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Doug (#47804061)
 member for 2 years, 10 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Beacon NY, and still live here.My moms fathers family came from Ramapo Rockland county NY. Their last name was Cable or sometimes spelled Cabell. Her mothers maiden name was Hickey,they were from the Beacon area.Until I started to research my family history, I thought the Ostranders my dads family were from Peekskill NY Westchester co.That is where my dad grew up. I found out that they were from Ulster co and Orange counties in NY, the area from Kingston to Newburgh.After joining find a grave I also became a member of the Ostrander family association.I bought the hard cover book "Ostrander" a Genealogical Record which has been a great help in my research along with the information from all you people on find a grave.The funny thing is, at one point my in laws lived in Modena NY,where many of the Ostranders are buried.I hope to this year,with my wife and sister,take a field trip to some of those places.Im an hour away from Kingston and half that from Modena.I would just like to thank all of you for your effort and information you provided, it keeps me searching for more.Please feel free to use any of my photos
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Dave Hansen
RE: Joseph W Fisher
I am glad I could assist.
Added by Dave Hansen on Feb 01, 2015 7:42 AM
Mary Alequin
Granado Cancel
Thank you for the photo.
Added by Mary Alequin on Jan 22, 2015 7:06 PM
Mary Alequin
Thank you every much for the photo.
Added by Mary Alequin on Jan 22, 2015 7:04 PM
Patricia Corbett
John and Mae Keane
Doug thank you so much for adding your photo's to my memorials for John and Mae. It was my fault you could not find Mae in the Cemetery I hadn't listed the Cemetery on her memorial until now. They are both listed there now.
Thank you so much, Patricia
Added by Patricia Corbett on Jan 22, 2015 7:41 AM
Patricia Corbett
John and Mae Keane
It was so wonderful to find your memorial pages for my Uncle and Aunt. # 115048381 and #115048363. About a year before you I had added memorials for both John # 83170949 and Mae #83171504. Most everyone in their generation have passed and I never thought I would find their resting places until tonight. Thank you Doug for all you do to help families reconnect. Would you consider adding your photo's to my existing memorial pages for John and Mae. Or would you consider a transfer of yours to me. My member # 46553348. Again Thank you so much I never thought I would find their resting place. I just love visiting with them in Wappingers Falls, what a beautiful area. Sincerely, Patricia
Added by Patricia Corbett on Jan 21, 2015 8:10 PM
squadron a association
RE: Conrad J Budney
Hi Doug
Thank you for the posting !
Vince SQDN A
Added by squadron a association on Dec 01, 2014 8:23 AM
RE: Stephan Hallock
Thanks for your reply. There is a Stephen, Find A Grave 108519516 in the Old St Joachim's cemetery that is barely readable. The Stephen Memorial at Find A Grave 114469175 in "new" Saint Joachim's cemetery is unreadable, at least on my computer screen. If you happen to be visiting on a day when it isn't snowing, a more readable photo would be appreciated. With the current weather, we might have to wait till next spring!
Added by Silverfox on Nov 21, 2014 1:04 PM
Pat J
RE: Edits left
Thanks Doug for the reply! I guess you won't mind if ever some day I get a chance to make some of the obvious relationships in your memorials? You have good photos, and lots have notes that say "wife of", etc
Added by Pat J on Nov 17, 2014 4:34 AM
Pat J
RE: Edits left
The new editing system doesn't tell you you have edits to review, you just have to look every couple of days. I didn't know these people, but I think I was tracing their family line, and noticed the spouses weren't "related." So I put in the edits for a couple of them. Sometimes when doing that, I run across an obit that really gives me lots of info and I go hunting for the connections that I can make.

Since you have so many memorials from one cemetery, and then another, you could go to your profile page after logging in and click on the memorials you have added and put them in cemetery order. Then open the first memorial and look at the stone. 99% of the time you can distinguish in the photo if it is a husband and wife, and then create the relationship. I bet about 90 % of the time if there is another person listed on the stone also who is about 20 years "newer," that would be their child. It is a bit of work, but it is really helpful. You only have to relate 1 spouse to another, not both to each other. But if you connect a child, you have to put in both sets of Find A Grave numbers in their correct box. I notice that when I bring your list up, there are 3 Ackerlys in Fairview for instance. Even though they don't say, you probably have a vague recollection if they were near each other when taking the photos, and because the stones are all the same, you could be pretty sure by looking at birth dates that you probably have a set of parents and a son listed. But you have the advantage of walking that cemetery, and know if there are more Ackerlys around them or not. But because I clicked on the cemetery link, and saw no others, at thus point personally, I would assume it to be a family set, and create the relationships. Because you made the memorials (and are logged in), you can make all the edits you want and they are instantaneous !
Added by Pat J on Nov 16, 2014 6:31 AM
Pat J
RE: Edits left
Doug, if you sign into Find A Grave and go to the Contributors page, you will see a tab called Edits. When you click on it, there is a drop down box "edits sent to me that I need to review". Glance through the edits, and if you decide to accept them, then click the bottom button. I think it says something like Process accepted edits. And in one fell swoop, all edits are done! These kind of edits are done automatically after 21 days by Find A Grave if they are not addressed by the contributor.

When I put in a request for an edit for a relationship, or a DOB etc, they land in this box and you do not get an email stating this is waiting for you. If I were to "suggest any other Correction,etc" like a merge or adjustment, then you would get an email and have to work through, or not, the suggestion,etc. These edits are NOT automatically addressed by Find A Grave in any time frame. If I send in a SAC request to a contributor and they do nothing, after 21 days I can write to Find A Grave and they might do it, and they might not in a timely manner. They also seem to fumble them up so far in my experience. SAC edits definitely are a lot easier if the contributor would look at them and try to work with the person who requested a edit,adjustment,etc.

If you have any questions, left me know. Agnes Kelliher is one of the ones I sent that you should find in your box from me. Did I go overboard on explaining this? :-). Thanks!

Added by Pat J on Nov 15, 2014 8:49 PM
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