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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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B.J. Waters
Thanks, Pam. I've claimed them and you should have them in about a week.


Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 27, 2017 1:17 PM
B.J. Waters
John & Lucinda Belzer
I noticed your photo request, and sorry to say we are quite backlogged here in Inglewood. It would be much easier if you would call them to get the locations at 310/412-6500. The requests that already have locations are getting done first. I am able to request about 10 or 12 locations, but the office staff are very busy on Saturdays and they only look up locations when they have a chance. It could take months at this rate for us to get caught up, as the ones without locations are being done by taking the oldest ones first. I hope you will consider giving them a call.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 24, 2017 11:33 PM
Nicola Baines
RE: Katherine (St. George) Bardsley

Have you checked the Dunedin City Council website?


Added by Nicola Baines on Mar 05, 2017 4:24 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Ida Stombaugh
You're very welcome. I uploaded her husband and his second wife as well since they were in the same plot. Glad I could help!

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Mar 04, 2017 4:40 PM
Anthony Smock
RE: Norma Jean Dale
no problem thanks
Added by Anthony Smock on Feb 21, 2017 8:53 PM
Anthony Smock
Norma jean Dale
Norma Dale AKA Norma Jean Smock is my great Aunt and my grandfather chuck's little sister. i was hoping you could give me as much info as possible on her.
Added by Anthony Smock on Feb 20, 2017 8:05 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
Olga Gierhahn
Hi Pam, I saw the photo's, they're wonderful. Since I am not family, add what you like. If you are family and would like a transfer of this memorial and/or others, please let me know, I'd be happy to do so. Please note, that there is a limit of 5 photo's to each memorial. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Feb 16, 2017 6:49 AM
Susie Thompson
Lucia Cagno
Lucia is buried in the same cemetery as Lorenzo, San Fernando Mission Cemetery. The new cemetery of the cemetery formerly listed for Lucia. I submitted a plot location edit. They just don't have an edit for the cemetery.
Added by Susie Thompson on Feb 15, 2017 8:41 PM
Jim Davis
RE: Morris Belzer in Hollywood Forever
You're very welcome! As soon as I learn how to use my new photo editing program better, I will add an arrow to show Morris's headstone in the long shot. JimJim
Added by Jim Davis on Feb 15, 2017 9:39 AM
RE: Carl and Anna Luedtke
Hi. Thanks so much for the photo! Your message makes perfect sense to me.

By any chance are you oregon58 on Ancestry and recently posted a photo of Carl, Florentina, Herman, Ted (my great grandfather), Anna, Ida and Minnie? It's the first photo I've ever seen of Carl.

Is your husband related to tcraburn1 who is also on Ancestry? I made contact with her a couple of years ago and we exchanged information but have been stymied by the identities of Carl's parents.

Please post whatever photos you deem suitable for Find a Grave. I envy your treasure trove of photos.
We don't have many of our Luedtke family.

PS I'm "boudiccat" on Ancestry. Contact me any time.

Added by LLLuedtke on Feb 13, 2017 10:37 AM
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