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Mary D (#47360560)
 member for 7 years, 22 days
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Bio Photo I've been interested in genealogy for a long time and thoroughly enjoy the time I spend in cemeteries, whether it's for my own benefit or someone else's.

If anyone wants to use headstone pictures that I post, feel free -- no royalties required. I'm also happy to take any other pictures of the area that you would like -- let me know what you want and I will do my best.

If you have any additional information that you would like added to memorials that I manage, let me know. I want each memorial to be as complete and accurate as possible. I'm also happy to transfer memorials to relatives/friends who want to manage them, so please don't create a duplicate. I believe that memorials are best taken care of by the people who loved them.

My ultimate goal is to help photographically document all of the cemeteries in my area so that the existence of the people buried there is available to future generations and to ensure that people who can't visit on their own can still see a picture of the stone.


Note re Kirkland Cemetery: This is a heavily treed cemetery and many of the stones are covered in moss. If there is a particular stone that you would like re-photographed, feel free to let me know and I will see what I can do to clean up the stone.


Cemetery Projects:
-- Cedar Lawns (done)
-- Kirkland Cemetery (Done. Many, many unmarked graves in this cemetery. Many stones very deteriorated.)
-- Redmond Community Cemetery (Done)
-- Sunset Hills (The outside is complete, with only the Sunset Mausoleum left to finish)
-- Hillside and Upper Hillside (both Issaquah) I have walked both cemeteries, adding more recent memorials and looking for stones not yet photographed.


Although I have marked a cemetery as done, new graves may have been added and/or I may have missed a couple, despite my best efforts to be organized.

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Messages left for Mary D (473)[Leave Message]
RE: Elbert Timmes
Thank you. I'm sure I probably just added the cemetery when I found your memorial. I've been going through all my memorials deleting photos of people I put in the system from obits as we're not supposed to do that and I was warned against it. I've been checking for duplicates on the ones I entered as "unknown" or "cremated" (because that's what the obit said) to see if I have duplicated someone else's memorial. If I have, I delete mine. On occasion I find one that was put in after mine with a cemetery added so I do add the cemetery to mine and ask the other person to combine. Don't know if that's the correct way but thought so because of the earlier date. Hope that clears it up. And thanks again.

Added by Jeanette on Feb 10, 2016 8:36 PM
Georgia Fuentes
Loantha Nelson
I would like to Thank you for taking a picture of my Grandmothers Memorial stone and adding it to find a grave.
This was about 3 years ago.
Thank you so much,
Georgia Fuentes
Added by Georgia Fuentes on Feb 09, 2016 10:14 AM
RE: Memorial edits
Hi Mary,

You are absolutely right that I can only know last place of residence so I have been using that as most probably correct. Also know grave site. You have done great work on all those cemeteries.

I have been researching for the past 20 years since retirement. Even traced my German ancestors back to 1595 in an ancient village on the Rhine called Bacharach am Rhein that grew grapes for the Pope to make wine. The cobblestoned streets still exist. My husband and I visited there for a few days and took a long boat ride. Fun.


Added by Jan on Jan 24, 2016 3:18 PM
Lee Strom
RE: Sylvia & James Erickson
Thanks Mary, you've practiced good diligence and the result shows.
Added by Lee Strom on Jan 19, 2016 7:03 PM
Kathryn Moore
RE: Geraldine Moore Wegener
Thank you very much.
Added by Kathryn Moore on Jan 19, 2016 5:16 PM
Lee Strom
Mary, thank you for your efforts!
Added by Lee Strom on Jan 01, 2016 7:36 PM
L J Richardson
RE: Thomas Benningfield
My mistake, sorry. I had the wrong Thomas L Benningfield.
Added by L J Richardson on Dec 11, 2015 6:37 PM
Clifford Ocheltree
RE: Beatrice Margaret Nelson Nelson
Mary, just posted a comment on Beatrice's page. Hope this answers your question. Thanks. Cliff
Added by Clifford Ocheltree on Dec 10, 2015 12:58 PM
Alex Reed
RE: Michael Emert
It's possible that the contributor either doesn't use their account anymore or hasn't used it in awhile as to the lack of response, or they could be deliberately ignoring the situation, which has happened to me several times as well. Frustrating indeed, but the only thing we can do is wait, unfortunately, and hope that the contributor or Find A Grave will process the information you gave them.
Added by Alex Reed on Dec 01, 2015 9:21 PM
Alex Reed
RE: Michael Emert
I found 3 memorials for the same person once and had asked one of them to ask the other two for a merging, but they never got back to me and the merging still has not happened. I would contact Find A Grave's editorial section at to address the issue, although it takes forever for them to reply back let alone do anything about it.
Added by Alex Reed on Dec 01, 2015 7:16 PM
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