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Nancy Meadows (#47219916)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo Update January 2015:

After being a member for several years, the following are my own personal "guidelines":

Anyone may copy any photos I have posted for personal use - no credit required. It does my heart good to see them included in someone's family tree since the main reason I try to do my part in this is to help people who have passed on be remembered.

I will usually transfer memorials for those outside my own family lines, even to those who are not within the Findagrave four generation policy, including people who may have been just friends. However, please be sure that you intend to actually add something to enhance the memorials. It's frustrating to transfer an entire family to someone, only to later discover that nothing has been done with them. I check for Edits almost daily and usually accept them quickly.

I am guilty of adding duplicates, but none are intentional. Most of my memorials come from photographing an entire cemetery, and though I try to search for each one before adding it, sometimes duplicates happen. There is no need to be rude, just a friendly notification like This is a duplicate" will be enough to have me delete mine. I am also guilty of typo's, for which I apologize. I regret not being more careful.

When I photograph a cemetery, I try to take both a distance shot and a closeup shot. I frequently add the distance shots to memorials that already have a closeup. This is not meant to imply that the first photo is not good enough. My only intent is to hopefully help future visitors to the cemetery be able to locate a grave they wish to visit. If any photos I post offend anyone, I will gladly remove them at the creator's request.

I have started virtual cemeteries for military veterans buried in Boone, Chariton, Howard, Macon, and Randolph counties. These are far from complete, so if you know of a veteran in those counties, please let me know if I don't already have them.

For those contributors who take it upon themselves to be the Findagrave police, adding a please and thank you would go a long way.

Thanks to those who help make Findagrave such a pleasant, fulfilling labor of love! Wishing you all a blessed 2015...

Update Feb 2014:
I've been told that people have hesitated to contact me since my step-son's death in September. Please feel free to do so, as I am still working on Findagrave almost daily. It has been a saving grace, and I very much appreciate the kindness and caring of the Findagrave community.

Update October 2013:
Please visit my virtual cemetery for "Jake the Great", created for my step-son lost to a series of circumstances resulting in him taking his own life on September 10, 2013. Jacob's bio contains a letter written by his father, and it is our hope that it may help prevent this from happening to another family. Please pass it on to whoever you think may benefit from it. Thanks, and God Bless.

Since 2007, I have been dedicated to locating, listing and photographing all the Randolph County, Missouri cemeteries I am able to get to. I have completed listings, with photos of each stone, of about 155 cemeteries so far, mainly to provide the county historical societies with updated listings and accurate locations. I am just starting to put these on findagrave, and in the interest of saving time, have only entered the name and years for now. I have more info for most of these memorials, which I hope to add and link as time allows. It is my thinking that having just the names and dates posted may help someone find their relatives. I am very willing to transfer memorials to relatives, even distant ones....just ask and let me know how you are related. I will be glad to fulfill photo requests as I am able to, so if you are looking for someone in a particular cemetery, please feel free to contact me.

Please use the Edit/Suggestion tab to send info or to request transfers. Thanks!
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Messages left for Nancy Meadows (2145)[Leave Message]
jeanne stacy carter
Elizabeth Bundrun Mathis
Thanks so much for taking the time to photograph this grave. I live in Florida and having volunteers like you enables me to view my ancestors resting place. Thanks again. Jeanne Carter
Added by jeanne stacy carter on Aug 18, 2017 5:57 AM
Clearly, we have different interpretations of the policies. I have forwarded the pair of memorials to administration for resolution, so we'll see which one they keep. As to public messages, Find A Grave gives each of us the choice. I prefer to receive messages via the memorial's Edit tab so all the correspondence about the memorial can be easily found in my email program.


Added by Dıehard on Aug 17, 2017 6:21 PM
Sharon Driscoll
Marcus B Leist photo
Thank you for taking this photo for me!!!

Sharon Driscoll
Added by Sharon Driscoll on Aug 17, 2017 5:54 PM
Don Skinner
Luther Walton
Thanks Nancy!

Added by Don Skinner on Aug 17, 2017 5:30 PM
RE: Harrison Kerr 148345652
Hi Nancy,

I don't think its a good idea to put Malissa headstone on Harrison's page. There is a link for spouse, so they can find it that way. Perhaps that because he died later no one put up a stone for him.

On his death certificate it says he is buried in Callao Cemetery. Maybe the children put him somewhere else. We will never know.

Thank you for your help as I really appreciate it.

Added by Glen on Aug 17, 2017 12:29 PM
The duplicate is the newer memorial. Will you submit a SAC on it or do you want me to?
Added by Dıehard on Aug 17, 2017 11:32 AM
Bill & Daisy Tabor
Thank you so much for providing the photograph of Bill & Daisy Tabor's marker - Bill was my dad's cousin. Have a blessed day!
Added by Judy on Aug 16, 2017 5:53 AM
Michelle Pendleton
Mary and Thomas Kirkpatrick Stone Photos
Woohoo!!!! I have waited for two years for someone to take photos of their stones and you did it! I cannot thank you enough for taking the time and effort to fulfill my photo requests. Thank you so much!!!
Added by Michelle Pendleton on Aug 15, 2017 9:52 AM
Don Skinner
Sarah Margaret Ballenger Smith
Well, Well, Well, Nancy Meadows! I feel like you are my personal Genealogist.

Thank You
Added by Don Skinner on Aug 14, 2017 5:17 PM
Robert Baker's gravestone
Thank you for the great picture of Robert Baker's gravestone. We will pass the favor on.
Added by gingels on Aug 14, 2017 9:49 AM
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