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Marc Doty (#46843703)
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to who. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones -
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union -
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-30, 34N & 34S) - Plainview (Colfax) - Pleasant Hill (Indy) - Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem - Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave, the photo file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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Nancy J. Miller
Solomon Crose
Marc: Would you mind indicating the places of the marriages for Solomon? Is this the line you descend from? And, is there any clue as to who his mother was? Phillip's marriages never seem to be proven. Thank you, Nancy Miller, Bloomington, IL
Added by Nancy J. Miller on Mar 24, 2017 6:49 PM
Anna Dorothea Schalk #72968839
Anna Dorothea Schalk is my 2nd great grandmother. I have researched the family extensively and would like to manage her memorial if you are agreeable.

As always your work is appreciated probably more than you know. Find A Grave and all the volunteers provide an invaluable service.

Many thanks,
Added by Betsy on Mar 22, 2017 11:18 AM
John Schalk # 72968737
Many thanks for all the memorials you have created. It is very helpful in finding our ancestors. John Schalk is my 2nd great grandfather. I would like to maintain his memorial if you would be agreeable.
Many thanks,
Added by Betsy on Mar 22, 2017 11:11 AM
David Reese
RE: Doty Lines
Yes Ambrose 1826 TN then his father Moses 1796, then his father Isaac 1761 then his father Isaac 1712 NJ, then John 1680 NJ then Samuel 1643 MA.
Added by David Reese on Mar 10, 2017 1:59 PM
Ruth Pohl
Doty Question

I wonder if you would get in touch with me about a question I have on our Doty's.

You can use my old e-mail or one on Find A Grave.

I hope to hear from you.

Ruth Armstrong Pohl
Added by Ruth Pohl on Mar 08, 2017 4:11 PM
AZ Susi
RE: Watson farm
thx. anyway. Isaac was married to Sarah Boyd.
Added by AZ Susi on Mar 04, 2017 8:14 AM
AZ Susi
Watson farm
Marc, have you ever heard of the Watson farm? Apparently Isaac Powell (1780-1843) and his wife Sarah Boyd (1794-1858) were buried at their farm, which later became Watson farm. It is near Elizaville? Thx. :-)
Added by AZ Susi on Mar 03, 2017 3:54 PM
Regina Allen Hueston
Memorial 154226501 - Edward Selig
Thank you for your message. This memorial isn't a duplicate. Memorial 17730401 for Edward Selig should have had the birth date 1937. I have sent them a message asking for a correction.
Thanks again.
Added by Regina Allen Hueston on Mar 02, 2017 5:20 AM
Regina Allen Hueston
Memorial 154226501 Edward
Added by Regina Allen Hueston on Mar 02, 2017 5:17 AM
Ernest Ervine
Just to let you know I have edited to add Uncle Ernie's parents. He is a great part of this family and always will be. He needs to be with his brothers and sister. I just don't think people understand families of years ago. Family is family whether they are first or 15th. It's the way we grew up and were taught.

Added by Agnes on Feb 25, 2017 12:09 PM
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