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I have an interest in genealogy, so I came to Find A Grave from Ancestry.com while researching my family and was very impressed with the site. This information is very important to document for the historical record, and it is great that it is offered freely for researchers to study, as well as for friends and family to maintain a connection to their deceased loved ones when they may not be able to visit a grave in person.|
My friends and family often explore cemeteries, always enjoying interesting memorial stones, statues and the like. Sometimes I am amazed at the sentimental connection I can feel for people I have never met, both the deceased and their living relatives and friends who have left flowers and other items at the grave. Then there are the ones that are so old, it is obvious they have been forgotten. I cannot help but spend a moment to dwell on who they were and the life they might have lived. The memorial may be the only thing left to mark that they ever existed.
Back in about 1975, I read an article about tombstone rubbings, where you lay a piece of paper over the engraving and rub over the paper with charcoal to transfer the image onto the paper. That got me interested in the art and the epitaphs of memorial stones. It stirred my interest in the preservation of the stones and what was on them. Now with the marvel of digital photography, computers and the internet, all this is so easily accessible.
I am very interested in contributing and helping anyone who needs information, or just connecting with folks who have similar interests.
|Messages left for Billy (7)||[Leave Message]|
|Glora Dei||RE: Lula Harkey|
You are very welcome! Any other family members in and around this area in which you would like photos?
|Jonna Whetsel||RE: Todds|
I'm glad to help! I checked with the office about Velma and it shows that she is buried with the rest of the family around that large stone, but does not appear to have an individual gravestone unfortunately. I will add the Todd family stone to her page though.
|Jonna Whetsel||Image contributions|
Hello! I was taking pictures that you requested for the Todd family in Oklahoma and wanted to let you know that I added a record you might be interested in. It's for Eva Lou Todd. Her headstone was with the rest of the Todd family. Have a lovely day!
|Mary Fowler Leek||John S. Rogerson - link to Lula|
Please remember to link your grandmother Lula with her fist husband, John. I'm so happy to see you working on your family memorials and thank you for locating John's memorial. Find A Grave is a fantastic resource, all the more so because of family members who work to maintain these loving memorials.
John S. Rogerson - Find A Grave Memorial# 103416577
Mary Fowler Leek - Find A Grave Contributor(#47354030)
|Cora Stroud||RE: Josephine Abernathy|
Glad to help.
|tricia potter||Jpsephine Abernathy|
I was thrilled to hear from you and be able to transfer your great aunt to you. Please let me know if I can be of further help for you.
Best regards always,
|Clare Juarez||RE: Photo Added|
You are so very welcome! Let me know if you need any thing else.
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