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Linda Stienstra (#46817621)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 4 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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Dale Shenk
RE: John Niess
You did not link through the find a grave memorial. So I am not sure which relative you are linked to. If it is at Mountville Brethren, they have very little info on the burials. I actually had to go to Lancaster County Historical to get most of my info. Let me know which person is your gggrandfather.
Added by Dale Shenk on Nov 23, 2015 5:07 AM
BenHertz Looking Back
RE: Mary Ann Carvell Stahl, # 145183108
Made the change as you suggested.. Thanks for the information....
Added by BenHertz Looking Back on Nov 22, 2015 3:47 PM
Clancy Hassler
RE: Amanda Carvell
You have my permission to use the photo.
Added by Clancy Hassler on Nov 19, 2015 10:04 AM
kathleen snooks
David Reese
Hello From Chicago, I was hoping you could fix Davis Reese date of passing, David Passed Feb. 24, 1936, David is my G,G,Grand Uncle. Thank you so much Linda.. A special Thank you for all the hard work you do. Kathleen
Added by kathleen snooks on Oct 24, 2015 6:09 PM
Tiffany Stuck
RE: Isora Arnold
I fixed the Arnolds, I must have been 1/2 asleep /tired when adding them, ty.
Added by Tiffany Stuck on Jul 07, 2015 5:40 AM
Tiffany Stuck
RE: Isora Arnold
I fixed the Arnolds, I must have been 1/2 asleep /tired when adding them, ty.
Added by Tiffany Stuck on Jul 07, 2015 5:40 AM
Patti Zapalac
RE: Duplicate Memorial
please send this request through the actual memorial
Added by Patti Zapalac on Jun 18, 2015 1:21 PM
Mathiot/ Hager
Thanks for the pic. The monument is now back together. Just curious---why was Wm.'s birth and death date chiseled out???? Can you give me any ideas to check out? We noticed that the rest of the Hager stones are marble and Wm. and Catherine aren't. My husband and I cleaned some of the mold off and it looks pretty good. Oh, Wm. was born in 1822 and worked with Thaddeus Stevens. Thanks so much for doing what you do. Have a great day. Jane Keen
Added by jane on May 30, 2015 7:47 AM
Margaret Gagliardi
Peter Wolf
Thank you very much for the great photo of Peter's tombstone. Your efforts on my behalf are greatly appreciated.
Added by Margaret Gagliardi on Feb 23, 2015 9:13 AM
RE: Picture of Raymond Sherman's Grave markers
Sure, you are more than welcome to use any of the photos I took. I'm glad they are useful :)
Added by Elizabeth on Feb 22, 2015 9:38 AM
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