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Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 5 days
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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 whom. 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 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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Adelaide Macy
Hi Marc - Would like your permission to use your photo of the grave stone of Adelaide Macy #20429539 for my family history. Although there seems to be a problem for me to solve. She also has a grave stone photo on her second memorial #74287183 with her mother in Hebron, Nebraska. Guess there is a possibility that she was moved at a later date. If so, you would think they would have moved the stone also. Thanks for you consideration. Bill Macy.
Added by bcmlnkne on Aug 29, 2015 1:06 PM
Dale Steele
RE: James M. Steele

BTW - I did locate James Steele's grave in the cemetery in Hamilton. I photographed his stone and uploaded onto his memorial.

Added by Dale Steele on Aug 21, 2015 8:41 PM
michael carroll
George R. Doty
I am looking to verify that your George R. Doty, buried in Cementerio Lindo,Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Is my George Ransom Doty BIRTH 2 SEPT. 1852. Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York.
I found a George R. Doty living in Chandler, Maricopa, Arizona listed in the 1920 US Census,
This George was abt 2 years older. Can you tell me if your George is my 2 grandfather?
Thanks, Michael Carroll
Added by michael carroll on Aug 21, 2015 2:57 PM
Shannon D.
Thank You
I happened upon your page through a memorial you posted.

I want to thank you for posting how to see the past 7 days of memorials that have been created. I have been trying to figure this out and didn't think there was a way. And by using yours, I was able to plug my member # in and see mine. So thank you.

Added by Shannon D. on Aug 11, 2015 7:30 PM
Tom Pottenger
RE: John T. Withrow Monument
thanks for your response. I never did get the email notice that you had replied. Says something about Find A Grave emails doesn't it.

I already know about Greenwood online database; there are many names on that lot that are not clearly identified. I just want to make sure I didn't miss someone, and frankly, my eyes are pretty bad!.

Thanks again for your response!

Tom P
Added by Tom Pottenger on Aug 09, 2015 1:37 PM
Shultz memorials
Thank you for posting the updates to the memorial pages for Thomas Harrison "Harry" and Edith (Youkey) Shultz.
Added by Van on Aug 05, 2015 5:48 PM
Jayne Beers
RE: Samuel Scott Boyd & Monimia Bunnell Boyd
Thank you so much for the tombstone photos of Samuel Scott Boyd & Monimia Bunnell Boyd.
Added by Jayne Beers on Jul 22, 2015 2:41 PM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Doty Family
Hi Marc...Thanks for updating the Plummer Memorial. I took a look at your relatives as I am also connected to Edward & Samuel Doty. Samuel's son Joseph had a daughter Sarah Doty who married into the Badgley family. Six generations later a James Badgley married a Mary Jane Apple.

James Badgley is buried in the Mock Cemetery in Oaklandon, Lawrence Township, Marion County.
#66868827. Mary Jane Apple (Hastings) (Badgley) (Bolander) outlived 3 husbands with a total of 7 children (that are known of).

You will probably recognize the name William Taber from Find A Grave, he is also connected to the Doty family.

Regards, Pat

Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Jul 21, 2015 9:42 PM
Zora I Muterspaugh
I am Zora's middle child, I would like for you to transfer this to me.

Teresa Albright Miller

Added by Anonymous on Jul 20, 2015 10:37 AM
C. Scott
Dillon Sisters
Marc, Thanks for the help with the recently changes for the Dillon Sisters. C. Scott
Added by C. Scott on Jul 15, 2015 3:49 PM
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