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Bill Miltonberger (#46942723)
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Bio Photo I live in Oregon with my wife Loretta to whom I have been married to since 1978. My interest in genealogy started about 6 years ago and I am tracing my family tree. My great grandmother, Delia McNeal was a pioneer and a genealogist. It is important to honor those in your family from the past so they will not be forgotten.
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Cheri Norton
RE: Joshua Gosnell
More Than Welcome Bill, This Is One Almost Lost Cemetery. The More Information We Can Share The Better Chance Of Their Memories Living On. :)
Added by Cheri Norton on Nov 15, 2015 5:11 PM
Mary married a servant?
I am not discounting the connections, I am just curious to know if there is a story to Mary North and her husband John Musgrave. I found a census image for Mary's mom Minerva North and it has John Musgrave listed as Servant. I find it interesting to see the daughter and the servant married. The Musgrave name is new to me; so I don't know a whole lot about this family line so I hope you can maybe shed some light on this.
Thank you.
Added by Twilight on Aug 30, 2015 10:25 AM
RE: Saly Foss
Bill, I'm glad I found her. She was my first find and that cemetery almost defeated me! But now I've done it once, I'll do it again.

Sorry I couldn't get a clearer shot of the inscription. It is very foggy here today so the sun didn't help, and it is pretty eroded. When I'm back next year, if I can spend more time in the cemetery, I'll try to get a better look at it.

Added by ewd18 on Aug 20, 2015 6:17 PM
Cheryl Bisson
RE: Annie Doyle
You're welcome!
Added by Cheryl Bisson on Jul 17, 2015 10:49 AM
Martin Burrell
RE: Annie V Doyle, FAG# 25497231
Instructions for using Picasa by Goggle
I do hope this answers alot of your questions.
The import button in Picasa is often the place to start. When I press mine I see another Picasa page that has an 'Import' tab at the top next of page and next to the 'Library' tab. Below this tab should be the bold letters... 'Import from' .... next to that is a 'drop down arrow'... press on the arrow....on my computer it shows my scanner, camera [if it is plugged in], or SD Cards that my camera stores images on [when they are plugged in to the computer] which device you want to use and press on it... it may start downloading all the pictures on the camera or SD Card. Wait until the down load is done and double click on the image you want to use or i the case of a printer it will ask if you are ready to scan an image into Picasa

When you import a picture into Picasa ... if you see a button [when you are using a scanner] that asks if you want to increase the image size of a small obit or photo image....2nd step after completing basic scan] press it and it will make the image much easier to read in Find A Grave...don't use that button when you do not want image to be enlarged.

the next step is to name a folder into which you want to place it... Folder title... I give each one it's own title using the surname first... example, Burrell, Martin S. df... notice I gave it two unique lower case letters [it could be anything.. a...b...c etc. These separate the photos into their own folder [three folders for the same person]. Later, I discard the folders I don't want after I placed the photo on Find A Grave. If I kept everything I would be keeping too much waste and overload my storage.... the next step.... click on... Import Selected .... button as see on the bottom right corner of page... caution you can't use button until a new folder name is installed with a unique name.... after the button has been pressed the image goes into a image storage area .... you can see the image you just worked with.... double click o it .... this allows you want to work on the image .... this page shows a much larger single image ..... look at the upper left section of the page... these are the control functions you can use to alter your image... they are crop, straighten, I'm feeling lucky, retouch, text, etc. .... it is here that you can do almost all of the work to fix a photo to be used on Find A Grave. Almost everything can be reversed. Example #1, to crop image press crop button and then move mouse over photo image to one corner where you want to start cropping and depress left mouse button and hold move mouse to oposite corner of cropping box and release mouse button. If your satisfied press the 'Apply' button. If you want to change one side... move the mouse to that side and grab the line with the mouse and move it until you like it. Or, you do not like cropping... press 'Cancel' button. Then try each with them. Another button that is very important is the 'Reset' button. It allows you to fix or remove things like bird poop from a grave marker; remove blades of grass from a photo; words you do not like in an obit; dirt, ink spots or scratches from an old newspaper article. Start by pressing the 'Retouch' button then select the size of brush circle you want move it over a dirt spot and click on it and rlease. Then move mouse to another place with a clean background and click again. The program will take that clean spot and fillin the dirty spot. You can remove an ugly mole from Aunt Mollie's nose, ink splatter. or bird poop from grandpa grave marker. Or, press cancel and everything is right back where you first started. I have been known to spend 6 hours fixing one image full of ink splatter.... it was worth it.
It works wonders on newspaper them up to look much better. Step 1 back a ways should have been the button....'Strenght'. You are looking at a cemetery grave marker and think why is it so crooked...terrible. Use this button as the first step in fixing your photo. Try it you will like it.
Added by Martin Burrell on May 28, 2015 2:50 PM
Theresa O
Holy Cross and Sts. Peter & Paul Cemeteries
Please call the cemetery office and ask for the grave location. Photo requests cannot be fulfilled without Section, Range/Row and Lot numbers as cemetery is too big. Thank you!
Added by Theresa O on May 24, 2015 9:13 PM
Martin Burrell
RE: Annie V Doyle, FAG# 25497231
To import an image into Picasa through a scanner.
Start will ask you... IMPORT FROM... where to get the image from a camera, scanner, or other source....USE THE DROP DOWN TAB...and select source that you are going to use...SCANNER will have a name on the list...or CAMERA will be named on the list by product name... etc.

If you select a scanner... It will take you to control page for using a scanner....on the right are adjustments for different problems you may come across with images use want to and source - platen....Page Size - Full Platen....Color Mode - Warning [do not use gray scale] they other choices are OK.

At bottom on right side of the 'Scanner Gear' page....find PREVIEW and push it...the scanner will turn on....decision the picture small ....depress the Zoom ....this will enlarge your image automatically... after that work is done
Added by Martin Burrell on May 03, 2015 3:42 AM
Jeff Lovelace
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May your Easter be filled with blessings.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 04, 2015 6:31 AM
Martin Burrell
Annie V Doyle, FAG# 25497231

The pixel count of this image is so so small that my old eyes cannot read most of what is written in the image.

It is very important that I'm able to read it. Please, help me by changing the pixel count or having someone else change it for you. Your efforts to post images is greatly appreciated and greatly needed. I use a FREE photo program supplied by Google. It is called, Picasa 3. I have used it for about 5-6 years. I gave up on other programs that I had to purchase. Never could figure them out.

Find A Grave now excepts images up to 8 mega pixel. 100,000 pixel would be much better than what is posted. Normally, when you click on the image it will grow in size to allow it to be read. The posted image does not expand in size. Reason: too small and image.

I hope that you are able to rescue this image that you took and download it in a larger size so it can be read. I use 1-5 mega pixel images for Find A Grave. They really make a big, big, big difference.

Best wishes and my hardy thanks, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 12, 2015 9:02 AM
Martin Burrell
Sherman & May Lyster Reedsport
Greetings, 01/28/2015

For an example of a large pixel count image go to Sherman Lyster's wife, May, middle name May Lyster at Reedsport, Douglas County. Double click 'twice' on her Oregon Death Certificate and then use several single clicks. This image is worth copying to another device and used in family genealogy. I am not using a fancy camera to make these images. This image was made using a copier at the Oregon State Archives in Salem, Oregon.

Why is the pixel count of some of your images so small that they can't be read? To tell you the truth a couple of them are worth very little to the people that need to read them and they most definitely need to be replaced. This could still be done if you took larger pixel count images and then reduced the image quality. My image program is able shrink the pixel count. But, finger nail size images are a bad idea for public viewing.

Find A Grave now takes images up to 5 mega pixel. With that size image you can blow it up, up, up to about 10"X10". What a difference it makes! The same can be done with most any digital camera and some good phone cameras.

Anything under 2 mega pixel is loosing quality of detail recognition and depth of field that could be helpful; especially when one is older and has eye sight that is just as old as mine.

A very good photo program that is FREE to download from the web is under license by Google. It is called, 'Picasa 3'. I have used it for five years with no real problems. It is and open source program that could change the way people all over the world produce good photos and make it fun at the same time.

I wrote with the hope that the reader can better understand how to make great images that will bring pleasure to ones work.

Sincerely, Martin S. Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Jan 29, 2015 9:00 AM
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