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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. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. Please feel free to request transfers of your family members. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. 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.
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...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
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 love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
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 . . .
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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|celtic121mom||Grace Evelyn Sleeman Taylor Spencer Gravestone|
Marguerite - again I have you to thank for an excellent picture in my expanding family tree!!
I appreciate the time & effort - it truly helps us "baby" geneologists...searching for our roots
|celtic121mom||Thomas Powers Gravestone|
I finally figured out how to thank you for the many gravestone pictures that you have posted on Find A Grave website!!
My family migrated from Ireland also...& therefore I noted that you have taken so many of my ancestors gravesite including this particular one for Thomas Powers & also his parents =
Michael Francis POWERS (1820 – 1885)
Anna FOGERTY (1826 – 1897)
in a Columbus Twp Cemetery near the St Philipa Cath Church...you really must love this endeavor as a hobby...& are very well traveled in this Michigan area..
I am so grateful for all your time & efforts on mine & others behalf....It truly is appreciated!!
|Buck||RE: Elizabeth Christina (Antes) Pomp @ Easton Cemetery|
Happy to help. Keep up your great work on Find A Grave.
Added by Buck on May 18, 2015 4:58 PM
Thank you for the photo of the Shannon gravestone.
Added by cole on May 16, 2015 4:04 PM
Thank you for updating and linking the Ebert family. Thank you for your work and God Bless you.
Added by Dawn M. on May 16, 2015 7:57 AM
|Cindy Gillispie||Mary Hamblin|
Thanks so much for trying to find Mary's headstone. Your work is truly appreciated!
|Julie A Raupp||Alice & Glenn Raupp photos|
Marguerite, Thank-you once again for getting the photos for me and adding Alice's memorial. Glenn's grandfather is my husband's Great Grandfather. So glad that Alice is buried with him. Happy to have "found" her.
|Raymona||Belated Bio Thank You|
I lost some emails, due to a crash, but recovered a few. I am not sure if I thanked you for the lengthy Bio of John Henry Predmore. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate all your work on Find A Grave. Keep up the good work.
Raymona # 47237415
Added by Raymona on Apr 30, 2015 12:46 PM
|Wendy & John Corcoran||Thank you, Marguerite.....|
Adam George Wormsbacher, photo by Marguerite Little, 25 Apr 2015, for Find A Grave Memorial # 81598905.
Wendy and families
|Jim Ferris||Re Inez Hubbard|
Thank you for the photos and info....very interesting.
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