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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. I would be happy to transfer memorial pages to family members. NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research, as long as it is not for profit. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...|
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss posting please contact me.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, Antes, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|davidrr07||RE: Find A Grave Correction: Mary Melcher|
Thank you for your interest in ensuring the accuracy of Find A Grave. I erred in putting the memorial for Mary Bates Melcher in Prestonville Cemetery. I have removed it and will continue my research to learn where she was buried.
|Genealogy Bug Kate||Woodlawn Cemetery|
Thanks for the photo of Mary and William Lumley's marker.
|Wendy & John Corcoran||Fred and Minnie Welser Lindeman, photo by Marguerite Little, 2 Dec 2013, for Find A Grave Memorial #|
Holiday hugs and gratitude, Wendy
|Dana Cook||George Frederick Halsig|
Thank you for your time and effort in taking the grave photo of Mr. Halsig. It is much appreciated.
thanks for the update -- much appreicated
Added by Donna on Dec 03, 2013 9:16 AM
|Bill Parker||RE: May Finnigan 60430382 @ Hillside in St. Clair Co, MI|
Hi Marguerite,Thank you for the info and pointing out the difference in spelling.Good tip.Also for the picture.Bill
|Donald Facey||David Gallander|
Yhanks for taking this picture. I am still trying to verify whether he is the relative I'M looking for.
|Brettne ShootmanBrettne||RE: Joseph Laffrey family @ Hillside in St. Clair|
Thanks for your time and effort! Have a great week.
|Fritz Kruse||Zimmer Family Grave Photos|
Thanks very much for the grave photos!
|Margaret C Cowles||the DeLorge family|
You didn't need to transfer Josephina to be, but I do thank you. If you click on the photo of her , you'll see that the photo isn't mine but passed around by the Boylan family to let everyone share!
I just ran into some people in Canada who deface their photos with an overlay to claim their copyright. I think it's terrible...you can't even read the entire stone sometimes. It's bad enough when the bottom or side of a photo is "written on" (copyright...date stamped), but really the face of it! How....icky!!
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