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Paula (Etzel) Redmond (#48162243)
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Have picked up where my father left off on learning more about my family. Have been doing genealogy research for about 2 years now. My family research is Etzel, Rogers, Lias, Rea, Brown, Osam, Ragsdale, Weaver, Holiman. I know how important it is to find information on a family member & have found Find A Grave a big help.

If I have a Memorial you would like transferred to you, let me know. When I am searching for grave marker(s) as a photo volunteer, I take photos of surrounding graves if they have same last name & post it to Find A Grave. I just hope this helps other people in their search for family members.
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 • 47 Memorials Added
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Messages left for Paula (Etzel) R... (31)[Leave Message]
RE: Mattie Evalou & Lyman Olie Osam
Yes, I'm related to your grandfather as a distant cousin. I found all the information about him through and I'm afraid I don't know any more information other than what was included in his memorial. I had an ancestry account for about 4 years but no longer have an account so I'm afraid I can't look up who shared the information with me. My memory isn't as good as it used to be now that I'm getting older. I'm sorry I can't be of more help! I highly recommend getting an account with, you'll meet many more wonderful family members with all kinds of family history. I really enjoyed it.
Added by Renae🌹 on Oct 27, 2015 10:51 AM
Marianne (Brezovan) Schultz
RE: Jacob Frederick Etzel
Im not quite sure of what you want me to do..or even how to do it..

Added by Marianne (Brezovan) Schu... on Oct 30, 2014 3:06 PM
Grace A.
Lucinda E McLoud Rogers
You are most welcome for the transfer!! Grace
Added by Grace A. on Oct 08, 2014 3:38 AM
RE: How did you do that?
Hi Paula,
Glad you asked! I love sharing this, because it will hopefully stop people from using chalk or other harmful methods of obtaining the grave info.

We use an LED flashlight. The one we used for a long time is the Nitecore EA4 LED flashlight, $69 from Battery Junction.
My husband just upgraded to a more expensive, higher power light last month. You could try any powerful LED flashlight (similar to our Nitecore which is 860 lumens) though, and see what results you get.

Our tips for this:
On sunny days, create a shadow - usually I will stand over the grave, hubby will shine the light on it and I will photo. I read where one woman brings an umbrella with her to the cemeteries, to create a shadow for the photos.

Shine from the left - We get the best results when shining from left to right. Just hold the light at the left edge of the grave, shining across the front, and you will see those letters and numbers just 'pop' right out at you.

We have used aluminum foil in the past, but since using the LED lights, have not had to 'foil' a grave again.

I hope this help you and I'd love to hear how it works out for you if you give it a try!

Keep in touch,
Added by JNicholson-Turbide on May 16, 2014 4:09 PM
VanDolah at Bluff City
Thanks for the grave photo for James VanDolah at Bluff City Cemetery. I appreciate your generosity.
Added by Chris on May 05, 2014 9:59 AM
Donald Knoepfel
Otho Read - Lily Lake Cemetery
Thank you for your kindness in adding this photo to the memorial.
Don Knoepfel
Added by Donald Knoepfel on May 05, 2014 5:14 AM
Gary Monigold
Armstrong photos
Thank you so much for finding the Armstrongs and posting the photos. They look great!
Added by Gary Monigold on Apr 28, 2014 6:34 PM
RE: Courtesy
I apologize for any inconvenience; I will try to watch the photo request page more closely. Thank you for your efforts on Find A Grave.
Added by BobH on Apr 28, 2014 5:33 PM
Rebecca Meyer
August Schnadt photo
Thanks so much for locating and photographing this gravestone for me. I know it takes time to do it and I appreciate it so much. We live 2000 miles away and wouldn't see it otherwise.
Added by Rebecca Meyer on Apr 27, 2014 8:53 PM
George Read
Lovely photo. Thank you so much.
Added by Everlastings on Apr 27, 2014 3:25 AM
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