr 10, 2015 1:18 PM
Dorothy Cox-Woodruff
RE: Annie Pedrotti
Bridey, thank you for the kind words.
Added by Dorothy Cox-Woodruff on Apr 09, 2015 6:47 PM
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!
Added by Karen Hendricks on Apr 09, 2015 11:59 AM
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.
Added by Liz Simmons on Apr 09, 2015 9:18 AM
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