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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial, then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information". Be sure to give me the other person's ID number when requesting links.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to whom. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-29, 34N & 34S) - Pleasant Hill (Indy)
Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem
Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave the file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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David Farrow
Sharon Ann Stingley
First I want to thank you for all this work you have done! I am Sharon Ann's Father. She was born and died on January 1, 1965, the daughter of David (Stingley) Farrow and the late Karen Ann Harshbarger. She shares a grave plot with her Aunt, Sharon Ann Harshbarger who also died at birth on July 4, 1946. Had Sharon lived she would have been the first child born in Clinton County in 1965. She has three sibling brothers living, Jonathan,Jason, and Christopher. And one half brother, Stacey Lee Harsnbarger who passed away in 2011. Again, thank you for all the hard work.
Added by David Farrow on Mar 28, 2015 3:45 AM
C. Scott
Hiland Updates
Marc, Thanks for the recent updates to the Hiland Memorials! C. Scott
Added by C. Scott on Mar 26, 2015 6:57 PM
Kenneth Pohl
Doty Question
Hello Marc,
It's been a long time since I've been in contact with you! Ken is residing in a nursing home near where we live and I've taken over the managing of his memorials (or at least I'm trying), plus keeping up on our family's history. Anyhow, I ran across something I thought was very interesting concerning Philander Doty's 'son' George. Would you mind dropping me a note when you have a few minutes?
You can use the kwpnrp@aol.com address or my other one...Ruthpohl@aol.com.

Ruth Pohl
Added by Kenneth Pohl on Mar 25, 2015 4:07 PM
JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY
kEMBLE family
Now that I think of it, all of the Kemble's you have at Colfax (Plainview) are my husbands' family and we would gladly take them all if you would make the transfer...

ADRIAN 84272630
AVA 84929357
CLARENCE 84929345
ETHEL 84272735
MARY LOU 84272760

do you also have CLARENCE #97817898
if so please include him

again THANK YOU

JANET F.A.G. #48167061
Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on Mar 25, 2015 7:04 AM
JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY
kEMBLE family
Now that I think of it, all of the Kemble's you have at Colfax (Plainview) are my husbands' family and we would gladly take them all if you would make the transfer...

ADRIAN 84272630
AVA 84929357
CLARENCE 84929345
ETHEL 84272735
MARY LOU 84272760

do you also have CLARENCE #97817898
if so please include him

again
Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on Mar 25, 2015 7:03 AM
JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY
Edith Rodmaker
Edith is my husband's grandmother...
her daughter, Ruth, is his mother

If you could transfer Edith to us we would appreciate it....EDITH #84972319
THANK YOU

F.A.G. contributor #48167061 Janet Barnaby
Added by JANET (Simmerman) BARNABY on Mar 25, 2015 6:50 AM
James Charles Rogers III
104093825
There is two, John Hurley's in this Cemetery. Do you know which one is her husband?
Added by James Charles Rogers III on Mar 24, 2015 8:40 PM
Lisa Dillman Wright
Photo Usage Permission
Marc,
May I use the headstone photos you have for William Clark Kern (#53715059) on my Ancestry tree? I will give you full photo credit.
Thanks for your consideration.
Lisa Dillman Wright
(Find A Grave Member #46853415).
Added by Lisa Dillman Wright on Mar 20, 2015 5:58 PM
MarLa
LeroyJohnson #115612122
I'll be glad to transfer Leroy Johnson to you if you would like. I see he is somewhere on your tree. :) Edits were approved.

Marla
Added by MarLa on Mar 20, 2015 12:59 PM
Fran Wheeler
photos
Do you mind sharing your photos with others for their family trees? I found one of my relatives at Oak Hill Cemetery in Boone Co., Indiana. Thanks. I appreciate your work; I love taking pictures and contributing to Find a Grave.
Added by Fran Wheeler on Mar 16, 2015 2:34 PM
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