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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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Pennington Marker
Thank you so much for uploading the photos of the Pennington marker. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do a kindness for a random stranger. Sincerely,
Aviva Lynne
Added by Aviva on Jul 19, 2016 9:58 AM
💞Deborah Zimmerman McCoy💞
Jame Lewis
Thank you for transferring James to me to manage, I have completed his obit and missing vitals.

Thanks again,

Added by 💞Deborah Zimmerma... on Jul 18, 2016 9:04 PM
Karl Yoas
RE: David Barnett
Happy to do it.

Added by Karl Yoas on Jul 15, 2016 1:06 PM
RE: Amaziah Payne
New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920
Name: Amaziah Pain
Baptism Date: 1772
Baptism Place: Amenia, Dutchess, New York, United States
Source Citation: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (quarterly-1904) - Extracts; Publication Place: New York; Publisher: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society; Page Number: 205
Source Information: New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
Added by Linda on Jul 14, 2016 8:02 PM
RE: Amaziah Payne
Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920
Name: Smith Pain
Father's Name: Samuel Pain
Mother's Name: Lydia Pain
Baptism Place: Canterbury, Connecticut, USA
Volume Title: Volume 015 Canterbury
Source Information: Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013.
Original Data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.
Added by Linda on Jul 14, 2016 7:57 PM
Tracy Hersek-Weaver
Transfer of Michael & Julia Hercsek

I would like to request the transfer of the Hercsek family pages. I am the great-granddaughter of Michael & Julia. I would be happy to take over the administration of all of the Hercsek family pages you currently manage (if there are others).

Thanks so much!

Tracy Hersek-Weaver
Added by Tracy Hersek-Weaver on Jul 12, 2016 9:04 PM
Kelly Burdick
Arlene Brister
Thank you for taking time out of your day to take a picture of Arlene Brister grave maker.
Added by Kelly Burdick on Jul 09, 2016 12:50 PM
RE: Unknown Unknown
That is almost certainly the right person. You may know that Hebrew days start at sunset and end at sunset, so when I looked up the date 16 Tamuz 5676 and it came back 17 Jul 1916, it could also be any time from sunset to midnight on the 16th.
The father's name is clearly visible, Mordechai. This matches the death certificate, father Max. This little girl was three years old, and died of Polio.

The name on the top line is pretty badly faded. I'm leaning towards:

Here Lies daughter the girl Sheindel
daughter of Mordechai who died
16th of the month Tamuz in the year 5767
May her soul be bound up
in the bond of eternal life

I'm thinking her Hebrew name and American name were Rebecca, Sheindel is Yiddish for darling.
(was actually my wife's /Father's/ Yiddish name, he was the youngest of eight).

-- ddj
Dave Johnson
Added by ddjohnsonri on Jul 09, 2016 11:43 AM
Photo for Cecil & Thelma Johnson
I had so many typos in the message I left (I'm trying again) using a tiny phone screen. I apologize for the last message
I appreciate so much the photos of the joint marker gravestone for Cecil & Thelma Johnson . You are an asset to the Find A Grave community. Thank you and wishing you a wonderfully blessed day
Added by LillieLouEllyn on Jul 09, 2016 11:19 AM
Cecil E Johnson
Thank you so much for the joint market for my cousin and his wife Thelms. You are an asset to the Find A Grave community
Blessings on your day
Added by LillieLouEllyn on Jul 09, 2016 11:14 AM
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