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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 25 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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Bethel Cemetery Photos
Thank you so much for all the cemetery photo requests you took care of for me! I knew that there were issues with the names and such and you helped to correct any problems.
Added by SilverRose on Aug 15, 2014 10:46 PM
P. Tyrie
photo software
The photo scape software that you use. Well now has a ton of malware and adds in it. I tried to get from the company webpage and No luck still the same Norton goes nuts when I try to download it.

Any ideas?
Added by P. Tyrie on Aug 15, 2014 1:23 PM
Bob McCain
Nancy L. McCain
Nancy is my mother. Would you consider transferring her to me? Thank you.
Added by Bob McCain on Aug 14, 2014 5:25 PM
Doris Snyder
Found Tommie's father and made some updates to the three Doty memorials. If you are a relative I will be happy to transfer.
Added by Doris Snyder on Aug 14, 2014 10:47 AM
connie ballou
Dessie O Berry
Her parents would be Daniel Oliver Berry and Maria Elizabeth Conarroe Berry.
Added by connie ballou on Aug 08, 2014 3:27 PM
gary williams
joe clark
thanks Marc. I made the change you requested.
Added by gary williams on Aug 02, 2014 3:43 PM
AZ Susi
Tolen burials
Marc, I found Jesse and Harry's mother in the Poplar Grove Cemetery, also, plus another young son. I added her obit., too. One of those birth dates I sent you was his (the 1897 one). Her number is #133632983 .
Added by AZ Susi on Jul 31, 2014 9:33 PM
Bill Johannisson
Robert Personett
Born John Robert Personett

Born 11/26/1919 Darlinton, Indiana

Died 4/28/2013 Crawfordsville,Montgomery County, Indiana
Added by Bill Johannisson on Jul 27, 2014 6:16 AM
Bill Johannisson
Opal Jane Personett
Married John Robert Personett 3/13/1941 Darlington Indiana

Born 6/8/1920 Arcola, Illinois

Died 3/6/2008 Crawforsville, Indiana
Added by Bill Johannisson on Jul 27, 2014 6:13 AM
D. Geiger
Family links for Mary Ethel Byrne
Mary Ethel Byrne is the Daughter of Clara May Wile McKee and Alva Ellis McKee.
Would you please add her as a link to her parents.
Thank you, Signed Dee Geiger

(Great Great Grandchild of Clara and Alva McKee.)
Added by D. Geiger on Jul 23, 2014 10:37 PM
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