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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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RE: Everett, Jean and Robert Lillig
Several generations of the Lillig family rest at Riverview Abbey. I've always found it fascinating how families congregate together in their place of final rest, as well as in life.

I'll try to get better photos of the Lillig crypt the next time I'm at RA. The lighting in Marigold Corridor, as well as the deep color of the marble markers, presents challenges for photography.

Added by EGF on Aug 19, 2017 10:16 AM
Bernardine Clancey
Pam, Sadly she remains unmarked. She is buried in one of the Prime locations. Near Bela Lugosi, Sharon Tate and many other famous people. Pieta statue on the left. James
Added by Romper90069 on Aug 08, 2017 10:06 PM
Judy K. Roberts
RE: William
Added by Judy K. Roberts on Aug 06, 2017 9:48 AM
RE: Bernardine Clancy in Holy Cross
I will get this for you this week. James
Added by Romper90069 on Aug 05, 2017 10:44 PM
Cpl Doglas D Coffman Memorial
Hi Pam,
Thank you very much appreciated.
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Aug 04, 2017 11:49 AM
Bernardine Clancey
If you can call Holy Cross Cemetery @ (310)836-5500 for the grave location I will get the photo for you! Do not email because they will not reply. I would call for you but since I am probably the only regular active volunteer there I have made many many calls to them for locations and they are very annoyed with me. Please send it to my member page as I go 2 times a week. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jul 25, 2017 2:38 PM
Anna Schmidt Freund
Thank you Pam! The transfer is so appreciated.
Added by 4Forgotten on Jul 11, 2017 1:27 PM
P. Meado
RE: Lavinia Jouett
I didn't save it, but could look it up again.
Patty M
Added by P. Meado on Jul 07, 2017 9:58 AM
RE: Perrin Whitman
just put note I transcribed it, Thanks
Added by Kerry on Jul 06, 2017 3:13 PM
Jay Raveill
RE: Jessie Kellie
Hi Pam,

Glad I could be of help. I thought all the legible tombstones in this cemetery had been posted by a variety of people over the years but now that I am putting GPS coordinates in I see that some were missed. I never have time to do more than a few rows in any given day and even in that small of an area I have found omissions every time I have been out.

Added by Jay Raveill on Jul 05, 2017 1:37 PM
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