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Rebecca McIntosh (#48241877)
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Bio Photo My husband Robert is my partner in this. We are focused on helping others grow their family trees and photographing cemeteries. Current Photo count ---------> We do not rape online databases to put up big numbers. Please notice, we try very hard to have a photo for every memorial. We tend to take photos first and then create memorials. Notice more photos than memorials. A memorial without a photo is like a vehicle with no fuel tank.

Every memorial created has meaning - if not to me, to someone. The "dash" between birth and death dates made them who they are. Some are extra special to me so if you have time to visit and leave a flower for the any/all of the following, much obliged;
My mum, Margaret Hood
August 15 October 3
My best mate, Woodstock Malone
August 12 September 15
My mother-in-law, Nan Hulme
Dec 7 Dec 27
My brother-in-law, Malcolm McIntosh
April 3 September 7
I leave flowers when I can, but have been having some personal issues of late. My wonderful husband is still adding memorials, but he doesn't think of flowering for me. I will do what I can. Thanks in advance for all the flowers you leave for my dear ones.

I am an American living in Australia but my family is in USA. I moved here when I was 50. My birth name was Rebecca Susan Hood, the only child of my mother and father. They were both only children as well as each had siblings that died shortly after birth. I do have 3 sisters that are the daughters of our mother. They too live in the USA. I also have a few distant cousins. 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?

Somehow we have adopted the Bodsworth Family. No kin of either of us, but we have grown a huge tree of them! Ooops! How ironic! After investigating and several hundred memorials later, Robert is related to the Bodsworth family! (Thanks Angus McIntosh for the information!) If you have family in Oz and we can help, please let us know. We are happy to photograph in Melbourne, and we do travel quite a bit so don't hesitate to ask for other places, even obscure ones. We will do our best! We are really doing this to try to preserve some precious bits of history that could be lost forever, especially in the older cemeteries here 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! While the grounds in cemeteries in Oz are taken care of, the cemeteries do nothing to maintain headstones - even if they are damaged by trees or other stones falling on them. We try to piece things together if needed or transcribe as best we can.

One more thing about our photos, especially in older cemeteries; we try to give a "big picture" around the grave and we also take as detailed a photo as we can of any stones or markers. When we find there is no marker on a grave, we will photograph the site anyway to give those searching a feel for what the plot is like. We also check cemetery records when we can as there may be people buried in graves with others but not all have markers.

We learned some very interesting things about photographing stones. Overcast days are best and if it is raining an umbrella is nice. A dust brush, cloth and water to clean off stones is good too. We have also learnt that a wet rag and some 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. Just ask - we are happy to work with you!

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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James (Jim) F. Kelly
RE: Imbus
Thank you very much for your kind remarks. I did look at the picture you added.

Jim
Added by James (Jim) F. Kelly on Sep 18, 2014 8:50 AM
darren w
RE: martha ellis
Hi rebecca, was planning to go to Coburg today
but the weather did not allow it, have 5 graves to do there,hope to get there next Monday or Tuesday weather permitting
if nobody does them first will do them for you next week , cheers darren
Added by darren w on Sep 09, 2014 2:55 AM
Christian
"Tina" McArthur
Rebecca, thank you SO much for taking the time to look for Tina's grave. Her sister was supposed to place one, but apparently never did. I contacted Tina's daughter and she is now planning to have a marker made for the grave. Tina was such a sweet person and I'm sure she is somewhere thanking you, as well! - Christian
Added by Christian on Sep 08, 2014 11:48 AM
Ken Pascoe
Doris Winslett - Memorial 110650998
Thank you:
The Photo on the Memorial is really appreciated.

Ken
Added by Ken Pascoe on Sep 08, 2014 4:48 AM
Wee Don
Geoffrey Judge
Thanks for that photo Becca!
Added by Wee Don on Sep 08, 2014 4:34 AM
darren w
martha ellis
hi rebbeca thank-you so much for the Martha ellis pic your efforts are much appreciated cheers darren
Added by darren w on Sep 08, 2014 3:42 AM
nettlyne
Re: Helen & Samuel Burston
Another big thank you for your time in taking the grave photos...Kind Regards Lyne.
Added by nettlyne on Sep 08, 2014 12:26 AM
nettlyne
Goodland Family
Thank you Rebecca for taking to find the grave locations of the Goodland Family. It is sad that there are no markers but I do appreciate your efforts...Kind Regards Lyne.
Added by nettlyne on Sep 08, 2014 12:14 AM
Mary Wiese
RE: make pictures change
I just visited your mother's memorial. The pictures look really great. I noticed you had a birthday recently, hope it was a great one.
Added by Mary Wiese on Aug 29, 2014 10:38 PM
Robert Duran ~
Happy Birthday Rebecca
Added by Robert Duran ~ on Aug 23, 2014 2:19 PM
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