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Sue Downhill (#47347066)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo Here, on Find A Grave, I was known as PhotoGrapherInTheWoods for about 5 years; I'm also known as sudown on Ancestry and RootsWeb sites. I've had so many requests for photos that I've decided to use my family name. Please use this when using my photos "Photo / Biography courtesy of Sue Downhill, Find A Grave Volunteer 47347066."

Genealogy research has taken me to cemeteries in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Nebraska, Nevada, and California. Check my Virtual Cemeteries for some family members!

Surnames I'm researching are: (1) England > USA > Can., CT & MA: Owen, Downhill; (2) New England: Elmer, Van Valkenburg, Steele, Nims, Clark, Dix; (3) Can., Pol., NH & MA: Biela, Charette, Gagnon, Rogers; (4) Ire., MD, FL: Ford, Vail, Geoghegan, Dixon; (5) VA, PA: Johnson, Avery, Hardaway, Harrison; (6) NY, NE, NV, TN, AL, TX: Nesbitt, Pearce, Johnson, Bennett. (7) NY, PA: Welter-Lyman.

I hope you find someone you're looking for in my postings and enjoy them as much as I did creating the memorial and adding the photos.

I have found several of my photos on Ancestry dot com used with no permission granted and no credit given. Here's links to the Copyright Law.

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10 Big Myths About Copyright

U. S. Copyright Office

Ancestry dot com Policy

The biographies and photos posted here are copyrighted, -and, updated often. Please ask permission if you should want to use one of my photos and, please give credit to: Find A Grave volunteer Sue Downhill, AKA sudown on Ancestry and RootsWeb, formerly PhotoGrapherInTheWoods, 47347066, here at Find A Grave.

The EXCEPTION to the condition above is for the National Cemetery headstone photos I've uploaded families please use these to your hearts content. If you are looking for someone who might be in a National Cemetery go to

I do enjoy sharing the photos when proper credit is given! Many miles were traveled to obtain pictures of these stones. If you should need a higher resolution picture -just ask! thanks! Saw this link on another gravers' profile page the information was so terrific I want to share it here. It's about 9 printable pages How To Get Great Photos For Find A Grave .

Thank you to all who walk the yards of stones, and photograph what they see. As I visualize some of the old stones I realize how important it is to have a digital record the stone cutters's creations, -and, the memorials they created of our past generations.

The Final Gift

Scatter me not to restless winds
Nor scatter my ashes to the sea
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee
Remember now the happy times
The family ties we shared
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared
Deny me not one final gift
For all who come to see
A single lasting proof that says
I loved... and you loved me
~D.J. Kramer
Thanks to Find A Grave Contributor, Mark's Mom #46620026, for posting this.
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WildBill Billy Bedford Popejoy
Well i know it is correct, we will see what findagrave has to say about this, he is one of my grand fathers and i will submite the proff i have.
Added by WildBill Billy Bedford Po... on Dec 03, 2015 6:20 AM
Chloe Kemp
Sue, transfer gladly made.
Anytime my friend.
Added by DeeB on Nov 07, 2015 6:41 PM
Alonzo and Luther Elmer
just added lot picture
Added by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2015 7:38 AM
true yankee
Just looking at my photos and then my memorials. It seems that I may have more Lambs then I recorded. It could mean that I found Lambs in both places and put one in the wrong one. I have photos of Joshua d-1830,Isaac-d-1829,Susannah widow of John d-1850, John, Summer d-1850. So once I get back to Phillipston I'll check and then post. Thanks for letting me know and no I am not bothered for your info.
Added by true yankee on Feb 17, 2015 8:17 AM
true yankee
Hi, It's been awhile since I took those photos. Looking in my file it appears they were all taken at the upper cemetery but I know I also went to the lower one the same day. Come spring or whenever our snow melts I'll go over and check. It isn't a big one so I should find it fast. There were several Lamb photos, I think they were all at the same place. Again I'll check when the weather lets me. Are you from Mass.? If they are your family I would let you take over the memorials.
Added by true yankee on Feb 17, 2015 7:43 AM
Larry Hagemann
Photo poaching
Very well said on photos. I, too, share the same opinion about this "lifting" of Find A Grave photos and posting on I have been noticing of late that some people are putting watermarks on their photos to note copyright on the face...this seems to be reasonable, but unfortunate in the need for same. I only ask for attribution for any photos "lifted" and put on to ancestry. I have lost nearly a hundred photos this way, with no hint of where they came from. Keep up the great work.
Added by Larry Hagemann on Jan 17, 2015 6:57 AM
James Bianco
Mary J. Bartlett
Thanks for the info, I have just added those details to her bio. You are such an asset to Find A Grave, I come across your wonderful memorials in many cemeteries I work with. Jim
Added by James Bianco on Dec 02, 2014 4:51 AM
P.K. Magruder
Sending sources
You don't need to send the sources. You are a very accurate & reliable researcher. I'll take your word for the information.
Added by P.K. Magruder on Oct 18, 2014 2:33 AM
What a wonderful thing to do. Thanks so much.
Added by DeeB on Oct 29, 2013 5:17 PM
JR Blain
Charette photo
yes, you can use the photo as you please. Happy that I could help!

Added by JR Blain on Sep 21, 2013 10:02 PM
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