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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 - 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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Zachary
RE: Frances Wall
OK! Then pray who is James Wall buried with Martha?
Added by Zachary on Apr 14, 2014 9:22 PM
Kathy Riley
RE: Patrick and Mary Riley
can you send me the memorials
Added by Kathy Riley on Apr 12, 2014 4:23 PM
LINDA HENDRIX
Virgil S. Edwards
Would you transfer him to me. He is my uncle, if not, would you please add the following info:

Father 127685990
Mother 127685756

Thanks you so very much

Linda Hendrix
Added by LINDA HENDRIX on Apr 09, 2014 1:31 PM
FKD
Ripberger
Thanks for the heads up on the duplicate of Clarence J Ripberger.
I deleted one of them.

Thanks again,
Keith
Added by FKD on Apr 09, 2014 7:00 AM
Craig Farrell
Virgil E. Farrell (Hamilton, Ohio)
Mr. Doty,

Sir, I want to thank you for placing the pictures and obituary information for my grandfather-Virgil E. Farrell (Greenwood Cemetary-Hamilton, Ohio). I am his grandson, Craig Scott Farrell. Could you please transfer ownership over to me sir? I can be contacted at the following email address: afarrell7@cinci.rr.com. Thanks again!

Respectfully,

Craig S. Farrell
Added by Craig Farrell on Apr 03, 2014 5:45 AM
Amber
Carl Smith
I have updated his memorial, thank you for the info.


Amber :)
Added by Amber on Apr 02, 2014 8:55 PM
Craig Farrell
Virgil & Goldye Farrell (Greenwood Cemetary-Hamilton Ohio)
Mr. Doty,

Sir, I want to thank you for placing the pictures and obituary information for my grandparents (Virgil and Goldye Farrell). I am their grandson, Craig Farrell. Could you please transfer ownership over to me sir? I can be contacted at the following email address: afarrell7@cinci.rr.com. Thanks again!

Respectfully,

Craig S. Farrell
Added by Craig Farrell on Apr 02, 2014 1:05 PM
Candy Wood
Zedekiah Wood family
Thanks so much for posting the information and where they are situated among each other. It's sad to see so many of their children died just as they reached adulthood, then I found that they had several more who lived full lives. Life was hard in those days. Thanks for helping to document their lives so we will never forget them.
Added by Candy Wood on Apr 01, 2014 7:35 PM
Dorothy Cox-Woodruff
Harl Caldwell
I have added the information for Harl.

Have a nice spring,
Dotty
Added by Dorothy Cox-Woodruff on Apr 01, 2014 1:23 PM
Candy Wood
Zedekiah Wood
Thanks for creating these memorials of Zedekiah's family and taking these great fotos before they deteriorate further. I was wondering how you got the dates. Were you able to read them, or did you get them from the office or another source?
Added by Candy Wood on Apr 01, 2014 1:12 AM
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