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I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.|
I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.
I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...
I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.
If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.
I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.
Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.
In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.
Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.
If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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|Roger Morton||Duplicate memorial|
Thank you for noticing that I had added a duplicate memorial. I don't know how I missed the existing one but I'm glad to get it corrected. I added my gravestone photo to the existing memorial.
|Barbara B||RE: Stella Carnes|
You're very welcome for the photo...glad to help!
|David Oxford||re: Krenrick Stone Photos|
Thank you in filling my photo requests of Charles and Bessie Krenrick stones. Your kindness is truly appreciated.
Also, thanks for correcting name of Charles' mother.
I looked at this memorial, but it doesn't ring any bells. As you know all my genealogy info was lost during Superstorm Sandy. I will keep looking. It may have been under Infant.
Added by Kat on Aug 13, 2017 8:51 AM
|Randall Hazelbaker||RE: Barker Family Tree|
|Randolph Stilson||RE: Ruth Randolph Flower|
My apologies for sending you more than was necessary. The fact is I have been trying to get the DAR to correct Ruth's daughter's DAR application so that no one else is confused by the fact that she has listed her great grandfather as John Randolph when he was actually Jonathan Fitz Randolph.
Sorry to subject you to that campaign.
|Randall Hazelbaker||RE: Barker Family Tree|
Sorry about that, it's Samuel M. Barker, # 136824675. Thanks!
|Randall Hazelbaker||Barker Family Tree|
Thanks for all you do, I found my Mom's uncle Miles Barker in your work. I would love to have it transferred to me. Thanks again! Randall
From the stone, they are pretty clearly mother and daughter. The maiden names do not concur. Perhaps "Allen" or "Turner" is a married name of a former spouse? Thank you for your efforts.
|stephany olson||Memorial Transfer|
Last year you were so kind as to take a photo of my great uncles grave site. I was hoping you would consider transferring his memorial to me to maintain. I would really appreciate it very much. His memorial # is 106348922
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