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Liz L. (#47161881)
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Bio Photo Please note that I am not checking on here much any more so it may take some time (possibly months) before I read your message and make any necessary response. And please try to remember that text does not carry tone and is easily open to misinterpretation.

I love the mission of FindAGrave and have worked hard over the years to take photos of area gravestones and to add bios for people I have researched and (if I can find information on them) for people whose local gravestones I happen to photograph. Over the last couple of years a lot of my research & photos have been reposted on other websites without credit or permission (usually without even crediting FindAGrave itself) and the number of angry-sounding messages I have received has increased, so I've chosen to move the primary focus of my volunteer efforts elsewhere. The bios for people I have researched in my own tree are often a compilation of hundreds of hours of my research and it has been disheartening to see them copied-&-pasted elsewhere with the claim that they are, for example, "obituaries" rather than from FindAGrave. I continue to really appreciate all the work that many people have done to try to make this a high-quality site.

I have added memorials both for people I am researching and for people whose gravestones I've photographed that turn out to not already have a memorial. I am interested in as much of the full story as possible of the people I am researching, and have tried to find & add at least a little information on the local non-relatives whose memorials I added, though sometimes I was unable to find any additional details for the latter on my own.

I slowly worked for some years on photographing every extant stone at the Old Burying Ground in Arlington (formerly Menotomy and West Cambridge), Massachusetts. Please note that most of the no-photo memorials that others have added to this cemetery at FindAGrave are from the transcribed vital records to 1850, which means that the stone was extant when the book was compiled. There are a number of broken, missing, and severely sunken stones there, and I have unfortunately searched the entire cemetery in vain for some requests. Please also note that in those books, if a person is listed under "Deaths" but the source is listed as "G.R.," the source is a gravestone, and thus the person may or may not have actually died in the town where they are buried, though memorial-makers sometimes list it as the town of death without having additional records stating it really is the town of death.

I keep copies of the photographs I post here and the originals of the early photographs I added here are often of a higher quality than what FindAGrave allowed users to post at that time, so if you want me to email you a better copy of something I've posted (if I have one), please just ask me.


Corrections to one of my virtual cemeteries' entries follow. (I have written repeatedly asking for these things to be corrected without any response at all.)

Breese/Brees memorials: Sylvester Fletcher Brees(e) did NOT die at Gettysburg; he hadn't even enlisted yet at the time of the battle. He died at City Point, Virginia, of disease. Also, Artelin(e) and Pearl Brees(e) are NOT Elizabeth (nee unknown) (1st married name Daugherty/Dougherty) Brees(e)'s biological daughters, but rather her stepdaughters. Elizabeth's husband Corydon Brees(e) was first married to Ann (nee Tanner) Brees(e), who died while the family was living in Kansas.
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Messages left for Liz L. (169)[Leave Message]
Robyn Brewster
Francis Moore
I was wondering if I can copy your picture of Francis' headstone and any other family members related to him? I am a relative and working on a scrapbook of my family. I will give you the credit. I always like to check.
Thank you.
Added by Robyn Brewster on Jul 22, 2015 12:16 PM
RE: John J. Haigney
You're welcome. Laura
Added by loradora on Feb 27, 2015 7:58 PM
John J. Haigney
Hi Liz - I wanted to let you know that I came across a pretty full obituary for John J Haigney who died in 1910 in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Nov. 1, 1910 page 3 if you are interested in taking a look at it.

Added by loradora on Feb 27, 2015 5:28 AM
Tom Nelson
RE: Requesting an edit when you don't
Why? Because it was YOU, not me, who saw the article or whatever making the familial connection between the father Generous and the son Albert. When I finally gave up and input the edit myself, I was going on faith that you were correct. I don't usually like doing that. And, for a second reason, there are still some folks who don't know about the "new" edit/sac facility. (And I blame the Find A Grave administrators for that. A simple email to all the members or a "banner" announcement on the home page would have done the trick.) Anyway, I thought that you may have been one of those who were unaware of the new guidelines so thought you might want to make the link yourself. In other words, I was trying to do a "good deed". But, as we all know, no good deed goes unpunished - or unappreciated. Capeesh?
Added by Tom Nelson on Feb 23, 2015 10:54 AM
David Fleming
Missing Marker for Olive Blood
RE: Olive (Laughton) Blood, Memorial# 83150927

The note in this record says no marker was found for Olive in River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT.
I was wondering what the source record is for her burial in this cemetery if there is no marker?

My data shows she was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT. Could this explain why there is no marker at River Street Cemetery?

I could not find my source for this data but wanted to see if you have something to clear it up. Thanks.

Added by David Fleming on Feb 06, 2015 2:20 PM
Benjamin Dana gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photos of the gravestone of Benjamin Dana (Memorial# 109727956) & other members of his family?
I would like to upload them into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for all your hard work and consideration, preserving an image of our ancestors' last resting place.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Nov 24, 2014 8:37 AM
Tom Nelson
Requesting an edit when you don't "manage" a given memorial
Me again, Liz! I see that you still haven't input the "edit" to link Albert to Generous. So I thought you might like to read what Find A Grave has to say. Just click here to read their "response" to a "Frequently Asked Question" (FAQ). Trust me. It really does work fine. Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Nov 22, 2014 1:33 PM
Tom Nelson
RE: Re: Generous Henderson
Liz, I well understand that only the "manager" of a child's memorial page can ultimately input the link to the parent(s). But you can initiate the process by simply doing as I suggested. Just go to Albert's page - click here - and at the top you will see a tab called "Edit". CLICK ON THE TAB. On the next page, click on "Relationship". And on the next page, enter Generous' memorial # in the "Father" field. (Click the "tab" button on your keyboard to make sure you entered the correct number.) Then click on "Submit Edit". It's very simple. And in a few days - we hope! - the manager of the son's page will "Accept" your edit and trigger it. And that's all there is to it!! Tom
Added by Tom Nelson on Nov 19, 2014 11:09 AM
RE: Halls etc in Arlington
I apologize I thought this was a collaborative site. I did see what you had written down. I was just trying to see if I could find some more information on them to fill in some more of the blanks. You can use the information or not, totally up to you. I have finished going through the Arlington records and am moving on. Again was just trying to help and add to the memorials. Denise.
Added by Denise on Nov 14, 2014 5:09 PM
RE: Halls etc in Arlington
Hi Liz,
I have access to the Vital Records for Massachusetts pre-1850 ( I was going thru the Arlington records just making sure that all the people who were listed as being in the Old Burying Ground were on Find A Grave. When I see unk/unk and blank maiden names etc. I like to do some more research and see what I can find. I really like to do research. I guess you'd call me a research junkie lol. I find most of the info in the VRs and also on FamilySearch.

I dont do this for all the names I come across, but do like a challenge with the older ones and especially if they were veterans.

I actually do have more information on Thomas Hall, Jr (1731-1770) and his son Thomas Hall (III) (1760-1804). I will send it by old SAC as there is too much to post here. Also included will be the sources, which you can add to their memorial if you wish. Denise.
Added by Denise on Nov 13, 2014 5:08 PM
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