Live in Maryland; summer in the Adirondacks. Write historical articles for Weekly Adirondack in Old Forge and appear on www.adirondackalmanack.com , am interested in Adirondack and Fulton Chain historical figures, of whom many are in Oneida and Lewis Counties and other NY cemeteries, many now inactive, often in obscure locations.
I work from my cemetery photos, then linking the graves through Ancestry.com trees, and newspaper sites such as www.nnyln.net and fultonhistory.com. I often contact ancestry trees to let them know I've found their family members, especially if I've used their trees to confirm or help link family members on findagrave.
There is always a chance for errors and happy finger typos. So please do not hesitate to let me know if you find something needing correcting, have more family connections or question the links I've made, using the "Edit" tab on the memorial.
If you find I've added a photo where one was already present, I often take photos to get the whole stone and a closeup for clarity or to get the family group of stones. If I find a photo of part of a stone and I have the entire stone , if the back of stone is shown without the front, I will add my own to the benefit of the memorial and the deceased's family who may not be able to go to that location.
In like manner, if someone has a better, clearer photo than mine, please add it and don't hesitate to ask me to remove mine. Please contact me and I will be glad to do so for this any other reason.
I don't add to existing photos to replicate what is there or to add to my statistics. If you believe mine repeats what you've added without additional benefit, please ask me to remove mine and I will do so promptly.
Rather than add memorials from listings, I add memorials from walking the cemetery and taking photos.
Anything I add to findagrave is intended to be used by you.
Sarah Griffiths Evans Hello, thank you for the memorial you established for Sarah (119133258) in the Turin Cemetery, she is a grand aunt of mine. I wonder if you could transfer her and husband Jabez (119132707) to me so I could add additional information. Thank you in advance. Ken Ray
RE: Gilbert Searl Thanks for getting back with me so quickly. I was hoping there was some fast way you could tell me, but I guess not. See, I don't really have much time to spare on non-relative memorials because right now I am swamped in a big project. Could we do this--I'll approve your edits, and then I'll transfer Gilbert's memorial to you. That way, if anyone really needs to know about documentation, they could write to you. Would that be all right?
Gilbert Searl Hello, I got your edits/suggestions for Gilbert, and I need to ask you about sources. Can you please tell me where you found his exact birth date and that those were his parents? Those pieces of information are not easy to find, and since I am not related, I am not familiar with sources for this family. Thanks.
RE: hillside Thank you for the heads up on the database! I've sent them an e-mail. I'll see how this one goes before I request more. There are several in the area that have high percentages completed, but I'm not one to walk through looking for individuals. I like to do the entire cemetery and enter them. :)