|Pamala Metzger Gammill & Teresa Shumaker McMinn (#47738206)|
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Hello, Teresa and I have been friends for years but only in the last couple of years did we discover our "unnatural" obsession with cemeteries. Our families think we are nuts and maybe we are but we LOVE being able to help people connect with their loved ones who have passed on. We think that Find A Grave is one of, if not THE best site for family researchers. Each memorial, if you are lucky, has the deceased name, birth and death dates, place of bith and death, place of burial, parents, children, siblings, and can help complete someones family tree. It helps loved ones who live thousands of miles away to be able to see the headstone and/or final resting place of their ancestors. We have made it our goal to find, document and photograph each and every cemetery in Choctaw Co. MS. (where we live), the ones that are known and especially the ones that are abandoned and forgotten. It doesn't matter how far back in the woods we have to hike, nor the millions of virgin thorns we seem to attract, all the mud, water, chiggers, snakes, rain, snow, sleet or hail.......ok maybe not so much the last five things. We are dedicated to our "passion" and plan to venture out to other counties that need our attention. God Bless all of our fellow "Find A Gravers" for all that you are doing for Find A Grave.|
Note: In light of some "negative" messages we have received lately I would like to make something clear.............Teresa and I are NOT in this for the number or memorials added, or the number of memorials managed, or the number of photo requests fulfilled or the number of photos we take. We are also NOT in this for the credit or the recognition. We are in this simply and more importantly to help people who are doing their family history, to find their ancestors to help complete their family tree for themselves and their future family. We are also in this to make sure that people who have passed on have something to show they were here, their life was important and they are remembered..........When we post a memorial or a photo we go to the cemetery they are listed in and make POSITIVELY SURE they are where they are listed. So many times we have photographed someone's headstone only to find out they are listed in the wrong cemetery. If someone lives out of town, state, or even the country and go to the cemetery that their loved one's are listed in, only to be disappointed because they can't find their stone anywhere. We have also noticed that sometimes even the obituary is wrong, so we never list someone until we have gone to the cemetery and checked it out for ourselves. We take a lot of pride in what we are doing and it is important to us that we do it right. When we get an e-mail or message of thanks it makes all our hard, but very rewarding work, worth it........
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|GMG||Elizabeth "Betsy" Bell McKell|
Thank you for taking the photographs of the tombstone for Elizabeth McKell; who is buried at Associated Reform Presbyterian Cemetery in Starkville, Mississippi.
Pamela & Teresa, it is thanks to individuals like you; who volunteer their time to bring ancestors closer together, even if it is only through a photograph of their final resting place. This will help future generations in our family to know a little more about their great-grandmother. ~ with appreciation, George Gaston
Added by GMG on Oct 29, 2014 11:17 AM
Thanks for the obit...
Added by Linda on Oct 26, 2014 11:43 AM
Thanks you much for fulfilling my photo request.
Added by kalh7338 on Oct 22, 2014 11:35 AM
|Bob Pittman||Lester Sawyer photo|
Thanks a million for the photo. I really appreciate it.
Yes I am related to the Gammells. So far I have 165 in my family tree. Robert Gammell married Margaret Peggy Holland my 3 great Aunt but I don't know if it started there as I have so many. If you have any names I can check to see if and how I am related.
Hope to hear from you
Added by Sandi on Oct 16, 2014 4:06 PM
|Ron (Ronnie Lee) Collins||W.M. Bartlett marker|
Thanks for the photo of W.M. Bartlett's marker. Ron
|Farrar and related families||The family Farrar thanks you for your best efforts at photograph of our relative.|
Thank you for your hard work and doing as well as you did with the very old gravestone. Your kindness is appreciated.
|Sue K||RE: Rains Family|
Hi Pam and Teresa. Gosh could we be long lost cousins? Here is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write. My line is a Napoleon Bonaparte Rains who comes to Sunflower/LeFlore Counties and marries several ladies between 1870/1908 but seems to marry in several different counties. I am trying to connect John Shagline Rains and a couple other names together therefore if we could it would be better if we might communicate by email. I look forward tp hearing from you. For me this is exciting to maybe find my roots. Any idea where John Shagline was born? Thank you, Sue K
Added by Sue K on Sep 24, 2014 7:51 PM
|Sue K||Elizabeth Rains|
40154118 ID #
Are you related to this Rains family? I am hoping I have found a link to my Rains in Choctaw County, Ms. Thank you, Sue Knudsen
Added by Sue K on Sep 22, 2014 8:02 PM
|Jim Simpson||Fox photos|
Thank you so much for the photos in Brister Cemetery. Grady (113495219) was a wonderful co-worker of mine and a really fine fellow. I planned to take a trip from Birmingham just to get his photo, but your photo is wonderful.
Thanks for Edna and Emily's photos also, and all the other Find a Grave work you do.
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