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Edwin Ridout (#47072780)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo A photo or few every now and then.
And a photo request or two fulfilled as and when I can.

Links others have shared:

A lat/long converter I use:
Alternatively try this (thanks Lost_Wages):

Finding just latest approved edits I submitted (thanks Frankz!): . . . except depends on results sorted by date which they aren't now.

Various lists of a given cemetery (thanks John!)
And his sprdsht of subset of cemetery 999

Find approx street address (thanks Amit Agarwal!)

Jackie's Tool Box link (thanks, Jackie!)
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How to find oldest graves (thanks Mike Maxton!)
1) Begin a new search
2) In the last name field, enter 123.
3) Check the box for "Do partial name search on surname".
4) Choose BORN BEFORE 1840.
5) Choose DIED AFTER 1400.
These are a little counter-intuitive. The death year after 1400 (you can vary this some, if you like) is EXCLUDING all the unknown death years. But if we just did those death years, we would be looking at hundreds of thousands of records, so we narrow it further by adding BORN BEFORE 1840. If you are looking at a County that is very old, you may want to narrow the search even further by changing to BORN BEFORE 1820 or older.
6) Choose a State and a County. You can't do the complete US or a state, in most cases. Your query will time out before you get any results.
7) Choose order by death date.
If you haven't over-loaded the servers, you'll get a result in about 60 seconds.

Frankz says:
just add &GSob=d to the end of a cemetery's url ... sort cemetery by death date ... likewise, use &GSob=b to sort by birth date.
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John Blakemore Sellers
RE: SAC corrections for the Carters
Thanks Edwin,
I agree that the Carter Family is important and further needs to be better documented. In the cemetery on the fringe of the Park, I would hope that previous observances on likely foot stones, would be seen. If we do not get the Cater's now, likely never will happen in the future.
Take care,
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Mar 22, 2017 11:16 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial #143132530
Hi Edwin,
Thank you very much for the corrections and updates you
did for me. I appreciate it very, very much.
Plus, I thank you and all of the volunteers for your hard work,
and loving hearts, in making this site so special and dear to us.
Added by Trisha on Mar 22, 2017 11:05 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: SAC corrections for the Carters
Hi Edwin,
My pleasure. Still working on all the Carter family members. I am waiting on a few photos at the Manassas Battlefield where the "Pittsylvania Cemetery is for the Carter Family. Of the markers observed, Landon Carter II and Isaac Henry are the most important, as well as the last two burials (1903 and 1904). I can only suspect that of the 70 burials, only two old ones remained, probably because of the Union occupation of the Henry property. As with the Carter's, other great families married into family and extended their influence into Kentucky. If not now, they will be forgotten.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Mar 10, 2017 6:08 PM
RE: Ridout
Hi Edwin,
I stopped for a five minute walk at Greta Cemetery last weekend and noticed a grave for an 11 yo boy named Alfred W Ridout. Is he a distant relative of yours? I took a photo of his headstone and uploaded it to Find a Grave. I also noticed several Ridout's at the Box Hill cemetery, which I assume were related to those Ridout's that my mother remembered were in that area when she was a young girl. I had mentioned to you in the past about them. It might be possible to trace their lineage back and see whether they have any connection to your g.g. grandfather buried at Chewton
P.s. I have only recently found out that my g.g. grandfather left his wife and children in the US and came to Australia and had another 13 children with his partner.
Added by cda101 on Feb 08, 2017 3:56 AM
kevin & andrea
RE: Your request for Charles Coakley
Thank you for trying!
Added by kevin & andrea on Jan 25, 2017 6:36 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial #143132530
Thank you so much Edwin.
I really appreciate your help.
Added by Trisha on Jan 16, 2017 3:15 PM
Find A Grave Memorial #143132530
Hi Edwin,
I have made an error in judgement. I added an updated photo of my brother and sister-in-laws headstone.
The one posted didn't have his year of death on it.
I thought it would override the previous one, which it didn't.
Could you please correct my mistake?
Thank you for all your contributions and for your help.

Added by Trisha on Jan 15, 2017 1:41 AM
RE: Chewton Cemetery
Hi Edwin,

I visited Castlemaine this week and had a look in the Chewton Cemetery for your ancestor, but could not find any marker or head stone in section D. He must have been buried in an unmarked grave like a large proportion of his fellow occupants where.

Added by cda101 on Jan 11, 2017 3:33 PM
Wendy McIntosh
Hall Family
Thank you SO much for the photos of the Hall family in Berea Baptist Cemetery!
Added by Wendy McIntosh on Dec 31, 2016 10:08 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 131390080
Mr. Ridout, Thanks for the photo. It seems that the memorial does not match the stone in your photo, the memorial is a duplicate and I have take efforts to correct this.

Mike Alsdorf
Added by alsdorf on Nov 26, 2016 8:32 PM
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