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Marianne Fisher (#47147246)
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Bio Photo "Genealogy Without Documentation is Mythology".
"If You Can't Prove It,Don't Claim It As Fact."
And let's not forget some of our Grandmas favorite euphemisms..."Saying,Thank You,Opens Many Unexpected Doors - Failing to do may close those doors tight forever"...Philippians 2:3 & 4

"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interest, but also for the interest of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ."
Thank you,to my good friend,Donna H.
Quoting another FAG contributor and agreeing.

"I think it is a real shame what FindAGrave has evolved into. What started as a noble way to link people with graves of loved ones they could never hope to see, and with the generations that had preceded them, has turned into a game for some. Memorials have turned into a kind of "trading card", a competition of who can own the most memorials and post the highest numbers and enter the memorial first!! What has been forgotten by many is that these were people, loved in life and death, not a commodity to be traded or owned.
With my apologies to those that have pure motives. I hope there are more of us than there are of them".
Many use the site as a game board of getting back at others as well; instead of trying to work with one another, you chose to work against each other. If only we could all start from scratch and just get along think how wonderful this site would be?
Although,I have to admit,there are a few people,who I just as soon never work with after seeing how they manipulate & use FindAGrave to rob & steal the hard work of sincere researchers and site gain some sort of fame or self gratitude. If their ancestors aren't already "rolling over" in their graves,they will eventually see their descendants get their just rewards in the afterlife !

So for the folks who use this site & continue to share the information they find,freely with everyone,you have the never ending gratitude of 1000s of researchers who use this site.
To those other people who go thru life with a general bad attitude or who feel that they are entitled or exempt....This AIN'T FACEBOOK...So keep your drama & insults to yourself !

Please remember that the majority of the members of this site are volunteers, both for entries & photo requests. They spend their time & money to do this out of a love for history, to memorialize those who have gone before & to remember family members. It requires cooperation & teamwork. If you don't like to do these things, I'll suggest that you take up a different hobby.
I started way back in the late 1990s as a local online Volunteer with the original Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness/RAOGK website operated by Doc & Bridget Schneider,working with them for over 10 years until it sadly ceased operations;and I'm a volunteer researcher,contributor,Look-Up volunteer & Cemetery Transcriber on Rootsweb,Pa-Roots & the USGenWeb Project in Pennsylvania since 1996. So with over 39 years experience as a genealogical history researcher,creating memorials here on FindAGrave is not a race, It's a quest to create accurate,useful & meaningful memorials for those who have gone before us & for all who find them here.

My main objectives:
Photograph our local cemeteries,locate lost burials & follow up with any extra researched information I can find to add to many of the memorials I have had the honor to create here on FindAGrave. All additional verified sources can be seen listed at the bottom of the memorials bio sections,for researchers convenience.
BEWARE of transcriptions,published ,online or otherwise-Many mistakes have been found in popular locally published works...I walk these cemeteries,verify against burial records & other multiple sources.
Please take the time to read the FindAGrave FAQs.
Please use the EDIT button when submitting additions,corrections & transfer requests.
Please do not add OBITS and/or EDITS to memorials in the "flower and note" section. If I have made a mistake or you would like for me to add something please let me know through the edit tab for that memorial and include your sources.
All messages made on this page for adding,correcting or requesting transfers of any of the memorials I manage, will be removed.
If you have a lot of information to share,use the
line option titled "suggest any other addition or correction" found under the EDIT button on each memorial & PLEASE include your sources.
I follow the FindAGrave Guidelines regarding memorial transfers which means, direct relatives within four generations or your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.
"Out of guideline" transfers will be considered depending on the situation ;please explain your relationship and we'll go from there.I will not transfer memorials for folks who are related to my own family lines.
Before entering a new memorial, I always verify 1st that another memorial for an individual does not already exist. In turn, I ask all contributors not to create duplicates of any existing original memorials.

Remember....Sources,citations,friendly conversations & discussions are always welcome !

- Regarding my photos,these are Copyright by Marianne Fisher. They may be used ONLY for personal, informational & internal purposes,when accompanied by my personal written permission.They may not be modified or altered in any way OR posted on any other web-site for any purpose.
My permission for OTHER USES when asked,will be with the stipulation that you provide a photo source citation by referencing "Find A Grave" or along with my name & contributor number in the Description.
~ I want folks to use my photos BUT they must include the above information as a SOURCE.

Need local me!
I'm here to help in any way I can.


A photo survey has been started & is almost done.
Estimated completion date-SPRING of 2014

As of July 2012, all 9 sections have been photographed & uploaded to the cemetery database. There are 100s of unmarked burials there. Additional work is being conducted to identify those burials.

A full photo survey was COMPLETED in Oct 2010.
There are 1000s of unmarked burials there & additional work is being conducted to identify these burials.

Happy Hunting Everyone !!
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Amelia Ann Rhoades Gould
Hi Marianne,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for transferring Amelia Gould to me, as she is my great-great-grandma. I appreciate this very much.

Added by Cookie on Jul 22, 2014 11:11 AM
David Boydell
RE: Hampson photos
Hi Marianne,

No problem with that, it was a great sense of happiness in achieving your request. Although I did walk into the cemetery and walked round for 2 hours with no joy.

It was only until I was leaving and planning to pay another visit did I find the grave. It is the 2nd grave from the entrance on the right! but I decided to go to the left.

I will pay another visit at some stage to find your other requests, are these relatives of yours?

If so is there a Jack Hampson amongst them who probably died around 1999 -2001?


Added by David Boydell on Jul 20, 2014 12:49 PM
RE: Re: Abby nee Shilling Smith
Hi Marianne,

Sure, I've been working on our Shilling family genealogy for more than 5 years now. Abby is my husband's Great-grandfather's sister. I knew she had married a Smith, but was never able to locate her place of burial. Of course, the same with her sister Rebecca.
Are you also related to her? Would you happen to know about a headstone? Abby & Rebecca have another sister buried in Mifflin County that does not have a marker, but I do know which cemetery she is located.
Thank you again for your time!

Added by MelSh on Jul 20, 2014 12:32 PM
Kenneth Fisher Memorial
Hi Marianne,
Transfers made as per request.
The church behind Kenneth's grave is in no way associated with the Drums Community Cemetery. Initially I thought it was part of the cemetery but while there I met the caretaker and asked him about a grave I was looking for and he took me to the lady across the street who is the record keeper. She told me the Cemetery has never been associated with any church. It's a beautiful little "Xmas card" church. I had pic of it but got a new computer and have to re-download my pics. Have to wait for son-in-law to do. I'll send it to you if you like later to use as a reference point.
Have a great day!
Added by virginia on Jul 19, 2014 7:59 AM
Andy Byerly
RE: Re:Mazie
Marianne~ Glad I could help. I went there today to take a photo for myself but unfortunately I think she is buried in an unmarked grave. I decided to help others instead.

Added by Andy Byerly on Jul 17, 2014 10:31 PM
Lou (Davis) Dedinsky
Howard and Myrtle Wetzel
Marianne, thank you so much for posting the photo!
Added by Lou (Davis) Dedinsky on Jul 17, 2014 1:08 PM
Storres Myers
RE: Re:Mary Ann Kramer

You are welcome and thank you for acknowledging the photo.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Jul 13, 2014 6:48 PM
Roger Post
Jonathan and Mary Ann Boucher Durfee
Thanks for the transfer!

Added by Roger Post on Jul 13, 2014 1:11 PM
RE: Re:Elizabeth McIntyre
You're welcome. Thank you for posting the memorial!
Added by B.A.Smith on Jul 13, 2014 9:57 AM
Sara Irene Babcock/Weidner
Thank you
Thank you for transferring! I really appreciate it.
Added by Sara Irene Babcock/Weidne... on Jul 07, 2014 7:27 PM
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