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Jeni (#47733487)
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Bio Photo This summer I'm searching for my kin (Brown, Collins, Duel, Gifford, Reynolds, Robinson, Saunders, Shaw)- and suggesting links (not to BU), edits & adding from obits. We're having fun visiting cemeteries around NYS where many of my maternal relatives lived.

-happy to transfer memorial if I am not related.
- use any photos any where & any way you wish. Please add this to the photo caption "Used with the written permission of Jeni (#47733487) at FindaGrave" If you have a better photo, I'll delete upon request.

Notes about Schenectady County cemeteries I'm also working on:
First Presbyterian - adding pictures & plots from map/card list, the more sources you use, the more challenging it is to find the correct spelling of names - YIKES

Agudat Achim - I used Jewish Gen for Hebrew translations & their date calculator for dates found only in Hebrew. I will be adding my photos to their website when done adding here.

Gates of Heaven - As of Nov. 2013 the entire cemetery was photographed. I used "Listings and Inscriptions of Temple Gates of Heaven Cemetery as of September, 1983" compiled by Virginia C. Dolins for some missing memorials/information. .

I am completing adding memorials in all the Jewish cemeteries in Schenectady County. I am working on completing the mapping and description of all the Schenectady County cemeteries.

Top ten tips I've learned (slowly, sometimes painfully)
1-When searching for parent links, use "Before" in the drop down box for Birth date before child
2-Use a shortcut program such as TextExpander to save tons of time doing inscriptions
3-If there is an office always ask how they prefer to handle plot requests - never just appear with a list
4-Read the forums - there are many good ideas there (and humor)
5-When fulfilling requests photo all the graves around that memorial
6-My cemetery tool belt includes a child's broom (soft & no bending needed), tiny clippers which won't damage a flat stone, flowers, gloves, wipes, Umbrella hat
7-Check before you enter a memorial for dupes in that cemetery & after for dupes in that county
8-When you go to a new section in a cemetery, take a picture of that section's sign before photographing any memorials
9-Fulfill photo requests for the joy of the hunt, some pictures are never acknowledged
10-You can type in numbers & letters in a drop down box - it can be much quicker

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Edwin Sherwood
RE: Thank You!
You are welcome Jeni. I knew Don for over 30 years and never knew that he was a volunteer fireman for Northville, so I learned something more about Don through your request. Don was one of the finest men that I have ever met in my life. It was a true honor to have known him.
Best Regards,
Edwin Sherwood
Added by Edwin Sherwood on Aug 19, 2014 6:49 AM
Mary E Giffin photo request
Hi...The photo request for Mary E Giffin
Find A Grave Memorial# 108717494, Did not download to her page...Thanks
Added by ctrayn13 on Aug 16, 2014 8:29 PM
Maggie O
Hi Jeni
thanks for the heads up for Mr Peck, fixed up :)
Added by Maggie O on Aug 15, 2014 7:23 AM
RE: Bronson
Thank you for adding the photos and the "heads up"
Added by DBT on Aug 14, 2014 8:13 PM
Maggie O
RE: Thank you - Thank you
tell me who else or do you want all the Allens? does Bert Allen have a wife? I couldnt find him on the census
Added by Maggie O on Aug 14, 2014 9:03 AM
Maggie O
is it all the Allen's at Forest? I am very pleased to transfer the to you

Added by Maggie O on Aug 14, 2014 7:51 AM
Maggie O
Adirondack News

I have found many of the Franklin Counties here, some times at I like the first link the best.

I have a lot of trouble with my ancestors too, it seems to depend on who is giving the info to the cemetery or the monument maker back then. SO many people spelling their last names differently makes it hell to find them, I find the same problems with the census

hope that link helps a bit, I am pretty good at finding obits, let me know if I can help you at all. I love the photos you have been adding :)

Added by Maggie O on Aug 14, 2014 7:48 AM
Maggie O
Trim vs Trim
urgh, never sure how to do these because if the Trim family goes hunting they will find her attached to him, and if the Trimm family goes hunting they will find her

thanks will fix the maiden name
Added by Maggie O on Aug 13, 2014 4:35 PM
Maggie O
Gibbs, Shirley and Henry
Hi Jeni - I fixed the spelling , the memorial I created was earlier so the other persons should be deleted.

thanks for the update

Added by Maggie O on Aug 13, 2014 1:11 PM
RE: Pettit
I only manage memorials of relatives, and I haven't found a Jesse Pettit in my family tree yet. But thank you for the offer!
Added by TravelG on Aug 04, 2014 2:12 PM
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