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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I started out here on this site many years ago, and entered a few ancestors. Then returned a couple of years later, added more ancestors and decided to try and contribute to the site by photographing at a local cemetery. After returning to my home state some years ago I became more active in my endeavors. My ancestors are mostly from Ohio and Pennsylvania, and I have tried to enter as many ancestors, relatives and friends that I can find resting places for.

I am also currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.

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Dee S.
RE: Thank you!!
Thanks Zella....will go and check it out!!! Dee
Added by Dee S. on Apr 16, 2014 10:57 AM
Dee S.
Thank you!!
Hi Zella....just wanted to say thanks for making the attempt at the markers for Curtis Wilcox and his wife. If it wouldn't be too much trouble a general photo of the area would be very nice! Again I appreciate your time as well as the message you sent to me. Thanks again!!!! Dee
Added by Dee S. on Apr 15, 2014 6:28 AM
Connie Sanders Beebe
Leafy Youngman Rose
Thanks for trying. Appreciate your help.
Added by Connie Sanders Beebe on Apr 14, 2014 5:16 AM
Roberta & Joe
Jane B Wilcox
Hi Zella,

Thanks for the information on Jane's parents; Iwe have corrected it.

We appreciate your catching it and letting us know.

Thanks again,

Roberta & Joe
Added by Roberta & Joe on Apr 14, 2014 12:14 AM
Joseph Cole
Why do you find it necessary to add a photo of his grave marker when one was already on Find A Grave?

Please remove.
Added by 44224 on Apr 13, 2014 5:51 PM
Gordon Svoboda
RE: singley
You're good Zella!
Added by Gordon Svoboda on Apr 13, 2014 4:01 PM
Victoria Manthey
Thank you so much for the grave site for Lucien & Lorenzo Brown Helped a lot in my research
Added by Victoria Manthey on Apr 09, 2014 2:06 PM
What a great picture's you took . Thank you so much.

Added by jdp on Apr 08, 2014 7:04 PM
RE: Peach Farm Cem
I don't remember the lady at the society who wrote me20-25 yrs ago, telling me of the info. More info I can not longer give.
Added by Caral on Apr 07, 2014 4:28 PM
RE: Peach Farm Cem
The info came from a person I believe, it was, the Summit Co Genea Soc, abt 20 yrs ago -- a man who owned? a McDonalds, evidently owned the old Peach property, was landscaping, the partial stone was uncovered... so I'm thinking he must have taken it or spoken to the society. They prob have more info, perhaps the land ownership maps showing section of township owned by Jacob PEACH, from late 1790s to early 1800s, perhaps land divided off from Stark Co.
Jacob's farm was in Bath twp, the 1860 census listed post office at Akron...
Added by Caral on Apr 06, 2014 7:22 PM
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