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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 24 days
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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 - 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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Shmilybrandon
Betty Pea
Thank you so much for the photo. I really appreciate it.
Added by Shmilybrandon on Sep 16, 2014 3:49 PM
Anonymous
Henry J. Myers
OK, I'm new at this and just posted about Henry J. Myers. I want to protect my privacy, but yet would like to correspond with anyone who is also a descendant. How do I do that without leaving my email address?
Added by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2014 9:48 PM
Anonymous
Henry J. Myers
I see that you have a gravestone of Henry J. Myers, born 1845 and died 1925. Buried at Brown's Wonder Cemetery in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana; created 2-8-11. I have reason to believe that Henry is my great-grandfather, who has been lost to my family since about 1884. I'm interested to correspond with anyone who also is a descendant of Henry. He was born in Logan County, Lincoln, Illinois. Had 4 wives; first one died in a fire; was divorced from second wife. Then he disappeared. The dates on the headstone match information I've gotten elsewhere, including census, and oral history.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2014 9:45 PM
Bob
RE: Hepsey Wells
No problem. Thanks so much for all of your hard work on findagrave...

Regards,
Bob
Added by Bob on Sep 08, 2014 8:15 PM
Bob
Hepsey Wells
Hello again Marc,

Unfortunately the photo you placed on Hepsey's memorial (8707522) is incorrect. It is actually William Well's daughter Sarah Jane who is also buried at Everton.

Regards,
Bob
Added by Bob on Sep 08, 2014 5:15 PM
Bob
Everton Monument Photos
Thank you very much for the photos and the additional information.

Regards,
Bob
Added by Bob on Sep 08, 2014 4:55 PM
Alta Futch
Corbin photograph
Thanks for posting the photograph. It will help future researchers make connections more easily.
A. Futch
Added by Alta Futch on Sep 08, 2014 4:50 PM
Jeanette Marsh Shannon
393655551
Hi Marc, We have a duplicate memorial for Josephine Hollingsworth Harmon. I am removing mine because you have a great photo on yours. Please add her maiden name to your memorial for her. Thanks much.
Added by Jeanette Marsh Shannon on Sep 06, 2014 4:28 PM
Karen Ferency Baker
Duplicate Memorial
Deleted the duplicate; thanks for the head's up!
Added by Karen Ferency Baker on Sep 05, 2014 8:31 AM
Marvin Gregory
Ogle Cox
Took care of the duplicate memorial. Thanks!
Added by Marvin Gregory on Sep 01, 2014 8:20 AM
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