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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.
PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."
Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. My primary interest is in Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties but I'll research any that I can. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them.
* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)
About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)
ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, contact me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.
ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!
Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.
Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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|Grave_Walker||RE: Felix McDaniel #162786938 edit request|
Obit from Restland - Felix Monroe McDaniel
|Ken Bennett||Susan M. Ray|
Do you have any family information regarding Susan M. Ray, buried at the Alto, TX city cemetery. We have researched the entire Ray family and have no mention of her. Do you know if she is related to George Washington Ray or his son Burris Mack Ray buried in the Arnold cemetery near Alto?
|Johnnie Zollinger||RE: George Moore|
|Lisa Lamb Fanska||RE: Lloyd Walter Hall|
OOPS Sorry about that, will send link, must have put # wrong, correct one is in Angelina, Texas.
|Wiley Clarkson||Isaacs Family Cemetery, Milam Cnty|
I am trying to find more precise directions to the Isaacs Family Cemetery than the directions that are published here. I am a the great-great-grandson of the Dr Abraham Isaacs. I have tried to find contact information for the Coffield Ranch or owners to see if they can help me find the cemetery. If I can locate the cemetery, I plan to photograph it with all headstones, etc and get GPS coordinates of its location. That information will be shared with Jennifer McWilliams, Historic Cemetery Preservation Coordinator,History Programs Division, Texas Historical Commission and Find A Grave. My understanding is that the cemetery is in very poor condition due to cattle being allowed to graze in the cemetery.
|Kent Fowler||Pearson Cemetery, Milam County, Texas|
Deb, I was wondering if you could help me find the location of the Pearson Cemetery in Milam County. You have my ancestors being buried there, but I can't see to find any directions to the cemetery.
|Hope the Seeker of Lost Souls||Transfer|
Nellie Dee McClure # 56898712 sorry forgot to give u this number
|Suzanne Bailey-Monroe||RE: Elizabeth Capel|
Here is the link to her obituary
Good afternoon Deb; just read your Bio. Boy, can I relate to your comments about the mud, the cold, the fire ants, etc.! But the expressions of "thanks" makes it worthwhile. For me, it is about giving the anonymous a bit of recognition.
So, this is to say "thank you" for all that you do.
|Amy Sorensen||Memorial #32545311|
Thank you for you help Deb! I was able to find the information you were telling me about on ancestry.
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