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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 ancestry.com - 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 BillionGraves.com.
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.
TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GRAVESTONES by Maureen Taylor
[for full article, go to Genealogy.com] http://www.genealogy.com/64_gravestones_print.html
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 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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|Marguerite||Mabel Toles #74597972 @ Lakeville|
Oakland County, Michigan. I've added headstones for the Toles family. You left a flower . . .
|C. Bryan||Alvin Benson - - -|
Got the exact location for you this morning - also another photo. Was in the area, easy to do. cb
Added by C. Bryan on Aug 01, 2015 1:30 PM
That was my reason for asking, his family. Your dates were incomplete and we couldn't find a memorial page for him. We then found a duplicate of your entry(I notified him). I'm trying to help his niece as well as the VVMF & CDB. We have over 6,000 to locate.
|Tom Glowacki||RE: Kenneth Richard Rose - # 1136326|
It was my pleasure.
|RTerry||Re: Polly Carpi Godwin Gwin|
Just a follow-up. I know the Find A Grave guidelines say use the last married name, but I have found many women continue to use both if they were widows. I follow what the obituary indicates - if it uses both, I sometimes use both.
Since you specifically asked, I have changed it for you.
Added by RTerry on Jul 15, 2015 6:39 AM
|Doug & Marilyn Parman||RE: Thomas Gatzman - # 128020642|
I love going to the cemetery and taking the photos. But when I find a mystery that is the icing on the cake. I to had a missing link and it was my great grandfather William Luther Wade, his family. I was disowned by my great aunt when I started my search over 30 years ago. I had a few clues before I was shut out by her, sad. The clues I had was his last name was Taylor, his mother maiden name was Capps, when she died her name was Bryant, and they were from Dunn, North Carolina. I even went there in 2008, and found nothing. I always wondered? did he just change his last name or did he take new everything. I got my answer a few months ago. I found his mother on Find A Grave, she had been put in shortly before, then everything started falling in place. His real name was William Luther Taylor. He even had a brother names after his father. Needless to say I was up all night.
If and when you come to Modesto let me know and we will get together. I have a copy of Modesto Citizens updated list. I will try to email it to you.
|Diane Nygaard||Mildred M. Andersen|
Can you remove the photo of the headstone for Mildred Mable Morse Andersen. She is my grandmother and I would like to add other photos. Thank you.
|Diane Nygaard||Hans J. Andersen|
Can you please remove the photo of the headstone for Hans Jacob Andersen. He is my grandfather and I would like to add other photos. Thank you.
|Denine Urquhart||Kezia Curtis|
You added the memorial for Kezia Curtis and I noticed that some of your information came from The Saga of Old Tuolumne. I think the book may be wrong. Please tell me if you agree.
The pioneer talked about in the paragraph below can not be Kezia or her husband Bradner Curtis because they did not leave New York until 1850.
There is no way he was part of the mining company because it reached the mountains on March 20, 1848. Bradner and Kezia are buried in the Curtis vault in the IOOF cemetery. I am currently trying to find out the first name of the man being talked about below.
"The Saga of Old Tuolumne" by Edna Bryan Buckbee, The Press of the Pioneers, Inc., 1935, page 418 [note that Kezia is misidentified as her husband]:
"Kezia Darwin Curtis, a pioneer of '48, sleeps his last sleep in a splendid Granite vault - the only one on Cabuzet Hill. Curtis was a member of the second exploring party that set out from Monterey for the mines, in the spring of '48.
The mining company of which he was a member consisting of Messrs. Loveland, Swain, Harris, and some four others, reached the mountains on March 20, 1848. Fifteen miles south of the Merced River they made the first discovery of gold in the neighborhood, afterwards known as Burn's Diggings. But large numbers of Indians, tracking them, dangerously wounded two members of the party. Pioneer Curtis founded Curtisville, on Curtis' Creek, and mined successfully on Shaw's Flat and Tuttletown, also on the Calaveras River."
|Larry Tally||RE: Fogarty family - Stanislaus cty|
Thank you for responding. I also appreciate you visiting my family's memorials. As you say, it only takes a moment to remember someone but it does mean a lot to many others.
Have a great day!!
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