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Dear Concerned Find-A-Gave Contributors and visitors,
Regarding: DUPLICATE MEMORIALS in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
A former large volume F-A-G Contributor had a dispute with Find-A-Grave staff and Deleted some 80% or more, of their contributed memorials, estimated to be about 40,000 or so. Thus causing the rest of us local Contributors, over the last year or more, to re-enter those family, friends and distant relatives we noted were missing.
Once F-A-G had decided to take positive action, they reloaded all the Deleted memorials from that former F-A-G Contributor, on Wednesday, 25feb2015. F-A-G staff, undoubtedly knew they would cause tens of thousands of Duplicates, and assigned their staffer, known as 'ProjectMgr' to work through their Merge process.
Please be patient and allow F-A-G to work through the entire group of Duplicate memorials.
My primary Find-A-Grave foci are the following cemeteries for which I clip Death Notices:
-ANC - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington,Va
-CG - Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va
-MC - Merrifield Cemetery, Falls Church, Va
-NMP - National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va
-OC - Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, Va
-QNC - Quantico National Cemetery, Pr Wm Co, Va
Anyone having interest in ANC & QNC, primarily, that would like to add memorials and/or death notice data, I have been amassing them since I joined FAG and could use your help. Just send me an e-mail indicating your focus and I'll arrange as many as you would like to handle and mail/deliver them to you. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Special Note: Due to several prolific FAG Contributors, most of the Death Notices I have clipped have been memorialized with only the basics: name, dates and cemetery data. Many of the DNs have relatives, living and predeceased, plus biographical data that are truly worthly of posting, and Linking. This type of enhancement requires submitting the data to the original Contributor or transfer of the memorial to other caring Contributors willing to do this further step. My sincere thanks to those who have offered to assist me in the past.
To all those wonderful people who add photos, provide link data, etc, and those who simply offer 'flowers' to any of my memorials, I humbly Thank You on behalf of those who have passed on.
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished marble stone
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood and bone
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so
I wonder if you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come to visit you
*You know who you are when you know who they were.*
*Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, forever dear.*
- Per FAG Contributor Treva Poe.
No terror has death, or the grave,
To those who believe in the Lord -
Who know the Redeemer can save,
And lean on the faith of his word;
While ashes to ashes, and dust
We give unto dust, in our gloom,
The light of Salvation we trust,
Which hangs like a lamp in the tomb.
Unable are the loved to die.
For love is immortality.
~ Emily Dickinson ~
A fine compilation by Contributor Patricia, 4753 3805, of worthy words:
Lastly, a few thoughts on genealogy . . .
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. . . Herbert Spencer
Nothing makes our ancestors seem more real than to walk where they walked and to stand where they finally came to rest.
Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. . . Unknown
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. . . Anonymous
"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown
"When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am in who you are. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart." - Fredrick Beekner
As found on 'Calmly Searching's Contributor page.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
When we are dead and people weep for us and grieve,
Let it be because we touched their lives in a special way.
Let it not be said that life was good to us but rather we were good to life.
We should not measure life by its length but by the value it gave.
Lives that have been intimately intertwined,
can not possibly be separated without pain.
It is a miracle, nothing less than a miracle,
That flowers bloom every spring,
That living thing begets living thing
That we human beings immerge again and again
From ignorance to knowledge from hopelessness to
From sadness to joy.
It is a miracle nothing less than a miracle.
They are not dead, those who leave us this heritage of remembered joy,
They still live in our hearts in the happiness we knew,
In the dreams that we shared.
They still breathe in the lingering fragrance,
Windblown by their favourite flowers.
They still smile in the moonlight silver,
And laugh in the sunlight sparkling gold.
They still speak in the echoes of words we have heard them say again and again.
They still dance in the rhythm of the grass and dance in the branches of the trees.
They are not dead,
their memory is warm in our hearts,
comfort in our sorrow.
They are not apart from us but a part of us.
For love is eternal and those we love shall be with us for all Eternity.
From the reading by
Robyn Lenehan - Civil Celebrant (NSW Australia)
As found in the memorial to Margaret A. Runte Dibbert # 5232 5569 by cryptfindr.
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"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal
love leaves a memory no one can steal."
~ From a gravestone in Ireland
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Excerpt from memorial to Find-A-Graver Patricia Ann Holaway, # 6574 5644, by Beverly Joe Vaughn.
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"Tears grow the plants in your Heart that grow the Flowers."
- e49 to his sister, 15may2016
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|pickly||re: Nellie miller|
Corrections made. My wife Penny would like to reach out to you to see if you have any information about George Godfrey Miller's CSA service. She has only found an all but illegible copy of Nellies widows application for pension for his service. Thanks. Dana
Added by pickly on Jun 26, 2016 4:44 PM
|S Smits||RE: Benton, Raymond S Jr - 13966 8219|
Thank you, E49, for catching this. I don't know how this happened, but I have deleted the request from Find A Grave. Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave!
Added by S Smits on Jun 26, 2016 7:01 AM
|PKN||RE: Trumble, Eleanor nee Dove - 16255 0255|
Sorry, I don't have any pictures of them.
Added by PKN on Jun 24, 2016 1:43 PM
|Cheryl White||Charles Dustin, Lynn Creek Cemetery, KS|
I noticed you had left a flower and message on Charles's page in Lynn Creek Cemetery, Kansas. I now manage the page created by Joe Gibbons, and I wanted you to know I have corrected Charles's year of death and added his obit from a Topeka newspaper. I was able to link him to his father, and send a link from his father to a sister.
This cemetery is about 2 miles from my home in Berryton, KS. Our local Kiwanis club mows and maintains it year round, and it is a lovely small cemetery in rural Kansas.
|Gene Wilt||Eugenia Dellinger Groff|
Suggested corrections have been made.
You have my permission to use the photos for personal use.
Thanks for the information.
Washington Court House
Fayette County, Ohio 43160
|Patti Richards||Preston Barb|
You left me a message with corrections for Preston Barb? I didn't see your corrections- did you get them made? Would you like me to transfer the ownership to you? I'm related to Elizabeth Barb (my 4 great grandmother), who married Herbert Winegardner (1764 - 1826), and settled in Ohio.
I was on a Barb expedition, and stopped at that church (I live in Virginia), I always take pictures of any Barb named stone, and post. Elizabeth Barb's father was Johann Jacob Barb, who was rumored to be buried in that area.
|Gathering Roots||Duplicates-Project Manager|
You had A ProjectManagers linked to it, And I had the other one I dont mix mine with Projects If I have one made.
|martha mcdonnell fox||37718294|
Hello, I am a family member of Mary Flora Dettmar and would really appreciate it so much if you could transfer the memorial to me. Thanks.
|Mrs. Bee||Madgie Brasse|
Thank you so much for posting links to Madgie's parents. It always grieves me to find a child buried with no sign of mother and father buried nearby. You've healed one breach.
Added by Mrs. Bee on Mar 08, 2016 6:30 AM
I would love to help with the ANC/QNC project. My dad was in the Marine Corps for over 30 years and we were stationed in that area for several years so I am familiar with it. Let me know how I can help. Thanks! Kimberly #48855877
Added by Kimberly on Feb 23, 2016 10:32 AM
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