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Edwin Ridout (#47072780)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 28 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: http://andrew.hedges.name/experiments/convert_lat_long/

Finding just latest approved edits I submitted (thanks Frankz!): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=listEdits&MRid=47072780&listEditMode=myApprovedEdits&startRow=240 . . . except depends on results sorted by date which they aren't now.

Various lists of a given cemetery (thanks John!) http://sents.net/fg/cpi?find=49261
And his sprdsht of subset of cemetery 999 http://sents.net/fg/gps?cemid=999

Find approx street address (thanks Amit Agarwal!) http://ctrlq.org/maps/address/

Jackie's Tool Box link (thanks, Jackie!)
Create a .csv for Photo Requests
Find A Grave FAQ
Beta County Mapper
Acme Mapper - Use it for Topo Maps
GPS Calculator
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.

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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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Trisha
Find A Grave Memorial #143132530
Hi Edwin,
I have made an error in judgement. I added an updated photo of my brother and sister-in-laws headstone.
The one posted didn't have his year of death on it.
I thought it would override the previous one, which it didn't.
Could you please correct my mistake?
Thank you for all your contributions and for your help.
Trisha

Added by Trisha on Jan 15, 2017 1:41 AM
cda101
RE: Chewton Cemetery
Hi Edwin,

I visited Castlemaine this week and had a look in the Chewton Cemetery for your ancestor, but could not find any marker or head stone in section D. He must have been buried in an unmarked grave like a large proportion of his fellow occupants where.

Regards
Colin
Added by cda101 on Jan 11, 2017 3:33 PM
Wendy McIntosh
Hall Family
Thank you SO much for the photos of the Hall family in Berea Baptist Cemetery!
Added by Wendy McIntosh on Dec 31, 2016 10:08 AM
alsdorf
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
Ginny
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
GariochGraver
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
Deborah
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
RainbowLady777
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
Skinner
Thanks for the pic.
Dal Mallory
Added by Dal Mallory on Sep 25, 2016 10:31 PM
Floyd
Cross Post of Photo
Edwin,

Would you mind posting the photo of the Cline gravestones you have at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108064399 to her husband's memorial at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=168745881?

Thanks,
Floyd
Added by Floyd on Sep 18, 2016 7:43 AM
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