I've had a serious interest in recording our past and present for many years. I'm an avid researcher doing our genealogical history, and find searching cemeteries fascinating.
A headstone may be the last tangible remains of a loved one, proof that that person actually existed. I feel we're preserving these grave stones the best we can. By taking pictures and transcribing these headstones, we stop the progress of time, weather, and, most unfortunately, vandalism that sometimes makes a headstone illegible or missing.
So as you pass your way through a cemetery, consider an old Mexican saying about three deaths:
"First, there is the moment in which the body stops functioning. Second, there is the time that the remains are consigned to the grave. Third, there is that moment, sometime in the future, in which the person's name is spoken for the last time.......Then the person is really gone."
As you read through the names on the grave stones, whisper their names aloud, so they will not be forgotten and will live on forever.
For downloadable photos I try to post my cemetery photos on Picasa. You can search them at: http://picasaweb.google.com/LBadgley
I invite anyone who wants to, please feel free to use any photos attached to any memorial. These are for family of the deceased to remember, honor and respect. What better way than to share photos.
Lately I have found a focus on our Veterans. When I see that a Veteran has passed, I try to establish a Memorial for him or her. If you are a family member of one of these veterans, please request a transfer if you wish.
28195401 Just noticed John J Baker and wondering why he got buried there where my Nathan Baker was minister 200 years ago. Can I use a copy of his gravestone picture for his page at ancestry.com ? Thank you.
Santa Anne Aloi. Info. Santa Anne Aloi, I will email you. This is the Ancestry Reply I received: I removed their email address and will email you his email address. Reply: Feb 08, 2015 Santa Anne is my wife's twin sister who died shortly after birth. My wife is Xxxxxxxxxx.( removed her name) Their parents are Peter Aloi and Flora Piriano. Siblings of both girls are Mary Anne and Anthony T (both deceased) there was another son also named Anthony but he died either at birth or was still born and is buried next to Santa. Frank Aloi is the twin brother of Peter. Both of them are the sons of Anthony and Mary along with their other siblings of Thomas and Santa. Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to conact us.
Linda, I was so pleased that Tom contacted me on this. It bothered me :-(. Carolyn
Santa Anne Aloi. No. I am not related to the Santa Anne Aloi and then went online to Ancestry to try to find her which lead me to puzzling records on Family Trees. With conflicting info. But, different records attached. With my love of History, Genealogy , I get serious with trying to find out who someone is related to etc. Thus I asked four people about her and made contact help to them, if they can help. By the lamb on the headstone It appears to be a child. But, this opened up more questions. As I find in 1920 a Santa Aloi with a family names as: Antonio Aloi , mother Mary both born in Italy with the following children: Frank age abt 4 b in NY, Peter age abt 4 b in NY, Santa age 2.6 months b abt 1918 in NY ( but family trees listed her as Santa"Lanta" ? Aloi and getting married ) see that name in same cemetery. Then a brother Thomas b NY. Sorry I do not know. I hope someone can solve this. So we will know. I input her name but only your Memorial pops up.
I just do not know. Maybe someone will help from my questions. Thank you. C
Leo Edward Miller Leo Miller is my grandfather. Although you have the details of his family and dates correct, he is NOT buried in Lenox Rural Cemetery in Canastota, NY. His wife, my grandmother, Mabel Miller, is buried there. However, Leo is buried at St. Agatha's Cemetery in Canastota. Please remove this misinformation from the Find A Grave site, as it may cause confusion and waste time to someone who is searching in earnest for his grave site.
Where did you obtain information that he is buried here? I would like to correct that source of information. Genealogy is a hobby of mine and when sources are incorrect, or when people assume certain information and give it to the public as fact, it can really throw someone off and be detrimental to true genealogical research.
RE: Memorial# 28785105 Linda, I agree with you that it is nice to have photos with the memorials and I always try to add a bit more info if possible based upon the inscription on the markers. Yes, there was an opening in the fence that allowed me access to get the photos. I was in and out pretty fast with a lot of quick snaps due to being under attack from a bountiful mosquito population. It was my pleasure to add photos to the memorials you created. I will upload the baby marker for 'Little Emery' Ed
Memorial# 28785105 I have a photo of a marker from the Karker Cemetery that simply says 'BABY' and it seems to be the only one relevant to 'Little Emery'. Could it be his marker? I'll post it at your discretion.