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Tim & Grace (#46907821)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogical research since 1984. I retired from the Air Force in 1994. I recently became a volunteer of RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) for Somerset County, Maine. I am a member of the Maine Old Cemeteries Association, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Buckfield Historical Society. I am also Historian and Past Commander of John D. Long Post #58, American Legion, Buckfield, Maine. I am a son of Donald Mackay Cooper and Ruth Marcelyn Hersey.

REUNITING FAMILIES ON FINDAGRAVE
Findagrave is an excellent way to reunite families by linking them together. Most families are buried together, so finding where they are buried helps to reconstruct families. Linking them together using the census is also helpful. I have a few "trees" on ancestry.com that I use in conjunction with my findagrave research. Not everyone can afford membership to ancestry.com, so linking families together on findagrave can help more people find their lost kin.

I will [Transfer] memorials.
I feel that we can make more meaningful memorials on FindAGrave if volunteers can work together instead of using the "Family First policy of Four Generations" as an excuse to keep memorials from being corrected...

TEAMWORK TRANSFERS
If you are afraid of making transfers (I guess in the old days people would delete the transferred memorial) there is an alternative to the long and tedious process of having the other contributor "spoon feed" the information to you. Do a "temporary transfer". This is done the same as a normal transfer, but with the understanding that once the updates and links are made, it gets transferred BACK to the creator. This involves TRUST. It is best to do just one memorial at a time. If it doesn't get transferred back... NO MORE SOUP FOR YOU! "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try. There are so many "inactive" volunteers these days, the rest of us need to be able to work together and not bicker. When you click on [Transfer Management] the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research. Just pass it off as their own.

I have been working on families in Maine in the early 1800s, about the time that Maine became a state separate from Massachusetts. Many of these people seem to have gotten "lost in the shuffle", so I am trying to find where they are buried and link the families together.

I also have a "permission slip" from the Public Affairs office at Togus to take photos of the gravestones of the Disabled Volunteer Soldiers from the Eastern Branch of U.S. National Home that are buried in Togus National Cemetery.

UNKNOWN BURIAL LOCATIONS
Some people won't link to "unknown burial locations". A lot of old gravestones are "lost" in old cemeteries that have been neglected over the years. "Roots" helped to renew interest in cemeteries back in the 1970s. Old "lost" cemeteries are still being discovered as old family homesteads are being sold in this depressed economy. The families who lived there may have known about the old cemetery, but nobody else did.
Many of those old timers passed away long ago. We often know when and where they lived and died, but just don't know where their gravestone is. It is irresponsible to just stick them in any old cemetery in the town that they died in. It is a sure bet that SOMEBODY will request a gravestone photo and then someone else will go off on a "wild goose chase" looking for the gravestone.
When "unknown burial location" is used, there is always a risk of "duplication" if the gravestone is ever found in the real world.

VIRTUAL CEMETERIES
By the way... these are all "virtual" cemeteries... this is the internet! Any resemblance to "real" cemeteries in the "real" world is purely coincidental. Right now Findagrave is more like FOUNDagrave. If they don't have a gravestone still standing... they didn't exist!!!

Just my opinion. Opinions are like rectums, we all have one... and the older we get the harder it is to keep from hearing them to ourselves!

"Live Long and Prosper!" \V/,
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Bonnie Kies
Horace Eugene McIntire
Can I ask what the TEC4 means on his stone? Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Oct 20, 2014 8:23 PM
Bonnie Kies
RE: Horace E McIntire in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
thank You and you are more than welcome. You and Grace have helped me so much with Photo's and of course I will credit always. Again Thanks By the way hows the foliage up in your neck of the woods this yr. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Oct 20, 2014 8:05 PM
Bonnie Kies
horace eugene mcintire
Memorial# 73795169 Hi Tim & Grace may I add him to my tree giving you credit of course :) Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Kies on Oct 20, 2014 10:50 AM
Rick Rollins
A question
"Sincerely, Tim Cooper
Sidney, Maine 04330

Live Long and Prosper V/, "


If I know I am not going to prosper, is it really a requirement for me to live long and unprosperously?
Added by Rick Rollins on Oct 14, 2014 5:03 PM
Rick Rollins
Memorial 107602873
I think in this person you have combined two June Soules. The one born 7 Dec 1916 was born June Dennis, born in Waterville, that is true.

The one whose death date you list was born June Good, born in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Two different people, no?
Added by Rick Rollins on Oct 14, 2014 9:04 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
no subjec like FAG
Nice bio....you got it...I got it...thanks for playing in my sandbox :-)
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Oct 13, 2014 9:43 AM
Connie Lagasse Russell
Memorial# 117457247
Hi Tim...could you please take a look at Memorial# 117457247..I have her listed as maiden name of Flint...should it be Holt?
Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Oct 12, 2014 6:20 PM
Bonnie Kies
RE: Horace Eugene McIntire at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery (Old)
As always many Thanks for the Photo's and time spent researching for the Memorials. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Oct 10, 2014 4:05 PM
Bonnie Kies
Horace Eugene McIntire
Memorial# 73795169 Hi Tim and Grace hope all is well with the two of you. May I please add Horace to my family tree? Giving you credit for the Photo, and of course Findagrave and the creator of the Memorial. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Oct 09, 2014 1:52 PM
marjorie adams
George Adams # 57027889
George is my immigrant ancestor. I have done lots of research on him and his family. He and Frances had more than 5 children.
I do not believe that find-a-grave is the place for information that is not from a grave because it can not be substantiated.
I would be very happy if you would just delete the memorials for these members of my family.

p.s.,If you insist on adding "unknown burials", you should at least add the source of the information you list for the person.
Added by marjorie adams on Sep 25, 2014 8:28 PM
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