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P. Meado (#47252942)
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I have been adding some cemetery records/photos. If anyone requests management over a memorial or has corrections, please use the edit on the memorials. I have taken photos of several cemeteries and it makes granting your request so much easier if you USE THE EDIT TAB.
The Edit tab is located on the top right on the memorial.

On some of the memorials, extra information has been added. Most of this information comes from FHL, Ancestry, Rootsweb, and sometimes FAG members. Mistakes can be made in spellings, tombstone readings,and in the transcription of documents on websites, etc. It is best to order or view the original records to verify all information. Never take anything as fact until it is verified with the original documents.

I feel the NAME PORTION on the memorials should read like the tombstone. This keeps the cemetery tombstone readings as they are in the cemetery. It also keeps the burials in the cemetery accurate.

Please remember the tombstone INSCRIPTIONS WERE CHOSEN by your ancestors.....if they wanted John Joseph Albert Smith on the tombstone they would have put it there...instead of John J. Smith. So....Please don't ask me to change a middle initial to a name on the name section, or ask me to switch a first name with a middle name. If you want to submit additional name suggestions/changes, I will be happy to add it to the biographical section for others to consider. I have taken this approach, because I have run into problems with contributors, for example: saying the middle initial of "R" stands for Richard and then someone else saying..."No, It is Robert" and then someone else saying it is "Reid" after his mother's maiden name. I feel it is safer to leave it as "R". The name portion on the memorials will remain reading like the tombstone.
I will add maiden names with a source to the name portion. Please provide a source.

Please state your relationship when requesting transfers. I follow FAG Guidelines on Transfers. I won't do mass transfers on a surname to researchers on surname project.



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GLENDA EISENHOUR
RE: Lenington
Thank you for the information on Robert's sister. Nice to have her linked to the family.
Added by GLENDA EISENHOUR on May 25, 2017 3:38 PM
S.R.F.
RE: MIDDAUGH
Oh, I forgot, one from Ulster Co, NY who died in Ontario.
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 10:13 PM
S.R.F.
RE: MIDDAUGH
I have 48 of them.

New York: Webster (Monroe); Deerpark and Port Jervis (Orange); Machackenack; Minisink; North Branch; Ulster; Staten Island and New York.

New Jersey: Sussex.

Pennsylvania: Bradford; Westfall (Pike).

Only one James B Middaugh from Westfall (Pike) PA.

Turning in now. It is the bewitching hour.
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 10:12 PM
S.R.F.
RE: Rev. Lenington's
BTW, I have MIDDAUGHs in my tree....They are related to my sister-in-law.
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 5:43 PM
S.R.F.
RE: Rev. Lenington's
Interesting...I did not know that.
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 5:37 PM
S.R.F.
RE: Lenington duplicate of memorial # 63077304
That's exactly what I was saying.....In the Italian, my grandfather's name was Stefano. It was on the ship's manifest....IN the baptism record, it was in Greek, Stephen. But, he NEVER used hose names in America! He went by STEVEN on everything (and he named my father, STEVEN; and we named our son, STEVEN, and they put STEPHEN on his tombstone. THAT is INCORRECT!

Likewise, my cousin was JEWELL on all his records, just like his grandfather (my great-grandfather), and they put JOEL on his grave.
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 2:10 PM
S.R.F.
RE: Lenington
Thank you! Yes, I did find her records and I did add her to my tree. Thank you for the transfer.
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 2:04 PM
S.R.F.
RE: Lenington duplicate of memorial # 63077304
I was thinking about some of the things you have said.

You know, not everything engraved on a stone is true.

Examples: My grandfather was of Italian descent. His name was Stefano. In America, on his business card and in the telephone directories, it was Steven. So, on his grave, they engraved Stephen!

I have a cousin who was named after his grandfather (my great-grandfather). His first name was Jewell. That is a man's name, and I have seen the feminine form as Jewel (one "l"). So, on his grave, they engraved, Joel.

I just saw a memorial last week, where the birth year was engraved as 1876. But, the person appeared on the 1870 Census, and other Census gave the birth year as 1869 or 1868. One even said 1867. Well, if that person appeared as a baby on the 1870 Census, s/he definitely was not born in 1876.

Those are only three examples, but I have seen numerous other errors on tombstones. Maybe your Connoley is one of them. The engravers may have been misinformed, or maybe they had a liquid lunch! :)
Added by S.R.F. on May 24, 2017 2:52 AM
elizabeth beus
Find A Grave Memorial# 65618511
Hi!
On the above mentioned memorial, you reference an obituary. Would be able to access that obit for me? I have tried to find it with no success.
thanks so much!
~Elizabeth
Added by elizabeth beus on May 23, 2017 10:55 PM
S.R.F.
RE: Lenington duplicate of memorial # 63077304
BTW,

Find-A-Grave told me that when creating a memorial where the burial location is unknown, the Contributor has 30 days to find out where it is. After that?
Added by S.R.F. on May 23, 2017 10:32 PM
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