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I'm a retired Legal Admin in Macomb County bordering St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm a cemetery walker who enjoys visiting local cemeteries to take headstone photos since Walking & Bending has improved my health & blood pressure to 117/70. I also take additional photos & focus on the older stones & Veteran's markers before they fade to preserve history for future generations. |
My favorite hobby is taking photo's of older headstones since it won't be long before they are unreadable, broken or plowed over.
Hope my photos help someone else in their genealogy hunts, and these postings may help you make a connection. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REQUEST TRANSFERS OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO ENHANCE THEIR PROFILES. My only interest in being a member of Finding A Grave is to help others locate the final resting places of their loved ones. Many people have helped me in such a way and I appreciated all the work they have done. This is my way of passing their efforts forward. Many thanks to those contributors who were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
NOTE: You have my permission to use any photo I've taken and posted on FAG in your own family research (i.e. ancestry.com), as long as it is not for profit, and not re-used on find-a-grave. A note of credit would be appreciated, but not necessary. I'm photographing to share and for others to use...
If I add a headstone or family monument to a memorial that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a crisper image, or a closeup, or a different angle in better lighting; or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that older headstones deteriorate rapidly so preservation of their current images is important.
I appreciate the opportunity that Find A Grave gives everyone to learn and share. If you want to review or add to what is already shown, or discuss a posting please contact me VIA the EDIT button or email. Pls do not post lengthy questions on the message board - that is not where they belong. I love additions and updates! I am more than happy to link family members and make corrections.
I have lived in Michigan all of my life. My ancestors came to America from Ireland, England, & Germany beginning in the late 1700's & early 1800's and settled primarily in Pennsylvania; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Canada. My family lineage names are: Shaw, Irvin, Patton, Orr, Hawkins, Lindsay, Irwin, Stattenfield, ANTES, Bartholomew, Campbell, Lutz, Lucas, Pardon, Ritz . . .
Public records are a wide variety of records that are being kept by the government and are open to the public under the freedom of information act. They include marriage records, divorce records, court records, birth records, death records and many more.
In most of the U.S., by law, cemeteries are required to keep records regarding burial or cremations of individuals. Cemetery records will usually contain the name of the deceased, the date of passing and location of burial within the cemetery itself. Cemetery records are also required by the cemeteries themselves, as they need a means to make sure they are not using the same burial plots to bury multiple individuals. Therefore, it is not unlikely that the cemetery records hold an exact index of the grave and in some cases, a map may also be available. In some cases, the cemetery records may hold additional information such as maintenance requirements at the request of the family, landscaping and so forth. It is also not unlikely to have information on the burial itself, the making of the headstone and specific text that was requested for it. The text itself is valuable as it often indicates existence of relatives or information on the deceased itself. Although, on some older records in the early-mid 1800's, I've discovered the only record is "occupied" with no name, but each jurisdiction is unique. Some of the records kept by churches attached to little graveyards may even contain marriage, baptism records/witnesses.
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|Honoring Their Lives||Re: Ethel Radley|
Hi Marguerite, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the update on my Ethel Radley's reported burial site. Her death certificate notes that her final resting place was Evergreen Cemetery. There have been several other death certificates found throughout my family history searching over the years which had particular cemeteries noted that did not match the cemetery records for their burials. So I just keep on searching and hoping that someone from their immediate families can help me with the details for more accuracy. I do hope that Spring has brought beautiful weather for your graveyarding. And thank you for all the work you do for others on this amazing site. Warmly, Helen Murphy, Nashville, TN
Boy you do get around. I wish that I was able to make it back home to come and take these photos. As always,
|Ralph Gowen||Paruch headstone|
Thank you for the picture of their headstone! Very appreciative of your effort!
|Sharon G||Photo added|
Thank you for adding a photo to William Sherman's memorial.
Added by Sharon G on Apr 19, 2017 9:52 AM
Dear Marguerite...I just read your profile and said to myself..."here is a kindred spirit". My name is also Marguerite and I enjoy photographing old stones for the very same reason that you do! I do not mind that others use the photos I post....that is why they are there. Now if I can into the habit of walking and lower that B/P as you did. I am the full-time caregiver for a 95 yr old parent, even though she lives in assisted living. So I find my time very limited..but it is getting better! Good day to you...M
Added by MFC on Apr 17, 2017 9:05 AM
Thank you for the transfer and for all the help you have been with the Timmer family in the Imlay City Cemetery. You are a fantastic volunteer!
Would you be willing to transfer Mary Timmer to me? She was my aunt (my father's sister).
|Norman Dodge||Find A Grave # 132305995|
Thank you for finding and posting a Photo of Reuben T. Dodge's memorial. This is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the photo!
|sec412 ||RE: Nora Sutphen @ Imlay|
Hi, If I put info from an obit I always remove the names of the living unless I know any of them mentioned in the obit have died since I found the obit.
Now, I want you to know that I read this last night just before going to bed and want to say thank you for the site info. What a great birthday present that was. It was too late to check out then but I've just spent 1/2 hour or more now exploring the site. What a great site! I've bookmarked it for future exploring & use.
I'm sure you can tell from our previous messages back & forth & e-mails that I have a lot of 'relatives', some closer to me then others, in Lapeer Co. and Tuscola Co.
Thank you again for all the help you have given me On Find A Grave and in your area.
Added by sec412 on Apr 13, 2017 7:32 AM
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