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I have been doing research on my family history since I was a young girl, and in my lifetime, I have acquired an extensive amount of records and photos. And I am so happy I found Findagrave, which is such a phenomenal idea and concept. It is a great memorial and genealogical site for all us, and I love the whole idea of Findagrave that each person has his/her personal page. Since this is a free site, it as a great place to share and record valuable data and photos so others can find, copy and use them. I have added over 400 photos, and I see most of them being copied and used in family trees on ancestry.com and other historical databases. Since all of my photos have been cropped—fixed, etc., before being posted, I KNOW that I am the original source. This is really okay with me, but also it would be nice to receive credit, a note and even a thank you for the use of my postings and photos,and findagrave.com should also be given credit. None of this was done without a lot of time and research and money, too.|
For the most part, I have posted memorials and photos of relatives and ancestors,and sometimes I have also added friends and pictures of the cemetery names. See my Virtual Cemeteries for my genealogies. I am delighted that I have encouraged many people to add their families to findagrave, take photos, request photos and honor their relatives with memorials.
Please let me know if I've made an error in any part of my postings whether it be the grave site, spelling or anything. I welcome additions and photos that you may have (which can be added without being a memorial manager.) I have not had much luck transferring memorials to "relatives" when they add nothing new and aren't interested in "maintaining them." I keep adding connections, photos and more information as I find them. Also, I have 100's of old photos (some are not identified that I want to add. I just identified 8 photos from one photos when it was identified and posted on a genealogy site. Also I still want to add photos,stories, obituaries, documents, etc. to many of the memorials I have created--some need to be identified and names found. This is a work in progress.
I have many tintypes and photos over 150 years old that have been given and sent to me and I hope, to someday find out who they are and post them, so they all can be remembered. Also, I need to scan and post many identified photos—just need time.
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"We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve…. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen….. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."
I have made many new friends from this great site. People who want to walk around cemeteries are an amazing group. I have many stories about the terrific people and incredible data I have received from people who look at or work on this site. For example, there was question about the death date of an ancestor. Finally, a wonderful person wrote to me about an ancestor's grave site, which had no tombstone, and she asked if I wanted her to post a picture of the "grassy spot." where he was located. My answer was yes and, so she put a flag in the middle of the spot and posted the picture. Then she asked if I wanted a copy of the obituary that she had found. I was elated and after receiving it, I found out why the death dates were questionable. The family left him on the ranch and went on vacation for a month, and when they returned they found him dead on the front porch—so when did he die?
Thank all of you who have added to findagrave, to my memorials and to my genealogical findings. God bless you!
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|CroBear||Gibbons, granville, MA|
Yes, I linked Bildad to mother and father. Glad to help.
Added by CroBear on Apr 27, 2013 2:35 PM
|Marne Tucker||Marie Ekker|
I am sorry. Didn't read the note with the request. I will try and get a picture as soon as we have green grass.
Hi I transferred all the Holderness in cambridge to you. I am not related and just photgraphed the cemetery. I was a little confused about what you wanted so I just transferred to you. This way you can add and take away what ever you would like. My pictures are free to use. Deb
|Joe Skorupa||RE: Zachary Sims|
You're welcome, I'm glad I could help!
|Corinna Harvey-Burton||RE: Cora & Ed Sims|
You are so welcome! It was actually 50 degrees yesterday but, yes snow drifts were still there! This marker had evaded me a couple of other times when I was there and now that I know where it is, yes I will get you another one if it gets green again!
You are too kind! My husband and I love to help others however we can!
|Rebekah Billings||Mae Lamb|
I've transferred her memorial and I got the info. for her from a list transcribed from viewing tombstones by Ken O'Neal in May 2000. Also listed as being on the stone is the marriage date of 2-25-2000.
|Glenn Pederson||RE: Changing cem county....|
Thanks for the quick reply. The person that starts a cemetery, can change the address.
I will be going home this spring and will get you that picture.
Sorry about that, it should be just left as Steuben County NY. Thank you-
|Chris Mills||Alfred Hamlin 85416913|
Hi Lucy, I just now noticed a note from Carole Rogers that Alfred served in the Spanish American War, I am passing that along.
|Chris Mills||Hamlins - Forest Lawn Glendale|
I transferred them to you. Sorry I don't have marker pictures, you should just put out a photo request. I only have marker pictures for about 1% of the memorials I have created.
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