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Cathy Alton (#47889869)
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Bio Photo ******From here on out please send me proof with your edits. I have been getting a tremendous amount of mistakes sent to me.
Most of these people are my family that I am working on as time permits. I have the
accurate data and will enter it when I can.
We need to keep these memorials accurate.
I had someone yell at me for making a mistake on his grandfather's memorial. WELL that was yet another edit sent to me from someone else! Since then, I have been checking all edits and was pretty shocked to see how many are wrong.
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Don't forget the words "Thank you".
They go a LONG way! And the words "You're welcome" don't hurt either.
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Did you know? When you put in an edit and someone ignores it, the memorial will automatically edit itself in 21 days. The only way it won't is if the person declines it.
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THE PERFECT GRAVESTONE PICTURE

1) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO dates or your name through the pictures. This is REALLY tacky!
They look awful and are SO unnecessary!! This is about them, not us.

2) No chopped off around the sides. There should be 'outdoors' around all 4 sides. I want to see what the stone looks like! Some stone pics were chopped to just show the name & date.
This looks awful, get the whole stone in the picture! Many people chop the top of the stone off...why?

3) If there's a tall stone with the info on the side, take a picture of the whole stone and then a picture of the writing.

Example:
Lloyd Smith

4) The stone picture looks best if it's taken in front of the stone, not at an angle. Stones at an angle look awful. A trick I use to keep my reflection off the stone: I stand behind another stone and use the zoom on the camera.

5) No 'postage stamp' sized pictures. Set your
camera to take regular sized pictures.

6) Please take the time to brush the leaves and grass clippings off the stone.

It's not all about 'point and shoot' to hurry up. Take some time taking the pictures. Let's honor our dead as best as we can by taking beautiful pictures. These pictures will most likely be the only ones on the internet for generations to come!
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John Balk
RE: Paul Heisten
You are very welcome - glad to help
Added by John Balk on Jul 23, 2017 8:12 PM
David Turnbole
RE: Gerald Brosnan
He's in South Richland cemetery and if you're coming from Pulaski get off 81 and take it to Route 11. Turn left and you have to take the road opposite Tinker Tavern Road, about 4-5 miles down 11. Turn right there and follow it to a 4 way. Turn left and the cemetery is on the right. When you go in take the second entrance. I don't remember exactly where he's located but the section next to the newest section is the general area.
Added by David Turnbole on Jul 16, 2017 5:50 PM
Grave Recorder
RE: Paula Burm
You're welcome. Sorry that it wasn't better news.
Added by Grave Recorder on Jul 09, 2017 10:08 PM
Trevor Baxter
RE: Titanic grave site photo.
OK i will look again thank you.
Added by Trevor Baxter on Jul 02, 2017 12:03 PM
Trevor Baxter
RE: Titanic grave site photo.
Hi Cathy,

Thank you much appreciated would you or could you get an up to date photo as this one is not very clear.
Added by Trevor Baxter on Jul 02, 2017 2:22 AM
Trevor Baxter
Titanic grave site photo.
Hi Cathy,

I am a Titanic researcher and live in the UK i am trying to locate as many Titanic grave sites and memorials that are still surviving today, i see on find a grave you have a photo of 2nd class passenger Mary Davis Wilburn i am looking for your permission to download the photo to help with my research please.

Regards Trevor
Added by Trevor Baxter on Jul 01, 2017 3:40 PM
Memories of You
RE: Donald LaMountain
Thank you. No, not really a relative, just a very distant connection. But fun to research.
Added by Memories of You on Jun 27, 2017 6:54 PM
Doler
RE: Burns
Cathy, Located in the section and row listed on find a grave. They are well marked so you shouldn't have any problem finding it:)

Dawn
Added by Doler on Jun 09, 2017 10:53 AM
David Turnbole
Taking pics
4) The stone picture looks best if it's taken in front of the stone, not at an angle. Stones at an angle look awful. A trick I use to keep my reflection off the stone: I stand behind another stone and use the zoom on the camera.

5) No 'postage stamp' sized pictures. Set your
camera to take regular sized pictures.

6) Please take the time to brush the leaves and grass clippings off the stone.

It's not all about 'point and shoot' to hurry up. Take some time taking the pictures. Let's honor our dead as best as we can by taking beautiful pictures. These pictures will most likely be the only ones on the internet for generations to come!

(These are all excellent suggestions. Remember, when you post a picture your name will appear under it. All I've ever asked if someone wants to use my pictures in another venue that they give me credit for the pic. It's not proprietary stuff so it's no problem)

(ALWAYS be aware of your shadow!!)

(My pics from my camera come out huge so I crop then resize to conform with Find A Grave requests. Use a paint program if you have one and if not then I suggest you get one.)

(I keep water and a soft bristle brush along with shaving cream, paper and chalk in the vehicle along also with a trowel to clean off makers and attempt to get rubbings for those that are faded)
Added by David Turnbole on Jun 02, 2017 8:17 PM
David Turnbole
RE: Earl Skilinski
Earl and his wife are in Section 2. When entering the cemetery when you go past the last marker on the right, before the road splits, turn onto the grass and just past the post with the layout of the cemetery is Earl's marker. The other Skilinski marker is straight ahead from the entrance to the new section and one of the first markers on the left.
Added by David Turnbole on Jun 02, 2017 8:08 PM
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