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I started out here on this site many years ago, and entered a few ancestors. Then returned a couple of years later, added more ancestors and decided to try and contribute to the site by photographing at a local cemetery. After returning to my home state some years ago I became more active in my endeavors. My ancestors are mostly from Ohio and Pennsylvania, and I have tried to enter as many ancestors, relatives and friends that I can find resting places for. |
I am also currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.
I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...
I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.
I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.
Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.
In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.
Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.
If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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|Margaret Gunn||Wohlwend's at St. Bernards|
Hi, I have made the family connections. Thank you for the info.
|DebDewey||John Beemer Crosby|
Again, I am contacting you to correct the place of John's birth which should read Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.
His place of death was Cascade (now Akron), Portage County (now Summit County), Ohio.
Thanks again for your assistance.
Added by DebDewey on Mar 11, 2014 11:50 AM
|DebDewey||Marcia Beemer Crosby|
I attempted to make edits on the Edit page, but there were not the correct choices available. I show that Marcia was born in 1793 in Simcoe, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.
Also, you stated that she was re-interred from Middlebury Cemetery. Do you have a date when she was re-buried?
Thank you for your great assistance. I appreciate all of your fine work.
Added by DebDewey on Mar 11, 2014 11:44 AM
Thank you Zella I wondered at one time if that was the Bonine Photo Studio Family Great Job of finding them
All corrections made Thanks again
Added by annie on Mar 10, 2014 4:44 PM
|Gordon Svoboda||RE: photo request fulfilled|
Zella, hope you don't mind, I added you to my Find-A-Grave Friends list.
If you have anymore photos of the claims I have, please feel free to fulfill them. I am Claiming them in anticipation of the snow melting. Today's snow is not encouraging and I would rather see people's requests fulfilled if they can be.
Best regards, Gordon
|Sharon Ledsome||RE: Pic of grave marker|
I wanted to ask a question and forgot. If there is incorrect info posted on a site how does it get corrected?
|Gordon Svoboda||RE: photo request|
Not a problem, thanks though! I'm glad you could fulfill the request with a photo you already had on hand. I've been accepting requests if the Requestor understands nothing can be done until the snow is gone and accepts the delay.
Thanks for the update.
|Sharon Ledsome||Pic of grave marker|
Thank you so much for your time and effort in getting the photo and posting it! I truly appreciate it.
|Vicki Sanow||Albert Deterling|
Thank you for linking Albert Jr to his father Albert Sr.
|Dick Nixon||Followup to your input of my Susannah Hurd's tombstone|
Thanks, Zella. You have added much value to my family history over the years. I have included your comment about the past known existence of my gg-grandmother's tombstone in her memorial. Stay well, Dick
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