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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 10 years, 3 months
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial, then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information". Be sure to give me the other person's ID number when requesting links.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to who. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones -
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union -
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-30, 34N & 34S) - Pleasant Hill (Indy) -
Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem -
Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave, the photo file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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Marlene McWain-Doty
Foy Doty
I see you have left information regarding the burial of Foy Doty of Beatrice, NE. My name is Bob Doty and Foy was my uncle, my father was Dwight Doty. I'm new to Ancestry and would appreciate any information you might have on the Doty family. My email is
Added by Marlene McWain-Doty on Aug 21, 2016 3:10 PM
Faye Francis
Re: Richard Bergeson
Burial info added.

Thank you & have a great day.

Added by Faye Francis on Aug 20, 2016 7:23 AM
Linda Hollingshead
Joyce Tull
Thank you for adding the information to Joyce Tull's page.
Added by Linda Hollingshead on Aug 19, 2016 11:39 AM
Ed Reed
Created by: Marc Doty Record added: Oct 13, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 153640687

Are you related to the subject Charles Doty?

My sister was married to some one with the same name. The relatives listed in the obituary match my sisters relatives. She is somewhat uncomfortable talking about Charles and I'm hoping I can find another source for information.

Thank you for any help you might offer.

Ed Reed
Added by Ed Reed on Aug 17, 2016 12:19 PM
Faye Francis
Re: Bonnie Hansen
Thank you for the info - has been added.

Have a great day.

Added by Faye Francis on Aug 14, 2016 8:27 AM
Lynda S. Wise
George Michael Bauer
Marc, would you please transfer George Bauer to me as he is my great uncle. I have much to add!

Thanks, Lynda
Added by Lynda S. Wise on Aug 14, 2016 8:25 AM
jonathon jennings26
sarah montgrmy
u took my information I am saras close to dritrct relavtive I'm sorry for being rude
Added by jonathon jennings26 on Aug 13, 2016 3:14 PM
Faye Francis
Re: Donna K. DeBruyn
Info added - thank you

Added by Faye Francis on Aug 12, 2016 6:37 AM
Roberta Smeaton
transfer ownership request
Marc - I am a new member of Find A Grave. I see that you have added information for both of my parents. Could you please transfer these to me.

Victor Earl Smeaton (Find a grave number 17513853) & my mother, Leona Helen Smeaton's Find a grave number is 62744751.

Thank you Roberta (Bobbi) Smeaton (#49077775)
Added by Roberta Smeaton on Aug 06, 2016 2:57 PM
Thank you for your assistance with the Cavin memorials. You have been very helpful.
Added by Van on Aug 04, 2016 1:03 PM
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