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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo "Remember me in the Family Tree - my name, my days, my strife. Then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life." -Linda Goetsch

Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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N.L. Moore
James Mason Brown 29909718
Hello Pam, I just put the photo of Oregon pioneer George Brown's powder horn on both George Brown and Martha Ann Hines Brown's Memorial pages. It isn't really necessary to have it on James Mason Brown's Memorial unless you think it helps prove parents. I only put it there because I didn't know who his parents were for sure and couldn't find a memorial for them. Do you think I should remove the photo and just leave their Marriage license and James Mason Brown's obituary? N.L. Moore
Added by N.L. Moore on Jul 06, 2015 12:51 AM
Mona Anderson
RE: Buck Vancil
It sounds that way from Shirley's bio of him.
Added by Mona Anderson on Jul 05, 2015 11:40 AM
Crypt Tonight
Luigi Chilotti
I took a picture of the plot but there is no headstone
Added by Crypt Tonight on Jul 03, 2015 2:40 PM
Carolyn Ellis
RE: Henry Workins
I thought so too. Have found another family who part of them have an s on the end and part of them don't. What I do is just put all the family in with both names but with a slash mark. That way my genealogy shows all the family together. Have to figure out something.
Thanks, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Jul 03, 2015 12:17 PM
RE: Solomon and Freddie Tewalt
There are several markers in a row with the Tewalt Family. None of the markers are legible. I'll check with the cemetery caretakers the next time I'm there and see if they have a listing of what order the family is in. I will see them on the 18th of July
Added by Gilman-Noel on Jun 29, 2015 11:38 AM
Charles Higgs
Thank you so much for the transfer of Charles Higgs.
Added by lrw on Jun 27, 2015 7:01 AM
Suzanne Andrews
RE: William McCarthy
You are welcome. Let me know if you need further assistance from here.
Added by Suzanne Andrews on Jun 26, 2015 1:29 PM
Suzanne Andrews
William McCarthy
I checked St. Patrick Cemetery’s list and found a William McCarthy who died June 26, 1939. He is in Block 227 Lot 4 Grave 3. However when I went to the cemetery the headstone I found in this plot says William McCarthy 1881-1940. The list says a Simon McCarthy is also buried there (without a headstone) and the list also indicates Anne Enright 66 yrs died October 22, 1939 is buried in the same grave as this William McCarthy but there is no headstone or marker for her either.

Do you think that this is your William McCarthy’s headstone and the year could be wrong? I didn’t want to post it until I find out if you think this is correct. If not, then your William doesn’t have a marker or headstone on his grave. Please let me know and then I will post the picture if you think it’s the one.
Added by Suzanne Andrews on Jun 24, 2015 4:39 PM
RE: Herbert Butler
You're welcome! 😊
Added by Lisa on Jun 23, 2015 4:01 PM
Braids in Brookside
Hi Pam

I removed the Crawford photos from the Braid memorials.

You can call the Brookside office for information of death dates but they will probably be the same information that is in the online database. However you can also ask them to look up the Braids as the online database is not complete. Contact Sherry, Matt or Milaini, the Customer Service Advisors, at 204-986-4348.

I found Mary And Samuel death info at Manitoba Vital Statistics

It will give you basic info of date and location, sometimes more on Births (more than 100 years ago,
Marriages (more than 80 years ago, Deaths (more than 70 years ago).

Added by Bocephus on Jun 19, 2015 9:13 PM
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