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Dafydd Williams (#47297596)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 26 days
Key Hill Cemetery (Sanders) and Warstone Lane Cemetery (Rosson).
Thanks very much for the photos. I appreciate that even though most of them did not have headstones you took photos anyway. It still seems to matter. Thanks again. Very best regards.

Added by sunset on Oct 25, 2015 2:20 PM

Dave Buchanan
Greetings & a very big thank-you for pointing me in the right direction to place my 2nd Great Grandmother in the proper cemetery... I just re-edited the Cemetery Link from within her profile entity, as she already did not exist there... Now to find her Husband's Cemetery to link it in his profile entity...

Again, from across the Great Pond in Canada, Thank-You...


Dave Buchanan

Added by Dave Buchanan on Oct 16, 2015 12:48 PM

Steven M
Auguste Durieux (#146060351)
Also thanks for these photographs.

Added by Steven M on Sep 08, 2015 1:57 PM

Steven M
Michel Edelstein (#149822861)
Many thanks for the photographs. His stone seems to be fairly hidden by that bush.

Added by Steven M on Sep 08, 2015 11:59 AM

Steven M
RE: Michel Edelstein (#149822861)
Thanks for the reply.

The photo request has already been up since late July, but like some others I've made, it seems like this one did not reach any volunteers.

Added by Steven M on Sep 02, 2015 1:56 PM

Steven M
Michel Edelstein (#149822861)
Would you happen to have a photograph of his grave?

Added by Steven M on Sep 02, 2015 9:08 AM

Sue Wade
Hi Dafydd,

I would be grateful if you could transfer the management of my grandmothers memorial over to myself.

Many Thanks


Added by Sue Wade on Jun 23, 2015 1:40 PM

RE: Coleshill, Warwickshire Cemetery
I've buggered that up then asking for them to merge!
I'll not be doing that again without checking the facts of administration.
Being relatively local living in Castle Bromwich most of my life, having spent much time in Coleshill I would say most people think of the whole facility as The Coleshill Cemetery at the Church, all be it now split between Council & Church.
Learn something every day my old chap used to say.
You have been busy.
I've been doing Transcriptions of Parish Records for the North Warwicks FHS. Amazes me so many attempts have been made at doing these! The Dba of PR's featured on Ancestry is full of errors in my comparisons. Just completed the Coleshill Baptisms, but also been updating the Ancestry Dba!

And on the opinion, that is my view also. The next best to a monument or area of the cemetery has to be that they are in that Cemetery rather than could be anywhere on the planet!
Bought a Fuji S5000 Finepix which I've been using for those Curdworth shots last year. Much better than my old Sony Cybershot and indeed the Vivitar 3950 I had.

Anyway, keep well, and thanks for a quick reply.

Must do as you suggested and get together over some notes some time, although a pint would be attractive!


Added by John on Jun 02, 2015 4:28 PM

Coleshill, Warwickshire Cemetery
Hi Dafydd,
Trust all well with you.
Echoes of Curdworth Cemetery here as we both seem to have created something of a listing for the same place again!
I think it might be best to request the 2 listings to be merged, should have asked your thoughts before doing so, but it does not restrict any new additions by anyone so I've put the request in via the Forum which is the way to do this apparently!
I am intending to do some work on Wishaw Cemetery starting in the next week or so (was waiting for warmer weather than we've had), Think I shall do a Family Tree again as I have with Curdworth. Trouble is these things just cannot get completed as I have still many more in my list for it than there are monuments! FindaGrave by its title means that and without a marker or known position should a Burial that is then a record only be added to the Find A Grave list? What do you feel?

Added by John on Jun 02, 2015 1:06 PM

Carmine DeLucia
Photo request.
Hi Dafydd, thank you for your assistance, I've corrected the memorial as you suggested, however Find A Grave wont let me submit an other photo request saying there is already a photo request. Any suggestions would be appreciated Regards, DeLucia

Added by Carmine DeLucia on May 24, 2015 4:26 PM

Gord Parker
Shaws at St. Peter Harborne
Hi Dafydd,

Thank you for the pictures of 1C2R Ada Victoria (Parker) Shaw. An interesting addition to the tree.

I'm over here in the UK meeting these relatives for the first time and we found a box with old papers telling us her married name for the first time and then found her here.

May I attach your pictures (with credits) to her records in Ancestry?

Thank you for helping out so much!

Gord Parker
Calgary, Canada

Added by Gord Parker on May 24, 2015 3:31 PM

Brian Irwin
RE: Ellen Susan Stanley at Witton Lane.
Thank you very much for taking the time to take photos of the area for Ellen and Richard Stanley. There were my greatxa bunch grandparents. I appreciate having a photo of the area.

Added by Brian Irwin on Apr 27, 2015 4:07 PM

Rod Hirst
Hirst Family@ Warstone Lane and Keystone
Thank you so much Dafydd for adding the pictures to the other family members, thank you for offering to give the gravestone a clean and get better photos I look forward to this

Cheers Rod Hirst

Added by Rod Hirst on Apr 27, 2015 4:22 AM

Gladys Elsie Bowerman - Key Hill Cemetery | Birmingham
1,000 thank you's for both your photo and effort.

Philip in NYC

Added by pkarchs on Apr 12, 2015 11:29 PM

Rod Hirst
Hirst Family@ Warstone Lane and Keystone
Hi Dafydd
Thank you for offering to add detailed photos to my Hirst family they are
Abraham Albert Hirst, Mary Ann Barker Hirst, Conrad Hirst, Marrian Hirst, Mary Henshaw Hirst, Mary Ann Glover Hirst, Samuel William Hirst, all at P1504
George Hirst, Alfred Hirst P1483
Monica Hirst O882
Kate Bertha Hirst B1784
Warstone Lane Cemetery

Martha Mary Hirst B32 Key Hill Cemetery

Thank you very much for taking the time to do this for me

Cheers Rod Hirst

Added by Rod Hirst on Apr 11, 2015 9:04 AM

Rod Hirst
Hirst Family
Thank you so much Dafydd for taking the photos of my families grave stone , you do a great service

Cheers from Australia Rod Hirst

Added by Rod Hirst on Apr 10, 2015 11:27 PM

Yvonne Mitchell
RE: Sarah Twomlow
Thanks very much for that - when I was there about 15 years ago I could find very little as I had only a vault number for dad John and could not find it at all.

Added by Yvonne Mitchell on Apr 10, 2015 11:43 AM

Yvonne Mitchell
RE: Key Hill
It has been spelt various ways - I think TWOMLOW might be one of burial record - register number 21961

Added by Yvonne Mitchell on Apr 09, 2015 4:37 AM

Yvonne Mitchell
RE: Elliker at Key Hill
Hi Dafydd

It would be lovely to get photos of some sort - this is what I have gleaned for my lot in Key Hill - mostly just burial numbers

John Elliker Vault L12

Elizabeth Elliker his wife (from you) Vault H-11 37036

Charlotte Harrison nee Elliker buried 1893 - 38094

Sarah Towmlow nee Elliker buried 1872 - 21961

Alfred Elliker (from you) D-179 - 14599

George Elliker (from you) Vault H-3 Burial Register 14599

in Hansworth I have - Thomas Elliker(1925) and wife - he is register number 9448

There is one in Witton I would be interested in Harold Walter James Deacon - register number 246308

Added by Yvonne Mitchell on Mar 23, 2015 5:39 AM

Yvonne Mitchell
RE: Elliker at Key Hill
Dafydd - I have a feeling that my Ellikers will be buried in public graves and I did get to Key Hill many years ago and found where the head of this family John Elliker is buried and it was in Vault L which was dug into a bank at back of cemetery and covered with thick ivy so no stones which listed names of those interred was visible. It would be great if some markers were visible. Yvonne

Added by Yvonne Mitchell on Mar 22, 2015 3:47 AM

Melinda B.
Joseph Pitman Alcock
Thank you for connecting Joseph to his parents, Thomas Alcock & Eliza Brothers, who immigrated to the United States. Are you related to Joseph, or just are a kind person who transcribes cemeteries?

If you are related, I can share more information with you.

Thank you, again!


Added by Melinda B. on Mar 21, 2015 9:45 PM

Arthur Alexander Griffiths
Thank you for the photo!

Added by Arborist on Mar 01, 2015 9:12 PM

RE: Handsworth Cemetery
You're welcome. I am glad I was able to help. Thankfully, posts to the cemetery fix forum are usually completed within a couple of days - much better than before, when often it took several months.

Added by Graceti on Jan 10, 2015 6:11 AM

RE: Warstne Lane Cemetery
Thank you.
Yes, this info helps very much.
I'll submit a merge request, with an AKA, to the Fix forum. If my try is successful, I can then try with the Handsworth duplicates.
With your permission, may I please send you some names to check on the burial records that you can access? I would send a personal email to your posted contact address, and then whenever you have some time, I would be most grateful for the help.

Added by Graceti on Jan 01, 2015 4:53 PM

RE: Davison's
Yep I've had that problem, but what they do is effectively leave the separate titles but linked to a single list, it could look like 2 lists but in fact are the same entries.
At least that is what I've seen them do, but there are others where it needs sorting out!
They could do with updating the methodology also, not just for bulk loads, remodel the form, but i.e. in linking it only goes upwards! Rather than enter 2 parents add a sibling , parents auto populated. Where the parents had multiple marriages surely the system could offer the names for us to select.

I tried adding more than 5 photos to one entry, this 'Free Site' now solicits 'sponsoring' to enable further images to be inserted! Thin end of the profiteering wedge?
It was stated some years ago it was a non profit system. I'll bet Ancestry paid up or bought it out as the records are now included on their system. Who's not making or made money out of what we do for free?

Didn't comment on your last message, but I hope someone might keep my memorial clean, big job though was thinking of being cremated & scattered in the Atlantic!

Keep well mate!



Added by John on Oct 20, 2014 4:00 PM


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