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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100. Check out this site:)

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. I don't have time to attempt to Photoshop them to make them easier to read but I wouldn't put them on the memorials if they weren't readable. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Jean & Jane
Mary Wickman
Have added Mary's pics. I had to ask managers where i might locate stones and go back after work to look for them. They could not locate Charles Keeler stone in books and said they would call me later. I never got a call back but when I located Mary's stone just happened to notice Charles Stone.
Added by Jean & Jane on Aug 27, 2014 12:49 AM
Jean & Jane
Charles Keeler
Have added a photo to your memorial. The stone is old and hard to read. I may make it up the another day with a differant light it might help
Added by Jean & Jane on Aug 26, 2014 11:51 PM
Dave H
RE: Sarah Jenks and Eudora Anderson

Hi Pam, yes I am related to the Minklers. My grandmother was Josephine Vilott Anderson's younger sister Helen.

I wish I could give you an answer about Josephine's name but I just don't know.
Thank you for changing Dobie to Dodie, that is one that I feel pretty sure about because my mother's (Gloria Masterson) nickname was Dodie so I know that the name Dodie was in the family. If I'm remembering correctly there was another Dodie further back as well.
Pam, I've seen your name on so many records and it's obvious that you've put a lot of time and effort into getting these records organized and published online and on behalf of the rest of us who reap the benefits of your carefully done work I want to say thank you, good job!

Dave High

Added by Dave H on Aug 25, 2014 11:59 AM
Marralene Mennis-Oullette
David Chance England
Thank you so much for the transfer of his memorial.
I have 3 other 3rd cousins, found via and Find A Grave and we are going to put together a nice bio page for him.
All very talented genealogy researchers.

Genealogy hugs to you and all you do!!!
Can't tell you how much it means to me to have all of you at Find A Grave.
Added by Marralene Mennis-Oullette on Aug 15, 2014 8:38 PM
RE: Clinton Brownell
You are more than welcomed. It is a beautiful rural cemetery and I enjoyed walking around looking for the names. Wasn't too hot, birds were singing the gnats finally gone! lol There are several Brownells out there if you are interested.
Added by kkduck on Aug 10, 2014 2:56 PM
Sandra Poston
Susan M Davis #53364301
I am wondering if you would include Susan's maiden name "Jones" on her memorial? She is my great grandmother. Thank you so much....... Sandy
Added by Sandra Poston on Aug 06, 2014 6:26 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: George Zeiler
I put in a request for George and his wife to be linked together and got a message this morning that it was done.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 03, 2014 11:15 AM
Sandra Poston
Herman Klein #43581613
Pam I am hoping you would connect Herman to his father Henry Klein Memorial # 120256825. Thank you also for all the great work you do.
Sandra (Davis)(Klein) Poston.
Added by Sandra Poston on Aug 01, 2014 5:17 PM
Darren Green
Thank You!
Pam, I just came across a newspaper tidbit you posted on the memorial of a distant relative of mine, Aaron Cornelius "Neil" Hall. It was a sad and sweet story, but exactly the kind of glimpse of life that I do family history to discover. Thank you!
Added by Darren Green on Jul 26, 2014 7:09 PM
Bren Karlsson
RE: George Gundlach
No just doing research and found this info.
Added by Bren Karlsson on Jul 23, 2014 4:52 PM
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