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personna (#46638792)
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Bio Photo NOTE: Usually I am very prompt with update requests but a medical problem in November caused a delay in many things. If you sent an email with something to add to the BIO section, it is in my in box and I will complete your request. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

I am an avid amateur genealogist, researching many different lines for both family and friends. I include all collateral lines, so my area of interest is extensive.

I have added many memorials in the hope of helping a fellow researcher. Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, please just cite the F.A.G. memorial number and cite me as the photographer. This includes - it's so disappointing to look at a public family tree and find one of my photographs without mention of the photographer.

I decline to give permission to use my photos for resale, for profit, or to upload to a different web site. Do not copy them to other grave related sites such as

PLEASE remember the volunteer nature of FAG and be polite when writing. People have been less than understanding recently, wondering why the information they sent hadn't yet been added.

Dates of birth & death as well as linking to parents can been added through the automated system. If I've missed your email about additions to a memorial, just ask a second time. We're all human, no need for attitude.



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Since you are creating a record of the cemetery in addition to photographing a single stone you should take several images of the same marker. For example:

1. One showing the whole cemetery.

2. Shoot an image that includes the closest stones and provides context.

3. Photograph the whole gravestone so that inscription and carving are visible.

4. Make sure to take at least one picture where the inscription fills the camera frame.

Unless you are extremely lucky, most of the stones you want to photograph will not be straight due to ground settling. In the case of leaning stones, tilting the camera should eliminate the slant."


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I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so
many generations hence;
I project myself—also I return—I am with you, and know how it is.

Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt;
Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd;
Just as you are refresh'd by the gladness of the river and the bright flow,
I was refresh'd... ~ "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman

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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~ William Penn

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Larry Tally
Hi Nancy,
I wanted to check in and see how you are doing? I know you were under the weather a couple months back and hope you are feeling better.
Your friend,
Larry Tally
Added by Larry Tally on Feb 01, 2016 5:13 AM
David Blinkhorn
Kay-Corbin Cemetery
The Kay-Corbin Cemetery is on private property and has already been photographed by the county. This is the link for the county listing and photos.
Added by David Blinkhorn on Jan 27, 2016 8:07 AM
Jeanne and Dave
David Brunkow memorial
Thanks so much for transferring the Brunkow memorial to our family. Much appreciated!
Added by Jeanne and Dave on Jan 17, 2016 7:55 PM
Walter Francis Buckley 58668226
This is my grandfather. I have a lot of information to add. Would you consider turning over management? Thanks!
Added by irishcoleen on Jan 15, 2016 7:09 PM
Michael [Randy] Walsh
P.D. Harper
Sorry didn't notice ! Appreciate your kindness. Now I will have to do the same for someone else, which I have considered several times, but have yet to do. Added two very nice photos, and have sent a few edit/links for my great grandmother who is indeed there, and also linked to my grandmother who is buried at Arlington. Thanks again !
Added by Michael [Randy] Walsh on Jan 09, 2016 7:13 AM
Larry Tally
Blossom Seeber
Hi Nancy,
I accepted your request for a photo of Blossom Seeber's headstone. I was out at the cemeteries this morning and accomplished your request. Blossom's headstone is very worn and hard to read. I cleaned it up as best I could but it is still difficult to read. I wish the outcome was better but am glad that the headstone is there. So many are missing at Modesto Citizens Cemetery.
Warm regards,
Larry Tally
Added by Larry Tally on Nov 14, 2015 1:58 PM
Jim Ferris
C Basey
This is very helpful. Are u related because I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you.
Added by Jim Ferris on Nov 10, 2015 2:15 PM
Jim Ferris
C Basey
Thanks much for the info, appreciate it.
Added by Jim Ferris on Nov 09, 2015 7:19 PM
Larry Leighton
Edmund Manire
We will need the block and plot numbers. The cemetery is HUGE and the cemetery staff is less than helpful. It has gotten so frustrating for the volunteers to get the grave locations from those people that most of us have quit trying. Family members can contact the cemetery office and 'sometimes" have better luck. If you get the location, you can add it to the memorial or message it to me on Find A Grave
Added by Larry Leighton on Nov 01, 2015 1:35 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
I was going through my updates, again, checking to see if they had been done. I sent THIRTY FOUR updates to edits because the memorial managers had not honored my edits, some of them were second requests. Only ten (out of fourty four) were done, and nine of them had your name as manager. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Oct 27, 2015 10:50 AM
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