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Recently I had been given managership of memorials from a now inactive contributor. Thousands of them listed as unknown burials. Others full of errors. If you come across any you'd like transferred, please send me a SAC. I NEED YOUR HELP: Check out the virtual cemetery on the right. Maybe you can help finding these folks' final resting places.|
Addendum: Thanks to a.f., Tony, K. and others, who were able to find many of them (almost 400 by now).
Born in Germany in the 60's and growing up in Berlin and Munich, I started my own genealogy in the 70's, then did my High School and College thing in the 80's, and came to the US in the 90's. Now I am taking pictures for fun and business. Some of the photos I post are digitally enhanced, so the lettering on older grave markers is easier to read. The information on FINDAGRAVE is provided by thousands of volunteers. Please let's not forget we are all volunteers. I take exception with those volunteers who say their photos are copyrighted. Why take photos if you're not going to share them with everyone? My photos are free to anyone who wants to copy them for non-profit purposes, no need to ask. A credit to FINDAGRAVE would be nice. After all, they are just photos of grave markers, not the Mona Lisa!
If you find errors on any of my submitted items, please be so kind and let me know so I can correct those. It's important for all of us hobby-family-researchers and historians to remain accurate in the data we publish. Always glad to transfer memorials following the FaG's guidelines. Just send me a SAC.
When researching European names, pay specific attention to the spelling, especially when uncommon letters are involved. In German there are those "Umlaute": Ä, Ö, Ü, ä, ö, ü.
Do not assume that Schäfer; and Schaefer; are the same.
As of August 2012 the FINDAGRAVE website has issues when searching for these names that include diacritical marks. The only way to find them is as follows. Go to www.google.com and place the following into their search box: site:.findagrave.com Schäfer. Exchange the name Schäfer with whatever name you are searching for.
Search for European Nobility with and without prefix, e.g. Friedrich von Bayern or Friedrich Bayern. Frederick of Bavaria or Frederick Bavaria. For Dutch names with the "van" search with and without space: "VanAusten" and "Van Austen".
I welcome every message left for me, but will delete them after I read and acted upon them. I like my member page "clutter-free", I am German after all. Giggle.
County Finder , ACME Mapper , Beta Mapper , GPS calculator
Currently working on:
Creating maps for the cemeteries in Oswego; and Onondaga; Counties in New York.
Entering memorials and adding photos to....
Woodlawn Cemetery (Syracuse, NY)
-DONE: Sections 12, 14, 19, 23, 24, 25, 45, 50, 51, 63, and all 5 mausoleums
-WORKING ON: sections 30, 58, and 61
Fellow graver Noelle has finished sections 7, 15, and is working on sections 3, 28, 32, 34, 35, and 43
Mount Adnah Cemetery (Fulton, NY)
St. Mary's Cemetery (Fulton, NY)
St. Peter's Cemetery (Oswego, NY)
Cemeteries in and around the following German cities:
► München (Munich)
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