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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."


Our greatest treasure is our family, not only the warm circle around the Christmas tree, but all those whose lives gave us life, and those who will carry our love into the future. ~ Anonymous

It avails not, neither time or place—distance avails not;
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

Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. ~ W.J. Cameron

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

“Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.”
– Author Unknown

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. ~ Author Unknown

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. ~ Anonymous

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Valice Raffi
Michael Gaebele
Thank You!
Added by Valice Raffi on Jun 18, 2016 7:39 AM
Brenda Goldy
Clarence Dillon Memorial
Thank you so much for sponsoring Clarence Dillon's memorial. He is my 2nd great-uncle. If you have a closer connection and would like me to transfer him, please let me know.


Added by Brenda Goldy on Jun 12, 2016 2:31 PM
#38198590 - Paul Ackerman Conrad

Memorial #516238 has him at Riverside Nat'l Cemetery. I checked their listing and they do show a burial site for him. However, you have him at Green Hills Memorial Park and you've got a tombstone photo. I was wondering if you can confirm that the stone photo is at Green Hills. Do we have a situation here where perhaps he has a stone in two different cemeteries? Thanks. By the way, I sent an edit to link him to his parents who are buried in his hometown with most of the rest of the family.
Added by oleyboy on Apr 27, 2016 9:45 AM
Lillian Johnson 59112581
Hello. My name is Bev. I am a descendant of the Harviston line. I noticed you created a find a grave for Lillian Johnson whom I believe to be Lillian Pressia Harviston who married Bohannan. Looks like she may have remarried a man named Johnson and deceased in California. Are you related to Lillian? Are you able to tell me about her? Thank you Bev
Added by Bethwriter7 on Apr 21, 2016 10:46 AM
Sallie Manire
While taking a photo of Edmund's stone, I also took one of Sallie's stone next to his. If you will create a memorial for her, I will be glad to add the photo, just let me know.
Added by Deb on Mar 23, 2016 9:03 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: Hi Nancy!
Oh my, that does sound serious. I'm glad you're feeling better but what a scare that must have been. I know what you mean; I rarely do photo requests there anymore. Just not lucky enough to claim before someone else does. But when I go, I take a huge number of extra photos and upload them to the existing memorials. Makes the trip down there seem more worthwhile.

Take care,

Added by B.J. Waters on Feb 18, 2016 12:18 AM
Correcting a name
Hello. Green Hills Memorial Park had my son's name spelled incorrectly in their records. Consequently, when I search here, it is as well. I have already contacted them and they have finally fixed the error within their system. How can I get his name to be listed correctly here on this site?

Thank you.
Added by Seachele on Feb 17, 2016 1:47 PM
B.J. Waters
Hi Nancy!
I noticed your photo requests at Green Hills. Did you move away from the area? I remember you used to take photos here.


PS - I hope you are in the best of health now.
Added by B.J. Waters on Feb 16, 2016 7:33 AM
Linda Claxton
RE: Reynold Herman Joseph Schiltz - # 3429553
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on Feb 15, 2016 11:04 AM
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
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