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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO ENHANCE THEIR PROFILES. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss a posting please contact me VIA the EDIT button or email. Pls do not post lengthy questions on the message board - that is not where they belong. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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sorry, my finger slipped. would you please transfer #114488186 james dowling and his wife margaret #114488181 to me: donna Goard? Thank you so much. They are my ggggrandparents.
|ron||RE: Grant Edwin Lawson 21050803 @ Lakeside Cemetery|
Thank you, I will try to clean up that duplicate photo. Ron
Added by ron on Jun 25, 2016 2:28 PM
Thank you so much for the Pardo transfer. I really appreciate it.
|Joe Aman||RE: John McClintock @ Washington|
My pleasure, Marguerite. In addition to John, I added a photo of the marker for his wife M.E. McClintock to her existing memorial. Surrounding the McClintock's were a number of McKean's. I created memorials with photo for Kate, John C., William W., Elizabeth D., Thomas & wife Fanny, Thomas C., & Sarah McKean. Others in the McKean Lot 32 of Section I were George & Frances Benford, Annie McKean White, Homer & Elizabeth and their son Homer Seaman, and Thomas McKean Seaman. Glad to help figure out Mary McClintock McKean.
Added by Joe Aman on Jun 22, 2016 8:19 PM
|Joe Aman||Photo request for Mary McClintock in Washington Cemetery|
There is no record of burial for the name of Mary McClintock in the Washington Cemetery. However, in looking for and finding your request for John McClintock, I saw and took a photo of a stone for Mary McKean, 1778 - 1867. The stone is right next to the marker for William McClintock (died 1811). You indicated in your request that you though she would be on the same marker as her husband. On William's marker, he is on one side, his brothers John and Daniel are on the second side, Sallie McClintock is on the third side, and a Sarah McKean is on the 4th side. Since the dates for Mary closely match those listed in your request and being right next to William McClintock, I think this is the stone you are looking for. I will use it to fulfill your request and if you are not satisfied with it, please let me know and I will remove it.
Added by Joe Aman on Jun 22, 2016 3:23 PM
|Gary Beuschel||Louis Ahrens|
Thank you for trying to find his grave. Even though he didn't have a marker, I appreciate the photo of the grounds in which he is buried.
Thank you very much for getting all of the Spencer pics! Have a safe and happy weekend
Added by Rundowns on Jun 19, 2016 5:02 PM
|Robert West||119989301 Upleger|
Would you consider transferring 119989301 for Mary Upleger to me? She is my 2nd great-grandmother.
|Sandy Trudell Duke||Patterson Graves|
Thank you so much for your photographs of the unmarked plots within the larger Flumerfelt-Patterson gravesite area for my grandparents in the Avon Cemetery.
|Cathy Blauvelt||Katherine Blauvelt|
Thank you for photographing where Katherine is buried.
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