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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Kathy Riley
RE: Samuel Jesse Riley 125680996
That would be nice. Thank you
Added by Kathy Riley on May 20, 2015 7:34 PM
RE: Outstanding work
I'm helping BrattFromPratt research her family in Missouri. We'll be in the area soon looking at cemeteries.
Added by ajmexico on May 20, 2015 7:14 PM
Outstanding work
Thanks for your work cataloging Randolph county cemeteries. I can tell you have done a lot of research and tromping around in the brush. Great stuff.
Added by ajmexico on May 20, 2015 2:41 PM
Nancy Thompson
RE: Sarah Moberly 15624975
Thank you for calling this to my attention -- it is corrected. Nancy
Added by Nancy Thompson on May 15, 2015 8:35 PM
RE: Galbreath Burying Grounds

Thanks for the additional information you provided. I will let you know of any new information I learn when I visit Moberly on May 28-29.

Added by BratfromPratt on May 13, 2015 9:20 AM
Galbreath Burying Grounds
Nancy, Thanks for all your work cataloging Randolph County cemeteries. I am descended from Malcolm Galbreath (my 4th great grandfather) and am interested in the Galbreath Burying Grounds in Randolph County, MO. Would you be willing to share with me the death notice of Lucy Galbreath Davis that tipped you off to the existence of this cemetery? I'd also be interested if you know the names of the current property owners of the location you mention in the cemetery description: Located in T53 R13 S23 on the west side of CR 2750 about 1-1 1/2 miles south of Rt M.
I'll be in that area in late May (probably May 28-29) and am interested in looking for this cemetery. Any additional information you've discovered since you originally entered this cemetery in Find-a-Grave would be helpful.
If I am able to locate this cemetery, I'd share my results with you.
Melbourne, FL
Added by BratfromPratt on May 12, 2015 8:21 PM
Beverly Osman Morris
Jesse Richardson; Memorial 33999477
Thank you very much for taking his headstone photo at Keytesville City Cemetery on March 29th.
~Hugs, Bev in Calif.
Added by Beverly Osman Morris on May 08, 2015 3:27 PM
Beverly Osman Morris
Ellenah Richardson; Memorial 92729248
Hello Nancy,
So sorry it's taken me so long to thank you. I appreciated you taking and adding her headstone photo at Keytesville City Cemetery on March 29th.
~Gratefully, Bev in Calif.
Added by Beverly Osman Morris on May 08, 2015 3:15 PM
Paula M Brown
Virgil Thomas and Thomas Ray Farthing
Hi Nancy, hope all is going well. I am rather confused about the same headstone for the memorial I created for Virgil Thomas and the one you created for Thomas Ray. My question was were they twins that were stillbirth? Can you help me with this. Thanks, Paula
Added by Paula M Brown on May 03, 2015 4:43 PM
RE: Your Grandmother
Thank you, Nancy. My dad passed away 10 months ago today. We don't think he ever got over losing his mom at such an early age. It's comforting to know that they're together again.

Thanks for transferring her to me.
Added by Bev on May 02, 2015 8:26 PM
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