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Dark Shadows (#47011952)
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Bio Photo I live in Grand Haven. That's in western Michigan, and is right on the shore of Lake Michigan.

I enjoy walking cemeteries with my better half, recording headstones here in Michigan. We do this while traveling also, taking pictures in interesting cemeteries and entering them here on FAG. I am mainly a marker recorder, entering pics on existing memorials and creating memorials for those not yet on this site.

Please ask first if you want to use my photos. They may be used only if I am given credit for them w/my permission. Thanks.

I am happy to have had the photograph I took of Maj. Noah Ferry's headstone published in the Civil War Historian magazine Spring 2009, Vol 5, Issue 1, page 20. I was asked permission, which I gave gladly, and was given credit for the photo. That's how it works.

Most of the memorials I manage are not related to me, and I will be happy to transfer to someone who has more to add to them, was a friend, family or acquaintance. Ask by clicking on edit, then send me a note including your FAG number. Please don't create a duplicate memorial of anyone.

I do not add obituaries per FAG rules (unless it is pre-1923 per copyright laws)...if you didn't write it, you don't have the right to reprint it. Same with pictures, if you didn't take it, you have NO right to post it.

I think Find A Grave is a great site.

"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living" - Cicero

Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."
― C.S. Lewis
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Carol Ciaramitaro
Emma Jane (Potts) Calkins
My apologies for giving you the memorial numbers for her grandparents.

Would you please correct the links to her parents as follows:
father - William Potts II - Find A Grave 6534107 and her
mother - Mary Ann (Pearson) Potts - Find A Grave 6534108

Thank you,
Added by Carol Ciaramitaro on Apr 08, 2014 12:55 PM
Pat Best
Zimmerman's-Lake Forest, GH
Hello, Thank you for all the work you have put into Find A Grave. I was wondering if you could connect the following Jane Zimmerman 97425328 and James Zimmerman 97425062 to mother Harriet Zimmerman Goodnight 97424976 and father John Zimmerman 97424921. Or transfer them all to me Pat Best 47800896 as they were my neighbors while growing up. Thank you.
Added by Pat Best on Feb 08, 2014 7:20 PM
Joseph Douglas
Hello, I was wondering if I may use your photo of the headstone for Joseph Douglas for my Ancestry Tree?

Thank you,

Added by ProctorPPM on Jan 02, 2014 8:14 AM
Sue Allen
Thank you for the 2 transfers. I appreciate it.
Added by Sue Allen on Nov 17, 2013 9:02 PM
<3 from Michigan
RE: Tullie & Edith Halterman marker at Sunrise Memorial Gardens
Thank you very much! I will follow your instructions to the letter regarding the photo.
Added by <3 from Michigan on Nov 17, 2013 8:35 PM
<3 from Michigan
Tullie & Edith Halterman marker at Sunrise Memorial Gardens

I just came across your photo of Tullie & Edith Ruth (Storey) Halterman at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Thank you so much for posting it!

With your permission, I'd like to be able to add your photo to my family tree on I would of course add photo credit to you along with the photo. Please let me know if that would be ok with you.

Thanks for your consideration,
Added by <3 from Michigan on Nov 16, 2013 11:38 PM
Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
RE: Josets Noantay/Isadore Nantais
Thankyou and I have seen his name in there also with the interments

Keep up the good work you do friend

Added by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey on Nov 15, 2013 4:44 PM
Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
Josets Noantay/Isadore Nantais
Hi ,
Thankyou for the pics in these interments you had placed .
Along the way , but not exactly sure where I am a decendant of them as my Grandmother was a Nantais , her father was Jean Baptiste Nantais , His fathers name was , Benjamin Francis Xavier Nantais, and his mothers name ,Tharsille Teresa (Lauzon) Nantais, they lived in Tecumseh, Ontario Canada.
I am in Face Book and in a group called Nantais Family History Page , & Joset& Isadore are our ancestors ,

If you could let me I am asking to be able to put their interments as well as the cemetery pics in that Family site please.

Added by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey on Nov 15, 2013 7:49 AM
Scout's Mom
RE: re: Mallory Cemetery
They are far from the same. And if I walk an entire cemetery I will add my photos. And I only add mine it mine reflect a clarity or view that compliments. Sorry it is about the honor to the memorial, not someones ego.
Added by Scout's Mom on Nov 14, 2013 5:59 AM
Sandy Vandertol
Thanks a lot for the awesome photos and correction on the name. Darn those cemetery index lists with their errors! At least they got them in the right cemetery! :)
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Oct 26, 2013 6:09 AM
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