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Edwin Ridout (#47072780)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo A photo or few every now and then.
And a photo request or two fulfilled as and when I can.

Links others have shared:

Finding just latest approved edits I submitted (thanks Frankz!): . . . except depends on results sorted by date which they aren't now.

Various lists of a given cemetery (thanks John!)
And his sprdsht of subset of cemetery 999

Find approx street address (thanks Amit Agarwal!)

Jackie's Tool Box link (thanks, Jackie!)
Create a .csv for Photo Requests
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Beta County Mapper
Acme Mapper - Use it for Topo Maps
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Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

How to find oldest graves (thanks Mike Maxton!)
1) Begin a new search
2) In the last name field, enter 123.
3) Check the box for "Do partial name search on surname".
4) Choose BORN BEFORE 1840.
5) Choose DIED AFTER 1400.
These are a little counter-intuitive. The death year after 1400 (you can vary this some, if you like) is EXCLUDING all the unknown death years. But if we just did those death years, we would be looking at hundreds of thousands of records, so we narrow it further by adding BORN BEFORE 1840. If you are looking at a County that is very old, you may want to narrow the search even further by changing to BORN BEFORE 1820 or older.
6) Choose a State and a County. You can't do the complete US or a state, in most cases. Your query will time out before you get any results.
7) Choose order by death date.
If you haven't over-loaded the servers, you'll get a result in about 60 seconds.

Frankz says:
just add &GSob=d to the end of a cemetery's url ... sort cemetery by death date ... likewise, use &GSob=b to sort by birth date.
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Many many thanks!
Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on May 17, 2016 7:49 AM
Dave Hansen
RE: Barton Street Cemetery
Glad to help, I have to be honest. They graveyard wasn't on find a grave until I entered it all in 2014. I can only assume that the person who created those memorials somehow had them associated with a different cemetery and changed that association later on. I believe all of those previously listed her were reintured in the Fredericksburg city cemetery when they built on the site.

Anyway, thanks for pointing out the duplicates. I hope your work on findagrave continues to go well.
Added by Dave Hansen on May 10, 2016 8:23 AM
Michael Hague
Richard Vestal @ Grove Presbyterian Cemetery
Edwin, thanks for the cemetery correction for Richard Vestal. He is now in Grove Presbyterian Cemetery per his obituary.
You do have the right to create a memorial, post your bio information, add pictures and ask for the memorial in the incorrect cemetery to be deleted based on Find A Grave guide lines of that memorial being over the 30 day limit for placed in the correct cemetery.
If you want to create a memorial for Richard Vestal and add your pictures feel free to do so and I will delete my memorial. The choice is yours... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on Mar 31, 2016 12:26 PM
Margaret Simpson-Dorman
RE: the 3 Munford graves in Albury/Albury
this was completed some time ago.
Please confirm that you are satisfied with the updates.
Added by Margaret Simpson-Dorman on Feb 08, 2016 9:56 AM
RE: Carter Cemetery at Oak Ridge
You're welcome.
I have photos of the other two headstones, if you make a request for photos, and alert me to the request, I'll upload them.
Added by Thomas on Jan 20, 2016 7:04 PM
Mary Kay Frank Armstrong
RE: Claire M Bassett
Hello Edwin. Claire's father was Joseph Leiper McLane, who was a brother to my husband's grandfather, John Taggart McLane. I have been doing genealogy research for many years and have found that the most complete information is the most helpful for those researching. Incomplete info can cause "walls". In 100 years, researchers will most appreciate the most accurate info. that we are now adding to online sites.
Added by Mary Kay Frank Armstrong on Sep 30, 2015 4:37 PM
Amanda White
Thank you for hunting for her burial site. We'll have to see if we can actually identify the plot. I appreciate your time.
Added by janicet on Sep 19, 2015 10:49 AM
David E. Cann
RE: Stafford Memorial Park
Edward, FWIW I walked in unannounced at their door and could not have been happier with the help I got there. The lady checked the listing and told me where both graves were, and marked them both on a map to make them easier to find. It turned out that one grave had no marker on it, so when I returned to the office again she called in the groundskeepers and sent them armed with a metal detector to locate the field marker under a few inches of earth so I could still take a couple of pictures of the right spot.
Added by David E. Cann on Jul 06, 2015 10:23 AM
David E. Cann
RE: Stafford Memorial Park
No. I noticed them, but never asked about them. Sorry.
Added by David E. Cann on Jun 16, 2015 7:44 AM
David E. Cann
RE: Stafford Memorial Park
Edward, I'm not quite sure what you are referring to in your msg to me, but if it is the photo request for memorial #147406934 I was out there this morning and that memorial now has a photo on it. There is no marker, as confirmed by records in the office, but the lady I talked to in the office asked the ground crew to escort me out there "armed with a metal detector" in order to find the right grave with no marker to use for reference.
Added by David E. Cann on Jun 15, 2015 1:08 PM
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