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Marc Doty (#46843703)
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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 - Browns Wonder - Jones
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-29, 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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Gary Doty was my Uncle
Hi Marc,
I found your posting of one of my Uncles, Gary Lee Doty. My mother was his sister Beverly Jean Doty. Have we already talked on here or Ancestry? I'm sorry if we have and I can't are you related to Gary/Beverly/me?
Do you have contact with Gary's wife Mary? If so could you send her my email: and ask if she would send me her contact email?
I'm glad I found this tonight. My mom passed away about a year ago (Nov 16th) after living with us for a few years. She was on hospice care in our home for almost 2 years before she passed. I was her primary caregiver but my husband, brother Rick, were a great help.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I am in Sandy City, UT (in Salt Lake County)
Added by VikiRose on Nov 26, 2014 12:05 AM
Jerry L Edwards
fast response
Marc, thanks for the very fast response to my edit tabs yesterday.

I read your profile write-up, and I like it. Adjacent gravestones can be very helpful. Thanks.

A lot of us know about the sun angle and the problem waiting around for the sun to get just right. I'm trying an off-camera flash off to the side. And I'm probably not supposed to do this, but I use a Sharpie sometimes. When I see a gravestone that is almost gone, I feel justified in extraordinary measures before it is completely gone. I have watched one disappear in my lifetime...gone forever.

Added by Jerry L Edwards on Nov 23, 2014 1:59 PM
Bethel Cemetery
Thank you for providing all the corrections! I appreciate all of your hard work, both taking & adding photos, along with your meticulous attention to detail and accurate data for our deceased loved ones!
You and your work are appreciated by many!
Added by SilverRose on Nov 19, 2014 7:50 PM
valerie boman
thanks so much for the GROCE photos. I appreciate your help!
Added by valerie boman on Nov 19, 2014 7:35 AM
George Findley
My great-grandparents
Marc thanks for transferring James and Armilda Sturman to me
Added by George Findley on Nov 12, 2014 8:40 AM
RE: Henry Voorhis
Thanks Marc.
I think the date on the stone actually ends in a 6 not an 8. If you zoom in closely it appears to be similar to the 9 on the line below it--just upside down. It's tough when the stones get worn.

Added by SLH on Nov 11, 2014 6:20 PM
Sharon Doty Wickham
Flossie Doty
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Sharon Doty Wickham on Nov 09, 2014 9:31 AM
George Findley
James & Armilda Sturman
I'm their great-grandson I would like you to transfer then to me if you would, please. James # 28201361 & Armilda #28201178, I'm George M. Findley my #46802042
Added by George Findley on Nov 08, 2014 1:29 PM
Michael Carter
Frances Larrison/Connersville, IN
Thanks Marc for the heads up on duplicate memorials. Found a couple of others as well. Seems instead of requesting transfers they are just creating new memorials.
Added by Michael Carter on Nov 08, 2014 6:18 AM
Sharon Doty Wickham
Flossie Prideaux Doty
Flossie Prideaux Doty was my mother. I have sponsored her memorial and would appreciate your transferring it to me. Thank you.
Added by Sharon Doty Wickham on Nov 07, 2014 5:04 PM
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