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hs54449 (#46909591)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo I joined "Find A Grave" for two reasons:
1. For doing research on my family genealogy.

2. I have always had this unusual hobby of walking cemeteries. I think part of it is the sense of history that I get when I'm looking at the different dates and epitaphs, the other part goes back to my demographics training from anthropology. Looking for patterns to tell me how people lived (and of course died).

How appropriate that I would find an online database that would allow me to continue pursuing both of these hobbies, while helping others discover their own pasts as well.

I am more than willing to add additional information - just used the edit tab at the top of the memorial. I check every few days for any requests. I will also transfer memorials of non-family members to those who have additional information or are related to a person for whom I have created a memorial. I occasionally will do a spreadsheet for a cemetery, and I also tend to take photos of infants and young children I find as I'm walking, particularly those that were born and died between census' as I know they are hard to find any information for on Ancestry and other genealogy sites. Often times, I have no personal connection to these cemeteries or children, so if you do, just let me know.

If you would like to use my HEADSTONE photos for your research purposes, such as adding to a tree on Ancestry, please feel free. If you wish to use a PERSONAL photo I've attached to a memorial, PLEASE ASK FIRST as these are personal family photos and may only be used with my permission. Thank you.
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Delores (Rinehart)Turner
RE: Horace and Emma Turner
Thanks. I appreciate the effort for my husband great grandfather
Added by Delores (Rinehart)Turner on Aug 16, 2016 9:52 AM
William Fox
Josiah Skinner & Elizabeth Green
This couple were my Aunt and Uncle. Elizabeth Green was a sister to my 4th Great Grandmother, Susannah Green, wife of Consider Fox. Their oldest sister was Mary Green, wife of William Fox. Two Green sisters married two Fox brothers. These Green sisters were the daughters of Joshua Green and Diana Carpenter. When Joshua Green died in 1786 he left his Will and your ancestor Josiah Skinner was made Executor. My e-mail address is I am William L. Fox. I hope you will message me as I think we could exchange much family history.
Added by William Fox on Aug 09, 2016 10:29 PM
Carol Adams Rowlands Hays
Ernest & Anna Junchen
I apologize for just now getting back to you on the photos you took in Zion American Lutheran Cemetery. The arborvitae is extremely huge. It must have "attacked" you when you tried to take these photos. I'm surprised they came out as good as they did.
Thanks for the extra effort.
Added by Carol Adams Rowlands Hays on Aug 02, 2016 3:25 PM
Delores (Rinehart)Turner
Horace and Emma Turner
I don't see the markers. Where are the headstones?
Added by Delores (Rinehart)Turner on Jul 10, 2016 8:56 AM
Arvilla and Abel Turner
Thank you for your time and great photos for Arvilla and Abel Turner's memorial pages.
Added by HudieGram on Jun 13, 2016 9:55 AM
Rick Burch
Joseph L Coats
Thank you for looking for Joseph's headstone. It may be unmarked. Thank you for trying.
Added by Rick Burch on Jun 09, 2016 6:02 PM
Cindy & Sarah
Minnie Nettleton
Thank you for her headstone photo. Your photos are really well taken.
Added by Cindy & Sarah on Jun 09, 2016 8:12 AM
Barry Foster
Elizabeth Brown 133706374
Thanks for checking for this grave for a photo. I appreciate your time and effort. Barry
Added by Barry Foster on Jun 09, 2016 8:06 AM
Luella Hinrichsen
Heinrich Schroeder
Thank you for doing the extra work to find this little child, so nice to have the photo for his memorial! Great photo!
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Jun 09, 2016 6:37 AM
Headstone Photos
Thank You for the headstone photos.
Richard M
Added by Murph on Jun 09, 2016 5:59 AM
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