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Edwin Ridout (#47072780)
 member for 8 years, 15 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:

A lat/long converter I use:

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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Find A Grave Memorial# 131390080
Mr. Ridout, Thanks for the photo. It seems that the memorial does not match the stone in your photo, the memorial is a duplicate and I have take efforts to correct this.

Mike Alsdorf
Added by alsdorf on Nov 26, 2016 8:32 PM
Edward, Sarah & Elizabeth Banks photos
Thank you for fulfilling my photo requests at Highspire Cemetery
Added by Ginny on Nov 26, 2016 8:10 PM
RE: the Scotts at Aquia Church in Virginia
Hello, Edwin
Many thanks for your kind message. The research came about after finding the inscription of Rev John Scot (buried in Dipple churchyard, Scotland) regarding the American connection. My interest was via Helen Grant, the 3rd wife of Rev John Scot and her second marriage to Rev John Paterson. I do check Findagrave for any overseas burials where mentioned in memorials inscriptions and sometimes it pays off!
Regards GG
Added by GariochGraver on Nov 22, 2016 5:15 AM
Arthur F. Carmichael
What a great morning to have received a special surprise! Thank you Edwin for your generosity! The photo is most appreciated! Best always!
Added by Deborah on Sep 27, 2016 8:45 AM
Mary E Simpson Kidd
Edwin, Thanks for the gravestone photo. It is very much appreciated :) Barbara
Added by RainbowLady777 on Sep 26, 2016 5:30 PM
Dal Mallory
Thanks for the pic.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Sep 25, 2016 10:31 PM
Cross Post of Photo

Would you mind posting the photo of the Cline gravestones you have at to her husband's memorial at

Added by Floyd on Sep 18, 2016 7:43 AM
RE: Bedford Lee Wright & family
You're welcome. I am working on my Arthur family and their connecting families. I appreciate your help in accepting the edits as I find the information. Kind regards, Jamie
Added by JFINK on Aug 10, 2016 11:49 AM
Patricia Max
RE: Withers M
You are welcome.
Added by Patricia Max on Aug 05, 2016 3:44 PM
Steven C. Guy
Esther Haluck
Thank-you very much for taking the time and effort to photograph the Haluck headstone. I have added your comments (concerning Esther's remains) to her bio and credited you with supplying this information.

Steven C. Guy
Added by Steven C. Guy on Jul 27, 2016 2:15 PM
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