|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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|Andrea Tressler||RE: Peter & Rebecca Sipe|
You are more than welcome to use the photos, no credit needed. I was just very glad the Lord helped me to find them and to be able to see enough of the inscription to know that the one was Peter's stone. I'm glad the photos can be useful to you.
|PATRICIA K. GRUETTER||RE THE FINDLEYS|
THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM PATTYG STOCKTON CALIFORNIA
|Jennifer White||Thank you for the photos!|
What an absolute treat to have the numerous photo requests I made supplied so quickly!
Your service to the field of genealogy and family history is deeply appreciated.
Thank you so very much!
Jennifer (Heming) White
Also, thank you for the correction on Jacob Miller and the info on Jess Miller.
|RAYMOND TAMOWSKI||Richard D Gillin Grave|
Thanks once again for your thoughtfulness in searching for and photographing Richard Gillin's grave. Your efforts are really appreciated.
|John Russell Pierson||Hugh Haines|
Brian, Thanks for the help with the Haines's and Houck's!
|mygenpassion||Headrick Union Cemetery|
Thank you for the many photos from here.
|William Cole||Carrie Page|
The people at Hambden have no record of George or Daisy being buried threr. I think (from Ancestry) they might be buried at Crown Hill in Twinsburg. I will try to get there in a few days.
Someone must have loved Grace - they left her a candy cane.
|Marie Lewis||Charlotte Stuchell grave|
Thank you so much for your over the top response. I truly appreciate it.
|Holly Heaps Scott||RE: Fitzharris|
Ok, thanks again Brian. That clears up the reference to Morrellville. Thank you again for being my eyes, feet..... in these searches. you are very much appreciated.
Great job on the Wywras memorial photo. Thanks
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