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"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..." and "When you have standards, morals and ethics, you create enemies sometimes."
After the great age of using only pen,paper,stamps & libraries to do research work,I discovered the INTERNET & started way back in the early 90s working online 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. I've continued as a volunteer researcher,contributor,Look-Up volunteer & Cemetery Transcriber on Rootsweb,Pa-Roots & the USGenWeb Project in Pennsylvania. So with over 39 years experience as a genealogical history researcher;creating memorials here on FindAGrave isn't 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. I've been honored to work here with many really wonderful people & I will continue to share these memorials with their rightful family members and with my various cousins.
The use of chalk, flour, chemicals etc. on markers when taking your grave photos is proven to cause re-repairable damage to a marker.
Using this website as a Genealogical Tool-PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SOURCES ALONG WITH YOUR SUBMITTED EDITS TO ME USING THE 6th EDIT OPTION ENTITLED "Suggest any other correction or addition". Long form edits will sometimes land in my SPAM file,if you don't hear from me in a few days,email me direct.
My main objectives:
Photograph our local cemeteries,locate lost burials & follow up & add extra researched information to 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,which I put there for the convenience of others using this website.
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 also use this site.I think playing together nicely in the genealogy sandbox takes into account spotlighting the good work others are doing too. 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, in order 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.
To those other people who go thru life with a general bad attitude,who enjoy re-writing history to suit themselves,who feel that they are entitled & generally egotistical towards others,those few self absorbed bullies,who feel they are exempt from following the rules...This AIN'T FACEBOOK...So keep your drama & insults to yourself !
BEWARE of transcriptions,published,online or otherwise-Many innocent mistakes have been found in these popular published works...I've walked these cemeteries & I verify against burial records & other multiple sources.
IT'S 1st COME 1st SERVED REGARDING ALL TRANSFER REQUESTS !! Transfer requests should be for your own direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, your parents, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, your children, your grandchildren, and your great-grandchildren. Explain your full complete relationship.
"Out of guideline" transfers will be considered depending on the situation; please explain your complete relationship & we'll go from there.I will not transfer memorials for folks who are related to my own family lines.
The Flower & Token option is for saying things like "I loved you" or "We Miss You",it's not for OBIT information or EDITS to memorials,it's much easier to send me the Edit !!
If I have made a mistake or you would like me to add something please let me know through the edit tab for that memorial & include your valid sources.
DUPLICATE MEMORIALS & CEMETERIES:
Before entering a new memorial, I always verify 1st that another memorial for an individual does not already exist. I do the same thing when looking for a particular Cemetery Database listed on FindAGrave. In turn, I ask all contributors not to create duplicates of any existing original memorials & to search thru the current cemetery database in the county you may be working in before creating a new cemetery or memorial. Duplicate cemeteries & memorials are at risk of being merged when found;which is as it should be according to FindAGrave guidelines. If any contributor decides to remove their photos from a duplicate memorial or cemetery that they created that is their decision. It's also their option to leave their photos in place. But ,laying blame for your own personal mistakes or actions on to another contributor,such as any person who may have requested a viable merge,is simply a cop-out.
Remember....Sources,citations,friendly conversations & discussions are always welcome !
- Regarding my grave stone photos, they may not be modified/altered in any way .When used in other internet venues please use the photo source citation by referencing "Find A Grave" or www.findagrave.com along with my name & contributor number in the Description.
>>> I want folks to use my photos BUT they must also include the above information as a SOURCE <<<
Other photos of documents which I have added fall within the Public Domain & Fair Usage Laws-I also have obtained the required permissions to use those items in this venue.
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.
Need local help...email me!
I LIVE in JEFFERSON COUNTY TOO!
I'm here to help in any way I can.
LOCAL CEMETERY UPDATES
CALVARY CEMETERY ~ PUNXSUTAWNEY
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.
CIRCLE HILL CEMETERY
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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|Tom Schoening||RE: Re Barbara Ogden|
Your always welcomed and it is always great to tie familes together !!!
Thank You - Tom
|Greg Furniss||RE: Re-Hattie West|
COOL! Just accepted it. Many Thanks!!!
|Greg Furniss||RE: Re-Esther West|
Glad to help. Their first daughter is Memorial # 121216481, but I don't know how to do children links.
|Barb Red||RE: Re-McConnaugheys|
You're welcome :)
Added by Barb Red on Jun 21, 2016 12:45 PM
In searching for information on my great-great-grandfather, Andrew Shiell, I ran across a couple of obituaries you posted for John and Emily Shill in the Zion Presbyterian Cemetery in Panic, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. If you are related to them I'd love to email you with a couple of questions.
Added by weirich on Jun 21, 2016 12:16 PM
|Erin Corbelli||RE: Re-Cora|
Great! I will send you an email as soon as I can. Thanks!
I'm glad to have you as a cousin !! You R the best !!
|Cookie||RE: Re-Cleora Buffington-42804382|
Hi Marianne -- So, the information I have for Cleora Joyce Duxbury Buffington is from Ancestry.com. She was married to John R Buffington; he is my mother's cousin thru his mother, Mary Elizabeth Burkett Buffington. There are also many sources thru the census information and other family trees on Ancestry.com. I hope this will help.
Thanks -- cookie
Added by Cookie on Jun 17, 2016 12:52 PM
|Marge & Bob||Martha|
Thank you for the transfer, I will try to take good care of her with the other family members
|michellecorreia||RE: Thank you...re-Patrick|
Thank you for the transfer of Patrick. I'm sorry that I didn't send the #. I just realized that I hadn't done that yet. Also, I have not put in all of the photo requests yet, because Findagrave only allows so many a week and I have gone over my quota for the week. So, I guess I have to wait to put them in. Since there are more than 15, it will take at least 2 weeks before I have them all added in. I really appreciate your help. Thank you again. Have a nice day.
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