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PhotoGrapherInTheWoods (#47347066)
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Bio Photo Here, on Find A Grave, I'm known as PhotoGrapherInTheWoods.
I'm also known as sudown on Ancestry and RootsWeb sites.

Genealogy research has taken me to cemeteries in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Nebraska, Nevada, and California. Check my Virtual Cemeteries for some family members!

Surnames I'm researching are: (1) England > USA > Can., CT & MA: Owen, Downhill; (2) New England: Elmer, Van Valkenburg, Steele, Nims, Clark, Dix; (3) Can., Pol., NH & MA: Biela, Charette, Gagnon, Rogers; (4) Ire., MD, FL: Ford, Vail, Geoghegan, Dixon; (5) VA, PA: Johnson, Avery, Hardaway, Harrison; (6) NY, NE, NV, TN, AL, TX: Nesbitt, Pearce, Johnson, Bennett. (7) NY, PA: Welter-Lyman.

I hope you find someone you're looking for in my postings and enjoy them as much as I did creating the memorial and adding the photos.

I have found several of my photos on Ancestry dot com used with no permission granted and no credit given. Here's links to the Copyright Law.

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The biographies and photos posted here are copyrighted. Please ask permission if you should want to use one of my photos and, please give credit to: Find A Grave volunteer PhotoGrapherInTheWoods, 47347066, AKA sudown on Ancestry and RootsWeb.

I do enjoy sharing the photos when proper credit is given! Many miles were traveled to obtain pictures of these stones. If you should need a higher resolution picture -just ask! thanks! Saw this link on another gravers' profile page the information was so terrific I want to share it here. It's about 9 printable pages How To Get Great Photos For Find A Grave .

Thank you to all who walk the yards of stones, and photograph what they see. As I visualize some of the old stones I realize how important it is to have a digital record the stone cutters's creations, -and, the memorials they created of our past generations.

The Final Gift

Scatter me not to restless winds
Nor scatter my ashes to the sea
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee
Remember now the happy times
The family ties we shared
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared
Deny me not one final gift
For all who come to see
A single lasting proof that says
I loved... and you loved me
~D.J. Kramer
Thanks to Find A Grave Contributor, Mark's Mom #46620026, for posting this.
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Carrie Van Valkenburg
I added a photo of what the grave looks like today. With all the stories about Carries grave vandals have completely destroyed the area.
Added by Allen on May 24, 2015 12:10 PM
RE: Burial Unknown # 12089561

No, I never did check with the funeral home in regards to the burial location. I try to update as time permits.

Added by Rebecca on Mar 27, 2015 6:59 PM
true yankee
Just looking at my photos and then my memorials. It seems that I may have more Lambs then I recorded. It could mean that I found Lambs in both places and put one in the wrong one. I have photos of Joshua d-1830,Isaac-d-1829,Susannah widow of John d-1850, John, Summer d-1850. So once I get back to Phillipston I'll check and then post. Thanks for letting me know and no I am not bothered for your info.
Added by true yankee on Feb 17, 2015 8:17 AM
true yankee
Hi, It's been awhile since I took those photos. Looking in my file it appears they were all taken at the upper cemetery but I know I also went to the lower one the same day. Come spring or whenever our snow melts I'll go over and check. It isn't a big one so I should find it fast. There were several Lamb photos, I think they were all at the same place. Again I'll check when the weather lets me. Are you from Mass.? If they are your family I would let you take over the memorials.
Added by true yankee on Feb 17, 2015 7:43 AM
Larry Hagemann
Photo poaching
Very well said on photos. I, too, share the same opinion about this "lifting" of Find A Grave photos and posting on I have been noticing of late that some people are putting watermarks on their photos to note copyright on the face...this seems to be reasonable, but unfortunate in the need for same. I only ask for attribution for any photos "lifted" and put on to ancestry. I have lost nearly a hundred photos this way, with no hint of where they came from. Keep up the great work.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jan 17, 2015 6:57 AM
MN Headstone Hunter
abner c bennett
thank you for the additional photography added to support the claims on FindAGrave memorials of yours and others. It gives me something more I can try to figure out how to do (digitally) while I continue researching. It's refreshing and very much appreciated.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Dec 26, 2014 10:46 PM
Hezekiah Elmer
Thank you for the beautiful memorial or Hezekiah Elmer. May I ask how you know that he was alive in 1754?

We have no account of his death, but he was alive in 1754.

Thanks again and best wishes for the holidays.
Peg Simons

Added by Peg on Dec 03, 2014 9:02 PM
James Bianco
Mary J. Bartlett
Thanks for the info, I have just added those details to her bio. You are such an asset to Find A Grave, I come across your wonderful memorials in many cemeteries I work with. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Dec 02, 2014 4:51 AM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
Jonathan Anderson
Hello. Thanks for letting me know about the duplicate memorial for Mr. Anderson in BG Doyle cemetery. I must have missed that there was an earlier posting, so I have deleted mine and added the photos to the other posting. I also made the other poster aware of the correction. Warm regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Dec 01, 2014 3:36 PM
P.K. Magruder
Sending sources
You don't need to send the sources. You are a very accurate & reliable researcher. I'll take your word for the information.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Oct 18, 2014 2:33 AM
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