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Hello fellow gravers, genealogists and historians! I'm a mom of 4, working on my extensive family tree while photographing headstones to pay forward all the efforts made on my relatives' behalf. I enjoy the unique challenges of capturing the beauty of the grave stones. Like people they will show their age and not last forever. I don't know about other people but it's rare when I can just walk right up to a marker and take the shot. In these parts almost all the flush markers are in the process of being claimed by the earth unless a family member ahs taken care of them. You have to make the call about just how much work you want to do to it, while being respectful of the "rules". |
Recently, I've been working at Fort Snelling. As of Feb 9th, all the wreaths have been taken down. I have no idea how that happened in one day. They did leave a lot of those metal supports they were attached to since they are frozen into the ground. The snow photos are still lovely there which is why I'm willing to go out in the cold to get them. We're getting more sunny days lately and the sun is much stronger and higher up in the sky and each day past the solstice brings more light to work with. This is Minne-snow-ta though so we may need to stop with the photos if we get a bunch of the white stuff yet.
I always try to get the best photo but if you come across one of my photos that you'd like redone I would certainly do that and I would also be happy to remove mine if another person gets a better image such as one in better light or the stone has undergone restoration and looks substantially better or cleaner.
If you want to use one of my photos on other ancestry sites you have my permission as long as you are not planning on making money off of them. You should feel free to crop or edit them as you see fit, as if they were your own. I like to show as much of the setting as possible in the photo but I will crop them down if you would prefer. If you want a high res copy you can message me and I will e-mail it to you. It's always nice if you credit that the photo is from find-a-grave but if you forget, no biggie. I will not come after you like some people do.
I only create memorials because I want to put up the photo. If you want control of any of mine, please ask! I've come across people on here who seem to collect them as if they were trinkets and won't let them go when a family member wants to take them over. Please remember you are memorializing someone's loved one, not jealously guarding your "research". Be respectful and do not create duplicates. If you forgot to do a simple search, do the right thing and delete that duplicate. Consider it a lesson learned. Lastly, if a contributor has found and/or photographed your relatives grave, why not drop them a note of thanks for their efforts? The deceased cannot give thanks but the living can.
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|weeklyroeder||RE: Roger Dean Dagel tombstone|
Awww...thank you so much for going the extra mile on a cold day!
|A Randolph-Schroeder||Iva C Mitchell Downey|
Thank you so much for the photo of Mrs. Downey's marker. You are so appreciated for the work you do. Others will always benefit from the pictures you provide. Have a wonderful day.
|Char Carroll||Kirk Wade Purdy marker|
Thank you for posting the photo of Kirk's marker.
Thank you for Robert E Stapleton
tombstone picture interesting flat
Another great picture
Added by WJH on Mar 03, 2015 2:02 AM
|weeklyroeder||Roger Dean Dagel tombstone|
Wow! That was fast!You braved the cold and photographed Roger's tomb for me already! Thank you so much!
thank you so much for the pictures of the Baber, Aucutt, and Ausham families. They all came out great!!
Added by NoreenP on Mar 02, 2015 5:45 PM
|Danna ||Willard Kenneth Peterson|
Thank you so much for the perfect photo of the headstone of Willard Kenneth Peterson. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to thank you. I was in the middle of buying a home and moving and am just now going through and playing catch up.
Thank you again for all your help,
Added by Danna on Mar 02, 2015 9:02 AM
Thank you for the photo of Melvin's stone.
Added by amh0705 on Mar 01, 2015 7:21 PM
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Added by Dstmnstr on Mar 01, 2015 5:20 AM
|Nancy (Cowley) Weise||Florence Rand|
She is buried here: Spooner City Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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