|Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)|
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MY NEWEST RANT:|
If you don't have a last name,
And you don't have a death date,
AND you don't have a burial location of any kind,
You Didn't FIND A GRAVE!
Every time you add a name that is not tied to the actual location of a burial site, you increase the inaccuracy of our website. Please use our site for it's intended purpose, and not a substitute for a pay family tree website. If you are doing it to get your claim in first to a name, then shame on you!
It's about the grave; it's not about you.
Sept. 2013 - I AM BACK FROM CHINA AND WORKING FRANTICLY TO GET POSTED THE PROJECT I WAS THERE FOR. HERE ARE SOME OF THE INTERESTING THINGS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON. BE SURE TO READ THE CEMETERY DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE STORY. Newer work added on top of list:
Royal Naval Cemetery - Liu-kung-tao
Holy Trinity Cathedral and the story of the ashes there (or are they?)
Taiyuan Massacre Graves
The Rebellion Cemetery of 1900
Yangpu Public Park
Weihsien Civilian Assembly Center
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Jan. 2013 - I have started to get feedback from Australia, which is WONDERFUL, although I am not getting contact information. If you are family and can tell me full names of parents/spouse/children, I would be most grateful. ALSO, SEND ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS! I only receive what you type. Cheers!
My new favorite title is
I would respectfully ask that you not put moving "flowers" on my memorials. I think you would agree that your gesture is about respect for the dead, and not a competition of who can find the most distracting jpeg.
I'm less of a "numbers" member and take much more pride in having complete information. I love connecting all the relationships and seeing the children's links all in place. For that reason, much of my work and contribution is on the memorials of others.
NOV 2011: My new passion is Japanese and Chinese foreign cemeteries. We just got back from Japan, where I photographed my first "Famous Interment". My husband travels to Shanghai 4-5 times a year, and I've gotten engrossed in the loss of Jewish graves there.
FEB 2012 NOTE ON THE "Numbers": I've been working a cemetery in London, England that has over 190,000 graves. Guess my numbers will be going up, since I am averaging 500+ per day. So much for THAT comment!
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ARE YOU GUILTY OF DOUBLE POSTING PHOTOS?
Just because yours is prettier doesn't mean it isn't rude to post the same exact shot on top of the original photographer, especially when it was their memorial to begin with. (And its not like there aren't enough uncaptured graves out there!) Now, if you cut away the weeds and washed off the bird poop, that's a different story . . . Back up and take a landscape view, or shoot a close shot of an otherwise illegible engraving.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Social Security death location is NOT accurate. It is the address they mailed the last check. Always use the State Death Index location.
- Many contributors still don't know that additions of birth and death locations are done under the [Edit Date] button. No need to put them in the bio.
- When you can't find death records, try googling the name. Old genealogy files from the 1990s are still out there, even though the link address from the source is broken.
- WHY LIST THE CHILDREN IN THE BIO? OR THE PARENTS FOR THAT MATTER? Because someone has done a lot of work to get the full name of the parents which may or may not be accurate on the parents link. Because someone has done alot of work to verify who is and isn't a child and if you do not include the list, a year from now someone may wrongly link a child that is not theirs. The manager of the child's memorial may decide to only document the name on the marker, and you have lost the opportunity to communicate the full name of each child. It also looks much better to paragraph the children, since they will be in a column when they are linked. And, double spacing between the parent info / marriage info / and children makes it much easier to scan the bio.
-Still typing the entire death certificate or an entire census on someone's memorial? REALLY? Those things are much more accessable to the amateur genealogist these days and are more trash than help on a memorial.
-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!
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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MEMORIALS, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER WITH YOUR QUERY.
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|Jean ||Matching Memorials. It seems to me we are related.|
I just read your messages of duplicate memorials and have removed them. It seems we are related. I am Jean Campbell the neice of Heather Jean Chard (maiden name: Campbell). I notice you have a lot of information on you memorial missing. I can help you with that, plus my Father Maxwell N Campbell can help as well, as Heather is his sister.
Added by Jean on Mar 14, 2014 10:12 PM
|Theresa ||Lena Crumley|
Thank you for her parental links. I've added them as requested. Do you happen to know a birth and death place for her? I'd be happy to add that, also.
Added by Theresa on Mar 13, 2014 3:33 PM
|Joseph Farmer||Addeline and Alice Johnston Bishop|
Thank you for linking Alice to her parents. Yes, according to descendants of the Johnston family her name was spelled Addeline and they called her "Addie".
|F. Hylton||William Paul Puckett|
Thanks for redoing his obituary and the links to family members. You was right that dose look a lot better. if he is kin i can transfer him back to you or if i have anyone that you want to maintain ,that is not kin to me i can transfer them to you.Have a good day and thanks again.... Flip Hylton
|Ash Montagu||Wentworth Prentice|
Your suggestion is a good one. Thank you for the earlier picture.
I have already changed the narrative about him once but informed the person that was as far as I was willing to go.
I think his effects were used to pay his debts and burial expenses but also noted the lack of family contact.
|chloe perdew||Florence Julia Plumb|
Thank you so much for the links to Florence's parents.
I appreciate your help!
|Evelyn Hodge||RE: Clara Elizabeth Danes|
Sorry for the mix-up on the dates. This family is not blood and not really closely related. I see you have more information on them than I do.
Rather than add more I will leave it to you and the correct info.
Sorry ! Best regards
|Sandra||RE: James S. Phillips|
I'm sorry I just did not know what I was doing. Please forgive me. Sandra
Added by Sandra on Feb 21, 2014 9:18 AM
|Kenneth D. Tyler||Charles Cooper Park|
Thanks for transferring his memorial to me.
Ken Tyler, Oostburg WI
|Frank Pennington||William Pennington and Hester Goodwin|
I went back and research my genealogy files and I can not find anything on them. I sure wish I could help you more. Looks like an interesting trail of events. Frank Pennington
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