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Marianne (#47147246)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo "Genealogy Without Documentation is Mythology".
"If You Can't Prove It,Don't Claim It As Fact."
And let's not forget some of our Grandmas favorite euphemisms..."Saying,Thank You,Opens Many Unexpected Doors - Failing to do may close those doors tight forever"...
After the great age of using only pen,paper,stamps & libraries to do research work,I discovered the INTERNET and started way back in the early 90s working online as a local online Volunteer with the original Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness/RAOGK website operated by Doc & Bridget Schneider,working with them for over 10 years until it sadly ceased operations.I continued as a volunteer researcher,contributor,Look-Up volunteer & Cemetery Transcriber on Rootsweb,Pa-Roots & the USGenWeb Project in Pennsylvania since 1996. So with over 39 years experience as a genealogical history researcher;creating memorials here on FindAGrave is not a race, It's a quest to create accurate,useful & meaningful memorials for those who have gone before us & for all who find them here.

When using this website as a Genealogical Tool-PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SOURCES ALONG WITH YOUR SUBMITTED EDITS TO ME USING THE 6th EDIT OPTION ENTITLED "Suggest any other correction or addition".

My main objectives:
Photograph our local cemeteries,locate lost burials & follow up with any extra researched information I can find to add to many of the memorials I have had the honor to create here on FindAGrave. All additional verified sources can be seen listed at the bottom of the memorials bio sections,which I put there for the convenience of others using this website.

So,for the folks who use this site & continue to share the information they find,freely with everyone,you have the never ending gratitude of 1000s of researchers who also use this site.

Please remember that the majority of the members of this site are volunteers, both for entries & photo requests. They spend their time & money to do this out of a love for history, in order to memorialize those who have gone before & to remember family members. It requires cooperation & teamwork. If you don't like to do these things, I'll suggest that you take up a different hobby.

To those other people who go thru life with a general bad attitude ,who enjoy re-writing history to suit themselves,who feel that they are entitled & generally egotistical towards others ,those few self absorbed bullies,who feel they are exempt from following the rules....This AIN'T FACEBOOK...So keep your drama & insults to yourself !

BEWARE of transcriptions,published ,online or otherwise-Many mistakes have been found in popular locally published works...I walk these cemeteries,verify against burial records & other multiple sources.
Please take the time to read the FindAGrave FAQs.
Please use the EDIT button when submitting additions,corrections & transfer requests.
Transfer requests should be for your own direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, your parents, your grandparents, your great-grandparents, your children, your grandchildren, and your great-grandchildren.

"Out of guideline" transfers will be considered depending on the situation ;please explain your relationship and we'll go from there.I will not transfer memorials for folks who are related to my own family lines.
Please do not add OBIT information and/or EDITS to memorials in the "flower or Token" section. These will be reported as abuse and removed ! Send an Edit !!
If I have made a mistake or you would like me to add something please let me know through the edit tab for that memorial and include your valid sources.
All messages made on my bio page for adding,correcting or requesting transfers of any of the memorials I manage, will probably get ignored & removed. Use the EDIT button on the memorial you are inquiring about !!!

I'm more than happy to add additional information on memorials, when reliable sources are provided. The new editing system does indeed provide a space ,please use the edit line option titled "suggest any other addition or correction" found under the EDIT button on each memorial & PLEASE include your sources for verification.
Before entering a new memorial, I always verify 1st that another memorial for an individual does not already exist. I do the same thing when looking for a particular Cemetery Database listed on FindAGrave. In turn, I ask all contributors not to create duplicates of any existing original memorials and to search thru the current cemetery database in the county you may be working in before creating a new cemetery or a new memorial. Duplicate cemeteries & memorials are at risk of being merged when found;which is as it should be according to FindAGrave rules & guidelines.Therefore, If that contributor decides to remove their photos from a duplicate memorial or cemetery that they created or cemetery,that is their decision. It is also their option to leave their photos in place. Laying blame for your own personal actions on to another contributor,such as any person who may have requested a viable merge,is simply a cop-out.
Remember....Sources,citations,friendly conversations & discussions are always welcome !
- Regarding my photos,these are Copyright by Marianne Fisher. They may be used ONLY for personal, informational & internal purposes,when accompanied by my personal written permission.They may not be modified or altered in any way OR posted on any other web-site for any purpose.
My permission for OTHER USES when asked,will be with the stipulation that you provide a photo source citation by referencing "Find A Grave" or along with my name & contributor number in the Description.
>>> I want folks to use my photos BUT they must include the above information as a SOURCE <<<<
Philippians 2:3 & 4

"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interest, but also for the interest of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ."
Thank you,to my good friend,Donna H.

Need local me!
I'm here to help in any way I can.


A photo survey has been started.

As of July 2012, all 9 sections have been photographed & uploaded to the cemetery database. There are 100s of unmarked burials there. Additional work is being conducted to identify those burials.

A full photo survey was COMPLETED in Oct 2010.
There are 1000s of unmarked burials there & additional work is being conducted to identify these burials.

Happy Hunting Everyone !!
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Messages left for Marianne (402)[Leave Message]
Tom Schoening
Ruth Fleming Carmela
Marianne - Thank You for linking Ruth to her family. Know I can always count on You !!!!!!!!!!
Always nice when we can add documentation to help tell the stories of all these people. Some day I hope that some one reads them other than us.

Take Care - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Aug 28, 2015 6:01 AM
Carl Catherman
RE: David Stauffer
It's been kind of a rough summer but I guess this too shall pass. Thanks for editing Lottie Beyer's memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Aug 27, 2015 12:53 PM
Stephen Oakes
RE: Re-Hampson photos
Good news! I've found the graves of Harold, Jane, Joan and Frank; John & Mary; John William & Matilda, and I've uploaded their photos. I've also found the grave of Jonathan, Agnes (d1907), Agnes (d1937), Charlotte Alice, and John (died of war wounds & buried in France), but I'll have to take a photo in the next few days when the sun isn't directly behind the gravestone.
Added by Stephen Oakes on Aug 26, 2015 1:16 PM
Simply Simon
Barrile Family
Thanks Marianne,
I will keep on hunting for Barrile connections.
Added by Simply Simon on Aug 26, 2015 11:30 AM
Storres Myers
RE: RE- Barrile edits

You are welcome and thank you for inspiring me to do memorials for Rose Capello's family in St. Agnes cemetery.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Aug 25, 2015 6:17 PM
Stephen Oakes
RE: Re-Hampson photos
Hi Marianne,
I'm really glad I could be of some help. I live only 15 minutes walk away from the cemetery, and I found three of the graves very quickly. The ones headed Catherine, Daniel, and Martha are very close to each other. Unfortunately, the surface of the one headed Margaret & James is quite worn, and bad light made it difficult to get a clearer photo. I'll try to get a sharper photo later this week, and I'll have another look for your other ancestors who died at later dates.
If you want more photos, perhaps showing more of the area where the graves are situated, just let me know. It's a pity I sold my DSLR recently, and I'm using an older compact at the moment. I'll do my best though :)
Best wishes, Stephen
Added by Stephen Oakes on Aug 24, 2015 2:09 PM
Jennifer White
RE: Re-Wentz edits
Thanks for the quick edits! And love you bio too- so nice to meet others who see the purpose of FindaGrave through the same lens. Blessings to you for all your volunteer work.
Added by Jennifer White on Aug 20, 2015 4:26 PM
Kari Leonard
RE: Bowers Cemetery
Thank you!
Added by Kari Leonard on Aug 20, 2015 2:35 PM
Kari Leonard
Bowers Cemetery
Would you have any contact info for who is in charge of this cemetery? I haven't been able to find a phone number. Thank you!
Added by Kari Leonard on Aug 19, 2015 9:44 AM
I have approved the information on your suggested correction. Thank you for providing it to make the memorials more complete.

Tim Dorrycott
Added by Tim on Aug 08, 2015 8:55 AM
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