| || member for 6 years, 2 months, 25 days|
| [Add to MyFriends]|
|Bio and Links|
1. SEND SOURCE INFO!!! When sending info for inclusion on memorials I have entered, please include your source (where you found it, or how you know it). This is important. If I think the info is questionable, I might not add it, or will note who sent it to me. |
2. MANNERS COUNT. I appreciate POLITE requests and corrections. If you don't know how to use the words, "please," and "thank you," or can't be bothered, then please don't bother at all.
3. I TRANSFER. Aside from my own family, and close friends, I do not hoard memorials. POLITE requests for your family (close, OR distant), and close friends will all be considered. If I am even remotely related, I will not transfer. I will keep my friends, unless your relationship is significantly closer. If you are prone to entering sloppy memorials with incorrect info, I will think twice about a transfer.
4. YOUR PHOTOS: Please don't add bad photos to memorials I have entered, i.e. photos where you can be seen reflected in the stone, your car is in the background, the stone is covered in bird poop, or leaves, or dirt, your dog, or kid can be seen, or photos taken at a carelessly crooked angle, or ones with more "white space," than gravestone (NO need to crop ALL the white space out, and photos of entire family plots are the exception). Please do not add photographs of new graves in their entirety, with no grass growing on the freshly up-turned dirt. Please do not add photos of the temporary plastic grave markers placed by the funeral home, or photos of the gravestone, prior to inscribing of the DOD for new burials--if you do, please anticipate that I will request a removal when a photo of a fully inscribed gravestone has been posted. I spend a lot of time to make attractive, respectful memorials. Your help with that is appreciated.
Note: If the persons grave has no marker, please at least add a photo of the area where the grave is located.
5. MY PHOTOS, those of gravestones and cemeteries, may be used without my permission, EXCEPT on ancestry.com, or any site which requires an exchange of money. There is no need to give me credit and in fact, I would prefer that you don't. However, please do not post one of my original photos to a Find A Grave memorial yourself. Politely make a request and I will gladly add, if appropriate.
6. CAUSES OF DEATH are a matter of public record. If you are related to an individual who has a cause of death posted in their memorial, and you are disturbed by the posting of that cause, I will remove it, upon polite request.
7. I VOLUNTEER. As another member has noted on their profile, I'm not getting paid to do this. Nope, not a penny. I sometimes get behind in doing corrections, updates, etc. Your patience is appreciated. If you can't wait, you may send the edit request to Find A Grave.
8. LIVING PEOPLE: Please don't add memorials for them, especially, if you haven't yet entered a memorial for YOURSELF. Not only is it against policy, but it's just a horrendous thing to do to someone, without their consent.
9. LIVE & LET LIVE. I am all for receiving and sending updates, corrections, etc. I appreciate notification when I have added a duplicate and will notify others of duplicates. Beyond that, I do not consider myself to be on the Find A Grave police squad, and neither should you. Please allow me to tend to the memorials I have entered. If I add something you don't like to a memorial you have entered, or to that of a family member's, please point it out to me POLITELY. Vague references to Find A Grave policies are not helpful in specific instances--I have entered hundreds of memorials and manage hundreds more. Above all, please remember that Find A Grave IS NOT REAL. The internet is NOT TANGIBLE. What does that mean? In the grand scheme of life, this is small stuff and could go "poof" in an instant.
10. To those who are all about the numbers: THERE IS NO END TO DEAD PEOPLE. Just because I might enter a memorial you wanted to enter, doesn't mean you can't enter one for someone else. There are plenty for all.
In Honor of Our Fallen Brave . . .
In Flanders Fields, 1919, by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
THANK YOU to everyone who sends info and corrections for memorials I have entered. Time does not permit me to thank everyone for each individual contribution, but please know that they are appreciated!
In case I have missed anyone, THANK YOU to the PHOTO VOLUNTEERS who have fulfilled my requests--much appreciated!
MANY THANKS to those MEMBERS who have entered memorials for members of my family and who have had the kindness to transfer them to me--you're the BEST!
LEGAL NOTICE Regarding PHOTOS OF MEMORIALS: Increasingly cemeteries are banning the photo taking of memorials. This is against the law! The information on any memorial is PUBLIC information and you have the right to take a photo of it. Go to http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=2089 for some legal explanations. (Courtesy of U.S. Veteran and Find A Grave Member Michael Wayne Hutchinson, profile # 46930992)
|Find A Grave Friends|
Ann Tindall, BAK, Barbara Crossle..., Cemeterywlkr, Corey Meyer, Darlene Marshal..., EL, Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Gen Hobby, GLENDA EISENHOU..., Har37x, Hultquist, Jack, Jim & Lori Rowe, Jim Thorpe, Kathy Margrave, Kathy's kin n m..., Lilbuddy, Louis Mata, Michael Delatou..., [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
|Messages left for HJ (642)||[Leave Message]|
|P.||RE: Alexander Bielaski|
Here is a link to the book, "Union General John A McClernand and the Politics of Command," which is found on Amazon and Google Books. Page 69 states, Alexander Bielaski's body was never recovered and presumably buried in a mass grave. Which would explain why there is no government interment record for him on the Dept of Veterans website. There are no mass graves at Mounds City National Cemetery.
Added by P. on Dec 07, 2013 1:22 PM
|P.||RE: Alexander Bielaski|
I don't accept 2nd or 3rd hand information as documentation. Contact Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Mo, who oversees Mounds City National Cemetery.(314)845-8320 or Fax(314)845-8355 for interment information for this soldier. Then email the doc to me. Also, I did check the interment record for this soldier on Ancestry.com and found none.
I am not saying this soldier is not buried at Mound City National Cemetery in an Unknown grave because I do not know.
Added by P. on Dec 07, 2013 11:58 AM
I did some research on this soldier. And I did not find any "documentation" that Alexander Bielaski is buried at Mound City National Cemetery, Mound City, Illinois. Good luck to you on his headstone search.
Added by P. on Dec 07, 2013 10:32 AM
|Barbara Campbell||RE: Alexander Bielaski|
I was just doing research. I was looking for the Captain's Grandson, A. Bruce Bielaski. Questions entertain me. One question leads to another. Thank you so much for your time and energies in findagrave. Have Happy and safe holidays.
|P.||Mound City National Cemetery|
I will keep Alexander Bielaski written down in my notebook. And will look for the inscription on the Unknowns when I take photo requests there. Be difficult to locate without a plot location. Even if you could come up with the section he where he is buried, would help? My trips to MCNC are predicated on the weather. Was just there to take photos a few days ago. Today snow and sleet in Southern Illinois. In the mean time see if you can come up with more information on his grave, pls. By chance, I may walk by it sometime? May take a while to find it.
Added by P. on Dec 05, 2013 6:00 PM
|Sue Glen||Phebe Hull Barton Church|
Reading all the info on the ancestry for Phebe, and also reading the Book of Hulls by Oliver Hull, there seems to be some discrepancy regarding the info. The Book of Hulls, by Oliver Hull, pub. in 1863 says that Demaris Hull, daughter of Teddeman and Elizabeth Franklin Hull, married Gideon Fowler on 4 October 1759. The Hull Family in America compiled by Col. Weygant in 1913 has the info the same as the memorial.
The 1863 book also lists more children for Teddeman and Elizabeth and also has a different spouse for Demaris' sister Sarah.
Did you find any other references?
Added by Sue Glen on Dec 05, 2013 5:08 PM
|Tess||Charles B. Dagger|
Can you tell me where you got the information you sent me.
Added by Tess on Dec 05, 2013 2:46 PM
|Barbara Campbell||Alexander Bielaski|
Capt Bielaski was born in Minsk, the Duchy of Lithuania August 1, 1811. This information comes Polish American Studies (1957). In the article it mentions that the Capt was struck by "cannon Bullets, so that it was difficult to find and identify his body".--Henry Kalussowaki, "Alexander Bielaski", Zgoda, July 20, 1887.
General McClernand made efforts to regain the Capt's body that had been buried in a common grave. He was disinterred in 1864 and taken to the National cemetery at Mound City, Ill. Where he now lies in a grave marked "unknown Soldier, killed at battle of Belmont. Elsewhere in the article it says, "he fell, instantly killed by cannonball.
Please feel free to use any or all this information. I expected to find him with his family who now lie at the Congressional cemetery.
|Alan Shipley||RE: Stephen Shipley|
What does managing the memorial entail?
|Debra Richards Toms||Faye Laws Leffelman|
Faye Laws Leffelman
I worked with Faye, and since both parties refuse to merge, can you transfer her to me? Trying to do the same with the other memorial, I will merge them myself. The link to Find A Grave edit is not working for me. thanks
|[View all messages...]|