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dsheindel (#46860724)
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Bio Photo My main purpose is to document the last resting places of my and my wife's ancestors and also some of their close relations. My great desire is to add quality memorials (including full dates and locations, obit or bio, relationships, photos of person and grave marker, and marker inscription); not just quantity of memorials with little or no details.

I inherited a wealth of information about my family tree from my mother who was our family genealogist. The black & white photos of grave markers that I have posted on Findagrave were taken by her in the 1960's. In some cases, these photos document stones that are no longer readable.
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 • 160 Memorials Added
 • 172 Memorials Managed
 • 367 Photos
 • 4 Photo Requests
 • 5 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Barbara Harackiewicz
RE: Mary Loker Prescott birth
Thank you so much for the information. Now I understand. I'll go by your information.
Added by Barbara Harackiewicz on May 26, 2014 5:19 AM
Barbara Harackiewicz
RE: Ebenezer Prescott birth
Thanks for confirming the information. Appreciate it.
Added by Barbara Harackiewicz on May 22, 2014 2:11 PM
Sue
RE: Gregory Stone grave marker photo
All done.
Added by Sue on Mar 30, 2014 2:17 AM
Ima Genealogy Nut
RE: My interpretation on the 'chalked stone' photo
You are very welcomed!
I do not believe those other people were correct in their statements! The Rules clearly state 'recent photographs'.
Unless they are living in the past, the 1960s (when the photo was taken) is not recent!
I also do not believe it was necessary to post in such a nasty way to you!
Find A Grave is supposed to be 'helpful' not 'hurtful'!
Please keep the memory of your Moms work & your relatives alive through Find A Grave!
I thought it was rather nice to be able to read the stone! The stone carver worked hard. & long to complete that stone for your relative! It was nice we were able to see what was originally stated!
And yes, I understand that techniques have changed over the years... People were told it was ok to chalk, shaving cream, etc to better help read worn stones. Now, that's not advised as the chemicals can damage the stones.
You can't scold your Mother for what she did back in the 1960s, AND PEOPLE SHOULD NOT SCOLD YOU OR ANYONE ELSE NOW,!!!
Added by Ima Genealogy Nut on Nov 01, 2013 8:05 AM
Ima Genealogy Nut
My interpretation on the 'chalked stone' photo
First of all, thank you for posting your relatives Memorials to Find A Grave! I am ever so great full to people who have taken the time to post Memorials I will never get a chance to see in person!

I am leaving this message because I was shocked at how abruptly another member(s) has(have) replied to your generosity! I had to search the Find A Grave "Frequently Asked Questions" (and yes, I had to search very hard to find ANY reference to pictures of 'Chalked Stones'! )

This is the sentence I located... "Never apply bleach, ammonia, shaving cream, chalk, flour, baking soda, cornstarch, firm pressure or use anything abrasive. Do not post photos of recently chalked or shaving-creamed headstones."

According to my interpretation of the statement about the "chalked stones", your photo is allowed to stay on Find A Grave! You have given your Mother credit as the original photographer of the black and white photo taken in the 1960s! This 'chalking' was done about 50 years ago! It is NOT a RECENT photo!

Once again, thank you for sharing and caring to add your relatives photos to Find A Grave!
Added by Ima Genealogy Nut on Oct 30, 2013 12:49 AM
JanW
Chalked Stones
You Maude's be surprises to know that your memorial for Elizabeth Billings Heald has been the subject of discussion on one of the Find A Grave Facebook pages. It is against FG policy to post photos of chalked stones. Although you indicate in your profile that the b&w photos were shot years ago before such techniques were recognized as being detrimental, you should remove the photos. Including the transcription in the memorial provides the information. Thank you!
Added by JanW on Oct 29, 2013 9:12 PM
Mary S.
RE: Nathaniel Adams inscription
You're very welcome! I've found several discrepancies between the Vital Records to the Year 1850 book, and the gravestones (including a wrong first name!). It may be that the actual Vital Records for the town have this information differently - or it could be mis-transcriptions. Oh well - we do the best we can with what we have, right? :-) I'm just pleased to be able to find as many legible gravestones as I have in Old Cemetery - there are a number of unmarked graves, and some fieldstone markers, too.
Added by Mary S. on Aug 13, 2013 2:24 PM
Connie Lou
Borchers in Silver Creek
David -

What a pleasant surprise! Thank you so much doing the links and adding the info, and the transfers were a bonus. I will take good care of them.

Kindest regards,
Connie Lou Brauer
Added by Connie Lou on Jan 29, 2013 11:56 PM
Michael Duffy
Connecting the dots
Thank you for connecting the memorials of Mary Prescott and her parents, as well as for the promptness of your response.

Michael
Added by Michael Duffy on Dec 23, 2012 7:48 AM
William Kazupski
RE: John Foster picture
Glad I could assist you! You're most welcome.

Bill Kazupski
ChicagoCop20968@yahoo.com
Added by William Kazupski on Nov 14, 2012 12:41 PM
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