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Julie Nelson (#48469371)
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Bio Photo I am new to the webpage. I am just finding my way around and not doing it too well just yet. Please be patient.

When I turned 8 my Dad handed me a pedigree chart and challenged me to fill it. He would let me tag along with him while he did his research and I would sit at a microfilm reader not knowing how to find anything on it. Thank goodness for the internet! It took me almost 40 years to fill in all six generations, but I finally did it and I am hooked. I have most of my lines complete to the 1600s and I am working forward now.

In the 1990s my Dad gave me a book on our Burford line. The book was full of pictures and stories about the individuals. It was not just a list of meaningless names. It started me on a new hobby of collecting pictures of each person on my list. This will be a life long challenge, but the internet is making it easier to collect and share.

One other event lead me to begin collecting gravestone markers. I had a date take me to a very old cemetery that had been surrounded by office buildings and suburbia. He prepared a nice picnic and we sat on a blanket in the middle of all those families imagining what their lives must have been like. There was a time period in the 1990s when people would sneak into the old cemeteries and either steal or destroy the old markers. It broke my heart to see all of those memorials destroyed. I wish I had thought of Find a Grave back then, but it is here now and I am thrilled to be a part of it.

If you need a photo in my area I would be more than happy to do what I can to help you get it. I will take a look for any requests in the areas where I may be travelling as well. Feel free to ask.
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Irene Dowling
RE: Newman
The one I got for you was also a Catholic cemetery, but they are wonderful. Send a message to the person who asked for the photo and explain what happened. They can contact the cemetery and get the location for you, then as long as you only get the one photo, it should be fine.
Added by Irene Dowling on Jul 05, 2014 5:11 PM
Irene Dowling
RE: Newman
How strsnge, I've never heard of a cemetery that doesn't allow photos. I've heard of ones that won't give you a location if you aren't related, but never that. Where do you live?
Added by Irene Dowling on Jul 05, 2014 3:09 PM
Irene Dowling
RE: Newman
I didn't mind at all, and frankly, I think my photo is better!! What you're really supposed to do is delete your since the other one is older, but, you have more info in yours. You could try having the other person edit theirs. To do that, go into the old memorial for Charles, hit the edit button on top and ask her to change the name, or link Anna or whatever, then send it. After she makes the changes, you can just delete yours or if you want the photo, copy it to your computer, then add it to the old memorial. Don't worry, you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly.
Added by Irene Dowling on Jul 05, 2014 2:24 PM
Irene Dowling
Julie, when I got the address for Charles and Anna, I realized that there were already memorials for them in Find A Grave. Charles is 20527801 and Anna is 20527803.
Added by Irene Dowling on Jul 05, 2014 1:15 PM
Thank you for trying. I will note that on his memorial. But thanks again for all your hard work!
Added by Michelle on Jul 03, 2014 12:58 PM

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