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Marc Doty (#46843703)
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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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Sarah Abigail Sanders Lewis
Thank you for the photo...
Added by Bob on Mar 05, 2015 11:14 AM
RE: Henry Douglas Leiter and Lenora Leiter
Thank you. Jerrie Lynn
Added by Jerrie on Mar 03, 2015 11:55 AM
Lynne Ream
Thanks Mark
Thank you for always getting the additions I send through edit done so quickly, you are the best. Lynne Ream (:>)
Added by Lynne Ream on Mar 03, 2015 10:42 AM
Henry Douglas Leiter
Dear Mr. Doty,

I am sorry I forgot to mention Henry Douglas Leiter and his wife Lenore are in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co. Indiana. Did not know if you needed that information. Thank your for your time. Jerrie Lynn
Added by Jerrie on Feb 26, 2015 2:22 PM
Henry Douglas Leiter and Lenora Leiter
Dear Sir,

I am a distant cousin of Henry Douglas Leiter. I do not live in Indiana. May I copy and use your photos, giving credit of course to you, in my family genealogy? Jerrie Lynn
Added by Jerrie on Feb 26, 2015 2:18 PM
Maureen Smischney
Raymond Doty
The correct cemetery is:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Koochiching County
Minnesota, USA
Added by Maureen Smischney on Feb 25, 2015 2:50 PM
June Adams
photographing headstones
Thank you for including in your bio the information on how you photograph headstones-pixels, resolution, etc. Medically, I am not able to do a lot of cemetery walking/photographing but have found this info very helpful,
Added by June Adams on Feb 22, 2015 7:12 PM
Thanks for transferring Alpheus M. Smith!
Roy Livingston
Added by RDL on Feb 21, 2015 8:02 AM
KJ Thomas
Broshar & Woods & Doty connection?
Hi Marc,

I noticed an odd connection between my great grand Aunt (Geneva Woods Broshar) & her Husband (Ernest E. Broshar)'s 1930 census record and a woman named Edna Doty and her son who were listed on the census as borders living with Geneva and Ernest in Frankfort, IN. Edna was listed as a widow, aged 39 with a son Lawrence aged 3 1/2 yrs. Her occupation was listed as a "floor lady" in a garment factory.

I have seen your name on a number of my relative's Find A Grave memorials...I was wondering if this is a connection between our families. Thank you for all of your work on the memorials.
Added by KJ Thomas on Feb 19, 2015 9:08 PM
Michael Lamberson
Pat Haas 105464977
I am the son of Pat Haas Thank You for putting her info. on Find a Grave.I would like for you to transfer ownership to me or add her parents Bernard-142593632 and Ada-142594129.Thank you Mike Lamberson
Added by Michael Lamberson on Feb 14, 2015 9:08 AM
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