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Lisa Waters (#47755886)
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In the process of gathering information reference my family tree ihave taken photos of many headstones within lafayette county and trying to do more - i am more than happy to help - just ask
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Robin Knowles Miner
Nathan L Gornto
Lisa, I figure we are kin and want to thank you for all the great photos. Isn't is sad that the stone I photographed in 2005 was broken in 2012! That is why our photos are so valuable. I cannot thank you enough for the research you have done. I am not in Florida and really do appreicate your work on the Gornto/Waters family.

I am the 3rd Great granddaughter of Nathan L. Gornto.

Thanks again!
Robin Knowles Miner
Added by Robin Knowles Miner on May 05, 2015 9:31 AM
Dori Emerson Lloyd
Midway Baptist Church Cemetery
I noticed that you mentioned (in photo requests) that you had taken photos of every tombstone in the Midway Church Cemetery. Do you have plans to upload those photos to their memorials? Also, there is no map locator for this place. Is there an address I can search? or directions listed somewhere? Thanks!
Added by Dori Emerson Lloyd on Jun 29, 2014 11:42 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Duplicated grave photo
For more information about Find A Grave, please read the guidelines on the left side of any memorial under "help with Find A Grave". Many of the questions you are asking me are answered there. I see that you are a fairly new member and may not have read them. There is also a forum, which I am a member, that helps other members with various questions.

The link to the forum is on the left also under discussion forums. Questions are submitted on the "help" thread and answered by other members. If necessary, an administrator will get in to the discussion too to ensure that the answer is correct.

I am a long-time member who attempts to follow the guidelines. I have been monitoring the memorials in two FL counties for numerous years and reporting problems to "Edit". I do report problems, mainly duplicates, found in other counties ...even other states when I come across them otherwise the goal of the website would not be met. The helps keep the website as the it was established to be...a grave registration site.

"Edit" is a group of volunteers appointed with the capacity of changing things on memorials that are outside of the guidelines. The member is first asked to do the changes. If not done in 30 days, the Suggestion and Correction (SAC) is sent to Edit. To send a SAC, go to any memorial, click on "Edit" tab at the top of the memorial and the second line states "Suggest a correction". This information is in the guidelines.

I hope this has help you. Welcome to Find A Grave!
I have no problem with you. I found a couple of duplicated memorials that you made, asked you to delete them and you deleted them. No problem. I am moving on. Have a good day.
Added by Linda Davis on Feb 01, 2014 6:30 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Duplicated grave photo
Thank you for deleting the duplicated memorials. I am not offended at all by you making them...duplicates happen. Most members are glad to have them pointed out so they can delete them since there is only one memorial for one grave. After a 30 day-wait, my SAC is forward on to edit and she deletes them. You saved her some work!

As for the duplicate grave photo, it may have already been deleted by the time you checked as the original memorial was merged with the duplicated one. The person who does the merging just delete the extra photo too. Thanks for checking.

No problem here.
Added by Linda Davis on Jan 31, 2014 9:28 PM
Linda Davis
Duplicated grave photo
I don't know if you realize it or not but you duplicated the grave photo on Julia Iola Bell Jerrells Find A Grave Memorial# 49608343. Thought you would want to delete one. The computer may had the hiccups that day, and put two in when you hit the "enter" only once. That happens to me at times.
Added by Linda Davis on Jan 22, 2014 8:00 AM
Grave Whisperer
RE: Sorry, accidently hit ENTER
I created a tree on Ancestry and put in their names today. I found a lot of others who have these names in their files. I also searched GA and FL on Find A Grave with no luck.

I can tell you that with some of my family, it has taken years to find them. Some I have still not found after 20 years of work. Not to dampen your enthusiasm.

Here is what I would suggest:

The first two suggestions are the quick and easy ones:

John died in Georgia and Fredonia died in Florida. I would branch out to their children and try to find where they are buried. Then see if the parents are buried there too.

If not, see if they are buried with one of their own parents.
Get focused on the country where the first one died, John in Echols Co., GA and look at any transcribed records for that county that you can find.
These suggestions are more time consuming and harder:

Check on Find A Grave for any new listings. Things get added all of the time.

Go to and create a log in if you haven't already and see if anyone has done anything there.

Contact other researchers who have these people in their file on Ancestry and see if they know where the family burial grounds might be.

Don't forget to look at the archives at USGenWeb. Sometimes records are transcribed there that you can't find elsewhere.

I have sat down with a list and called cemeteries to ask about their records. Some are digitized and they can do a quick search for a surname and first name.

Figure out who the allied families are and see what you find by going out horizontally rather than vertical on your tree. By branching out I have found out more by locating cousins who have had family photos to share, knew where folks were buried and more about their lives than I could have ever found by searching records.

Don't give up. If it's bugging you, go do something else for a while and come back to it later.

Oh, and one more thing. I learned a lot of stuff by being on Facebook and finding cousins. I would post headstone photos or a marriage record of a family member and a cousin would share it by tagging other cousins I didn't know about so then I would send a friend request telling them how we are related. Recently I was invited to a Cemetery group on FB where my Dad's side of the family is buried. We're posting all kinds of stuff in the group. I think there are 28 cousins there. Anything from old letters, photos, stories, obituaries, you name it.

I hope this helps you find them.
Added by Grave Whisperer on Jan 14, 2014 5:09 PM
Betty Jones Mikell
Nora Land Stephens
Hello Lisa,

I like it when families are together and I'm not about the numbers. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Betty Jones Mikell on Jan 14, 2014 10:29 AM
Grave Whisperer
RE: Sorry, accidently hit ENTER

Could you give me more details? You tried "this" what? Exactly what did you do? Did you sign up and search for them? If so, where did you search? What counties do you believe they lived in? What do you KNOW about them for sure?
Take care,
Grave Whisperer
Added by Grave Whisperer on Jan 14, 2014 6:38 AM
Kerry Walton Erion
W. H. Frier
Thanks Lisa for taking the photo of William's grave. Kerry Walton Erion
Added by Kerry Walton Erion on Jan 13, 2014 8:40 PM
Grave Whisperer
Sorry, accidently hit ENTER
Okay, if you have subscription:
Okay, if you have an subscription look for Mrs. Hill in the Georgia Death Index. It will tell you in what county she died.
If you don't have a subscription sign up for the 14-day trial subscription. It's free and you'll be shocked at all of the wonderful resources are there. Be sure to cancel it before the end of the 14 days or they will automatically charge your credit card for the term (month, 3 mos, or a year). All you really need right now is the USA records subscription.

Then look up the Probate Court office phone number in that county. Call them and give them the death certificate number, full name, date of death for the lady from the death index. If you want to pay $25 for the actual certificate, ask them to mail it, provide a method of payment. If you don't want to pay that for the certificate, ask if they would kindly look at the certificate and tell you what cemetery she was buried in, get the name of the funeral home so you can ask for an obituary, and they might be kind enough to give you her mother and father's names. That is the best and quickest way to get that information. Ignore the note on Vital Check's website about you having to be a direct relative or an executor of her estate to get a certificate. That is not true. These death records are public domain and anyone can order those, marriage and birth certificates.
Good luck with your research. Contact me if I can help you in any way.
Grave Whisperer
Added by Grave Whisperer on Nov 27, 2013 5:52 AM
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