|D. D. Thompson (#47000548)|
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Why I joined Find-a-Grave
I joined this site as a way to honor people who have passed away and to share the family history information that can be found on grave markers. I don't make any money from creating these memorials or photographs but I feel richly rewarded by the many positive comments I've received from the family and friends of those who are memorialized.
Have more information?
If you have information that could be added to one of my Find-A-Grave memorials please click the "Edit" button on the memorial or send me an email and I'll gladly add the additional information.
SSN Death Index - what it doesn't mean
The SSN Death Index provides information based on a person's social security account. But it does not provide "place of death." Instead, it provides the location of a person's last known residence. Death location can be obtained from a death certificate or possibly an obituary. So please don't provide a "place of death" based on the "location" reported by the SSN Death Index.
Want me to transfer a memorial to you?
I would like to give away every non-related memorial to people who have more information to add, so if you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, don't hesitate to ask; in your request, please include the memorial number (or a link to it) and your own Find-a-Grave member number.
Often it is impossible to take a gravestone photo that shows both the entire stone and also results in readable information. I recommend deciding what you're trying to do: if you want the grave marker to be readable, zoom in close so that the text is as large as possible. If you want the whole marker to be visible, zoom out, but don't waste a lot of vertical or horizontal space showing bare dirt or grass (one patch of soil or grass looks like another). A great approach is to take two photos: one showing the whole marker and another that provides a close-up of the text. I recommend setting your camera to the maximum resolution available and then using photo editing software to crop away unneeded parts of the photo and resizing the remaining image so that it does not exceed Find-a-Grave's standards. Oh, and unless you're taking photos at night, or the marker is in part shade, part sun, you should avoid using a flash. All the flash does is wash out your photo and, often, create an unpleasant bounce-back of light in one spot.
And about those digital date/time stamps...imagine Ansel Adams's "Moon and Half Dome" - but with the orange digits "3/13/1960 1:28 P.M." plastered across the front! Those digital dates are ugly and unnecessary "features" considering the date/time is already encoded into the "meta tags" found in the photo properties.
Sorry to get into legalese, but at one time, a find-a-grave member duplicated a memorial I created, then stole my photo and posted it on their duplicate and on some other memorials.
Per US Copyright law, as the original photographer of the grave marker photos I've added to Find-a-Grave, I am the copyright holder and the sole arbiter of the allowable uses of my photos.
My photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License
What the license means is that I am granting you permission to use my photos for any purpose you wish but if you want to re-publish a photo on another website or in a book or periodical, you may do so only if you give credit to me as the original source and copyright holder. A good way to do that is to say: "Photo Courtesy of D.D. Thompson, Find-a-Grave Volunteer." You could also include a hyperlink to the Find-a-Grave memorial where you found the photo, but that's optional.
Since I spent my own time and money to drive to graveyards and take these photos, some form of acknowledgment of where the photo came from is only fair. Thanks!
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|Sheri West||Evelyn Fox|
Changes have been made :)
|Jim Hunt||J. R. Williard|
Thanks to your info, I've added the plot location to my cousin's memorial.
Added by Jim Hunt on Nov 24, 2013 7:13 PM
|Terry Glendening||Kay Breeden Sjolander|
Thank you very much for transferring the memorial # 51851645, for my wife's cousin. Her aunt, Vay Connell Breeden, was very dear to her family, especially to my father-in-law, John Thomas Connell.
Terry Glendening #47094623
|Diana M. Cole||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 86477261|
Appalonia Cole is the second wife of Galusha M. Hazelton. I'm not sure where he is buried.
That's all I have for you right now.
|James Opoka||Clara A. Cupp|
Thank you so much for adding the additional information and transferring the memorial to me.
|Rita Osborne||Memorial# 98196276|
THANK you for the memorial photo I really appreciate it.
|Cheryl Ayres||Re: Lillie Wood|
Thank you for transferring little Lillie, she will be well taken care of.
|Helen Wilson||RE: Marlo D Wilson Marker Photographed|
Thank you so much for posting the photo of Marlo Wilson's marker. I haven't been keeping up with Find a Grave and just saw your post tonight. Helen
Hi - thanks for your note re Twin Oaks - and thank you for all your work photographing the cemetery. I got the burial location from his obituary which I was keying for Ancestry.com.
Added by Cindy on Sep 02, 2013 12:06 PM
|junerose76||Mary Owen b.1822|
The note on your photo request indicated that you wanted to know if anyone else shared that monument. Mary & Elbert are the only ones on that monument, which I described in the caption under the second picture I uploaded. There was room for a couple of unmarked graves to the north of them. Their grandchild Lucretia Murray (1888-1890) is buried just south of them. Then E.D. Murray is the next one south. I didn't realize the Murray's were related until I got back home, so I didn't look any further south than that.
Nearby (northeast)is the child Jessie Owen 1884-1886. Not knowing the other family names associated with these people, I don't know who else might be of interest. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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