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John C. Anderson (#47208015)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo My interest of documenting cemeteries began with a request to help on an Eagle Scout project in 2001.

Since I love creating and working with databases, digital photography and genealogy, what better combination!

I've documented many Howard Co. Indiana and Montclam Co. Michigan cemeteries with thousands of tombstone photos. My largest contributions are Arlington National Cemetery and Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

I love Find A Grave and I especially enjoy adding photos to memorials so that family members can visit their family member's grave at anytime. However, I ask that you respect my efforts. Please, do NOT copy my photos to without giving me credit. Simply indicate " 2001-2014 John C Anderson on Find A Grave". I'd appreciate a note letting me know you have copied them. However, do NOT post them to other Find A Grave memorials. Just let me know and I will upload them. Use for commercial purposes is not allowed under any circumstances. However, it is okay with me for you to post my photos of your friends and families headstones on Facebook as long as you link it back to the Find A Grave memorial. You may use my photos on your own personal website if non-commercial, but photo credit is again appreciated.

This love of documenting cemeteries has led to the formation of Instone Data Solutions, a company used by government agencies and others to digitize their old cemetery paper records.

I'm more than happy to make corrections and add relationship links to other memorials.

ALL REQUESTS FOR corrections, additional information, or transfers: PLEASE do so with the Suggest A Correction (SAC) link on the memorial for that person. [Most memorials will have an 'Edit' tab on the upper right side of the memorial. Click on the 'Edit' tab, then click on the 'Suggest a correction' link on the Edit page.]

PLEASE NOTE: I'm very grateful for corrections and additional information, but I'm receiving 75-100 a day and cannot reply to everyone. Please check back to ensure accuracy of memorial page updates.

Please be assured I do most updates, corrections and links (via SAC, email or message) within a day. Guidelines do suggest a member send no more than 20 per week to a single contributor but have no problem with receiving as many as needed to get the objective accomplished - which is getting memorials, and the cemeteries, as accurate and complete as humanly possible.

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Nancy Singh (mom
Thank you so much for all the work you do here. I have found some of my family members in Indiana because of your dedicated work.
Added by Nancy Singh (mom on Sep 30, 2014 8:57 AM
RE: Stalker
HI John,

I Thank you from the bottom of my Heart John, I just can not go on like this no more.

Have The Best Day Ever and God Bless!
Dave and Sondra
Added by DSON1492 on Sep 30, 2014 5:37 AM
Sue Dotson
Malcolm Reintzel
Thank you for the transfer of this memorial to me. Much appreciated! Sue Dotson #48228404
Added by Sue Dotson on Sep 30, 2014 1:23 AM
sl kelly
Mary Eva Robinson Rodney
Thank you for the quick edit on Mary's memorial (46004624). I sent you another correction to link her to her mother. Somehow I managed to link her to her grandmother the first time! My apologies. ~Shirley~
Added by sl kelly on Sep 28, 2014 7:42 PM
RE: Baby Rentschler
Hi thanks

I shall return there and check to see what Rentschler she belongs to. When I snapped it I figured the memorial was already made so if a picture wasn't posted yet I'd be able to do it therefore not needing to know who she belonged to.
Added by BlUePiNeRiDgE on Sep 28, 2014 7:20 AM
Diane Addington
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John, Congratulations! I just saw your name on this list.

I have only had one contact with you, and it was pleasant. I asked you for a transfer from a special uncle who was a real American hero, and not just to our family!

Captain John "Jack" Ellsworth Anderson Jr. (1915-1990) #49000635 buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

John, I rarely ask for a transfer, and when I do, it is for a special family member that I want to honor and add important family information.

I cannot say the person who had submitted the memorial for Uncle Jack's wife, our Aunt Nancy Belle Anderson, was very giving. In fact, he was very rude, even though I was polite and courteous.

I am writing this to say, it may not seem like that big a deal to some to transfer a memorial to a family member, but to that person, it means a lot! Thank you John Anderson for your kindness.
Added by Diane Addington on Sep 27, 2014 7:20 PM
Barry Michie
Lena and Herman Young Memorials

All hats off to you for the exceedingly quick edits to both memorials: Lena Grace Shatto Young and her husband Herman Harvey Young in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. I didn't even have time to put the Find A Grave notice of edit requests into my saved files! Don't know how you can keep on top of the immense list you have.

Very much appreciated and all the best. AND thanks for your work establishing these memorials.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Sep 26, 2014 3:18 PM
William r. Lineberry
Thank you so much for the photo for William R. Lineberry!!!!
Added by Janet on Sep 24, 2014 11:14 AM
RE: R. Butoff, died 1865 Andersonville
John, not that it is any help but I did locate some info on the question of "R. Butoff." He is listed on page 231 in this work: Andersonville Diary, Escape, and List of the Dead: With Name, Co., Regiment, Date of Death and No. of Grave in Cemetery (Google eBook)by John L. Ransom, 1881.

There is not one bit of info to be found on any NY state regimental roster or NY census though, so the mystery remains. Who lies beneath this headstone?

Ah well, so many lost men and graves from this war....


Added by ATJ on Sep 24, 2014 10:27 AM
Thanks so much for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on Sep 23, 2014 7:35 PM
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