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Virginia E Winn (#47609841)
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Bio Photo I am a retired layout artist/photographer with a background in art education, media arts, commercial printing, layout & design of printed materials, and photographic restoration, just to name a few. I have been researching my family history for many years, and I collect family portraits and visit cemeteries to shoot tombstones. My hobbies are wildlife photography, hiking, kayaking, dancing, and genealogy.

I have started adding my photos to Find A Grave. If you find one of my photo of a tombstone, cemetery, or graveyard/church that would be helpful to you in your research, whether filling in your personal family tree, or writing about the history of a given family line, please feel free to use it. As I am finding old portraits of my family members (which would now be in public domain for the most part)I am trying to add those also. Since I own the copyright to my photos I would simply appreciate an acknowledgement: (c) Virginia E Winn. PS: It would also be nice to let me know how you have used it.

I am not giving anyone permission to use my photos unless it is in reference to a genealogy project or unless it is by a cemetery or church that is trying to document their grave sites. Again, please acknowledge: (c) Virginia E Winn.

I have noticed that some contributors do not give permission to use their submissions. When I am at a site I will try to remember to shoot some general shots so "useable" photos will also be available to all. I know that visiting,shooting, editing, and posting take a lot of time and money, but I'm here to try and help where I can.
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RE: Frederick J. Cooledge, Sr.
Managing a memorial isn’t hard, and maybe that isn’t the best word to use. A memorial that is yours (and you can create them) has many “buttons” that other people can’t see, so that you can edit the name up top, birth and death dates and places, the bio, family links (you can link a person to their parents and spouses), their burial place, and a few more details about the grave itself. It’s up to you what goes into your memorials, but of course, you just want to be accurate. Once you have all the information in it that suits you, there’s not much else to do! Now others can add pictures to your memorials, as you know, plus flowers. You also may get “Edits” from other people for one or more of your memorials, additional details they think should go on the page, or sometimes a correction. Depending on what kind of edit it is, you’ll either get an email or a little number will show up in parentheses by the word “Edit” on your profile page, and you just click on it to see what the edit is. That’s about the only “maintenance” there is, just checking to see if you have any edits to decide.

As for asking for memorials from Quietly Resting, what you do is go to each memorial you want and click on “Edit” on the top right. On the next page under “Suggest a correction or an addition,” click on “Suggest any other correction or addition.” That will bring up a box to write a message to Q. R. asking for the memorial to be transferred to you. You should mention how you are related and include your member number because it’s needed for the transfer.
Added by Suellen on Oct 18, 2016 11:28 AM
RE: Frederick J. Cooledge, Sr.
That's fabulous! What a neat ancestor to have! I never thought I'd run into a direct descendant of F. J. Cooledge, Sr. For years I've been familiar with his name because I read it in short article about a Rutledge family (Floy's mother was a Rutledge) in the first Gwinnett County Families book. More recently I discovered that he was this very accomplished man, and here he married a young Matthews relative of mine. I have their marriage announcement that appeared in the Atlanta Constitution. It was in a Sunday edition, and so you'd expect it to be in the Society section, but the editors put it on the front page! That was very unusual. Anyway, if you would like to manage some Cooledge memorials, I'd be happy to give you the two that I have of Frederick Sr. and one of his infants who died. I noticed today that Quietly Resting is giving away his/her memorials too, which includes Frederick's parents, Norman and Julina. Say, could you tell me one thing: Are all of Frederick's three wives also buried in Westview? I'd really like to know where Floy's grave is. Thanks for writing!
Added by Suellen on Oct 17, 2016 6:04 PM
Frederick J. Cooledge, Sr.
Hello, Virginia,

I just noticed this evening that you added two photos of Frederick on my memorial for him, so thanks so much! I already had seen the older one of him since it's from a book in the public domain, but I hadn't seen the younger one. To let you know, I am saving a copy of it for my own family tree although I'm not related to him. His third wife Floy was a distant relative, that's all. Are you related to the Cooledge family?
Added by Suellen on Oct 16, 2016 8:23 PM

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