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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

THANK YOU to those of you that I've encountered on findagrave that have been so friendly, helpful, kind, and appreciative. You make all the "bad" seem less significant.

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

I check the cemetery before adding, I do not always check for unknown burials, but if I do find a Burial Unknown or incorrect cemetery entry, I will have admin merge it into my correctly added memorial.

Also, if you move your BU and tell me I have created a duplicate, just know that I will have admin check the history of the memorial to make sure it was not changed or moved before I delete mine.

In general, Findagrave does not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Given these exceptions, a memorial created after death will be preferred over a pre-need memorial.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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RE: Rardon obit.
You're very welcome
Added by PMc on Mar 27, 2017 10:14 AM
Parkersburg - Curry
RE: Norma Jeane Stovall Curry
Thank you Anna.
Added by Parkersburg - Curry on Mar 26, 2017 9:45 PM
Carol Morris Rogers
RE: Helen & William Gilchrist
That would b very kind of you. No rush. If you would, check on Mary Leona Gilchrist. Born Oct 22, 1910.supposed to be in Marietta, Ohio. Adopted by James Henry Collins and Harriet Grace Rockwell. They lived in West Virginia.
Thanks so much for your time!
Added by Carol Morris Rogers on Mar 25, 2017 6:40 PM
Carol Morris Rogers
Helen & William Gilchrist
Hello, I noticed you have requested photo's for both Helen & William Gilchrist. I was wondering if they might be relatives of yours. I think they may be to me. My Grandmother was adopted at birth and suposidly her birth name was Gilchrist. I have not been able to locate any info on who her birth mother was. William was married to Bertha. She sent a picture to my grandmother saying here is a picture of your uncle. Signed William and Bertha Gilchrist. Let me know if they are relatives.

Carol Morris Rogers
Added by Carol Morris Rogers on Mar 25, 2017 2:52 PM
D. Meserole
RE: Oscar Fitzallen Palmer photo
You are very welcome.
Although I could not find a headstone at his gravesite, it is possible that the headstone got buried. If you would like me to, I can put in a work order asking the cemetery staff to check for a headstone. It is no cost, but may take a few weeks before they get around to it.
Added by D. Meserole on Mar 15, 2017 12:09 PM
RE: Warren Chapel Photos
You are very welcome, glad to help.
Added by RickC on Mar 15, 2017 8:25 AM
Martha (Mallett) Sisler
Charles Frank Antill 127607366
Thank you for the edit to link his parents to him. This will help someone in the future!!
Added by Martha (Mallett) Sisler on Mar 09, 2017 12:07 PM
Footprints in the Sand ~ (Linda)
Thank you!
I was reading through your information and wanted to thank you for posting the article about Story Tellers which really touched my inter core. I came from a large family of 8 girls (no boys) and I seemed to be the only one interested in genealogy.
My one sister, that passed away nearly a year ago, was always asking me why I was so dedicated to this task as our Dad was, and remains, very hard to track his footprints. My sister is gone and will never ask the question again but your words have answered her question for me:
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors."
I guess it is good just knowing I am not alone in this quest that burns daily for answers.
Thank you again!!!

Added by Footprints in the Sand ~ ... on Mar 03, 2017 12:52 PM
memorial transfers
Anna: Would you consider transferring 2 memorials to me? Bettie Williamson was a family friend. Her memorial number is 175739587.
Shirley Johnson was my cousin. Her memorial number is 173217009.

Thank you,
Added by Pat on Feb 19, 2017 8:05 PM
Joyce McGee-Varney
Lillian “Blondell” McGee Higham

Thank you for being a wonderful contributor to the “Find A Grave” website! Thank you, too, for creating a "Find A Grave" memorial for Lillian “Blondell” McGee Higham (Memorial #173818448). Would you kindly transfer her memorial to me?

Blondell was my dad’s sister. I have additional information regarding Blondell, and I would like to link family members.

Thanking you in advance.

Joyce McGee-Varney
Added by Joyce McGee-Varney on Feb 18, 2017 12:25 PM
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