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Linda Stienstra (#46817621)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I spend a lot of time in cemeteries, photographing, verifying and cleaning up gravesites, for the Historical Society, myself and Find-a-grave. It can be a lot of work, but the pleasure and satisfaction I receive is worth it all. I have many more pictures of headstones to be added to this site, as time allows, in cemeteries from the West coast to the East coast.
I will be glad to look for your ancestor's grave in Lancaster County, PA, IF you have basic information to help me with your search.

I will, also be glad to transfer your ancestors grave to you, IF IT FALLS WITHIN FIND-A-GRAVES GUIDELINES AND IS NOT IN MY OWN FAMILY LINE.

I will not add obituaries and/or photographs that fall within the copyright timeframe. Please do not ask me to add unverified biographies, and information that is only of interest to you. (trips you shared, hobbies of deceased, how they were sweet to you at Christmas, where they lived in the 1930 census, etc.) After all, this is not a genealogy site, but is a tool that can help Cemetery Historians as well as family historians and genealogists, alike.

I may on occasion add little sayings on headstones at your request, HOWEVER, it is up to my discretion. If you have something to add that I have mentioned above, please contact me and I will be more than happy to add it for you. I will be more than happy to link them to children, parents and spouses.

I have been inundated recently to add things like, "Sister" or "Mother." I feel the most important things on Memorials are Name, Dates and family links. I will add Biographies as long as it is just that, and not things like "My granny baked the best cookies" etc. I just do not have time to do that sort of thing.

I have received quite a few requests to transfer listings and thought this might be a good time to change my profile information to reflect my personal policy.

Enjoy my blog on graveyards, I've listed the URL below!
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John Jacob Strine # 31360768

Dear Linda Stienstra,

I noticed you created the memorial page for John Jacob Strine #31360768.

I am trying to find further family information for him. Would you happen to know who his wife and children were? Are they the other Strine family members buried in Woodward Hill Cemetery in the same Plot: Section K, 25-36 ?

I am simply trying to determine if or how this Rev. John Jacob Strine and his family members fit into my family tree. If he and his family are related, I want to be able to place them in the proper area of my tree.

Thank you so much for any information you can provide, for creating these memorial pages for these Strine family members and for your time.


Rebecca Strine
Added by Fluttrbye on Dec 17, 2014 11:12 AM
Marsha Ament
John George Nearhood
Sorry I forgot to send the Memoriol #67430477
Added by Marsha Ament on Nov 12, 2014 6:33 PM
Marsha Ament
John George Nearhood
Hi Linda, what info do you have linking John G to John Adam Nearhood? I have his parents as Michael Nerhood & Catherine Long. These early relatives are hard to isolate. Thank you for response ahead of time.
Added by Marsha Ament on Nov 12, 2014 6:10 PM
Glenn Benner
Capt. James L Benson
Hi Linda,
Thank you for your work on findagrave !
Added some info to your J.L. Benson memorial page #37896065. Please look over, feel free to add or not, as you see fit.
Best Wishes,
Added by Glenn Benner on Oct 01, 2014 11:54 AM
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Isaac Burton
I should have included Isaac in my previous message. Thanks again .
Added by Family Seeker on Jul 22, 2014 7:33 PM
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Clara Aurelia Burton Thacher
Thank you for linking Clara to her parents. I appreciate your time and efforts.
Added by Family Seeker on Jul 22, 2014 7:31 PM
Raymond Ressler
RE: Springer/Widder East Petersburg Cemetery
The headstone was a mistake, I have not found one for the Springer family, I'll keep looking`
Added by Raymond Ressler on Jul 20, 2014 11:35 AM
Wanda Pierce Johnson
Thanks for transferring the Robinette's to me--Billy, Franklin and Clifford. I appreciate it very much.
Wanda Pierce Johnson
Added by Wanda Pierce Johnson on Apr 12, 2014 6:14 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 56856325
You're welcome. I know how confusing it can be. Some people don't actually go out there like you do. They just names on a list from somewhere and enter the name that the cemetery was 100 years ago! Keep up the good work!
Added by Laura on Mar 31, 2014 10:53 AM
Mary Ann Lee mem 35952957
Hi Linda, recently I sent an SAC requesting adding maiden name and links to parents which I have discovered were the incorrect Walker parents. I now have correct ones William Walker and Martha McCue, if you'd be so kind to forgive my error and link her to father 126872651 and mother 126872475. Sorry for inconvenience. and THANK YOU!
Added by genieresearcher on Mar 25, 2014 7:44 AM
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