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Being a forensic anthropologist, geographer and having taught geology, I greatly enjoy the treasure hunt of genealogy. The many facets of chemistry are also close to my heart. If you have a document written in old German text, I may be able to help with it's transcription. Two of my favorite lifetime hobbies have been researching families for friends and searching (with divine guidance!) -- for years and using every resource available -- to finally reunite adoptees with their birth families. My norm at home is to have a steaming cup of licorice tea on my desk, Irish fiddle music playing in the background, and three snoring yellow Labradors surrounding my chair. I seek fair winds and following seas.
Each GPS location edit I submit for a memorial page is verified by me to be accurate and coincide with the aerial satellite view of GoogleMaps, which takes the viewer directly to the gravesite. I have visited these locations in order to take grave marker photographs and determine GPS coordinates. Any other edits I submit for memorials are thoroughly researched, with source documentation saved and also sent via the Suggest A Correction (SAC) link with each edit I submit. This eliminates any guesswork.
Please help out your photo volunteers by obtaining the specific plot information from the cemetery office (if there is one) and adding it to your request. Some cemetery offices will only do look-ups for relatives; others will respond fastest to a relative who emails or calls the cemetery office.
GRAVE MARKER TRANSCRIPTIONS
Full transcriptions, which include all of the wording and a description of any symbol(s) on markers are are SO important! Why? Because grave markers (and even entire cemeteries) can disappear over time. Photographs can be lost. Web sites can lose their memory. The cloud can rain on us. But the most important reason is one most people never consider -- it is this: Many people who are blind or living with low vision are using the Windows text reading program, which reads text from their computer monitor, word-for-word, to them (Please do try it! All Windows operating systems come stock with this feature, and it's so easy to use!). If there is no text transcription of a grave marker on a memorial, those with vision problems are exempt from knowing what is recorded on the grave marker because they cannot see the photograph. A transcription takes only a few minutes to type and post; please take the time to transcribe the words and perhaps write a few words about symbols and/or any descriptive features of the marker at the time you post a photograph. Those few minutes taken now to transcribe and post may mean everything in the years to come.
Please, there is no need to give credit for using the photographs I take and you may use any of the text from my cited research which I have posted on memorials -- these are acts of love and intended to be distributed freely, but NOT for profit.
May sunshine fill your life, kindness follow you through all your days, invisible Irish blessings shower you with healthy living, and sweet chocolate always be on your menu for dessert!
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|Bruce Wertz||dean Grady's Memorial|
Thank you very much for the transfers
|Stardust||RE: Ula/Eula Rogers, William Eugene Rice, William James (he went by|
May I please express my sincere thanks for your research that you have submitted on the William Eugene Rice family, interred at Greenwood Cemetery, in Arcata, Humboldt County, CA. That would include his wife, Uta Edrie (Rogers) Stewart, and their son, William James Rice. Also a special thanks for honoring their memorials with your beautiful photographs. Your kind transfers of the mother & son's memorials to my care are sincerely appreciated by me.
With my heartfelt appreciation & thanks,
Added by Stardust on Feb 20, 2015 12:03 PM
|CindyLulu||RE: Roger Spaulding|
Thank you for confirming Roger Spaulding's gravesite; glad to know that for sure he is buried there. Your help was greatly appreciated.
|Carol S||William Adams|
Thanks very much for checking on this for me. I submitted a correction for the memorial indicating what you told me. So this is not the William Adams I was hunting for.
Added by Carol S on Jan 29, 2015 9:41 PM
|D Hatch||RE: Dagmar Louise (nee Jensen) Petersen|
Thanks so much for the pictures!
Added by D Hatch on Jan 24, 2015 11:03 PM
|Mary Nelson-Colon||RE: William got married!|
WOW! Your awesome Bridey! Thanks. I am going to send you an email.
|Popeye||RE: Ahoy Popeye!|
Thanx dude, I couldn't resist using the cartoon character. It sorta fits.
Have a great day,
Added by Popeye on Jan 04, 2015 6:56 AM
|Jeanette h ||RE: Melvins transferred to you|
You are a most amazing individual. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all you have done for me and my new nephew-in-law. He is the person related to the Melvins. Since he just joined our family in early November and knows little to nothing of his family line, It's been my great pleasure to research and share my findings with him. He is thrilled. You have added to that great joy.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I'm ready to kick off 2015 and hit the ground running. May all good things come your way.
Thank you so much for all the details. According to Frank's obituary, he and James worked at the same car dealership and were great friends as well as brothers-in-law. It's nice to know they all lie together. Frank's paternal grandparents, Rev. and Emma Wible, lie in Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka.
|Anonymous||Francis Burdette Wible Photo|
Thank you so much! It's a lovely photo.
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