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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100. Check out this site:)

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. I don't have time to attempt to Photoshop them to make them easier to read but I wouldn't put them on the memorials if they weren't readable. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Ella Sproul
Would you please link Ella Sproul (45006078) to Ira Sproul (45006047)? She was Ira's second wife and she was also the sister of Ira's first wife, Minnie (45006150). Would you link the sisters also please? Thank you! Minnie and Ella were my gg-Aunts.
Added by KenMo on Sep 28, 2014 4:37 PM
sue sullivan
RE: Emma Schulz
no problem glad to help anytime-
Added by sue sullivan on Sep 27, 2014 7:34 PM
Cheryl Beck
Sherwood Davis
Hi I did the picture of Sherwood Davis and will be adding it to the page here shortly. But right next to Sherwood Davis was a grave for Anna I. Davis that I am guessing was the wife of Sherwood.
If you would put up a memorial for her I already took a picture and I will add it.????
Let me know
Added by Cheryl Beck on Sep 26, 2014 11:06 PM
Maureen Bruen
RE: Patrick McNamee
Thank you for adding links to Parents
Added by Maureen Bruen on Sep 26, 2014 12:14 PM
sue sullivan
RE: Schulz in Fairdale
the request is for Granby cemetery-but they are in Fairdale-
Added by sue sullivan on Sep 26, 2014 10:32 AM
Maureen Bruen
RE: Patrick McNamee
Thank you
I have created memorials for his Parents could you add them please.
John McNamee 136435240
Margaret McNamee 136435267
Added by Maureen Bruen on Sep 26, 2014 6:29 AM
Mark Sears Photo Request
Hi! You have a photo request for Mark Sears at St. Mary's Cemetery in Evergreen Park, Illinois, but the burial plot is incomplete.

You show: Plot: block ? lot 2 grave 4

The section number is missing. I looked in the cemetery database, but he is not listed in any of the Chicago area Catholic cemeteries. If he is actually in this cemetery I will need the section number in order to take a photograph.

If you do not have the section number, then it would probably be best to cancel your photo request because no one will be able to find his grave. Calling the cemetery might possibly also lead to the information so that I can take a photo for you.

Please let me know if you have any questions in regards to this information. Ace
Added by Ace on Sep 26, 2014 4:15 AM
sue sullivan
Schulz in Granby
these stones are very difficult to read,in checking the Granby website-the listing for the cemetery does not have these listed
Added by sue sullivan on Sep 25, 2014 11:45 AM
Maureen Bruen
patrick mcnamee died 1920
Just to let you know you have linked John and Mary McNamee of Legga,Longford as wrong parents for Patrick.
His Parents are as stated on Patrick's memorial
John and Margaret McNamee nee Leddy of Clonelly,Longford.
There is not a memorial for them yet, if I get more information I will do memorials and let you know.
They are buried at Tubberpatrick Cemetery but no marker.
They are connected to my family of Mcnamees from Clonelly.
Myself and other researchers are keen to find out more about them and also their families who emigrated to USA and Australia, we knew some had gone to Oregon.
You have done a lovely memorial for Patrick, what a sad story.
Thank you
Maureen Bruen
Added by Maureen Bruen on Sep 25, 2014 12:22 AM
Jackie Elmlund
Here is a link to Jackie's obituary:

Thank you for posting those great newspaper links to your profile!
Added by Carisa on Sep 20, 2014 10:50 PM
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