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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.

Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

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correction to 154914000
Thank you so much for all the work you have done posting memorials.I would like to correct the birthplace of Katherine. She was born in Niederentzen, Alsace, France. Her full name was Marie Anna Catherine Grimm Debusman. I do not know why my spelling was with a "c" but that doesn't matter.
Amelia Orr Debusman
Added by Adeb on May 25, 2017 9:19 AM
Jodi Magnuson
RE: Richard Tull
You are welcome. I just happened to stop in at the Fort Snelling cemetery after I dropped someone off at the airport. I visited a few friends and my dad's stone. I took a quick peek on my findagrave app to see if there were any photo requests nearby and yours was there and the stone was right next to where I parked. I'm glad I could help out. Jodi in Minneapolis
Added by Jodi Magnuson on May 20, 2017 4:38 PM
RE: sorry
But you do understand he is not buried with her... at least not in the same grave. So I have NO idea where he could be.

Added by Kathie on May 17, 2017 6:07 PM
RE: sorry
Okay Cora was YELLING at me.

She is buried in Sec 16 V grave 823. She was buried with Gertrude Volters who died 1907. At least that is what is office computer says.

St Louis Death Registry
Volters, Gertrude 78 29 Jan 1907 2623 Goode Ave. Germany Calvary Cemetery St. Louis City Death Register

She does have a headstone, a double... but no death date for William. but his birth year is 1867, like her.

This was one of my fastest ever in the 'walked' lots.

Added by Kathie on May 17, 2017 12:46 PM
I was hoping that the Archdiocese url would not do that but it did (make your page look Really wide.... if you want to delete the message after you read so you page in not messed up I get it.

Added by Kathie on May 16, 2017 8:40 PM
carole taylor puntenney
Chas. Strange
Thank you for pointing out the dup. gosh do not know why it did not come up when I searched it.. I was looking at the death cert. on line...
Added by carole taylor puntenney on May 16, 2017 6:12 AM
Joel Self
RE: william bafford photo
That's pretty much all I found on him as well. It's like he just vanished.
Added by Joel Self on May 15, 2017 9:33 AM
Joel Self
RE: william bafford photo
You are welcome. If you could find someone for me id be very thankful. Im wanting to find where Robert Self Sr is. Hes my great-grandpa. He was married to Julia Self buried in Blackwater but she remarried a Hubbered. Her first husband is the one im wanting to find. Hes got to be around here somewhere or in tennessee maybe. If you can helpe id really be greatful.
Added by Joel Self on May 15, 2017 8:22 AM
Joel Self
RE: william bafford photo
Ok I will fix it.
Added by Joel Self on May 14, 2017 2:35 PM
RE: darrell schmidt
My pleasure, Carol, and thank you. I'm about halfway finished photographing the entire cemetery. I'm still adding photos & missing memorials. I should be finished with all the photographs this weekend. Hubby comes with me so we each take a camera & do opposite sides. The biggest problem is getting the plants out of the way. Some are completely blocking the markers.

Nice to meet you, Carol--I'm Shar. I've seen lots of your memorials in the local cemeteries.

Added by FelineGenealogist on May 12, 2017 6:01 PM
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