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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 5 years, 3 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Messages left for Nancy Meadows (1861)[Leave Message]
Kate Brumall
Thank you once again for the great pictures of Kate's grave.
We have not crossed paths in a while but good to have you on the net. Very sorry to learn about your step son.
All the best
Added by Carter on Apr 20, 2015 7:24 AM
Sally (Winegar) Flaherty
Louis and Anna May Rentchler
Hi Nancy, thank you so much for the gravestone pictures regarding Louis and Anna.

Sally Winegar FLaherty
Added by Sally (Winegar) Flaherty on Apr 19, 2015 7:35 AM
Carol Gibbens
RE: Rucker Photo
I'm not related either, just working on Rucker genealogy for a friend.
Added by Carol Gibbens on Apr 16, 2015 3:33 PM
Vee Miller
Elizabeth Walker Keller
Thank you so very much for securing the photo of the grave marker for Elizabeth Walker Keller.
You are most kind!
Vee Miller
Added by Vee Miller on Apr 16, 2015 10:56 AM
Carol Gibbens
Rucker Photo
Thanks for filling my photo request for Avice Rucker.
Added by Carol Gibbens on Apr 16, 2015 7:52 AM
David Sharp
Ruth McAdams
Made the deletion, thanks. Didn't have any storm damage here at home but a lot of trees were down, take care Dave
Added by David Sharp on Apr 15, 2015 11:08 PM
Peter Harry
Thanks for locating his headstone
Added by James on Apr 15, 2015 5:42 PM
Thomas Harned
Nancy, thank you for all of the pictures posted for the Harned family. We appreciate you and your work.
Tom Harned
Added by Thomas Harned on Apr 09, 2015 3:18 PM
Doris Snyder
Thanks for catching Nancy.
Added by Doris Snyder on Apr 08, 2015 11:17 AM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Hello Nancy,, long time talking.. Hope you family are well. We are here... Yes I had information of suicide, but no proof, so I did not add this..
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Apr 07, 2015 8:04 PM
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