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"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..."
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". Long form edits will sometimes land in my SPAM file,if you don't hear from me in a few days,email me direct.
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.I think playing together nicely in the genealogy sandbox takes into account spotlighting the good work others are doing too. 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 many popular published works...I've walked these cemeteries & I verify against burial records & other multiple sources.
IT'S 1st COME 1st SERVED REGARDING ALL 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. Explain your full relationship.
"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.
The Flower & Token option is for saying things like "I loved you" or "We Miss You",it's not for OBIT information and/or EDITS to memorials,JUST Send me the 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.
DUPLICATE MEMORIALS & CEMETERIES:
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 guidelines.Therefore, If any contributor decides to remove their photos from a duplicate memorial or cemetery that they created that is their decision. It's also their option to leave their photos in place. Laying blame for your own personal mistakes or 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/altered in any way OR reposted on any other web-sites 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 www.findagrave.com along with my name & contributor number in the Description.
>>> I want folks to use my photos BUT they must also include the above information as a SOURCE <<<
Other photos of documents which I have added fall within the Public Domain & Fair Usage Laws-I also have obtained the required permissions to use those items in this venue.
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 help...email me!
I LIVE in JEFFERSON COUNTY TOO!
I'm here to help in any way I can.
LOCAL CEMETERY UPDATES
CALVARY CEMETERY ~ PUNXSUTAWNEY
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.
CIRCLE HILL CEMETERY
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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|Debra Ralston||RE: Re-Burnside Cem|
I was able to enter them all for Burnside.. and it looks like they are showing.. If I don't load them after 7 days, it looks like that is when they are released to whoever claims them..
I uploaded the following graves last night.. Any of these you want me to transfer to you is fine.. I am not related to any of them that I know of.. lol
Alviso, Navaeh Jo 157992653
Besangeney, Sadie 157993003
Besangeney, William 157993002
Brickell, Howard G 157992861
Brickell, Ralph L 157992880
Craig, G R Deane 157992919
Craig, Murray M 157992895
Duriez, Sara J 157992447
Fetterman, John Murray 157992492
Fetterman, Linnie Jane 157992497
Gardner, Washington 157991219
McHenry, Diana C Stewart 157992664
Pearce, Christopher D 157992539
Pearce, Linda A Huey 157992563
Pearce, Wanda Sue 157992576
Ruffner, Charles D "Chuck" 157992601
Ruffner, Diane M Gardner 157992673
Ruffner, Maude R 157992621
Unsworth, Shirley Pearce 157992646
Wagner, Arthur J 157992692
Watson, Judith A 157992703
Williams, Dallas M 157992784
|Debra Ralston||RE: Re-Hannah Gaston photo|
Alright.. Round 1 of trying the "Upgrade Grave Photos" feature...
It took a few tries to get the photos to upload, although, I am not sure if that is the site or just my computer being slow and the internet crashing on my end.
All in all .. MUCH faster to load photos.. Holy Cow! I used to have to wait in between each click on several screens taking about a minute per photo.. AND.. You can upload several people off of ONE photo.. Love it!
Using the new feature, as you type the name, a list of the common last name pops up, you can select from there to upload the photos.. if not listed you can add the information of the person AND upload the photo AT THE SAME TIME. Love it!
One glitch I did encounter.. after I posted the photo, some of the photos didn't delete from the queue for some reason.. But, I got a message saying that the photo had already been uploaded.. So, you have the option to just delete it.
My 2 cents.. lol
|Debra Ralston||RE: Re-Hannah Gaston photo|
I have had these photos since June of last year (right after Memorial Day-so, they mostly have flowers on the graves!) and have not found the time to post them. I figure it will give folks access to some graves that haven't been uploaded yet.. I just posted 33 photos to Burnside, Clearfield County. I just checked and none of them on listed yet.. I have photos yet to post for the following cemeteries (all Indiana County)
I labeled them all by Last Name, First Name to make it easier for me to post.. and still haven't gotten around to it.. :(
Hopefully, the new feature will work out.. So, those that have been wondering about their relatives can find them sooner than I can get them posted! LOL
|Debra Ralston||RE: Re-Hannah Gaston photo|
I uploaded them from my laptop.. but, still had the issue.. I'll just try and rotate them and reload as needed for future ones.. I posted a couple more that had that issue but can't remember their names now.. I'll try and locate them and fix them as well.
Also, I have a gazillion photos to upload that are not on Fidagrave.com.
As soon as I finish posting the photos to the ones that are online. I'll put them in the new "upload photos" feature they have. I won't be able to post all of them any time soon. Feel free to grab who you want and post them too.. Maybe there is a way to gain access to them before the week is up?
|Brushbeater||RE: Isenberg transfers|
Thank you Marianne!
|Jan A||RE: Re-Twila|
EVENTually I will get back with you on which all Bodenhorn/Bottenhorns are my grandma's family.. kind of a back burner at the moment ;-) Hope all is well! Have a nice weekend!
Added by Jan A on Jan 09, 2016 10:27 AM
|Brushbeater||RE: Re-Alvin Isenberg #58306157|
Thank you for indulging my delayed response to your kind offer of transfer on Uncle Al. Yes, I would gratefully accept such transfer for memorial # 58306157.
I prolly have some info on the Chestermans, too, since Alvin had married Margaret. Please let me know if you need any details for them and I will share what I have.
|William Feissner||RE: Hi William|
I do not know very much about her parents as I was quite young when they died. They lived in Fern Glen across from the breaker next to the Black Creek, Also several of moms relatives and sisters lived in the same town, while some moved. I believe the closest any of here relatives were from Freeland was Drums. Any other questions please ask, I will do my best to answer.
|Brushbeater||RE: Re-Alvin Isenberg|
Glad to provide family link edits. Alvin is my Grandfather John E. Isenberg's brother. I got distracted after linking in GGmother Ellen but will suggest linking GGfather Peter S Isenberg as father of Alvin and the other Isenberg brothers soon.
Rhe Cuba cemetery info I copied does not have the maiden name, so it must have come thru an edit suggestion. I have no notation about who sent it.
Added by MSue on Jan 04, 2016 6:32 PM
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