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It bothers me so to see people ruining the integrity of such a valuable tool as "Find A Grave" by posting multiple listings of the same cemetery, cemeteries that don't exist or just guessing that someone might be buried in a given cemetery. I have photographed several hundred cemeteries in Northeastern Conn. Mass. and R.I. and only once did I find a cemetery that wasn't already listed. Even then I researched it and the people entered there for several months before adding it. I have over 400,000 gravestone photos and have photographed many cemeteries in there entirety, I use the "Hale Collection" done in the 1930's as my bible. If your marker request is older than a 1932 death date and not listed in the "Hale" census, you can be 999.9% sure it doesn't exist. If the marker wasn't there then or was unreadable, how can you expect someone to find it now? Being so, I'll no longer fill requests for anyone who abuses the integrity of this site. PLEASE do us both a favor and check with the Hale Collection before entering a request older than 1932 or adding a new cemetery as most likely if its in the Windham, Tolland, New London, or Hartford Counties of Connecticut its already listed, could be just under a different name than you might have. There are some cemeteries that have had name changes or even have several names. Quite a few older cemeteries have even been moved and combined with others. If your still unsure or having a problem, I'll be glad to help you research it. Thank You. The link to the "Hale Collection" is...http://www.hale-collection.com/index.html|
USE OF PHOTOS: All photos on Find A Grave are copyright protected and permission is needed for even personal use. Those who strictly prohibit the use of photos for any and all reasons have no place in posting them in a public forum. But I myself have restricted the use of my photos because of a very few who abuse this site and have taken my photos only to post them as there own. This site should be left to we addicted genealogists who believe in helping each other out. After all, were all brothers and sisters through Adam and Eve. Being said; Even though I mark my photos copyright protected, there use for personal reasons is granted as long as there posting to your site meet one of two conditions. My newer photos have the copyright disclaimer already watermarked onto the photo, and although adding "Photo by brianz190" somewhere would be a nice gesture, if its already on the photo, its not needed. But for my older photos where there's no watermark, permission is granted as long as somewhere it credits me ( "Photo by brianz190" )as having taken the picture. I apologize for those few photos I've placed a watermark across the face of the monument, But that was done because I know that's a photo sought after by one of those few abusers. Photos that you will be using for personal use and you will "NOT" be reposting anywhere online/and those you will use for printing are available on request without the watermark. Thank You for understanding.
PHOTO REQUESTS AND INFORMATION INQUIRES;
I have over a quarter million gravestone photographs, Keep that in mind when sending me a message or e mail. Its almost impossible to figure out who your talking about if you don't send me the full name, (and or maiden name) dates of birth and death, cemetery there in, and photo number on my photo if there is one.
"NOTE" Due to the mess "Ancestry" has made in combining cemeteries with like names, I'll no longer be filling requests in the Old Westfield or Westfield Cemeteries, Danielson, Connecticut. Questions or comments about duplicate entries you see in the Westfield Cemetery should be directed to Find A Grave or Ancestry, as they are the ones who combined Old Westfield and Westfield which are two different cemeteries. An Update as of 25 Sep 2015 Old Litchfield and Litchfield Cemeteries in Hampton Connecticut can also be added to the list I'll have nothing to do with from now on. Blame Ancestry for merging two different cemeteries yet again. Thank You
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|Zoiya Holland-Tate||RE: James Wadsworth Sprague Memorial# 80781027|
Thank you Brian. If he is part of your family then you are a part of mine. I am a Sprague descendant though James W. was not in my direct line but I manage his profile on Wikitree along with many others. Thank you for your permission and beautiful work. If you ever make a trip to Vermont let me know. I'm super interested in the Sprague stones located in Winhall.
|Zoiya Holland-Tate||Memorial# 80781027|
Thank you for your dedication and beautiful work. I was wondering if I may have permission to post the grave stone photo for James Wadsworth Sprague Memorial# 80781027, to his profile on Wikitree with proper credit given of course. https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Sprague-2394&public=1 If you are not familiar with the site it is a colaberative family tree where the goal is to have one well sourced profile per person for one big family tree where everyone is connected. Thanks,
|sashton1||RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 78675824|
I want to let you know I sent you a message on Facebook. If you didn't receive it, please let me know. Thanks,
Sandra Bluvias Ashton
And again, thank you...
Added by sashton1 on May 26, 2016 8:32 AM
|sashton1||Locations of graves within cemeteries|
Thank you for your beautiful work. I found a picture you took of my 5th great great grandfather, John Litchfield, died 1785, South Cemetery, Brooklyn, Windham, CT. I live in NJ and am planning a 'Cemetery Trip' this summer to visit my ancestors' graves. I would like to know if any (in particular South Cemetery) put out a listing/map of where the graves are. I recently started to list the graves in my family, and the cemetery gives an 'address' for each grave (block/street/lane name) Do the older cemeteries have such documents and if so, do you know how to access them?
I can't thank you enough for doing what I can't. It is very selfless of you.
Thank you for any info you can give.
Sandra A. Photo #100_4416FSE (photo taken 15 Sep 2012)
Added by sashton1 on May 04, 2016 9:15 AM
|Missouri Duv||Elizabeth Barstow|
Thank you...when my daughter and I traveled to Maine for a Daughters of Union Veteran's of the Civil War Convention, we took the time to stop in Plymouth Rock to visit my daughter's 10th great grandfather's home, William Bradford and on to Lebanon, Connecticut to Hezekiah and Jerusha's graves. I love these old stones and so glad to see they will be preserved by photography.
|Missouri Duv||Elizabeth Newcomb Barstow|
May I include the stone picture with my family history...My husband is her 5th great grand nephew I love these old stones and had taken pictures of her parents stone.
Thank you whatever your decision is for posting these treasures
|Catherine ADH||Lieut Ephraim Woodward|
Lieut Ephraim Woodward Memorial# 79089223
I am asking for permission to use the gravestone photo giving you credit for the photo.
Ephraim Woodward is my 6th great-grandfather
Thank you Catherine
|Robert Drexler||Edward Sharp|
Thank you for adding Edward's Gravestone photo to Find A Grave. You made my day.
|Jeri Milici Mork||Mildred Bugbee|
Hi thanks so much for the lovely photo of my Aunts grave, I wanted to know how much we appreciate the quality and that you took the time to take a very clear photo of her gravesite. thanks Jeri Mork
grave # 70029963
|Christian Page||RE: Bathsheba Thayer Sherman|
My (French)book, "L'enquêteur du paranornal au cinéma" (The Paranormal Investigator at the Cinema)came out two weeks ago (in which one I used your picture of Bathsheba Thayer Sherman tombstone). If you gave me a postal address, I would be glad to send you a copy of the book.
Thanks again for your contribution.
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