|Connie A. (#47390019)|
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<< click on the photo it's so cute!|
I live in Sonoma county, California. I stumbled on Find a Grave by accident after Googling my grandmother. I developed an interest in genealogy after a family reunion—it started with just my family, and now extends beyond. In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined spending so much time in cemeteries photographing headstones throughout Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. They are so peaceful and filled with many stories—I hope my contribution helps you.
My photo-taking suggestions
Before you leave the house, have a plan. Once there, it's easy to become distracted and overwhelmed. Wear comfortable clothing and protective shoes. Remember to wipe off your camera lens often. You'll be disappointed when you get home and begin to upload your photos only to notice a finger smudge or water droplet on EVERY SINGLE photo—ugh! Watch where you stand when you take photos of certain headstones. If look beyond the engraving check to make sure you don't see your reflection. Try standing off to one side. PLEASE, PLEASE don't just photograph the engraving and crop out the rest. I personally believe you ruin the character of the headstone when you cut off any portion of the headstone.
What to bring with you
Camera...(duh); check your settings for outdoor use; extra, extra batteries; cemetery map if available; soft bristle brush to sweep off leaves, dirt, etc.; spray bottle (water brings out the lettering); cell phone (fully charged); sunscreen and a hat; something to eat, and a lot of water; and Band aids (trust me).
If you are new to Find a Grave I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the FAQs. You will avoid mistakes and save yourself and others time.
Consider joining the Forum it's full of suggestions and questions answered by other contributors.
If you encounter a difficult member, don't stoop to their level, I can assure you—they're NOT worth it! If your SAC goes uncorrected after 30 days, just forward your original SAC to firstname.lastname@example.org (bypassing the unresponsive/difficult contributor). Find a Grave will determine what should be corrected, and not someone who believes they have authority.
Valuable Quick Tips:
• Uploading photos
• Suggest a correction (SAC) via the edit tab
• About duplicates
• Transfers within four generations: siblings; parents & children; grandparents and grandchildren; great grandparents and great grandchildren.
• Transferring memorials
• Women married more than once
• No posting of obituaries
• Virtual flowers (NO biographical info)
• Join Find a Grave's Forum
MORE ABOUT FIND A GRAVE'S FAQs
1) Determine if you really need the memorial transferred to you for management. Transferring of management should only be requested if you have extensive changes to make to a memorial. You can add photos and suggest corrections without having to request management. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. With hundreds of thousands of contributors, we have many overlapping family trees and it would be impossible for all contributors to manage their entire tree.
2) Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The biography should be about the person for which the memorial is made with preference to an original biography. If a cause of death is added, it should be short and to the point, such as "Murder victim", "Suicide", etc. The bio should not look like a case file. Graphic bios are not acceptable. Links to other websites or email addresses are not allowed within any memorial.
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|Steve Harrison||Mary Collins at Tulocay|
Thanks for contacting me regarding my memorial for Mary Collins at the beautiful Tulocay cemetery. I use the question mark in memorials I add as a sort of place holder for a woman's maiden name when I know she was married. Because I do not yet know Mary's maiden name, I inserted the question mark.
Steve in NC (but with roots in CA)
|Pamela Groth||RE: Photos uploaded Sunday night|
Yes, I do enjoy this. :) I had a cat visitor yesterday. I just finished shooting section 9 at Calvary. I still have to transcribe and then upload the spreadsheet.
Maybe I don't understand that percentage. I'm not even half way done with Calvary and it says 81% completed. That could apply to the portion photographed, but not the whole cemetery. As I continue I'll be watching that number to see how it changes.
|janet donner||nathan macklin|
thanks for the information and great work
|janet donner||nathan macklin|
I asked for a picture of Nathans grave stone
and you were nice enough to go out and take
it but Im confused. is there a stone?
I see in the background and old stone is that his stone
could you pls explain?
He is an ancestor but I dont have charge of his
site on Find A Grave
|Mary Mayfield||Russell B. Cook|
Thank you very much for taking the picture of the area Russell was buried in. Apparently there is no headstone? Mary M.
You've outdone yourself with the names in the unmarked plots. Thanks so much for he effort. Seems like some of my New York Bracchi kinfolk came out to CA and I/we found them.
|Char Carroll||E. Rutherford marker|
Thank you for the photo.
Connie, thanks so much for taking the time to locate and photograph the gravesite of Rolla Hiltabidel. I really appreciate it!
Added by mcphail on Apr 22, 2013 7:20 AM
|Pamela Groth||RE: William Joseph|
LOL...you got that right. And it's time consuming. I went to the cemetery today around noon. I've transcribed my work and now doing dupe check. 8 1/2 hours later!
|PATRICIA K. GRUETTER||re joseph wattenberger|
thank you for letting me know. but I felt thqat the photo that was there was not clear enough with too many shadows. the pic I uploaded seems clearer to me. thanks again pattyg.
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