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db (#47321789)
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Bio Photo Many of my memorials are for family or for shirt-tail relations − that is, relatives of relatives, and their relatives. Some are for people who interest me because they crossed paths with other people who interest me. Some are for people I know nothing about and have no apparent connection with. I found their names in cemetery records, or took photos of their gravestones while looking for other gravestones.

Genealogy has been a hobby since I was a kid, long before the Internet revolutionized it. I'm thankful to people in the pre-digital past who recorded gravestones that may long since have vanished or become unreadable. I have no doubt that Find A Grave will outlast many of the monuments it documents and outlive every one of its current contributors. Virtual flowers left on a Find A Grave memorial will not wilt or be swept away by groundskeepers.

Thanks to the work of everyone who has helped build Find A Grave − developers and members with contributions large and small − I have been able to locate graves I might never have found otherwise and see cemeteries I may never visit in person. I am in awe of members whose tallies soar into the thousands and beyond. I'm very grateful to those people who walk cemeteries, cataloging every headstone, and who spend long hours transcribing and uploading cemetery records.

If you request a transfer or if you have specific information you want corrected or added, please use the "suggest a correction" feature under "edit." Like everything on this site, it's very easy to use, and it certainly makes responding to it easier.

I will transfer within guidelines, of course. Outside of guidelines, feel free to ask. I may say yes, I may say no, or I may say not yet. "You can't take it with you" applies even to Find A Grave.

Thank you, Cousin Leona, for getting me hooked!

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Dark Shadows
Charles Anderson memorial tansfer
completed. Have a great day!
Added by Dark Shadows on Aug 02, 2013 6:03 PM
Lightning Leo
db since you are a relative you have preference of transfer of his memorial. If you would like me to transfer it to you please let me know
Added by razorcitywife on Jul 13, 2013 1:14 PM
FAG Contributor Lightining Leo
I am sorry to inform you that Find A Grave Contributor Lightning Leo passed away suddenly this afternoon. My family and I knew him through his hobby of HAM Radio. He was a dear friend of our family and he will be greatly missed.

He was an awesome Find A Grave Contributor and his work on Find A Grave will never be forgotten.

Please feel free to stop by the Find A Grave Memorial I created for him (Memorial 113728611) and leave a remembrance. Information will be added to the memorial as I receive it.
Added by razorcitywife on Jul 12, 2013 10:12 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Cady in Monmouth
You are welcome!!!
Added by Dan Ryan on Jun 08, 2013 9:21 PM
Dan Ryan
RE: Cady in Monmouth
Photo added for Alma as per request. To the right of the Cady headstone in the background is Edwin's stone & there is an open spot next his grave.
Added by Dan Ryan on Jun 08, 2013 11:15 AM
Church family
Hi db,
I also thank you for creating the memorials for Joseph Church and family. He and his wife were my 8th Great Grandparents, and their daughter Abigail is my ancestor as well. May I please have your permission to post the photos of their headstones on my family tree? Thanks for considering my request.
Blessings, Julie
Added by JulieLake on Jun 06, 2013 7:50 PM
Peter Morgan
Joseph Church

Thank you for creating a memorial for my 8th great grand uncle, Joseph Church. May I have your permission to use one of the photos you took in my family tree? (memorial # 59699854). Thanks.

Added by Peter Morgan on Mar 13, 2013 7:47 AM
Karen Griswold Stroh
RE: John M Chapin
Your Welcome
Added by Karen Griswold Stroh on Sep 24, 2012 3:50 PM
SD Braddy
RE: Sabra Ellen Jones
looks good
Added by SD Braddy on Sep 23, 2012 8:16 PM
SD Braddy
Sabra Ellen Jones
Hi I loved reading your very interesting and sad family stories involving Sabra and her kin, (Your kin). I'm always facinated by the new connection of all these past buried folks to their present day relatives and or desendants. When I was strolling around the countless times in the various cemeteries I could swear I felt their friendly thankful presence at times, and I also felt as if they could feel mine and what I was doing there. I would sometimes reading their names to myself softly and then snap a picture for their memorial in hopes of connecting them with some present day relatives such as yourself since I have had the same done for me many times before and want to give that gift to others. The chain or cycle goes on and interconnects with others as you stated in your very interesting bio. Thanks for the compliment on mine but I feel it is not very interesting or good. I'm always re-writing it. Anyway I'm so glad I could do this service for you and I feel thanked by a host of family along with you crazy as it sounds but I feel it is true. I entered your story on her bio for you to edit, delete or whatever as you please of course, but I found it very touching and personal from both yours and the siblings? letter you sent me. (not quite sure who it is from). Is Sabra a sister and or a sister (nun)? At any rate it was a wonderful and colorful family story worth sharing for sure and I look forward to reading others. Sad that so many of these folks died so young in such a facinating time period here in Colorado when our history was just get started here. It had to be very hard to survive as so many dropped like flys it seems to me from seeing the grave marker dates.
Added by SD Braddy on Sep 22, 2012 11:44 AM
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