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The book of life is brief,|
And once the pages read,
All but love is dead:
That is my belief. [Bobby Goldsboro, 1960s]
I periodically notice while updating my own family memorials that some awesome volunteers have added pictures. I did not request these (maybe thought I'd take some myself someday?), but want to thank you SO very much for them; I'll gratefully send you a message whenever I stumble into this happy experience!
Oh, no ~ gotta revisit an issue (as tho' you'uns are reading this, huh? ~ :^): unsponsored memorials can hold a maximum of FIVE pictures so if you request a grave shot, there might not be any room left for it! If I'm involved in such a quandary, I'll explain to you directly by open message or "report a problem."
I have a habit of taking even shots of totally unreadable markers in hopes that the digital picture with reveal something...ANYthing. When even partially successful, I'm happy to share with others what little I was able to decipher. We also attempt to clean off markers, usually finding that what looks like simply dirt is calcium/mineral deposits or other permanent external adhesions...on top of various lichens...which humans should not even breathe, but we do what we can within regulations.
When I'm not working on my own family genealogy, I'm freely available and happy to help anyone track missing dead and have done so 1000+ times; in ten years, there have been just four people for whom I could find zilch-zip-nada-nothing. Just message me any known details of the unlocated, but make sure you've first done everything you can to find this person yourself because my priorities are of importance like uniting families with diseases who've been looking fifty years for connections, and/or those who pique my own interest. A request like "please send me anything you can find on my family" must go to a paid professional genealogist.
You can use pictures I take in your online family trees, giving credit to "FindAGrave member #46897564" ~ if you want one of a same picture reposted on a 2nd memorial (like because there were names of both husband and wife on same marker), please ask me to do it myself so I don't later find your name on a picture I took.
If you want multiple people in the same cemetery, please make a separate request for each instead of a list in "comments" as "comments" do not print out and are often confusing on top of making it difficult to find and then post pictures into your other associated memorials ~ if they exist in the first place. "Comments" are supposed to apply to the one grave they are for and be anything that makes it easier for a searcher to find same.
No reason to read below as I only tell my personal reasons for being on FindAGrave:
I oversaw the newsletter of Colonel David Hackworth, military author/ commentator/ columnist, for several years until he died while my husband was off in a war zone; then I needed a new focus and determined to pin-point military ancestors ~ our own 28+ RevWar Patriots and others God lays on my heart.
So, at the on-set in 2005, I was first able to find basic facts of the missing James Powell from Wes' family ~ his grandmother's grandfather ~ with the help of a Maine historical society, and began a two-year mission to restore his legacy which was lost upon his death at Shiloh 145 years ago today as I write this 06APRIL2007.
With much love, great joy and respect, Major Powell is now posted in both Wikipedia ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Edwin_Powell ~ and FindAGrave. I intend to someday be buried in Arlington National with a joint memorial stone to him so he'll at least get a KNOWN cenotaph!
But what peeved me most in family research was finding my favorite greatgrandmother constantly referred to as "Mrs. G.: husband's first initial and married name" ~ most ALL females losing their identities up into the 1960s; so I'm elated whenever I successfully work the puzzles ~ better than word math, sudoku, or cryptograms ~ of finding and posting ladies' maiden names as the most appropriate and long-lasting "flowers" to their memories.
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|linda D||Lester Davis|
thank you very much for your time. I see in the photo with two headstone his wife Roxann
Added by linda D on May 23, 2013 5:50 PM
|Michael Sandoval||RE: Ray Arias|
I just set up a memorial for Irene. She remarried after Ray's death.
Their son, Steve, still lives in Santa Fe.
|Michael Sandoval||Ray Arias|
Ray was a close friend of my father.
|Michael Sandoval||Isabelle DeVargas|
You are very nice to do this.
|Michael Sandoval||DeVargas Grave|
|Ruth Ellen Bartels||Rita Hauke at Calvary in Albuquerque|
Thank you so much not only for providing wonderful grave photos, but for clearly stating on your profile how to use them and credit them. I have done so, with her profile at Ancestry.
|William Woodburn||Knapp Photos|
Glad to see Officer Knapp has a gravestone. Thanks for the good pictures of it.
May I add the beautiful distance shot of the Barker Graves to Sharon Barker's memorial. You only put it on Lillie's and it is so pretty, that I would like it on both.
Added by Sherry on May 22, 2013 11:50 AM
Thanks for the beautiful photos of the Barker graves.
Added by Sherry on May 22, 2013 11:45 AM
|Dianna Taylor||Thank You|
Thanks so much for photographing the ID marker (not sure what you call it)of Doris Reed, always so sad when there is no marker, anyway I appreciate your posting that, it will prevent others from requesting the marker over and over again.
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