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Rebecca McIntosh (#48241877)
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Bio Photo Robert is my husband & partner in FaG. We focus on helping others and photographing cemeteries. Current Photo count ------------------>
We try very hard to have a photo for every memorial. A memorial without a photo is like a vehicle with no fuel tank.

Every memorial represents a life and has meaning to someone. The "dash" between birth and death dates is who they were. We don't know most of these people, some may have been unkind or done bad things, we have no idea, so we create the memorials - in earthly death all are equal. There are some that are extra special to us so if you have time to visit and leave a flower for the any/all of the following, much obliged;

'becca's sister, Dona Whitaker
born Aug 24 1944 died Oct 2 2015

'becca's mum, Margaret Hood
born Aug 15 1923 died Oct 3 1967

'beccas best mate, Woodstock Malone
born August 12 died September 15

Robert's mum, Nan Hulme
born Dec 7 died Dec 27

Robert's youngest brother, Malcolm McIntosh
born April 3 died September 7

Also, Robert Duran, unknown to us in any way except through FaG, sponsored 'becca's mothers' memorial! How kind. He is missing his daughter Deanna Duran and some flowers for her would be appreciated.

I am an American living in Australia and all of my family is in USA except one daughter who came to Oz with me. I am the only child of my parents. They both had siblings, one died as an infant and the other a young child. I do have older sisters that were born of our mother. My family names are Kiffmeyer, LaZebnick, Quinn, Hood, Koch, Courtwright (Cortwright), Bowhanan (Buchanan) and the family comes from Ohio: Price Hill, New Richmond, Reading, and from Pennsylvania: Dingman Ferry, Milford, Pike County and Stroudsburg. European countries include County Tyrone, Ireland, Scotland, England, Prussia and Alsace-Lorraine France/Germany. I can trace my family back to 1760 through the Quinns to County Tyrone, to the Revolutionary War through Buchanan (DAR), the Civil War through Koch and working on the Mayflower with Courtwright (Cortwright) Bishop and Hood (or Houth or Hod).

My husband's family names are McIntosh, Johnson (Johnston) on the paternal side and that side of the family has been in Oz for at least 3 generations, coming from Scotland to Australia. The maternal side of the family is Hulme and Dodgson from Stockport, England. He is first generation Australian on his mother's side. We have found many of his relatives, even some live ones he didn't know about through Find A Grave! Any family work we do in Australia is his family and has no connection to my family... maybe if we both go back far enough in Scotland or England?

We are happy to photograph in Melbourne, and we do travel so don't hesitate to ask for other places, even obscure ones. We are trying to preserve some precious bits of history that could be lost forever, especially in the older cemeteries. In Australia, "Cremated remains" memorials are dismantled after 25 years if "perpetual care" wasn't purchased (family can collect them or the cemetery will dispose of them) or you can pay the cost of perpetual care at today's prices! If memorials are damaged or unreadable we try to piece things together or transcribe as best we can. When we photograph we try to give a "big picture" and take as detailed a photo of stones or markers. When there is no marker, we photograph the site to give those searching a feel for the plot and we try to take photos on either side as markers. There may also be additional people buried in graves with others but not all names are on the marker. We will create memorials for anyone buried in the photo requested grave and transfer them to keep families together.

Photographing stones on overcast days is best but not always possible. A dust brush, cloth and water to clean off stones is good as well as a wet rag and dirt is invaluable on a carved stone that has faded. We will get you the best photo we can and if you don't like it, let us know so we can try again.

NB: Our photos are not be be used elsewhere without permission or even on other FaG memorials. We are happy to work with you and only consider it a courtesy to ask!

Currently working primarily on Springvale, Cheltenham Pioneer and Cheltenham Memorial but will dabble in other cemeteries as needed.

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pike

Thanks for letting us help you :-)
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dave fisher
dryen pic
thanking you
Added by dave fisher on Nov 26, 2015 12:38 AM
dave fisher
George Pincus Dryen
thank you for your time and effort
greatly appreciated
Added by dave fisher on Nov 26, 2015 12:37 AM
Re: Kakoschke at Springvale
Thanks Rebecca for the photo for David and for volunteering to return to get a photo for Alwyn.

Very much appreciated,
Added by Leonie on Nov 24, 2015 8:03 PM
Donald L Reid
RE: New locations system
Thanks for that idea Becca. I will use it next time I am entering or correcting Memorials. At present I do not spend much time on Find A Grave as I have started at the top of my tree on Ancestry and am working my way down with corrections and new info. When that work is complete I should have a few new entries for Find A Grave. Thanks again. Don.
Added by Donald L Reid on Nov 23, 2015 1:14 PM
George Spadon
RE: McArthurs at Camperdown
Hi Rebecca

We make a good team.

I will email you 3 more McArthur's from the Camperdown Cemetery.

George Spadon
Added by George Spadon on Nov 22, 2015 10:12 PM
George Spadon
RE: Re: McArthur & McIntosh
Hi Rebecca.

Rather busy at this time.
If you want I could email all the photos to you and you could add the names to the cemetery, then I could upload the photos to the names.
Added by George Spadon on Nov 21, 2015 5:44 AM
George Spadon
RE: McArthur & McIntosh
Hi rebecca

There are 19 gravestones in that McArthur burial plot, I have photos of all of them.
Including the mother of former Victorian premier
Ted Baillieu.
I will upload them to the Camperdown Cemetery as soon as I can.
Added by George Spadon on Nov 21, 2015 4:23 AM
RE: Lachlan Donald Mackintosh
Hello Rebecca
Here's hoping to find Lachlan in Daviot, Highland. Happened to be past the Aberdeenshire Daviot today!
Added by GariochGraver on Nov 17, 2015 8:18 AM
Donald L Reid
Blanche Westbrook
Hi Becca. Thanks very much for taking the trouble to get the photo. Now if only Find A Grave would go back to the old system of entering actual places of birth and death. Under the new system we have to know what Local Government Area each town is in without getting any help from Find A Grave!
Added by Donald L Reid on Nov 08, 2015 5:57 PM
Judy Biggs
RE: Ladner
Thanks so much Rebecca. Actually all the Ladners in Aus are related to me somewhere along the long. Some I am just not sure where they fit in yet. Many thanks Judy.
Added by Judy Biggs on Nov 08, 2015 1:41 PM
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