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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 12 years, 11 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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james kennedy
RE: McClosky
Your welcom I have His Obit to also put once in day or two
Added by james kennedy on Feb 01, 2015 2:25 AM
RE: Zurbuch
Thanks, will do! Greatly appreciated!
Added by macmadam on Jan 31, 2015 1:31 PM
re: # 141907828 BENTON child
Thanks for notification of burial location. Difficult, unless one knows, betw the Hutchison(s) cems.

Is there a stone or cem record for David Edward BENTON & his siblings?
Added by Caral on Jan 31, 2015 8:08 AM
Plot info
Thanks for the heads up on the plot info.
I appreciate your help! :)

Added by JNicholson-Turbide on Jan 30, 2015 7:56 PM
Thanks for Frank
Thanks so much for Frank Sutter - greatly appreciate and as I continue to link the families and add more, will be easier to edit them- thanks much!
Jeanne #47847520
Added by macmadam on Jan 30, 2015 7:51 PM
Thanks for catching those, lol
I always have problems when I use my tablet instead of my laptop
I just can't keep the kids off it long enough for me to use it though!

Have a great night
Added by cataholic4ever on Jan 30, 2015 5:46 PM
Pamela Parks Costa
RE: Lucy Tibbals 19511947
Always nice to hear from you Zella :)

Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Jan 28, 2015 6:43 PM
Pamela Parks Costa
RE: Lucy Tibbals 19511947
I removed the link and your name - do you want me to do anything else

Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Jan 28, 2015 5:43 PM
John Schaub
RE: Abraham Trites
I'm sure there is snow up there now I took these a few years ago hoping to find a pic of Ichabod Lewis in my line. It wasn't to be. I was looking at this and realized I had some pics and there were none up. They were in rough shape and I had trouble getting the words clearly. I wish I had done the whole grave yard but hind sight is 20/20. Glad it was of use to you.
Added by John Schaub on Jan 26, 2015 7:35 PM
your suggestion regarding Levi S Herrold
There is a visable date on the stone, you can even see it in the headstone photo I took on the memorial page. July 19 1887

Mayor Levi Steese Herrold
17 Nov 1820 - Jan 1897
Added by absintheminded on Jan 26, 2015 7:50 AM
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