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treerpgmo (#47324296)
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Genealogy has been a serious business for me since I was in grade school. I documented and discovered that my 3rd great-grandmother Laura A. (WHITMARSH) MILLER's parents Horace WHITMARSH & Clarissa Mitchell (WARNER) WHITMARSH were both Mayflower descendants. I tracked the surname GILMORE back to Capt. James GILMORE of Rockbridge Co, Virginia. (Thanks to the late Shelby GILMORE for his ground breaking research in the 1960-70s.) Turns out that he was present at the Battle of Yorktown where poor Cornwallis discovered that yes he would be famous but no not for something to land him in to #10 Downing Street. Other discoveres include proving Mennonite ancestry via the BINKLEY orig BINGELLI and STAUFFER lines.

Corrections & Questions: Use the S.A.C. for corrections and please differentiate facts from from suppositions and might be for the benefit of other researchers. Also if it's a question that I don't have an instant answer for that requires further research remember that the facts are the foundation for the solution. Correction and question e-mails should NOT be deletion requests as those requesting deletions are considered a nuisance and are treated accordingly. Include your e-mail address in the S.A.C. and you must have your findagrave.com messages visible to the public. If you are requesting links include the findagrave code number after each person.

Transfers: Most of the the virtual graves I manage are blood kin in some way. I don't transfer direct ancestors or very close relatives of my grandparents. For others that can happen if you are more closely related than me.

First: leave some kind of flower on the virtual grave in question. Use the correct e-mail (NOT a message on my profile) that includes your e-mail address (required) and tell me how you are related. If the person is someone I'm not related to I usually transfer these type immediately. (Unless you ask if you have other relatives buried in the same cemetery. In that case I might need that virtual grave as a reference point for easy access because non-relatives will not be in my internal database.) I probably know very little about a non-relative so someone who is a relative should manage them.

Second: If I am related but you are a closer relative to that person --- I will look at my internal database --- I may have questions for you! I may have active research that I conducting on that person and/or his/her near relatives. So just because I don't transfer a relative immediately doesn't mean no if I don't say no. Before I transfer a relative I back check my internal database to make sure what I have there matches findagrave. If you send in the "correction" additional facts, crosslinks to parents or other updated data I need to fix BOTH areas. I have also been known to transfer a group of graves for the same family. If I am doing a group transfer I also back check each cemetery to see if there are other relatives of the person who don't have virtual memorials but should. All of this takes TIME which is a precious commodity and when it is done it should be done right the first time.

The type of transfers I absolutely will not do are any type of these three:

#1 Any of my direct ancestors and other close relatives of my grandparents.
#2 To people who are bulk collectors of virtual graves that do not transfer outside of guidelines.
#3 To people who have harassed others on findagrave.

MY FAMILY:
These are direct line known surnames to my 7th great-grandparents. Note that on those from Norge I am trying to use "farm" names because surnames were not generally required by law till about 1900 in Norge. American & Canadian states/provinces are abbreviated in all caps. Other countries are spelled out preferably in that nation's first language. When you see a surname repeated that is because it is actually more than one unrelated surnames with the the surname coming closest to this current time listed first. Several of these families can be accessed through my multiple virtual cemeteries. Most of these, but not all, are public:
SPECIAL NOTES CONCERNING PARTICULAR AREAS:

Missouri: Mercer County, Lindley and Harrison Twsps and also the neighboring townships of Clay Twsp in Harrison County and Hamilton Twsp in Decatur Co, Iowa: I do have a particular interest and expertise in this area as four of my great-grandparents were from this area. If you need help in this area ask. What I don't know I most likely know who you need to talk to.

Maine: Hancock County, Swan's Island: Make sure you see http://www.swansisland.org/cemetery.htm for any virtual grave in this area that I either entered and/or left a candle on. This is the source for all of the information, including links to parents, gravestone photographs or documentation of the lack of one. If the person in question had the surname JOYCE or married one then they either were themselves or married a direct descendant of the SAMSON, STANDISH, and ALDEN families.

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Sam Stoddard
Your Beechwood Cem Photo Requests
I have just completed photographing ALL of the grave markers at Beechwood Cemetery, Cohasset, MA. I have not found any of the three markers for which you have submitted photo requests. I have added about 500 memorials for that cemetery bringing the total up to about 832. I have also spent a few days thoroughly going through the records at the cemetery office. No luck on locating the 3 you requested. There is a reasonable chance they are buried there, but no markers are visible or are readable. Markers may be under sod, graves unmarked, or buried elsewhere. Sorry I could not be more successful for you. I am continuing to work on recording this cemetery and documenting family links, etc. This work will likely continue through the winter.

Sam Stoddard
Added by Sam Stoddard on Nov 24, 2014 9:53 AM
JudyH
Maple Hill Cemetery Hibbing MN
Hi
Saw that you made note of who the burial plot info came from for Nettie Samson. Don't know if you are aware of this site for the cemetery
http://hibbing.stlouis.mn.govern.com/cmquery.php?a=query&m=p
I use it all the time.
Thanks for your contributions to Findagrave.
Judy
Added by JudyH on Nov 23, 2014 9:08 AM
Thomas Jordan
Your dating system
I have a question about your designation of dates used in all of your Findagrave.com biographies. Rather than using Julian calendar dates or double-dates, you consistently identify dates by the day number and month number. For example for Baruch Jordan, Sr. and Mary (Whiton) Wilder (both are my 7th great-grandparents), you record their marriage date as 3d 8m 1692. Based on my research, they married 03 Aug 1692, so I assume that in your dating system, the 8th month is August. As you probably know, many recorders of dates in New England prior to September 1752, would have recorded 03 Aug 1692 as the 3rd day of the 6th month of 1692, since based on the Julian calendar that was used during this period of time, the first month of 1692 was March. Can I assume that your designation of the number of the month for all of your findagrave entries is based on January being the first month?
Thanks,
Tom Jordan
Added by Thomas Jordan on Nov 12, 2014 6:43 AM
Wayne Officer
Eli Rubert & Jane Adair
Thank you very much for the headstone photos of Eli Rubert 1812-1887 and his wife Jane Adair Rubert 1816-1892. Your kindness is truly appreciated.
Added by Wayne Officer on Nov 10, 2014 8:24 AM
PDay
Headstone photos
I have a favor to ask. You sent me so many wonderful headstone photos and I am grateful for that. I have been trying to get the headstone photos for the second wife of my Great Great Grandfather. Her name is Rachel Pickett. Several of her family are buried in a cemetery that is called the Swan Cemetery or the Otterbein Cemetery. I noticed that this was just 5 miles from the cemetery that you sent me photos from and I was wondering if you would be willing to take photos at this cemetery as well. On the Missouri Counties web page it shows the address as located at the Otterbein church, south of Ravanna, Missouri, in Ravanna Twnshp. From Ravanna go three miles south on Route C. The church and Cemetery are on the right (west) side of the road. I noticed from looking at the cemetery that I am not the only one that is looking for headstone photos from this cemetery. There are 36 photo requests for this cemetery. If you are unable to do this that if fine but I just thought that I would ask.
Thank you for your consideration
Paula Day
Added by PDay on Nov 09, 2014 10:09 PM
PDay
Headstone Photos
Thank you so much for all of the wonderful headstone photos that you posted. You have done so much and I really appreciate all of your help.
Thanks
Paula Day
Added by PDay on Nov 09, 2014 9:26 PM
PDay
Headstone Photos
Thank you so much for all of the wonderful headstone photos that you posted. You have done so much and I really appreciate all of your help.
Thanks
Paula Day
Added by PDay on Nov 09, 2014 9:26 PM
Beth Thackeray
Virginia Boxley Headstone
Thank you for taking a photo of Andy and Virgie's gravestone.
Added by Beth Thackeray on Nov 09, 2014 7:38 PM
AZ Susi
Clarissa Ripley b. 1810
All I have so far is John Ripley b. 28 Jan 1783 (in New York) for Clarissa's father and Franklin J. Ripley b. abt 1812 (in NY).
Added by AZ Susi on Nov 09, 2014 2:23 PM
Carol Leeper Albrecht
Alden Family
Am interested in proving my Alden family connection...please contact me to my email. Also am a member of the Mercer Co. Missouri Gen Society...have family buried there.
thanks...
Carol
Lynleann@aol.com
Added by Carol Leeper Albrecht on Nov 09, 2014 2:14 PM
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