|Albert Arnold Sprague, IV (#46806159)|
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Taking photographs for FindAGrave.com is an interest I take seriously. I want to take the best photos possible so that the person making the request can read the inscription and, most important, will be proud to make the photo part of the family's genealogical record. I often make more than one trip to the cemetery for a single photograph because I won't know until I find the marker that the sun is in the right place. I'd rather make an extra trip than post a photo with a shadow across the inscription. |
I keep a small broom, clippers, and paper towels in the trunk of my car so I can clean the marker or clip foliage as needed. When the gravesite appears to have no marker, I go to the cemetery office to learn whether the marker is actually there, but has sunk below the surface of the ground and needs to be reset. When there actually is no marker, I stick a small construction flag in the ground and take a photo, taking care to include nearby graves in the photo for reference, and letting the requester know.
Before posting a photograph, I use PhotoShop Elements to align the photo, crop it, and adjust the lighting/contrast. On the rare occasion when weather or other conditions make getting a good photograph impossible, I take the best photograph I can and offer to try again later.
I was a photographer for Honolulu Academy of Arts and Bishop Museum for five years, and I have been the webmaster of The Sprague Project, a genealogical website containing more than 400,000 names, for eighteen years. In FindAGrave.com, my interests in genealogy and photography have found a home.
U.S. Army, 1LT, 1966-1969
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|JDA||RE: Your photo of Sprague ARNOLD's headstone|
Thank you for your information.
I originally was led to visit this grave, as a result of a DNA match with a descendant of Gamaliel Arnold.
If my memory serves, ancestry.com has several several trees connecting the Vermont line to Dane County Wisconsin.
While I was astounded that someone in advanced years would travel that far in 1863, albeit with a group of families belonging to a church group migrating to Wisconsin, I drove over to Sun Prairie to see for myself. I found the grave and photographed it with my iPhone.
This is all from memory, I will look into it deeper this weekend, when I will hopefully have time.
Two Col Sprague Arnolds?
Added by JDA on Jan 21, 2016 9:46 AM
|J. Reed||RE: George Milstead|
I added a new photo that you are able to see better. Look and see how this one is.
Added by J. Reed on Feb 16, 2015 6:55 PM
|SK Graff||Elmer Nicks|
Wow, that was quick! Thanks, Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Feb 07, 2015 3:38 PM
|SK Graff||Nicks, Elmer|
You have posted a nice photo to Elmer's memorial and would like to see if you can post it to his wife's memorial.
Husband: Elmer Nicks (memorial# 42279910)
Wife: Lela (memorial# 81992185)
Thanks for your great work and assistance, Shirley
Added by SK Graff on Feb 07, 2015 12:57 PM
|James Bianco||Thank You|
Thanks for your kind words! It is volunteers like yourself who make my work here all that more enjoyable. I am twice a direct Stebbins descendant, and am very proud of the accomplishments of my early Springfield/Northampton/Deerfield ancestors. Jim
|the moo||RE: Just to say a big THANK YOU!!|
Thanks so much for the kind words! It means a lot! Glad what I've posted has been helpful to you.
Added by the moo on Nov 20, 2014 1:33 PM
Thanks for the information
|Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter||21334950|
Would you please take the double photo that you placed on # 21334950 and place it on his wife's memorial. I made a photo request. Thank you
|Mary S.||Osgood family in Pine Grove, Whitinsville|
You wrote me in January concerning Deborah Lang Osgood, and I wanted to let you know that, on my recent visit to Pine Grove Cemetery, I discovered that the metal plaque from the main marker is now present (it was missing when I originally photographed the site).
I've added photos to the appropriate memorials, including Deborah's:
The very interesting thing is that she's listed as Dora. To comply with Find A Grave guidelines, I've changed the name on her memorial, and added a note to the Bio section.
The other thing is that the metal plaque is NOT attached to the stone. I find this very upsetting, as it would be WAY too easy for someone to walk off with it. As a family member, I thought you'd want to know.
All the best
Added by Mary S. on Aug 12, 2014 10:37 PM
|Jen||So we meet again|
I had contacted you years ago via the Sprague project about Desdemona Sprague, my gg grandmother who married William Osborn. Now, I was researching my Shurtleff line and find you related to Elizabeth Sprague Shurtleff!
Just wanted to say Hi and hope you are well! Appreciate all you have done and continue to do.
Added by Jen on May 23, 2014 4:26 PM
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