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I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.|
I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.
I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...
I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.
If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.
I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.
Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.
In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.
Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.
If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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|Eric Wolfe||Thank you so much|
It was pretty incredible for the family to come across a photo of my great grandfather with his real name (long story) and have google lead us to your posting of his grave site within minutes. You helped make our day be very exciting.
|William Croghan||RE: Nellie M. Peters|
Hi....if I made a mistake....please forgive me...did I link her to them??? I do not see it.... If so...I hope I never make mistakes again...thanks for your assistance!!!
|Kim Backus Lussier||RE: Carl Backhaus - Glendale - Akron|
oh that is so sweet. if you get a chance to that would be nice. thank you!
|Carole Conrad||charles groves' mom|
thanks for catching my error. I was off my 30 years!
I just thought she was a cougar ;-)
|Helen Halterman||Charles Crumpton|
Sorry, should be have Pearl White Crump.
|Helen Halterman||RE: Charles Crumpton - Glendale - Akron|
Yes thank you. I am also interested in finding his wife Pearl Ehite Crump.
Thanks for your efforts,
|Amy Elizabeth||RE: Stephen Nock|
This is so wonderful! Thank you for keeping the request up until someone discovered it :)
|Bob Puw||RE: Edna Williams - Glendale - Akron|
Thank you for your message regarding Edna's resting place in the cemetery.
The photograph of the site is not of great interest to me so there is no need for you to upload it to the site.
Thank you so much for your help.
Have a good one
Added by Bob Puw on Sep 28, 2015 3:58 AM
|PatMaruna||RE: Stephen Nock|
you're welcome! Stone was almost entirely buried. I wish I had had a few tools with me.
|JeffG||Hattie Lee Nash|
Added by JeffG on Sep 27, 2015 12:06 AM
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