|Brian J. Ensley (#47190867)|
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I have been involved with genealogy since around 1982 and have published several books on area cemeteries as well as local history. It has been my goal to document as many cemeteries in my area as possible before much of the information is lost to time. Besides transcribing cemeteries I have recently found the value in photographing headstones as a way to help preserve this valuable information for future generations. It seems that most families have that one person who seems to answer a calling in life to be the family historian- I guess that's me as well as for my wife's family.|
If you want to see why what we do is so important and photographing headstones in order to preserve the information for future generations is vital, check out Blough Cemetery to see how a cemetery's condition can change in 15 years.
If you want multiple monuments photographed, please take the time to create a memorial for each person rather than attach a message to one request asking for multiple photos or "everyone else in that cemetery with the same surname." Please show proper etiquette when it comes to people volunteering their time and gas. A simple thank you goes a long way.
*** If I post a photo on a memorial in which you had already posted one, please don't take offense- sometimes additional photos under other conditions (ie- light, weather, etc.) can provide a whole different perspective. Many times I've swapped out my own photos when conditions were different the second time around and the new photo had more detail, especially with worn stones. If you are the owner of that memorial and don't want someone else's photos just ask and I will remove it. Likewise, if you have a photo to add to mine that can help enhance the memorial, please feel free to contribute.
When I add memorials for non-relatives, I try to be as complete and accurate as possible, and I do so with the same care and respect as I would for my own family member.
Now for the "fine print..."
If I have a photo on here, I am the copyright holder unless I cite the source in the caption from another contributor. If it is a photo that I own, please feel free to use it in your own personal family tree such as Ancestry.com. HOWEVER, on any of my photos, be sure to cite the source to give proper credit.
Also, if I have created a memorial that is a relative, please feel free to ask to have it transferred. Just be sure to include your member number and relationship. I strictly follow Find-A-Graves transfer policies and if transferred, would appreciate any information that I have added remain intact after transfer. If I do not transfer a memorial, it is only because it is a relative of mine as well, unless you're more closely or directly related.
If you suggest any corrections/links, PLEASE use the edit link on the memorial and include all pertinent information.
Through my publisher I have published over a dozen books just on cemetery transcriptions alone, taking the time to carefully transcribe hundreds of cemeteries. I've noticed that people have taken that work to enter memorials "en masse" and are then uncooperative when it comes to transferring, correcting, linking and editing these memorials for family members and other researchers. This is not a numbers game so I would encourage a team approach in this project.
I appreciate all of the hard work my fellow volunteers and contributors have made to this site!
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|Rob and Debi McHaffie Felten||Johnstown Flood|
Do you known of anyone who has done a virtual cemetery for the flood victims?
|rj11248||Thanks for the photos|
Thank you so much for uploading the photos of the Manges family grave markers.
Added by rj11248 on Jun 18, 2013 12:21 PM
|Barbara Farlow||Jones & Manges Additions|
Thanks once again for the family links for the Jones and Manges families. I haven't much time to work on my memorials so I appreciate any help I get from others.
|Shirley Adler||Isaac's Headstone Photo|
Thanks for adding this photo. Isaac's wife, Cathrane Kemp Thomas(my maternal great grandmother) is buried at the Sem John's Farm Cemetery, as is my paternal great grandmother, Lydia Kauffman.
Shirley Cable Adler
|Ken Robinson||RE: George & Lucinda Mellott|
Brian, by all means, use my photo in you're family tree and you don't have to cite me as the source. I was more than happy to help. You see, I'm a genealogy nut also. Ken
|Vernon A. Miller||RE: Ronald & Clara Pyle|
Definitely, yes please use the pictures as you wish, if you wish to have larger versions just contact me by my email address.
thanks so much for over and beyond by finding and attatching the obituaries! Much appreciated.
|Liz Booth Moore Birch||Murray photos|
Thanks for all your help! I can see the photo that was taken before Earl's death. You took a great photo and if I get one that lists his death date I will add it to the one you took. I'm off to work now.. thanks again for all the time you put in. I will read all your other messages tonight
|Dot Schroedel||Allen Yingling|
Thank you so much for your help.
|Liz Booth Moore Birch||Murray photos|
Hi Brian -
Thank you very much for taking such beautiful photos of the Harvey and Sella Murray. What a nice quality shot! You responded to my request so quickly to.
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