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My grandmother used to tell me that I had an 'old soul' as I've always enjoyed family history and strolling through cemeteries. I enjoy walking amongst the stones reading inscriptions and expressions of sorrow and grief. I find cemeteries to be places for peace and contemplation. Now that I'm retired my time is spent photographing headstones as a means of preserving history.|
Grave markers are replaced in National Cemeteries; usually because the spouse has passed away. Having a 'before' photo is documenting history.
I have a special affinity for World War I veterans (because of my grandfather), World War II (because of my uncles), VietNam (my father, brother and several cousins) and Persian Gulf (another brother). My nephew has served a deployment in the Middle East. The US military and veterans remain a part of my life. I'm thrilled but yet humbled to photograph the grave marker of a veteran and those of his or her family members.
I also have a special interest in the German people and families that helped San Antonio and South Texas grow and develop.
My paternal grandfather was an immigrant from Scotland. The Scots keep great records. If you need any help or guidance in researching Scottish family members; I'd be happy to offer my help.
Placing grave marker photos,tombstone photos, or family photos on Find A Grave is a wonderful way to share with the world (and for free!) the life of each and every person. As such, it is the complete opposite of Ancestry which shares only with its fee-paying clientale.
With the exception of my own personal family photos, photos I post can be used by others for their personal, private and/or non-commercial use. If you want to post them to Ancestry, please respect my efforts. Do NOT copy my photos to ancestry.com without giving me credit. Simply copy and paste:
© 2009-2013 CynC on Find A Grave. Used with permission.
I'd appreciate a note letting me know you have copied them.
Please, stop by a cemetery and take your camera. Get photos of those tombstones and markers before they disappear by sinking into the ground, marred by vandalism, destroyed by Mother Nature or are replaced.
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|CCSN54||Elizabeth Jewell Johnson|
Thanks for the update, Yep, that would have not worked, eh? We all have brain cramps, but it is wonderful to have fellow "contributors" to help us along the way! Again, thanks. I have the newspaper article where her father was shot by a neighbor. Is that worthy of posting on a memorial? Blessings
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|Diane Preston||Bowens and Tafollas|
I am curious..are you related to these families? I am closely linked.Diane Preston
|Rose Hare||Sauceda Photo|
Thank you for the photo, every veteran deserves the recognition - Have a good one!
|Mitch Dingus||Walter Marshall|
used photo in Dingus/McConnell Family Tree Find A Grave Memorial# 3651354
|Laura Hawkins||John Quinlan III|
Thank you for posting the photo for memorial #23622333. I have given you credit on my Ancestry acct.
|Cupcakequeen||Southton Cemetery in San Antonio|
I just found out my great great grandmother is buried there. Is it locked or private?
|Peggy Garrison Thompsen||Cecil C Waldrum|
Thanks for your time shooting and posting photos. I have pasted credit for you on his page in my tree. #3040956
|Peggy Sprinkles||Densley C Bolinger|
He is family and I would like to have permission to post to Ancestory I will give credit to you as photographer, without you caring I would never have been able to have seen the resting spot of Densley thank you for all you do.
|Bill Norman||George W. LeMay|
I would like to use your photo of the headstone for George W. Lemay (U.S. Army - World War I), with proper credit of course, on my page for George on Ancestry.com in my Sedona Veterans Family Tree. Would you allow such use?
|cindi scott||Peter Joe Watts|
father: Fred Lester Watts, Montgomery, AL and mother Coral Leverette, Montgomery, AL
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