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Pam Roach (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Carolyn Arntson
RE: Eugenia Frances (Miller) Rader
Pam I am up to my ears right now....would it be possible for you to request a photo on Find A Grave - it will help me locate/attach the photo so much faster. THANKS....keep the requests coming, love "snapping' for you at Portland Memorial Mausoleum:)

Added by Carolyn Arntson on Jul 23, 2016 7:01 AM
RE: Mary Nugent and Ollie McClure
Your welcome. There are plenty of Nugents in Pleasant Grove.
Added by TPAllen on Jul 15, 2016 11:13 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: John Horrell
Thank you!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jun 29, 2016 8:19 PM
Sandy Vickers Brown
RE: Helen Lipford
Your so welcome
Added by Sandy Vickers Brown on Jun 27, 2016 2:30 PM
Paul Everitt
RE: Nellie Griffin
You're welcome. Glad to help.
Added by Paul Everitt on Jun 24, 2016 1:41 PM
B.J. Waters
Jack Dunham
Hello! I tried to get a photo of his gravestone today, but unfortunately I found the location but there was no stone. Green Hills' website has the same location as Find A Grave, so I know I was in the right spot. I am uploading a photo of the area, with a small sprig of artificial flowers to mark the spot.

I'm sorry this was not a more positive outcome. I am always disappointed when there isn't a headstone.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Jun 19, 2016 9:49 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Lincoln Memorial
Well, I am trying to make up my mind about going tomorrow or the next day.
They went and changed the weather forecast around. Don't know how the weather is going to play out now the next couple days.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jun 19, 2016 3:06 PM
Peg Wheeler
Sarah (Holmes) McKenna Johnson
You questioned the maiden name of Mrs. Sarah Johnson. I had gathered much information on her without a maiden name too, and I was very pleased when it turned up on the Baptism of her son Alexander from New South Wales, Australia. Don't you love it when these little puzzle pieces fit?
Thank you for you diligence.
Added by Peg Wheeler on Jun 18, 2016 12:01 AM
R. Caires Rebai
RE: John Heintz
You are very welcome.
Added by R. Caires Rebai on Jun 17, 2016 8:17 PM
Betty Muschar
RE: Pittock photos
Pam, so happy I could find them for you.
Added by Betty Muschar on Jun 15, 2016 8:44 AM
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