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Dee Burris Blakley (#47047047)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I've always been interested in cemetery art, and think FAG is a wonderful way to share photographs I've taken over the years. The concept of volunteers helping families in search of loved ones is one I can easily support.

If I have created a memorial for a member of your immediate family and you would like me to transfer it to you, just send me a message. If the memorial is for one of my immediate family members. . .hello, cuz - we probably have a lot to talk about.

If I have photographed your family member's grave, and you want to use the photo for your own genealogy records or online family tree website, you DO NOT have to ask my permission. Just right click and copy the photo to your own computer. If you want a larger photo, please e-mail me, as I use a batch resizer to make photos smaller for posting on FAG, pursuant to the website's requirements. You may wish to take a screenshot of my profile page if you are using one of my photos in order to prove that you have my written permission to freely use the photo for non-commercial purposes.

8/19/12 ETA:
There seems to be some controversy over "written permission" on photographs that appears in the FAG forums but not here on the main site that says you MUST have written permission to use a photo from the photographer. Please consider the foregoing paragraph in my bio your written permission to use my photos. You might want to copy and paste it into some document that you keep forever and pass down to your descendants...

Please note that I do not place the text of recent obits on records to avoid publishing the names of children on the internet. Yes, I know if the obituary was searchable that their names are out there, but not by me...And if you want an obituary in the bio field of the record, when you send your SAC, please state in writing that you own the copyright to the obituary.

Some family surnames I am researching include:
Ashmore, Balding, Bowden, Burris, Callaway, Chapin, Chronister, Crites, Duvall, Fairweather, Grooms, Herrington, Lensing, McBrayer, Meek, Parrish, Pettit, Shinn, Strickland, Toomey, Webb, Wharton, Williams, Wingfield and Yeager.

Surnames I research for other families include Barber, Clark, Engelmohr, Letterman, Massengale, Reed, Roach, Southern, Schmiedeskamp, and Siebert.

My Genealogy Blog: Shakin' the Family Tree

My Cemetery Blog: Graven Images

Link to Engelmohr-Reed-Schmiedeskamp family tree:
Clark, Engelmohr, Schmiedeskamp, Southern Family Tree

Link to Massengale family tree:
Descendants of Reddick Massengale
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Angela (Hart) Masterson
RE: Paul Pettit/Audria Brannon
Yes, the date of marriage I found is January 10, 1937. The date on both memorials is shown as January 9, 1937 which is their marriage license date. I sure do appreciate the hard work you've done.
Added by Angela (Hart) Masterson on Jan 11, 2015 8:49 PM
RE: Abraham Crites
Hi Dee,

Your attention to detail is admirable. We're all volunteer contributors, doing what we can to help each other sort out tangled family relationships.

Findagrave is an evolving site, now under new management, and the policies could always change.

A referral to another contributor is an option, but in consideration of the passage of time, I'd rather see extra information in the bio section (with a note that it's unverified).

Carry on,
Added by Kay on Jan 09, 2015 5:59 PM
RE: Abraham Crites
You can always link the memorial even when the grave site is not known. There is an option for "burial information is not known at this time." I think it is very helpful!
Added by Kay on Jan 08, 2015 11:17 PM
Kathy Stroope Veasey
Story transfers
Thanks so much,

Have a wonderful New Year

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Jan 02, 2015 9:21 AM
Lionel Stegall
Henry Stegall transfer
Dee, thank you so much for the Henry Stegall transfer. Hope you have a great New Year. Lionel
Added by Lionel Stegall on Dec 25, 2014 8:26 PM
henry smedley
Yes, I would like the assignment of his memorial.
My Parrishes start with Mary Parrish m John P Dipprey and I think died in IL where she was born. The in-laws took their first son to live in Nebraska. His name was Joshua Dipprey. Maybe these might have originated in the VA area and then came to IL.
Tom Dipprey
Added by Tom on Oct 10, 2014 7:21 AM
Henry H Smedley
I meant to let you know I have some Parrishes in my family. Mine are in Seward, Seward county, NE.
Tom Dipprey
Added by Tom on Oct 09, 2014 4:37 PM
Henry Harrison Smedley
Do you know where Henry Smedley's father Henry King Smedley is buried? Where did you get the information on H Harrison's death(hospital etc)?I am wondering if he died due to injuries of the war of Rebellion.
Tom Dipprey
Added by Tom on Oct 09, 2014 4:35 PM
Theresa ( Rogers ) Griffiths
Lucy T. SMITH - Shady Grove Cemetery
Hi Dee,

Would you please turn Lucy 42724319 over to me? She is my GGgrandmother and her full name is Lucy T. ( Durham ) MATTHEWS SMITH. She was married twice.
I have all her children and parents etc.
Thanks so much,

Added by Theresa ( Rogers ) Griff... on Sep 18, 2014 5:43 PM
RE: Please remove the death certificate
Hi Dee,

My apologies. I have removed it.

Added by Anna on Sep 12, 2014 8:30 AM
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