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Gina (#46846562)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much.
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible. I notice on several occasions when I transferred family members, my entry was deleted, and theirs was put in. I don't care, but it's not right. I FORGIVE THE PARTIES I NOTICED CHANGE. When family is transferred to me, I leave the original, but add what I might want.

I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.

To One in Sorrow

Let me come in
where you are weeping friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow
such as yours,
can understand.
Let me come in —
I would be very still beside you
in your grief;
I would not bid you
cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in —
and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow
such as yours,
And understand.

—Grace Noll Crowell

There is hardly anything in the world
that some man cannot make a little worse
and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price
only are this man's lawful prey.

—John Ruskin


Quote from Findagrave: "The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. THE ULTIMATE GOAL SHOULD BE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL, ACCURATE MEMORIALS THAT HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY, REGARDLESS OF WHO CREATED THE MEMORIAL OR WHO MAINTAINS IT."


ABOUT READING ILLEGIBLE HEADSTONES- from MOCAVO Genealogy Newsletter

The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.

A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon

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Wm & SJ. Donath
Charles Jackson
Be sure to read the caption for the photo posted. It contains cemetery information for this burial.
Added by Wm & SJ. Donath on Aug 19, 2014 5:01 PM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
RE: Harold T. Vandruff, Virtual Cemetery
This memorial has been duplicated at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131541493, showing burial in Northern Cemetery, Smithfield, Ohio. Yoou may want to work out with that contributor regarding whose memorial gets deleted.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Aug 18, 2014 11:23 PM
Brian Saul
H David Saul/Saal
Are the two following memorials not the same person?
Could they be combined?

Created by: Deb McCallister
Record added: Jul 08, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113520515

Created by: Gina
Record added: Jul 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113591106

~Brian E Saul
Added by Brian Saul on Aug 18, 2014 1:00 PM
Jim Herman
Diegel
A check of the Veterans search page does not show a James Diegel.
Can only suggest you contact other relatives to find out what they did with the ashes ? Or, did they place him in one of the public cemeteries?
Added by Jim Herman on Aug 07, 2014 11:23 AM
SpiritDragon
RE: Elizabeth L Golden Photo
Your welcome :)
Added by SpiritDragon on Aug 03, 2014 7:24 PM
Jehuruth
More Than 1 Husband or Wife and Cemetery info
Hi Gina. I have two more questions for you if you don't mind.

1) I just took pictures in a cemetery and a lady has two husbands buried with her. One is on the main tombstone with her daughter (her first) and another is buried beside them. When I connect them together will it automatically show her having two husbands or is there something else I need to do.

2) I was wondering how to add information about a cemetery. For example, the one I visited yesterday had a lot of illegible tombstones and the graveyard is falling apart. I was wanting to add that information to the description of the cemetery and put directions so that it is easier to find for people not from the area.

Thank you for answering my last question. My stupidity made that a mess. I didn't see the cemetery on the list cause I didn't hit the next page. So I added everyone and made a lot of duplicate records and then had to delete them. Most of them already had pictures, so I wasted my time doing the cemetery. Wasn't sure if I should add the photos or not since they had photos of the tombstones.
Added by Jehuruth on Aug 01, 2014 6:10 PM
Jehuruth
RE: Thanks for Links
Thanks Gina. I have a question about this though. I just took pictures of an old cemetery and most of the stones are illegible. Do I put them down as Deceased, Unknown / Unknown 1, 2, 3, etc. or what?

Thank you

Jehuruth
Added by Jehuruth on Jul 31, 2014 6:48 PM
Robert Hawkey
RE: Randell Lee Welch Photo
your welcome
Added by Robert Hawkey on Jul 30, 2014 5:49 AM
Debra Underwood
Lucy L Mitchell
hi my name is Debbie Underwood. Lucy Tucker is my great aunt. Her brother and sisters are Welby Alonzo Mitchell, Kennith L Mitchell, and Merna Roberts. Her parents are Frank & Nancy Risher Mitchell. In case anyone is looking for info on her. Or any of the mitchells.
Added by Debra Underwood on Jul 29, 2014 11:09 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Barbara Moore Photo
You're welcome!
Added by cynthia mullens on Jul 29, 2014 8:19 PM
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