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MK Volunteer (#47339125)
 member for 4 years, 7 days
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Bio Photo Family is important whether you knew them or not. They influenced your life. I find many "traditions" a little piece of each member.
I enjoy genealogical puzzles. I enjoy finding living people to reconnect especially adoptions.

My greatest struggle is researching, assembling information, uploading, then have a person "merge" a cemetery or duplicates. I put the info in the first dated entry per F-A-G rules. Then it is gone. What takes hours and hours to research and upload is disregarded by one click- delete. Be careful in your expectations

Walking through the cemeteries gives me a "feeling" of the times. I am not a psychic or "into" talking to the other side. However,on a few occasions I will walk past a grave; and "hear; 'I wish my family would find me' ".
I take the name, research until I find a relative and ask for the family historian. With that 9/10 times someone is looking for the grave. WOW not often; enough to keep me going.
Recently, I stepped forward towards a monument to take a picture as a volunteer. At that point, the ground gave way. My leg went in the ground at an angle next to the monument and under. Since I had no phone service only 911, I tried for almost an hour to wiggle free. Finally I gave in; called 911, to call my husband, to bring a shovel. Instead I had a fire ladder truck, rescue squad, paramedics, and the sheriff.
I was fine, but we all couldn't stop Laughing.

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 • 164 Photos
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Messages left for MK Volunteer (25)[Leave Message]
Dianna Steinbach
Dear MK Volunteer,

Can you re-send your last message to me please? I accidentally deleted it.

Would be interested to know more about the county program you are involved in and about adopting a cemetery. I am not familiar with it.

Thanks so much.

Added by Dianna Steinbach on Aug 19, 2014 3:33 PM
Dianna Steinbach
Graves-Duncan Cemetery
Dear MK Volunteer,

What kind of question is this & why would you ask it?

I haven't done anything to the stones, other than spray them down with clean WATER.

Yes, of course I received permission!! Do you honestly think I just showed up, carried a rake, clippers, water bottles, camera, paperwork, trash cans, etc. and just started working in the backyard of this person's house without the owner's knowledge?

In fact, the owner is helping me clean it up.
She wants the headstones standing, and wants to clean it up as much as possible. I am also trying to find out any information I can about Major Joseph Graves, such as why he is a "major," what war he served in, etc.

So, I appreciate your concern, but I am not an idiot.
Added by Dianna Steinbach on Aug 19, 2014 12:20 PM
Dianna Steinbach
Photo of Major Joseph Graves
Hi! I just visited this cemetery which is also known as the "Graves-Duncan" cemetery. The photo you have posted for Major Joseph Graves is actually the headstone of Sarah E. Graves. Born 1837 and died 1853.
Added by Dianna Steinbach on Aug 17, 2014 7:18 PM
Dianna Steinbach
Graves Cemetery
Hello! I saw that you added photos from the Graves Cemetery in Boone County, KY off Stevens Road. I am looking for this cemetery and can't locate it. Can you tell me approximately how far off Stevens Road it is and possibly how I might access it?
Added by Dianna Steinbach on Jul 01, 2014 11:20 PM
Jenny Watton
RE: Rezabek
With that last name in Wilber. For some odd reason there were two listings for th Czech cemetery in Wilber. The second person didn't check to see what someone else had entered. All I know is that findagrave is in the process of deleting the dup ones since those two cemeteries merged. It should be okay now to put photo's, etc on there.
Added by Jenny Watton on Aug 22, 2013 8:44 AM
RE: Boone County Graves Cemetery
ok, now i understand. what threw me was i was looking for a cemetery named "boone county...." i created this graves memorial, and the others in this cemetery as well. i did not create the cemetery, however, and the gps map coordinates were supplied by someone else. i would be interested in knowing where you think this cemetery is, and why. findagrave sometimes makes mistakes, and this may be one. thanks for your interest.
Added by Dacanta on Jul 31, 2013 8:10 AM
Mike Porter
Thanks for the info. I made the change.
Added by Mike Porter on May 24, 2013 9:35 AM
Joy Wilson
Nicholas Powers
MK Volunteer,
You're welcome for the photo. Glad to be of help to you. Thanks Joy. By the way cute story about your leg going into the grave, I've already stepped and the ground started to sink but I never got my leg stuck.
Added by Joy Wilson on Mar 26, 2013 6:49 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Crowell
You're welcome happy to be of help.

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Nov 27, 2012 7:35 PM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Merceir
You're very welcome!
Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Nov 26, 2012 10:20 AM
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