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Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)
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Bio Photo Sept. 2013 - I AM BACK FROM CHINA AND WORKING FRANTICLY TO GET POSTED THE PROJECT I WAS THERE FOR. HERE ARE SOME OF THE INTERESTING THINGS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON. BE SURE TO READ THE CEMETERY DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE STORY. Newer work added on top of list:

Royal Naval Cemetery - Liu-kung-tao

Holy Trinity Cathedral and the story of the ashes there (or are they?)

Taiyuan Massacre Graves

The Rebellion Cemetery of 1900

Yangpu Public Park

Heping Park

Weihsien Civilian Assembly Center

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MY NEWEST RANT:
If you don't have a last name,
And you don't have a death date,
AND you don't have a burial location of any kind,
You Didn't FIND A GRAVE!

Every time you add a name that is not tied to the actual location of a burial site, you increase the inaccuracy of our website. Please use our site for it's intended purpose, and not a substitute for a pay family tree website. If you are doing it to get your claim in first to a name, then shame on you!

It's about the grave; it's not about you.

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Jan. 2013 - I have started to get feedback from Australia, which is WONDERFUL, although I am not getting contact information. If you are family and can tell me full names of parents/spouse/children, I would be most grateful. ALSO, SEND ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS! I only receive what you type. Cheers!

My new favorite title is
NECROPOLIS DOCUMENTARIAN.


I would respectfully ask that you not put moving "flowers" on my memorials. I think you would agree that your gesture is about respect for the dead, and not a competition of who can find the most distracting jpeg.

I take much more pride in having complete information. I love connecting all the relationships and seeing the children's links all in place. For that reason, much of my work and contribution is on the memorials of others.

NOV 2011: My new passion is Japanese and Chinese foreign cemeteries. We just got back from Japan, where I photographed my first "Famous Interment". My husband travels to Shanghai 4-5 times a year, and I've gotten engrossed in the loss of Jewish graves there.



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ARE YOU GUILTY OF DOUBLE POSTING PHOTOS?
Just because yours is prettier doesn't mean it isn't rude to post the same exact shot on top of the original photographer, especially when it was their memorial to begin with. (And its not like there aren't enough uncaptured graves out there!) Now, if you cut away the weeds and washed off the bird poop, that's a different story . . . Back up and take a landscape view, or shoot a close shot of an otherwise illegible engraving.

DID YOU KNOW?
- The Social Security death location is NOT accurate. It is the address they mailed the last check. Always use the State Death Index location.

- When you can't find death records, try googling the name. Old genealogy files from the 1990s are still out there, even though the link address from the source is broken.

- WHY LIST THE CHILDREN IN THE BIO? OR THE PARENTS FOR THAT MATTER? Because someone has done a lot of work to get the full name of the parents which may or may not be accurate on the parents link. Because someone has done alot of work to verify who is and isn't a child and if you do not include the list, a year from now someone may wrongly link a child that is not theirs. The manager of the child's memorial may decide to only document the name on the marker, and you have lost the opportunity to communicate the full name of each child. It also looks much better to paragraph the children, since they will be in a column when they are linked. And, double spacing between the parent info / marriage info / and children makes it much easier to scan the bio.

-Still typing the entire death certificate or an entire census on someone's memorial? REALLY? Those things are much more accessable to the amateur genealogist these days and are more trash than help on a memorial.

-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!
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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MEMORIALS, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER WITH YOUR QUERY.
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Shelia Ivy Eyers
Edith Florence Krueger
Thank you for sending me the information for Edith. I have updated her memorial page.

Is Edith a relative of yours? I would be happy to transfer her memorial to you if you would like. Please feel free to let me know.

Best wishes,
Shelia
Added by Shelia Ivy Eyers on Apr 11, 2014 7:51 AM
Glenita G
RE: Shackelfords in Foreman Cemetery, OK
I take the spellings from funeral records, tombstones and newspapers. Names are spelled many ways by who ever is writing them. I will try to change as I can. What did you mean about the one little boy not being buried in the Foreman cemetery? Also our town is Westville not Westfield. I will work with you in correcting any mistakes.
Added by Glenita G on Apr 07, 2014 8:06 PM
Wee Don
RE: John Herbert Gillie # 89598947
Hello Rebecca. I have confirmed only three children to John Herbert Gillie and Gertrude Clarke. They are the ones listed on Gertrude's obituary that you included I her Bio. I have not found a first marriage for Gertrude. I lived most of my life in Tasmania and my interest in the Gillie Family comes from my wife's sister being married to a Gillie descendant. In the last few weeks I have posted quite a few of the Gillie Family on Find A Grave. We are off to Tasmania over Easter and I will be taking photos of as many family graves as I can find in three weeks and adding them to Find A Grave. Donald.
Added by Wee Don on Apr 04, 2014 2:48 PM
TLH
Curtis Russell photo request
Hi, the volunteers would be happy to fill your photo request however we will need a burial location to do so. Can you please contact Laurel Land and get a burial location for your request.

The number is 214 371 1336 or to contact them and have them email you the locations, the link to their website to fill out the form is: http://www.laurellanddallas.com/home/contact_us.html

They are good about responding to the email request! There are over 17 photo requests currently and the volunteers cannot ask for that many locations to fill requests. With a location, your request will get filled pretty quickly. Thanks for your help
Added by TLH on Mar 31, 2014 7:11 AM
Sandi Gill
Clara Valevia
I found a photo for Clara Valevia but there appears to be no Shengle, at least as far as I can read. Would the dates be 1800 to 1852? Or something akin to that? I don't know why I didn't post it but if you have good dates, please create the memorial and write me at home with the memorial number so I can post a photo. Can you explain the absence of Shengle?
Added by Sandi Gill on Mar 27, 2014 5:50 AM
carol smith
Photo of Sarah S. Jencks
May I have your permission to use your photo in my Smith Family Tree book? Thank you for all your work.Carol Smith
Added by carol smith on Mar 25, 2014 2:30 PM
G.Photographer
Thomas Giblin
Greetings,

Thank you for sending me the information for Thomas Giblin. I have updated his memorial page.

Is Thomas a relative of yours? I would be happy to transfer his memorial to you if you would like. Please feel free to let me know.

Best wishes,
Gerald :)
Added by G.Photographer on Mar 17, 2014 5:42 PM
Shirley Fitzgerald Holdahl
memorial 121260782
Thank you so much for the memorial for Baby Holdahl in China. The father is Lieutenant Colonel Theodore A. Holdahl, a World War I enlisted man commissioned as a regular officer in 1924, who had served in the Philippines, China, Nicaragua, and British Guiana.

I had not heard of this birth and am glad to add it to my family history file. I have been researching this family since I married into it fifty years ago and no one had ever mentioned this event. It is with much appreciation that I add Baby Holdahl to our family file.

Sincerely,

Shirley Holdahl
Added by Shirley Fitzgerald Holdah... on Mar 15, 2014 10:03 PM
Jean
Matching Memorials. It seems to me we are related.
I just read your messages of duplicate memorials and have removed them. It seems we are related. I am Jean Campbell the neice of Heather Jean Chard (maiden name: Campbell). I notice you have a lot of information on you memorial missing. I can help you with that, plus my Father Maxwell N Campbell can help as well, as Heather is his sister.
Added by Jean on Mar 14, 2014 10:12 PM
Theresa
Lena Crumley
Thank you for her parental links. I've added them as requested. Do you happen to know a birth and death place for her? I'd be happy to add that, also.

Thanks again.

Theresa
Added by Theresa on Mar 13, 2014 3:33 PM
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