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BJShields (#47495665)
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Bio Photo I very much appreciate photos being added to the memorials I create, however, I ask that when photos are added to memorials that I own, please be sure it is a quality photo showing the entire marker, and that the photo is not sideways or upside down. I take great care to take nice photos for the memorials owned by others, going as far as to edit them on photoshop to ensure they look the best they can. I would appreciate the same care for photos added to memorials I own. So if I see a photo that is sideways, I will edit it to be rotated correctly and then repost it.

You may use photos I have taken of grave markers, but please note credit with " BJShields Find-A-Grave Member #47495665".

I appreciate any information anyone wants to share that can be added to any of the memorials I've posted. I don't mind transferring ownership if the memorial is not one of my own relatives.

If you would like to use a personal photo of a person, please check with me first (unless it is a photo I included from an obituary, which I note in the caption of the photo).

If there is a photo or any information that family members would rather not be included on a memorial, please don't hesitate to let me know and I will be happy to delete it.

If you happen to notice I've entered a duplicate of another memorial, don't get upset, just let me know and I'll be happy to delete it. I make every effort to ensure that I don't create duplicates.
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Betty L. Bitner
Thanks for the Edit of Susan Smith
Hi BJ,
Thanks very much for the edit in Susan Smith's memorial.
Best to You,
Betty L. Bitner
Added by Betty L. Bitner on Feb 27, 2016 2:56 PM
Crystal Payne
Mary Harman Marshall
Hey BJ, I haven't heard from you in ages. I hope all is well.

Sometime ago I gave you some information which you updated on a memorial and since then I have had the opportunity to do some more digging. So with that being said would you please take care of the edit I sent you. You gave me credit in the memorial for correcting the maiden name on the stone which was actually wrong. I have done enough digging to know that I was wrong to begin with.

I sent you the obit for Mary.

Thank you and sorry for the confusion.

Added by Crystal Payne on Feb 16, 2016 5:15 PM
Chris Finch
Buell family at Congressional Cemetery
Thanks for adding the gravestone photo for Jennie & kin, distant relatives and also 3000 miles away. Chris Finch
Added by Chris Finch on Nov 03, 2015 4:14 PM
Willard T. Russell
George Thomas Russell
George was/is my Great-grandfather (96730683)who was born on the Virginia peninsula and found his way to Oxford, Maryland. I would appreciate your transferring him to me so I can add his other children, etc. Thanks - Willard
Added by Willard T. Russell on Oct 06, 2015 4:21 PM
Willard T. Russell
Transfer of 96730683
BJ - Please transfer ownership of memorial 96730683 to me. George Thomas Russell is/was my great-great grandfather. By the way I finally found his headstone and put the picture on the memorial.

Willard T. Russell
Added by Willard T. Russell on Sep 15, 2015 11:34 AM
RE: Ann Hennissee/St. Michaels
Sorry I haven't responded sooner. I believe Charles D Floyd is buried in Florida, but I don't have a location. The Floyd family relocated from Harrison Co. IN to Florida after the 1820 Panic, when Davis Floyd was appointed a territorial land commissioner by James Madison.
Added by Alex on Sep 13, 2015 4:48 AM
Dennis Zabel
F. Howard Kessel 95063837
After requesting a photo of this grave, I was informed that Frederick's (would you please add his first name?) body was exhumed in 2001 when his wife, Caroline Miller Kessel moved to South Yarmouth, Mass. She died 13 Jan 2012 in South Yarmouth. I could find a listing on Find A Grave for either of them. Dennis Zabel
Added by Dennis Zabel on Aug 25, 2015 12:55 AM
Melville Rench Small
Would you have any info on Melville's middle name. Did any of his ancestors marry into the Rench's of Hagerstown, MD?

John Rentch
Annapolis, MD.
Added by jrentch on Jun 13, 2015 5:50 AM
Genealogy Nut
RE: Re: Nellie Widder
Oh, wow! Thank you for trying to get that straightened out!
Added by Genealogy Nut on Jun 05, 2015 4:20 PM
Carl Catherman
John Corderman
Thank you for updating his memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on May 22, 2015 1:09 PM
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