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Tim & Grace (#46907821)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogical research since 1984. I retired from the Air Force in 1994. I recently became a volunteer of RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) for Somerset County, Maine. I am a member of the Maine Old Cemeteries Association, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Buckfield Historical Society. I am also Historian and Past Commander of John D. Long Post #58, American Legion, Buckfield, Maine. I am a son of Donald Mackay Cooper and Ruth Marcelyn Hersey.

REUNITING FAMILIES ON FINDAGRAVE
Findagrave is an excellent way to reunite families by linking them together. Most families are buried together, so finding where they are buried helps to reconstruct families. Linking them together using the census is also helpful. I have a few "trees" on ancestry.com that I use in conjunction with my findagrave research. Not everyone can afford membership to ancestry.com, so linking families together on findagrave can help more people find their lost kin.

I will [Transfer] memorials.
I feel that we can make more meaningful memorials on FindAGrave if volunteers can work together instead of using the "Family First policy of Four Generations" as an excuse to keep memorials from being corrected...

TEAMWORK TRANSFERS
If you are afraid of making transfers (I guess in the old days people would delete the transferred memorial) there is an alternative to the long and tedious process of having the other contributor "spoon feed" the information to you. Do a "temporary transfer". This is done the same as a normal transfer, but with the understanding that once the updates and links are made, it gets transferred BACK to the creator. This involves TRUST. It is best to do just one memorial at a time. If it doesn't get transferred back... NO MORE SOUP FOR YOU! "Fool me once, shame on you... fool me twice, shame on me!" Please, give it a try. There are so many "inactive" volunteers these days, the rest of us need to be able to work together and not bicker. When you click on [Transfer Management] the instructions state: "This action is PERMANENT and can not be undone." This is misleading. The PERMANENT implies that it will be lost to you FOREVER. That is true only if it NEVER gets transferred back to your control. The other aspect of TEAMWORK TRANSFER is that the person who contributes the research can add their name in the bio or notes with an embedded link. Contributors who say they will add information that you send to them don't always credit their source. They don't want others taking credit for the photos they post, but they don't think twice about taking credit for other people's research. Just pass it off as their own.

I have been working on families in Maine in the early 1800s, about the time that Maine became a state separate from Massachusetts. Many of these people seem to have gotten "lost in the shuffle", so I am trying to find where they are buried and link the families together.

I also have a "permission slip" from the Public Affairs office at Togus to take photos of the gravestones of the Disabled Volunteer Soldiers from the Eastern Branch of U.S. National Home that are buried in Togus National Cemetery.

UNKNOWN BURIAL LOCATIONS
Some people won't link to "unknown burial locations". A lot of old gravestones are "lost" in old cemeteries that have been neglected over the years. "Roots" helped to renew interest in cemeteries back in the 1970s. Old "lost" cemeteries are still being discovered as old family homesteads are being sold in this depressed economy. The families who lived there may have known about the old cemetery, but nobody else did.
Many of those old timers passed away long ago. We often know when and where they lived and died, but just don't know where their gravestone is. It is irresponsible to just stick them in any old cemetery in the town that they died in. It is a sure bet that SOMEBODY will request a gravestone photo and then someone else will go off on a "wild goose chase" looking for the gravestone.
When "unknown burial location" is used, there is always a risk of "duplication" if the gravestone is ever found in the real world.

VIRTUAL CEMETERIES
By the way... these are all "virtual" cemeteries... this is the internet! Any resemblance to "real" cemeteries in the "real" world is purely coincidental. Right now Findagrave is more like FOUNDagrave. If they don't have a gravestone still standing... they didn't exist!!!

Just my opinion. Opinions are like rectums, we all have one... and the older we get the harder it is to keep from hearing them to ourselves!

"Live Long and Prosper!" \V/,
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D (Huntley) Carter
RE: George Joseph McLaughlin in Wodland Cemetery
Hello Tim, I have re-read your message several times and I don't understand your reasoning. Mr. McLaughlin was the father of a son with the same name -first, middle and last. (We graduated from high school together.) The family certainly thought there was a "Senior" and a "Junior" and references them as such in the obit for George Senior's wife, which is attached to her memorial and linked to his. What am I not understanding here? Diane
Added by D (Huntley) Carter on Apr 26, 2015 1:11 AM
EMS&MGS
Richardson
Transferred record per your request.
Added by EMS&MGS on Apr 25, 2015 7:33 AM
walter snell
Mehitable Snell
I was wondering if you knew more on Mehitable Snell that you entered on find a grave in 2012.The grave at Getchell Cemmetery in Sidney.Not sure if this is the right one,but if she is the she was born between 1832-1834 and she would be my great-greatgrandmother.After she and my great-great grandfather were divorced we lost track of her.Any imformation would be helpful.Thank you.Walter Snell.
Added by walter snell on Apr 24, 2015 7:16 AM
psc
RE: Jacob Coney in West Cemetery
Thanks for your message and you're very welcome. Glad I could be of help.
Added by psc on Apr 23, 2015 7:02 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thank you so much for fulfilling my request! You are much appreciated.
deannafrench41@gmail.com
Added by deanna french on Apr 13, 2015 5:48 PM
Kathy M
Nelson Hewey # 2868006
Thank you so much for providing a photo to this veteran's memorial.
Added by Kathy M on Apr 13, 2015 4:38 PM
Jeanne
RE: Hayes Tuttle photo
Thank you Tim and Grace! I'm researching Adams for my friend too. There's supposed to be a connection to John Adams but I can't get past Thomas Adams born about 1788 New Hampshire.
Added by Jeanne on Apr 12, 2015 2:16 PM
Jeanne
Hayes Tuttle
Good morning ~ Hayes Tuttle is the gg grandfather of a friend who I'm doing research for. May I have permission to use your photograph on a private tree on Ancestry? With credit, of course.
Thanks!
Jeanne
Added by Jeanne on Apr 12, 2015 8:37 AM
Ashley Sullivan
Find A Grave Memorial# 50885786
are you related or just plot in cemetery?
this is one of my great great great great uncles on my mothers side . im not sure the wife whom he is buried with, just gonna have to continue my research. thank you
ashley
Added by Ashley Sullivan on Mar 27, 2015 10:43 PM
Bill McEvoy
Madden grave Catholic Mount Auburn
22-Mar 1863 GRIMES, ELLEN YES 14 MONTHS 120 3 WEST WHOOPING COUGH CHARLESTOWN BAINBRIDGE STREET CHARLESTOWN JAMES (IRELAND) & SUSAN (IRELAND)
25-Nov 1902 HANLEY, GRACE E YES 27 120 3 WEST MELANCHOLIA& EXHAUSTION SALESWOMAN BOSTON INSANE HOSPITAL (GREEN STREET # 88) BOSTON FRANK J (CHARLESTOWN) & ELLEN C NOLAN (CHARLESTOWN)
30-Mar 1872 MADDEN, FRANCIS P YES 2 YEARS 6 MONTHS 120 3 WEST SCARLET FEVER CHARLESTOWN COREY STREET # 22 CHARLESTOWN THOMAS (IRELAND) & CATHERINE (IRELAND)
16-May 1875 MADDEN, GEORGE F YES 19 MONTHS 120 3 WEST DIPTHERIA BOSTON COREY STREET # 22 CHARLESTOWN JOHN (IRELAND) & MARY (IRELAND)
7-Sep 1862 MADDEN, PATRICK YES 50 120 3 WEST APOPLEXY LABORER CHARLESTOWN COREY STREET # 22 IRELAND HUGH (IRELAND) & SUSAN MURRAY (IRELAND)
Added by Bill McEvoy on Mar 26, 2015 3:34 PM
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