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I am willing to transfer any memorials which are not my ancestors or relatives and will try to help anyone with information or research. I think it is important to identify persons, when possible, so we can know who they are and who their families are, for historical and personal reasons.|
Sixty six years ago I started looking for lost graves as Grandma sent me, at age 8, to find "the indention by the pine tree, near great great grandpa's headstone" so she could place flowers where a baby was buried in 1869 with no "marker". From her, I learned to look for that tiny "frosted" spot when the night before had been chilly (the ground is still warmer at a burial site which has no vault, even after 100's of years!)
I first knew grief when Grandma died, 59 years ago. To honor her, I began genealogy research from her precious family records. Fifty four years ago the death of my young first husband, at the hands of robbers, nearly caused the loss of my first unborn child. Years later, a miscarriage took another son and now, for the past 30 years, we have also grieved for our youngest son, lost to a freak accident. Brad
Writing personal histories has been a passion for nearly 40 years, since I found my relationship to Mormon Battalion soldiers and an early U.S. President.
Being an unpaid cemetery sexton for the past 24 years has required mapping and recording (handwritten) of over 3,000 birth & death locations and overseeing burials and settings of gravestones for some 750 persons. During this time, the birth and death records from 1854 at one cemetery and from 1869 to date, at another, were located and recorded; exact grave locations had never been written down for 155 years! I'm still hand drawing family lot maps for the latter cemetery for all owners.
For about 30 years, I have composed poetry and short stories about loved ones' passing, both for my own and others.
So, am I a "graver" ?, a "griever", a "genealogist", a "historian", a "sexton", a "poet" or just kind of "nutty"?? (We ALL could have, instead of this, been lounging on "sum beach sum where", ya know!)
Anyway, I feel sad when an unkind remark is posted, or it is stated that Find a Grave was designed for one purpose and that "newcomers", who want to use it for genealogy, or some other reason than it was originally intended, should go elsewhere. I hope it is intended to help us all find burial locations, which should include photos, dates, and family links, if possible for proper identification.
Short bios also help identify specific individuals and search data sources can help us verify the positive location. That is why I believe that a gravestone, with poor or misinterpreted information, should be supplemented with the best historical facts available, if possible. After all, it is Find a Grave, not "Find a Stone". Sometimes, nothing else is available, but that is a sad case; unknown, with unknown dates does not tell us much, especially when there is no stone or it is illegible.
I hope to help & will gladly transfer, edit, delete or correct anything I contribute; I'm slow, but I'm OLD, please have patience!
Suprise! Thanks so much to Renee for the Sponsorship of Our Sweet Rose...what an honor to be cared for by such a dedicated animal lover.
I am grateful AGAIN to Love Always, Renee for the sponsorship of my beloved Daddy - what a generous contributor she is...check out her loving memorials!
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|Legsie11||RE: Thank you|
It's a pleasure Shirleen, it really is, and you don't need to thank me at all. l especially like to visit memorials, that don't get so many visitors, nobody wants to be forgottton.
You have a great weekend.
Added by Legsie11 on May 03, 2015 3:09 AM
|Love Always, Renee||RE: Blessings....|
Thank you for visiting my Dad and dogs. It makes me smile when I see others who visit my memorials. I do hope you can find your way to owning and loving another dog. I have adopted older dogs and they are so special because they are getting a second chance. Best wishes always.
|mmmmmmmmmm||RE: virtual category|
Thank You so much for responding back and Thank you again for your help. I will try what you suggested. I Love both of my parents who passed away in 2013 and my brother who passed away in 2007. You are fantastic for helping so many people.
Hi, Thank you for sending me the e-mail.
I am still new on how to work on Find A Grave. How do I combine two sites to one site. Example: 132.....3 originated by Renee Wright and then transferred to me; and 139.....3 originated by me, both about Doris M. H. Edwards? Also some of the pictures are the same and a couple are different.
|Carol ||Hanna Ranch|
Where did you see this video I'd love to find it.
I know the couple who moved into the Hayward House near my home. It's a real showpiece and they love to live that way. They are also collecting/novice genealogists info about the Haywards.
Added by Carol on Apr 28, 2015 10:36 AM
|Susan||Lavinia Robins, Morris|
Thank you for the additional information for Lavinia! I have linked her to her parents.
Thank you, Susan
Added by Susan on Apr 28, 2015 9:36 AM
|They're Never Alone||RE: Fowler Family|
Got Ur info and added it. Thank you. I looed at them the other night after getting ur message and realized I hadn't put their info in for them yet. I had it but that was also during the time I got real sick and had stopped everything for a while to get better. Didn't realize their info was still sitting here waiting. I still have some more to put in but too tired tonight. Thanks for your help though. Sometimes after going over it and looking to help fill in their history, it sometimes helps when someone else with fresh eyes comes along and takes a look lol.
|Bruce Coyne||RE: good work|
Thanks for the tip on Elias Adams Sr. I've added him to the 1812 virtual cemetery. A nice memorial and an interesting life.
|They're Never Alone||RE: Fowler Family|
You are more than welcome to send whatever info you have for The Fowler Family. I would love to have it added to their memorials. They seem to have made themselves a small place in my heart for some reason. Thank you very much
|Carol ||Mary Hayward Hanna Frost|
Thank you so much for the correction you made.
I wonder if you know if there's a sexton at Chico Basin Cemetery?
Mary is my great-grandmother's sister's daughter and I'd love to know where she died and any other info.
I've entered her birth place...Great Falls, MT. My family gene study was written before her death in 1986 so I don't have that info.
Added by Carol on Apr 26, 2015 3:21 PM
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