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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:
© 2009-2014 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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|Bill and Denise||Disregard|
My request for Cover cemetery.
|Bill and Denise||Cover cemetery|
If possible, could you tell me the location of Cover Cemetery? Thanks. :)
I want to thank you for the photo of Justa's headstone. I will be using it in my own family history database to share with my family. We will not repost online.
|Donna L. Tolliver||Amires 1890-1919|
Corrections completed...Transferred memorial to your care.....Donna
Thanks for the information. I made the links. Have a good day!
|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
Added by CCSN54 on Feb 27, 2014 9:46 AM
|Diane Preston||Bowens and Tafollas|
I am curious..are you related to these families? I am closely linked.Diane Preston
|R Hare||Sauceda Photo|
Thank you for the photo, every veteran deserves the recognition - Have a good one!
Added by R Hare on Feb 24, 2014 8:28 AM
|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.
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