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Grave Hunting Granny (#47825361)
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I have been interested in headstone inscriptions since I was young. As my grandchildren became interested, we would walk the local cemeteries together and imagine the life each person may have had. Now that I am searching for my own heritage and that of my husbands, I find that even just a little bit of information helps to piece the puzzles together. I will be forever grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way in my search; and my way of paying forward is to volunteer for Findagrave so that I may help others achieve their genealogical goals. Have fun out there!
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Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: nellie neubauer

Just read the reply that the Linwood Cemetery office sent to you. I know there was a Find A Graver who was chalking headstones (including several of my brother's ancestors). When I took photos of headstones, I just photographed the stone and didn't touch anything.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Feb 01, 2016 8:11 AM
B.J. Waters
RE: John Keckevoet
Okay check out the new improved photo. It is raining today so I took a photo while it was wet. It brings out the lettering much more. If I had know that, I would have simply sprayed some water on the headstone the first time! I'll have to remember that...

Let me know when you've viewed the photo, and I will delete the other one.

Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 31, 2016 2:33 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: nellie neubauer

You're welcome.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jan 28, 2016 7:39 PM
Mr. Badger Hawkeye
RE: nellie neubauer

There have been some problems with Find A Gravers and the cemetery office in the past (one Find A Graver had transcribed the entire cemetery and posted it to Find A Grave, but he was told by the cemetery manager to delete all of the names that he had posted - I was also told to delete all of my entries for Linwood as well, but I have been reposting the names through the years after that).
I don't know how the office is now dealing with Find A Gravers, but in the spring I might go down to check.

Yours Truly,
LeRoy A.
Added by Mr. Badger Hawkeye on Jan 28, 2016 7:04 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: John Keckevoet
You're welcome! The headstone is difficult to read as there isn't much contrast between the background and the words. And the stone itself was not even dirty, although I brushed it off anyway.

So maybe I'll try getting it wet, to see if it brings the lettering out more. I'll put that on my to-do list for next time!

Best regards,

PS - At least it isn't one of the red granite markers. They can be the worst to read! Too many speckles and the lettering not contrasting enough.
Added by B.J. Waters on Jan 28, 2016 10:55 AM
RE: Mary E. Morton
You are very welcome, You are so correct there are so many without some type of markers. I try to personalize it more than just saying there in no marker
Added by thomasbiggins on Jan 26, 2016 6:56 PM
Marie searching
Memorial# 23387990
Thank you for the photo and all you do on FindAGrave
Added by Marie searching on Sep 07, 2015 5:51 PM
RE: 17372242
Hi, I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. The best email address to reach me at is
Added by Dolores on Aug 25, 2015 4:20 PM
Leo J. Offerman
RE: 20925790
Your welcome, glad to help !!!
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Nov 04, 2014 6:44 PM
Ancestry Seeker
Frank Lewis Cade photo 23387794
Thanks for the photos, however the first one isn't showing properly.
I'm really anxious to see it. Please see if you can repost it.
Added by Ancestry Seeker on Dec 04, 2013 10:48 AM
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