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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

THANK YOU to those of you that I've encountered on findagrave that have been so friendly, helpful, kind, and appreciative. You make all the "bad" seem less significant.

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

I check the cemetery before adding, I do not always check for unknown burials, but if I do find a Burial Unknown or incorrect cemetery entry, I will have admin merge it into my correctly added memorial.

Also, if you move your BU and tell me I have created a duplicate, just know that I will have admin check the history of the memorial to make sure it was not changed or moved before I delete mine.

In general, Findagrave does not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Given these exceptions, a memorial created after death will be preferred over a pre-need memorial.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Messages left for Anna (412)[Leave Message]
David Ice
RE: Bessie Johnson obit.
Added by David Ice on Aug 18, 2017 7:33 AM
Dan Francis
RE: Gilbert Dickey photo
Most welcome - Betty's pic has been posted.

Have a great day.

Added by Dan Francis on Aug 17, 2017 9:32 PM
Madonna Wise
Viola Eddy Wise
Regarding Viola Eddy Wise, please send your email. The information is passed down from family, and it is my husband's side of family. I appreciate the death certificate. Send your email and I will communicate what I know. Based upon information from my father-in-law from many years ago; he was raised by Viola.
Added by Madonna Wise on Aug 12, 2017 1:21 PM
Steve Peters
Thanks for creating David Fankhauser's memorial.
Added by Steve Peters on Aug 10, 2017 5:32 PM
Scot Lady
RE: John Stumpf transfer
Thanks Anna. You're among the best.
Added by Scot Lady on Aug 06, 2017 8:25 AM
R Ward
Ruth Caroline Schneider Hartline
Hi, Anna!

Ruth Hartline (Memorial #11222933) is my aunt (father's sister), and I was wondering if you would mind transferring her memorial to me.

Her parents are Robert Schneider (Memorial #11223017) and Lily K. Trautner Schneider (Memorial #11223018).

Thank you!
R. Ward

Added by R Ward on Aug 01, 2017 1:53 PM
RE: John Showalter obit.
You are welcome--thanks for posting, etc. quickly...
Added by BigFrench on Jul 27, 2017 7:28 AM
Information on Ruth Close
Birth:unknown - Death:unknown
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, USA

Created by: Anna
Record added: Jun 11, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 147728592

I am trying to find a great-great grand mother, who was born & married in Ohio before the family came to Illinois. On the stone in the family plot, she is mentioned as the mother of Josias' 1st son, John N..
She is not buried here, or in another cemetery near, where other family is. No records of her here at either cemetery or County record (Museum, or county census) They came here via river boat according to family history. Is there any other info on this grave? Picture of stone-cemetery record, etc..Family Josias' Obit mentions her passing in 1851. (Ruth Ann Curry Close)
Added by KClark on Jul 23, 2017 10:27 AM
Anna Seiden
Hi Anna, I have just recently found that you have the memorials for my husbands great grandparents. I am trying to find more info on them and when I do would like to include it on their findagrave. Would you mind transferring them to me? The numbers are: Morris Henry Rhodes 113485104, Esther Coffin Hovey Rhodes 113485021, Susan Morrison Rhodes 113485120, and Henry Rhodes 113485043. Thank you very much.

Anna Seiden
Added by Anna Seiden on Jul 21, 2017 10:02 PM
Mary Ann
RE: William Teschel
Good news - no virus!!
Did you get my request to transfer William and Frederica Teschel to me? I would really appreciate it. Tks, Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann on Jul 16, 2017 5:16 PM
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