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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. Please feel free to request transfers of your family members. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|The Descendants||RE: Antes|
You are so sweet for saying that
|Lmhking||Minnie Wood Johnson Grave Photo|
Thank you so much for your work and photos. My mother was a Wood and Minnie is her Great Aunt. I don't know that I'll ever make it to Michigan, so I appreciate your willingness to photograph and post your photos for family research. I'll gladly credit your work.
Added by Lmhking on Nov 21, 2014 6:43 PM
Thank you for adding the photo of Mr Dellar's grave marker.
Added by edj on Nov 20, 2014 4:15 PM
|Bill Haseltine||Hazelton - Edits Processed|
Thank You for processing the edit for Anna, and William's memorials.
Find A Grave # 47181122
|Judith D||Raymond Kobel 117296046|
Thank you for your suggestion. The only information I have is a letter written from his son to my mother in law (the sister of Raymond's first wife). The letter is a bit vague stating that Ray is buried in Arlington cemetery. Find a Grave's cemetery description notes that Arlington is AKA Columbus Cemetery. I did find a record confirming Ray died in St Clair Co. in 1967 but I can't find him in any cemetery records. I have removed him from Columbus Cemetery based on your description. Not really sure where to go from here. I can't find any on line records for the county other than Find a Grave and I don't live in the area. If you have any ideas please send them along.
Thank you again, Judi
PS. Tried to email you directly but it bounced back..
Added by Judith D on Nov 18, 2014 4:53 PM
|George DeKay||Albert E. Whiting|
Thanks for linking with his parents. I wish I could link the other children also.
|Bob Walls||Dewar family|
Thank you for the photos you added.
|Retta||RE: Marguerite Hyde #135107040|
Thank you for the information.
Added by Retta on Nov 13, 2014 9:29 AM
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by Tracy on Nov 12, 2014 8:57 AM
|"Derek" John B Blount||RE: Kitchen family @ Mt. Pleasant|
I'm a distant family member. If you like I can take over management of these memorials until I find a more direct decendant that wishes to do it. I will be doing more family research on this line. My ID #47807802
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