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dialynna (#47103413)
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If I add marker or cemetery photos to a memorial or cemetery that already has a photo, it has nothing to do with you. Many times it's just a slightly larger photo of the marker, or a closeup, or a different angle. Or sometimes it's just because I have a lot of heart involved in a person's memorial. The main reason is that markers deteriorate so quickly sometimes that I want to preserve as much as possible while we can.

I've been doing genealogy for over 20 years. I had never made a major focus on cemeteries or burials until the last 10 years or so. Now they are very important to me, since I've learned how much more they can tell us about family and history.

Like most of you probably, my family and friends attempt to hide my eyes or distract me when we pass a cemetery. I could probably find a burial related to me or someone I know in most cemeteries in the United States

Most of all I'm grateful to all the wonderful individuals who created and maintain "Find-A-Grave" to help preserve the memories and images of our world-wide family, as well as the other everyday people who contribute here!
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Nedra Feirtag
Bellevue Cemetery Photo
You took a general cemetery photo of Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue, Michigan. One of my relatives is buried there. There were not photos on her memorial. I couldn't figure out how to move your photo from the cemetery main page so I downloaded it and added it that way. In the caption for the photo, I put that you took the photo, the date, and where I found it. However, on her memorial page it shows that I added the photo. If you are satisfied with how I credited you, great! If not, could you tell me how to transfer your photo directly to her memorial? The memorial is for Adelaide (Driver) Pickard # 147564257.
Thank you for all that you do. You make researching family so much easier. You are very much appreciated!
~ Nedra Feirtag
Added by Nedra Feirtag on Jun 22, 2017 12:26 PM
Donna DeVries
Thorpe graves
Hello my name is Donna DeVries my grandfather was Thomas Jefferson Thorpe that is burried in Brookside Cemetery in Charlevoix Mi. I see you posted some pictures for Thorpes that are related to me William was my grandfathers older brother. I am interested are you family and if so how are you related. Or are you just a special kind person that posted this information. If your not family can you transfer these Thorpes to me. Thank you so much. I am trying to locate and connect everyone for my geneology family tree.. Hope you have a great and wonderful day .

Added by Donna DeVries on Apr 22, 2017 7:47 AM
Taylor Hawkins
Info About Catherine Lazell

I wanted to talk to you about Find A Grave Memorial# 91283096 (Catherine E Oxley Lazell). According to her death certificate photo posted in her memorial, her burial place is "Beallsville, Maryland" rather than the Delta Center Cemetery in Grand Ledge, MI hence the reason she has no marker at Delta. (If you look closely, it looks like Delta Center was once written on her death certificate but then removed & replaced by "Beallsville, MD".) Anyway, my real question is do you remember where you found the info posted in her memorial? It states that Catherine is buried with some of her husband's Lazell relatives. Is it possible it was intended for her to be buried there but then was instead taken to Maryland?

Here is the link to her memorial/burial in Maryland where she is with the rest of her family:

Thank you so much for your time & dedication to this site!

- Taylor Hawkins (great-great granddaughter of Katherine Lazell)
Added by Taylor Hawkins on Feb 21, 2017 10:57 PM
Eliza/Elizabeth Smith
There are two memorials at Delta Center, one for Eliza Smith and the other for Elizabeth Smith. Any chance these are the same person? I just fulfilled a photo request for Elizabeth Smith assuming she was the same as Eliza Smith. If they are different people, I'll remove the photo as I see you've already established a memorial for Eliza. Thanks!
Added by Brenda on Nov 14, 2016 6:39 PM
Robert VanHouten
Hi - I submitted an edit for the subject individual at Delta Center Cemetery. The reason is minor...there is a space between the "Van" and "Houten" and so when doing a search, his name doesn't show up with his VanHouten relatives (where there is no space).
Added by Brenda on Nov 14, 2016 6:28 PM
Gertrude Emily Ranger Goodrow
just sharing info:
Memorial #82977376
Gertrude may be buried with Dennis Goodrow but she was a widow of William March when she died.
There is a memorial (#5819831) created 03Oct2001 for her in this same cemetery.
source for second marriage:
William March
 in the Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952
Name: Mr William March
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Year: abt 1881
Birth Place: Huron County, Michigan
Marriage Date: 24 Aug 1939
Marriage Place: Whittemore, Iosco, Michigan, USA
License County: Iosco
Age: 58
Residence Place: Hale, Michigan
Father: John March
Mother: Mary Fockner
Spouse: Gertrude Goodrow
County File Number: 37
State File Number: 35 890
Film: 91
Film Title: 34 Ionia 5290-35 Iosco 1622
Film Description: Ionia (1947) - Iosco (1949)
I am still looking for William's burial location.
Nannette #46825463
Added by nannette on May 31, 2016 10:08 AM
Inez Heath Brown
Sorry, the number is- Find A Grave Memorial# 38755635
Added by Maureen on Mar 25, 2016 4:32 PM
Inez Heath Brown

Your photo and description of Inez Heath Brown's marker totally confuses me! I'm a descendant of Sherborne (aka Sherbie) Heath and his second wife Sarah. His first wife was Minerva King. Inez is their child. So yes, this is that Inez, but she wasn't born in 1836 she was born in 1856. Could the inscription be corroded or somehow looks like a different number? Inez' husband John Emery Brown is also buried here. Thanks for posting this!

Maureen Tinnesz
Added by Maureen on Mar 25, 2016 4:31 PM
Priscilla Parr
Wesley Waldie Birth Record
Thanks for the link to Wesley's birth record. At times the transcriptions are really off the wall. I like ancestry in that I can give corrections. You can't with familysearch.
Added by Priscilla Parr on Mar 07, 2016 11:17 AM
Marie Lee
Richard Lee
Richard Lee was my husband's grandfather. He married Mary Sherwood. They divorced. Mary married Frank Kipp. They divorced. Mary married Charles W Ashley. Mary died Nov 4, 1955 at the home of her son Oscar H Lee in Aurelius Twp, Ingham Co, Mi. Mary is buried by Charles Ashley in the Stilson Cemetery, Victor, Clinton Co, Mi. I would be interested in any information you might have on the John Lee Ellen Nash family. Thank you, Marie Webb Lee
Added by Marie Lee on Jan 22, 2016 12:32 PM
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