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Barbara Hicks (#46911976)
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Judy Coln/Barbara Wallace/Matthew Malone
Using chalk & headstone rubbing
Please check out these links on headstone, Photographing and cleaning. Until I took a class offered by a local college on genealogy I did not realize the issues chalk and rubbing cause. Since then I try to let others know this information.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8510760_cemetery-rules-rubbings.html

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~washingtoncountymn/savinggraves.htm

if you are not the family who paid for the headstone then you can be paid to repair or replace the headstone. Some one decided to power wash headstone in a cemetery my family is buried in, very bad idea. Now they are out large sums on money to repair the damage they caused.

I have found if you use a high resolution camera. After downloading picture and you can still not read the use paint to reverse the photograph as a negative.
Another hint is to take water in a squirt bottle that you have boiled and let set for a week. Spray the headstone then wipe with a lint free cloth you wash by hand not with powder or a dryer sheet. The water settles in the carved letters and will be darker in the photographs.

Hope this hints help you in the future, as I am sure you are as concerned as I am about preserving headstone.
Judy Coln
Added by Judy Coln/Barbara Wallace... on Mar 27, 2014 11:51 AM
William Hooper
Icie Hanners
Are you still active? I have left edits with no response.
Added by William Hooper on Jan 29, 2014 8:02 PM
Hal Cox
FA Dingler
You have two FA Dinglers listed at the same cemetery with the same DOB.
Added by Hal Cox on Jul 05, 2012 8:55 PM
bailey
Pate Huddleston
Sorry that the older marker for Pate Huddleston and his wife were not better. I found the "younger" Pate Huddleston first and photographed those two. Almost missed the older Pate because it was almost completely grassed over -- especially the one for his wife.

I didn't have right tools with me to clean it more, but I hope they are a bit helpful.
Added by bailey on Jul 28, 2011 7:14 PM
bailey
Samuel and Minnie Jacks
Barbara,

Before going to the cemetery in Pleasant Grove (Jefferson County), I checked to see if they were on the latest listing for Pleasant Grove United Methodist Cemetery. This listing appears on the Hueytown Historical Society's web site. Samuel and Minnie Jacks don't appear on the survey at Pleasant Grove UMC. There is a Samuel Jacks shown at a Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Alexander City in Tallapoosa County.

Did they die recently? Perhaps that's why they are not on the cemetery survey. Is it sure that they are buried at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jefferson County? If yes, please provide death dates and I'll go look for them.


Added by bailey on Jul 01, 2011 2:34 PM
bailey
Pleasant Grove U Methodist
Barbara, I'll be glad to get those photos on Samuel and Minnie Jacks for you. Just please be patient as to when.

Parts of the community of Pleasant Grove were devastated on April 27 by tornadoes. In fact, the church across the street from the cemetery had some moderate damage and houses on one side of the cemetery are just gone! The house closest to the cemetery that had markers only yards away was one of them. In passing by, I'm not positive, but I think the markers were spared. But the neighborhood is totally changed.
Added by bailey on Jun 24, 2011 3:40 PM
Mary Lewey
RE: Mount Calvary Cemetery
I live about 2 miles from there. Would be happy to take the photos. Email me a list and I will make a trip next week. marylewey@yahoo.com

Mary
Added by Mary Lewey on Jun 23, 2011 8:36 AM
Katie Pearl
Samuel & Sarah Foust
Thank you so much for your quick response to my request for the photos. I really appreciate your help.

Kay
Huntsville, AL
Added by Katie Pearl on Jun 22, 2011 7:01 PM
Gail
Thanks!
My mom says thank you for taking pictures of Alba J and Ralph W Ratliff's headstones! Ralph is my mother's great uncle.
Added by Gail on Feb 28, 2011 9:54 PM
Derric Scott
RE: Irene Wiggins

No problem. I live very nearby.

Derric
Added by Derric Scott on Jul 04, 2010 7:42 PM
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