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Maria Gilliland (Head Hunter) (#47958320)
 member for 1 year, 11 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I am a genealogy geek too! No surprise there! I love helping others and never mind transferring management of an acct or editing info. If I own an acct or even manage one don't be afraid to ask if you want it. Sometimes I suggest a date addition or something after taking the photo and people will send acct to me to edit even though I am of no relation, so I am always happy to send to a family member to manage.***I have recently taken management of a few inactive acct creators accts in order to make edits and links as I photo survey entire cemeteries. I am happy to edit info or transfer to family members. I have not accepted all their accts just select cemeteries as I photo them.Feel free to visit my dad's page Find A Grave 43914016 David Scott as he is the reason I got involved with FAG to start with. "A thousand words won't bring you back, I know because I've tried; neither will a million tears, I know because I've cried."***I give full copyright to use any of my photos*** North East Alabama Genealogy Society
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You are so appreciated

First of all, thank you for visiting my family recently, dear friend. That means much!

Secondly, I don't think I tell you often enough how much your photographing headstones in local/area cemeteries adds to the memorials we enter. Not ONLY the stones themselves, but *extra* shots surrounding the stones making it so much easier for families to locate the loved one's resting place they are seeking. Those adjacent shots are just invaluable. You go girl!

Your friend and fellow Graver,
Added by dhb on Sep 29, 2014 9:10 PM
Find AL Graves 2
Duplicate Headstone Photos
First, I must thank you for all your hard work with findagrave. You are an asset for the genealogy community. However, I wanted to bring to your attention your posting of headstone photos to memorials that already have existing headstone photos. Even if you feel your photo is of better quality, and the other photo is legible, please do not devalue the work of the original photographer. They did the same work as you at an earlier date. I feel this is a common courtesy to your fellow volunteers. Also, double posting of photos decreases the number of photos that can be added. Refer to the following that is written in the findagrave guidlines listed under photo questions:

However, if there is already a photo of the headstone, a second similar photo should not be added unless the original is of poor quality and the new photo is dramatically better. This leaves room for photos of the deceased within the five-photo limit on unsponsored memorials.
Added by Find AL Graves 2 on Sep 29, 2014 8:51 AM
rebekah younce
Hi Maria,

Thank you again for the great pictures! As the
old saying goes: "live and learn!" WE never
stop do we?

So glad to know that you are into genealogy like
myself, it's my biggest hobby. Thank you for
your offer for additional help!

Added by rebekah younce on Sep 25, 2014 8:50 PM
rebekah younce
Hi Maria,

No worries, thank you so much. Like I said,

Added by rebekah younce on Sep 25, 2014 4:48 PM
rebekah younce
Hi Maria,

Oh my goodness! No, I'm not unhappy with the
quality of the pictures!! The pictures themselves
are very clear and beautiful! And I DO APPRICATE
"YOU" going to the cemetery and trying so hard to
find the graves!!! Just can't figure out the position of the pictures-a mystery that's for sure. I called a friend to pull the pictures up on their computer because they are on a different internet carrier than I, and the same thing for my friend-the pictures were sideways and upside down. Computers!! Can't live with them and now we can't live with out them!! LOL

Again, many thanks for all your work!!

Becky Younce
Elberta, Al
Added by rebekah younce on Sep 25, 2014 3:31 PM
rebekah younce
Helen and Paul Hoepner
Hi Maria,

I pulled up Find A Grave on my husband's computer, and
the pictures are still sideways and upside down.
Not sure what happened, but it's not my computer.

Thank you for your help.

Becky Younce
Added by rebekah younce on Sep 25, 2014 1:46 PM
rebekah younce
Helen and Paul Hoepner
Hello Volunteer Maria!!

Thank you so much for the pictures of the headstones for Helen Haupt Hoepner and for Paul
Hoepner!! But unfortunately the pictures for the
both of them are upside down, and you can not
read them well. I hope you can fix this. I have
done this as also, and had to fix, it just happens
some times.

Thank you again for your kindness, and for being
a part of the Find A Grave community!

Becky Younce
Elberta, AL
Added by rebekah younce on Sep 25, 2014 1:09 PM
Moore, Willie, Ethel & J.H. pics
Thank you so much for taking the time to get these pics. I have not been there since I was a child & of course then I wasn't interested in my ancestry. I truly appreciate it.
Added by ReJena on Sep 23, 2014 7:32 PM
Dianne Wood
RE: Duplicate acct marker
Thanks so much!
Added by Dianne Wood on Sep 20, 2014 7:44 PM
Suzanne Peace Fathauer
Sarah Scott Cooper 1759-1826
She is my 4 great grandmother, so we must be distant cousins. Her daughter Penelope married Thomas Howard > Penelope Howard Alderman > John Thomas Alderman > Virginia Alderman Peace > Wm.
Watson Peace > Suzanne (me)
I would like to find out aboutht the family reunions in Sampson or Duplin County. Do you know anything about them? Thsnks for the Find A Grave photos and lots of information.
Added by Suzanne Peace Fathauer on Sep 20, 2014 6:30 PM
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