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Shmilybrandon (#46939657)
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Bio Photo "When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."

I've been working on genealogy for about 10 years now. I stumbled upon this site and so impressed with the idea that I decided to volunteer and add graves as I ran across them. It saddens me to see the state of some of the graveyards I've visited, but I feel like I'm helping save part of history by photographing the stones that are still there. If I can be of any help just let me know.

"Genealogy is the art of collecting tidbits of the lives of those who came before us. And a genealogist sorts, organizes and nurtures this info for the purpose of paying it forward to a future generation's hands. The bucket is in our hands now, for a moment it's "ours", but the rest of the brigade is waiting for that pail of water to be passed to the next soul." Gerblady

if you would like a transfer of a memorial, please use the "edit" button on the memorial and state your relationship. I will gladly transfer memorials within 4 direct generations. Others I will be happy to consider. :-)
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RE: Lydia Metzger
Not sure what is on the stone, but I would have loved to have been able to turn it over and clean it up. I actually thought about trying that for a split second, but I estimate it's probably about a 500+ lb stone.

If you can get the cemetery to fix it, I'd be happy to return and take another picture.

Added by dlmiller1955 on Oct 13, 2014 9:34 AM
Cassandra Parks
Charles Burton Mayse
Find A Grave Memorial# 39215256. This is my great grandfather. Also Helen Rozella Mayse, Find A Grave Memorial# 60474647, is my great grandmother. Would you mind transferring them as well? Thank you so much!
Added by Cassandra Parks on Sep 29, 2014 3:11 PM
Cassandra Parks
Charles E. Mayse
Hi, would you mind transferring Find A Grave Memorial# 39215278 to me? He is my grandfather. Thanks!
Added by Cassandra Parks on Sep 29, 2014 3:02 PM
RE: Blacklidge
No, I did not realize I could do that! Thank you for telling me! :) S.R.F.
Added by S.R.F. on Sep 23, 2014 1:16 PM
Karen S. Cowger
RE: Morgan Cemetery - Rush County, IN
I was hoping that several more Cowger's were buried there, than the list shows.
I am looking for my GG Grandmother Elizabeth Ann (Caldwell) Cowger (1819-1842).
I will just keep looking.
Thank you.

Karen S. Cowger
Added by Karen S. Cowger on Sep 19, 2014 3:44 PM
Karen S. Cowger
Morgan Cemetery - Rush County, IN
Looking for a listing of all burials in Morgan Cemetery, Rush County, Indiana. Hoping maybe you could help.

Karen S Cowger
Added by Karen S. Cowger on Sep 19, 2014 1:37 PM
THANKS for the foto and your time and effort, is it ok for me to use your pic on my family tree pls???
Added by YVONNE BILGIN on Sep 19, 2014 3:47 AM
Randall McCoach
Pea family
Thanks for the note. My Pea tree starts with Daniel Pea, born in Kentucky in 1795. He raised his family in Moultrie County, Illinois. Children Sylvester, William, Jacob, Martha, Susan, Paulina, and Mariah. My family springs from William, who married Sophia Ann Wade in Terre Haute in 1849. William also raised his family in Moultrie County before moving to western Missouri, which brought his children into contact with my eastern Kansas ancestors.
Added by Randall McCoach on Sep 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Steve Trudgeon
Bertha Singleton - Photo Request
Thank you for the info on her actual burial location. I passed it along to the manager of the inaccurate memorial.

Added by Steve Trudgeon on Sep 16, 2014 10:47 AM
Randall McCoach
Photo permission
Hiya. Thanks for your efforts at Find A Grave. Truly appreciated.

I'm writing to ask your permission to use your headstone photos of my family members with my public family tree at You and Find A Grave would be credited.

The one I'm looking at is for Louemma Bowles Wolf (No. 9704416), but there might be others.

Please reference Louemma Bowles when responding.

Thanks again.

Randall McCoach
Albuquerque, N.M.
Added by Randall McCoach on Sep 15, 2014 11:02 AM
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