|Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)|
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"That's right; you're not from Texas. But Texas wants you anyway."|
Musician LYLE LOVETT
(who lives 2 miles down the road . . .)
Jan. 2013 - I have started to get feedback from Australia, which is WONDERFUL, although I am not getting contact information. If you are family and can tell me full names of parents/spouse/children, I would be most grateful. ALSO, SEND ME AN EMAIL ADDRESS! I only receive what you type. Cheers!
My new favorite title is
I would respectfully ask that you not put moving "flowers" on my memorials. I think you would agree that your gesture is about respect for the dead, and not a competition of who can find the most distracting jpeg.
I'm less of a "numbers" member and take much more pride in having complete information. I love connecting all the relationships and seeing the children's links all in place. For that reason, much of my work and contribution is on the memorials of others.
NOV 2011: My new passion is Japanese and Chinese foreign cemeteries. We just got back from Japan, where I photographed my first "Famous Interment". My husband travels to Shanghai 4-5 times a year, and I've gotten engrossed in the loss of Jewish graves there.
FEB 2012 NOTE ON THE "Numbers": I've been working a cemetery in London, England that has over 190,000 graves. Guess my numbers will be going up, since I am averaging 500+ per day. So much for THAT comment!
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ARE YOU GUILTY OF DOUBLE POSTING PHOTOS?
Just because yours is prettier doesn't mean it isn't rude to post the same exact shot on top of the original photographer, especially when it was their memorial to begin with. (And its not like there aren't enough uncaptured graves out there!) Now, if you cut away the weeds and washed off the bird poop, that's a different story . . . Back up and take a landscape view, or shoot a close shot of an otherwise illegible engraving.
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DID YOU KNOW?
- The Social Security death location is NOT accurate. It is the address they mailed the last check. Always use the State Death Index location.
- Many contributors still don't know that additions of birth and death locations are done under the [Edit Date] button. No need to put them in the bio.
- When you can't find death records, try googling the name. Old genealogy files from the 1990s are still out there, even though the link address from the source is broken.
- WHY LIST THE CHILDREN IN THE BIO? OR THE PARENTS FOR THAT MATTER? Because someone has done a lot of work to get the full name of the parents which may or may not be accurate on the parents link. Because someone has done alot of work to verify who is and isn't a child and if you do not include the list, a year from now someone may wrongly link a child that is not theirs. The manager of the child's memorial may decide to only document the name on the marker, and you have lost the opportunity to communicate the full name of each child. It also looks much better to paragraph the children, since they will be in a column when they are linked. And, double spacing between the parent info / marriage info / and children makes it much easier to scan the bio.
-Still typing the entire death certificate or an entire census on someone's memorial? REALLY? Those things are much more accessable to the amateur genealogist these days and are more trash than help on a memorial.
-Recently I have been including a list of my sources to be placed under the ADD NOTE tab. PLEASE do not post my name and number; my ego just doesn't need that and your bio will just look sloppy. My greatest reward is a beautifully formatted memorial. THANKS, YALL!
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IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MEMORIALS, PLEASE INCLUDE THE MEMORIAL NUMBER WITH YOUR QUERY.
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I have added the additional info you requested to the memorial. thanks for that.
|K Bourne||Florence Hill|
Thank you Rebecca for finding my great grandmother Florence Hill, an English missionary who dedicated her life to Korea. We would never have had the opportunity to view her resting place as my family are all from Barbados, where her only daughter (my grandmother) moved to at 13 years of age, later married and had children of her own.
Thank you again!
Added by K Bourne on May 10, 2013 8:58 AM
|Kathey King||Lamorah Jolly Hudiburg|
The birth date for Lamorah Jolly Hudiburg is shown as 3 Jan 1841. Further into the memorial, it shows her parents Daniel and Almarinda Jolly were also born in 1841.
Was Lamorah born in a different year? Could you please let me know if there is a correction.
|W. C. Daniel||Girard Cook|
I have corrected date. I recently found another source that confirms his death year as 1897.
|Ghost family hunter||Barbara Ellen Blades|
Thanks for the information!
|Dympna Beckett Joyce||Re: Anne P Baby|
Re Anne and Henry Baby, Calvary, Evanston
Thank you for your message regarding Anne and Henry Baby, interred in Calvary Cemetery, Evanston, Chicago. I have made the changes you suggested.
I would be delighted to transfer the Memorials to you if they are family, as I took these photographs while visiting my own Ancestors Graves.
|kellybean||RE: Mary Waldo|
You are so funny! I found that information published in a book. (It's on Google books as well.)
I hope that works!
|Karen Maloy||RE: Lang/Kuntz|
Thank You!! And believe it or not, I never knew I could shift the pictures ~ never noticed the tab to do it! Learn something new every day, even at my age!!!
My husband and I are planning another trip to Houston (other than our taking the whole family to Galveston the end of June for our granddaughter's 5th birthday and our 40th anniversary) as I have found paternal relatives who decided to make themselves known to me! While we are there, I am going to retake these pictures since it was such a dark and dreary day when we were there. Can't wait to get good, sharp, sunny pics for my kin!!
Thank you again for getting the plot description to me ... I just knew where they were without and never thought to get it!
Keep up the good work!!!
The plots have been added to my great-grandparents, grandmother, great-uncles, great-aunt, and great-aunt's father.
Are you related or just a cemetery perfectionist? Just curious :)
Karen Kuntz Maloy
|EJD||Updates made to William Crow memorial|
I have made the updates that you suggested for this memorial. I apologize for the delay in doing so. Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated.
Added by EJD on Apr 03, 2013 4:55 PM
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