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kickstand (#47213883)
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Bio Photo I am primarily interested in photographing gravestones, not maintaining records. Therefore, it would be my preference that Find a Grave were a Wiki type operation, or at least if that were available as an option. If you send me memorial corrections, it is likely that I will transfer the memorial to you. If there is some dispute about a memorial, I may transfer the memorial to member #8, Find a Grave. I don't want to be in the middle of your memorial dispute.

MY PHOTOS:

I try to take photos with context, as appropriate. If there are a series of related memorials together, I may try to get a wide shot of multiple graves, especially if they are related. If a memorial has names on more than one side, I may upload a multi-side view.

Gravestone legibility is my primary concern. Occasionally I use mirrors on site to reflect light onto the stone at an oblique angle, to reveal engraving. Frequently I can coax extra contrast using software. Sometimes I double-check my work by using the Rhode Island Cemeteries Database or Ancestry.com. Often a stone which appears to be completely illegible has enough detail after sidelighting and/or software processing that I can get enough information to look them up. Voilla! An illegible stone can be deciphered.

If you would like to use my grave images for any non-commercial purpose, I release them to you under a creative commons non-commercial license. No further permission is required or requested. If you'd like to leave me a public "thank you," I assure you that will put a smile on my face.

GPS COORDINATES:

Most of my photos taken in 2013 or later have GPS coordinates embedded. If you want to find the coordinates of a grave, and the memorial does not display coordinates, you can see if the image has GPS metadata. You can do this by:

1) Click on the small image so you get the big image page.

2) Right-click on the image in the big image page and choose "Copy image URL"

3) Go to Jeffrey's EXIF viewer utility.

4) Paste the URL (it should end in .jpg) into the "Image URL" field on Jeffrey's site and press the button "View Image at URL". It should give you a lot of data like this example.

5) Scroll down to where it says GPS Latitude and GPS Longitude. If the image has GPS coordinates, you will see them there.

MY MEMORIALS:

Despite what I said above, I do try to make my memorials complete. If a grave has a death year and age, but no birth year, I will calculate the birth year. This may result in a birth year that is incorrect by a year, but it gives researchers a good idea if this was a child or old person, or approximately who they are looking for. I'll also research the names as time permits, and link to spouses and parents if I can find them.

My primary interests have been the historic cemeteries of Rehoboth, Swansea, and Providence, with excursions to Fall River and Somserset, and as far away as Maine and New York.

Of course, sometimes I make mistakes. Send me a correction by using the little "edit" button in the memorial. Don't be surprised if I transfer the memorial to you to do the edits.
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L Evans
Grove Street
I am so encouraged that they did that :)
I was noticing last night names that were transferred while I was working the Pope family line. Thank you for telling me & the transfers.

There seems to a lot of people who either have no stones or it really needs a volunteer photographer. I live in Florida, and don't think I will make it there any time in the near future.
Thank You Again & Many Blessings to You & Yours,
Added by L Evans on Jul 17, 2014 7:40 AM
michael gavin
RE: Francis Thompson Bliss
Thanks for all the great photos you've got on here they're great Thanks Michael
Added by michael gavin on Jul 16, 2014 10:13 PM
michael gavin
Francis Thompson Bliss
Hello,
I have added Village Cemetery
Rehoboth
Bristol County
Massachusetts,
Record added: Jul 15, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 132882128
He is burred with his parents you have a photo of the head stone on there his name is on there . I put in a photo request in could you add your photo to his profile for me? /he was a distant cousin to me. Thank you for putting them on here too! Thanks Michael
Added by michael gavin on Jul 15, 2014 10:42 PM
L Evans
A - C
So very wonderful of you.... I have already made some progress & will continue till done :)
In Gratitude...
Added by L Evans on Jul 14, 2014 9:41 PM
L Evans
Atwaters & Johnsons
Thank you ..... very much appreciated :)
Will get on updating today.
Added by L Evans on Jul 14, 2014 7:23 AM
L Evans
Phineas Lyman
Thanks for the transfer... I will get him updated and as linked to family as possible. BTW, I appreciated your BIO information, I just read it. ... tips for taking pics. was also appreciated.
I am not only working on embellishing my family lines, but Grove Street (Yale) has been my main project. I use various resources, with verifiable records to get as much information on individuals and family members there. If you ever need a new home for anyone in this cemetery, please feel free to pass them on, I would really enjoy developing the memorials to add as much personal data as possible and make family connections as well.
Thank Again for All Your Work & Efforts,
In Gratitude,
L Evans
Added by L Evans on Jul 13, 2014 8:54 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Shurtleffs/Benson
No worries. Thank you!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 06, 2014 9:03 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Shurtleffs?Benson
The transfers were not necessary but thank you!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jul 06, 2014 8:52 PM
nancy robison
RE: Henry Wood Lothrop
This actually turned out to be an excellent transfer, as Henry left money to the Seamans lineage, and I have had a number of people ask me if I knew where he connected. I do now know.
The letters I have are all addressed to the Seamans.
The descendents of his mother's sister, Hannah Carver Carder, are Seamans.
Great transfer......thank you!!
Nancy
Added by nancy robison on May 12, 2014 2:17 PM
nancy robison
Henry Wood Lothrop
A transfer was not my intention, just wanted to share. But thank you. He is a distant cousin!!
Added by nancy robison on May 12, 2014 1:00 PM
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