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Darcy Pinotti (#47250373)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo Why Find A Grave? The Find A Grave website pulled me in for a number of reasons. I started contributing to Find A Grave as an extension of my own family history research, which I've dabbled in (sometimes obsessively) for years. Photography is also one of my favorite hobbies, and unlike birds, gravestones hold still! Finally, I work in the tech industry, and this very successful example of crowd-sourcing intrigued me.

My Family History: Surnames include Meier, Cummings, Krech, Taute, and Connolly. I have ancestors from Varel, Oestfriesland; Fambach, Thuringia, Germany; Camus, County Galway, Ireland; Skorped, Vaternorrlands, Sweden; and Essex Co, England, among others. They primarily immigrated to the midwest Iowa and Minnesota. Oftentimes, memorials I create are not part of my own family tree. A virtual cemetery shows my direct ancestors, and early on I started leaving lilies of the valley on memorials for those in my family tree, friends and other personal connections.

Photography: When I photograph gravestones, I try to capture images that not only provide a clear view of the engraving, but also let the viewer have a feel for the location around the grave site. I favor a low-angle perspective (which has an added benefit of being a great workout for the quads). That said, I take plenty of not-so-good pictures. Sometimes I still post them since a crummy picture is better than none, and someone else can always add a better one. Feel free to use the pictures I've posted. Acknowledgement of where found and who posted them is appreciated.

Local History: Local history is another of my interests, and I'm on the board of the Chisago County Historical Society in east central Minnesota. CCHS has an on-going project, led by Robert Chudek, to research and document the 42 cemeteries in this county. All of the Chisago County cemeteries are in Find A Grave with gate photos, GPS coordinates, and pre-1995 interment records uploaded. Volunteers contribute photographs, family research, obituary transcriptions, and more recent burials. We also work with local churches and cemeteries to offer workshops and digitize records. Contact me if you want to get connected with this project.

Thank you to all those preserving and sharing history by photographing and publishing on Find A Grave!

Please submit corrections, updates or transfer requests using the "Send A Correction" feature located under the EDIT tab on each memorial.
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Messages left for Darcy Pinotti (26)[Leave Message]
Jinx Engstrom
Oak Hill Cemetry
Thankyou Darcy for all your wonderful work on this sight on behalf of the Cummings family. I went on the sight intending to volunteer to do it and that part is all done. Now I just need to enter my parents, my fraternal grandmother and I will try to do the rest of the Cummings graves in the Cummings section. I cannot remember if you have a copy of the Cummings Connection that my sister and I published. We still have some copies which I would be glad to give you one.
Added by Jinx Engstrom on Aug 23, 2014 8:19 AM
Jason Nelson
Herbert Nelson
Darcy,
I saw the photo you had of my Great Grandfather Herbert Nelson, and was wondering where that photo came from? There are very few photos of the Nelson side of the family, mainly due to the fact that there were 3 generations of single male children. I would certainly be interested in knowing some more!
Thanks in advance,
Jason Nelson
highlander1989@hotmail.com
Added by Jason Nelson on Nov 02, 2013 7:05 AM
Couple of Gravers
RE: Holland Cemetery
You are welcome Darcy. The lighting was really good that day.
Added by Couple of Gravers on Oct 14, 2013 1:18 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: Paton Photos
I know you have done some of the Paton memorials.

It is my hometown. I went through and took pictures of all memorials because I know so many of those folks! It was therapeutic for me as my parents and other family members are buried there (Rapp).

Keep up your good work!

Marilynn
Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 10, 2013 3:43 PM
Greg Blomberg
Oscar Sandahl
Thanks for the additional info, it's been added. If he is family , let me know and I'll transfer him over.
Added by Greg Blomberg on Sep 08, 2013 9:09 AM
Lt. Ernesto Hemingstein
Henry Elfstrom
Update completed!
Added by Lt. Ernesto Hemingstein on Jun 02, 2013 7:52 AM
Diane Payne
Alfred Will
Hi,

Thanks for sending the information. Just updated the contribution.

Diane Payne
Added by Diane Payne on May 31, 2013 4:38 PM
Diane Payne
Herbert Carl Overmann
Hi,

Just added the parent links and other information.

Thanks!

Diane
Added by Diane Payne on May 04, 2013 6:48 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Donald McKay
Didn't realize it was a duplicate! Deleted it. Have a great day......
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Apr 21, 2013 12:23 PM
Jaci
re: Reuben Melander
Additions made and Thanks! for your contributions.
Added by Jaci on Mar 17, 2013 9:06 AM
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