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Monika Cantrell (#47114703)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 26 days
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My interest in findagrave started when I worked on a family tree for my husband. We found some of his relatives and where they are buried through this site. It was comforting to look at their headstones and imagine what life was like for them more than 200 years ago.
I would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and effort in photographing and documenting the grave sites. I was so impressed with their work that now I am a volunteer and I enjoy spending my free time at the cemeteries documenting headstones of which some, unfortunetly, will be totaly unreadable in a few years.
In photographing cemeteries I noticed some of the older, hard to read headstones have been scratched to try and make out a name or date. I DO NOT alter the headstones in any way, instead, I take several photos from different angels to try to read them.
If you find any mistakes, please contact me. I am not perfect and do make mistakes and when they are pointed out to me I gladly make the correction.

Any photo from a cemetery that I've posted at Find-A-Grave may be used for family trees, personal use, etc.

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Kim Noletto
RE: Alice Genevieve Kelly Ortmann #122766703
HI, I am so sorry you broke your shoulder! i hope it has healed. Certainly, Im not quite sure how to manage Magnolia Find a Grave. :) but will be happy to! Thank you ! I've just started a few months ago trying to get all the information I can. My mother is 93 and not in good health but loves the family geneology.

I hope you are well

thank you

Added by Kim Noletto on Aug 09, 2016 7:28 PM
Harriet Besmer-Wells
RE: Kathy Lynn Hardison Wells Memorial# 133645636
Monika, I do not know how to transfer but I will transfer when I find out how. Can you tell me?
Added by Harriet Besmer-Wells on Aug 03, 2016 3:47 PM
Sgt Schooley
Hi Monika,
Thnak you very much for the transfer.
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Aug 02, 2016 12:02 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
RE: Capt Alva Roy Osborn #69804400
Thank you for your offer to transfer. He is in my direct family line so I would appreciate taking care of his memorial. Thank you so much. Roanna
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Jul 20, 2016 4:03 PM
Gary G. Rowden
Hanley Family of Whistler, Mobile, AL
Monika, I have been working on my Rowden family tree since 1998 and only within the past two days have uncovered a vast treasure of people that had been totally unknown to us previously. Charles L Hanley, buried in Whistler Cem, was my paternal step grandfather. Slowly I have been piecing the puzzle part together from totally incorrect info to reality. I was led to believe that another Charles Hanley who died in 1929 in Little Rock was my Charles, not so. Here is why I am contacting you - read your bio and appreciate the work you do for others. I need to be pointed to a local source for further research into my newly found family. I see the James F Hanley Sr burial in Catholic Cem but can't figure out the relationship to our gg grandfather buried in Whistler Cem. Thanks for any assist you can render.
Added by Gary G. Rowden on Jul 08, 2016 8:06 AM
Wanda Wilkerson Baldridge
Catholic Cemetery FindAGrave Entries
The Finnegan Plot was damaged during the tornado of 2012. My cousin and I were there last spring, 2015, and it was still in the same state. What do you know about what has been done, what will be done, etc. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks, Wanda Baldridge
Added by Wanda Wilkerson Baldridge on Jun 27, 2016 7:25 PM
Steven H
My Grandfather's memorial
I wonder if I might ask you to turn over maintenance of my grandfather Richard Harold Leo Spencer (87461651) to me. He was my mother's father. I have found his 8 sibs, as you see, but I have a lot of original Spencer material to add, and it's going to be hard if I don't have direct control. I promise to leave it in much better condition than I found it!


Steve Harris
Added by Steven H on Jun 22, 2016 12:16 AM
Russell Howell
Thanks for what you do and how you do it. And thanks so much for the transfers.
Added by Russell Howell on Jun 16, 2016 9:51 PM
Jimmy R. Vest
my uncle
I just saw a picture of my uncles grave at Boloxie National Cemetary thank you. How could I get the picture to my family tree? I'm sure he had children but we never knew them and would like to connect. My number is 731-608-1310. I'm the county fire chief in Chester Co. TN if you need to verifi.
Jimmy R. Vest
Added by Jimmy R. Vest on Jun 01, 2016 10:01 AM
Rebecca Dodds
Elmer Simpson connection
Thanks for accepting the connection between Elmer and his parents. It's what we love to do, isn't it- connecting folks with their family again after so many years.
Also thank you for creating these memeorials and maintaining them.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on May 31, 2016 6:29 PM
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