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I had always had a passing interest in genealogy but ,with the internet, it recently has blossomed into a passion. It is like the best mystery novel you ever read - you just can't put it down and you wish it would never end. Well, this book never ends! There is always another trail. The pursuit of my ancestors has lead to an even greater bond with my living relatives. We each recount family lore that the other has forgotten and off we go on another adventure as a new lead sparks our interest.

Findagrave is a wonderful tangible resource for genealogical research. As we view a head stone we find ourselves standing where our ancestors stood as they buried a loved one. And often the inscription on the stone transmits their emotion across decades, even centuries. Findagrave provides a kind of genealogical field work that goes beyond a stuffy court house records room. How wonderful is that?!

The following cemeteries have been photographed in their entirety (as of the date listed) by myself & other Find A grave members:

*Ovando Cemetery, Powell Co., MT (2013)

*Valley Cemetery (AKA "New Chicago Cemetery"), Drummond, Granite Co., MT (2013)

*Philipsburg Cemetery, Granite Co., MT: Blocks 1-21, 27 - 29 have been photographed by several Find A Grave volunteers. Blocks 9, 10, 12, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26 appear to have no stones (Summer 2014).

*Saint Thomas Cemetery, Helmville, Powell Co., MT (AKA the "Catholic Cemetery") (May 2014)

*Moore Cemetery, Helmville, Powell, Co., MT (July 2, 2014) This cemetery is very overgrown and has numerous temporary markers that are not readable. Therefore, many burials can not be documented with photographs. No accurate written records are believed to exist.

Any missing burials could be the result of human error, missing or buried stones, or the deceased may not have had a stone. If the memorial you are interested in has no headstone photo please DO request the photo even if the entire block has been photographed. It is very easy to miss a stone and a second look might find it.

The following cemeteries have been loaded by me from the cemetery records in their entirety, including burials that have no stone (however, burials listed as "unknown" were not transcribed). Every effort has been made to avoid duplicating existing memorials:

*Valley Cemetery, Drummond, Granite Co., MT (2013)

*Philipsburg Cemetery, Granite Co., MT(records through 2005)

*Moore Cemetery (AKA the Protestant Cemetery) Helmville, Powell Co., MT. Note that the records are very incomplete and the date they were compiled is unknown. There are numerous unmarked graves and graves only marked with a metal cross.

*St. Thomas Cemetery (Helmville, MT) The records procured by this author are incomplete and the date they were compiled is unknown. A more comprehensive record of the burials is believed to exist but obtaining it has been difficult.

An effort was made to stay true to the original records. However, the originals, as well as later transcriptions of the old records, contained errors and omissions. Some typographical errors are obvious and corrections have been made during transcription to Find A Grave. Other errors and alternative spellings were not corrected. As with any transcription project, new errors and omissions might have been introduced when the cemetery records were transcribed to Find A Grave. Corrections are welcome.

I will gladly transfer management of my memorials (except family) to anyone who knows more about the person than I, even if your relationship falls outside of Find A Grave mandatory transfer guidelines.

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Wendy & John Corcoran
Transfer not necessary
Dorothy & Eugene Literski
I made the additions and links you requested for the Literskis. I am not related to them so if you would like me transfer them I would be glad to. Glad to have been of help to you,

Thank you Barb, for the kind offer. Leave it as it is. I appreciate your kindness, Wendy
Added by Wendy & John Corcoran on Jul 16, 2016 2:16 AM
Re: Lillian Sizemore
Thanks Barb
Added by LyndaB on Jul 15, 2016 1:16 PM
Peter Haskell
RE: Gilman Welch Helmville
Thank you, Barb. No need to transfer the memorial. Gilman was a third cousin; I was reviewing his history in order to confirm a DNA match, and noticed the confusion in the record.
Added by Peter Haskell on Jun 29, 2016 2:08 AM
David Metcalf
Thanks for the info and the connections for those individuals.
Added by David Metcalf on Jun 08, 2016 8:58 AM
Gene Stephan
RE: May Wanamaker obit
Thx Barb, after looking at the Tombstone closer that indeed is a '7' so I made the correction on 124714366. My nephew has her birth date as 1888 also on his tree. Thx for the Link to the 0bit, Gene
Added by Gene Stephan on Jun 03, 2016 4:21 PM
Gene Stephan
RE: Wanamaker
Barb, I wrote up a Bio for little May Wanamaker, now she will be remembered for all time. My heart goes out to these little ones that lose their life so young - ie #124714366 - I have several Stephan youngsters on FindAGrave also, Gene
Added by Gene Stephan on Jun 02, 2016 4:25 PM
Gene Stephan
RE: James Wanamaker
Thx, I requested that she transfer hers to me also, then I will get the two merged. I'm doing these for my nephew as my sister was married into the Wanamaker Family, Thx for the transfers, Gene
Added by Gene Stephan on Jun 02, 2016 10:09 AM
M Hauser
RE: Neitz
No, actually I am only related to Vernon, the eldest son, from a brief first marriage to my great aunt. I did some linking when I was in there, but am thru now. Thanks for checking. I adore Find A Grave and all it does for family searches.
All the BEST!
Michalene Lannen Hauser
Added by M Hauser on May 28, 2016 5:36 PM
M Hauser
RE: Vernon Neitz

Thanks! I'm happy to handle this for the Neitz family. Vernon was a first cousin who I only discovered existed recently! And thanks for caring about Find A Grave as it is a wonderful tool for genealogists & family history!!

Michalene Hauser
Added by M Hauser on May 28, 2016 10:49 AM
Pegge McDermott Marjamaa
Transfer request
I am family to David Miller FAGM#124418783 and would appreciate the transfer of his site to mine. We thank you for all you have done, doing the work you have done. Pegge
Added by Pegge McDermott Marjamaa on May 27, 2016 4:01 PM
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