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Ann (#47099958)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 7 days
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February, 2017
I will have limited computer access during February. I will make all updates as time allows.
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Recently had my DNA tested and it verified that I am almost 50/50 Finnish and Irish heritage.
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When I walk a cemetery, I make a note of other nearby relatives, the section/area I am in and include it in my transcriptions. When you are researching a 'John Smith', it helps to know if there are other 'Smith' names next to him.
Some cemeteries restrict photo taking by non-family members. Having any plot information helps all of the photo volunteers.
When I first started, I just wrote down names without photos. Now I take photos of all of the headstones.

Quite often I find myself researching the folks that I create memorials for, adding additional information and linking as many as I can locate.

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I will make corrections/additions to any memorial that I have created.

All requests are verified before I change the memorial.
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Find A Grave states that all photographs belong to the person that took the photo, per COPYRIGHT rules.
When posting a photo to any other website or software, please make a notation of the person's name that took the photo. He or she should be acknowledged for their photo.
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K. Roberts
Patsey Petty marker
Looking at her photo 10431870 There is a top to the marker, Would you happen to know if this is Varner her spouse? He is buried in a National cemetery.

Added by K. Roberts on Mar 22, 2017 6:47 PM
Cathy Morgan
Joseph Bartu
I finally received my great grandparents transfer and I am in the process of moving my data. I have requested a link to my new site for his father, but have not completed his mother. Didn't want to confuse you with the edit.
Added by Cathy Morgan on Mar 14, 2017 2:18 PM
Mike Savage
RE: Allport's moved to Belcrest
Hello again, Ann.

I noticed you recently created a memorial for my great-grandfather, Norman Lewis Allport, #169796151

Thank you so much for doing this. A few years back, I was given permission to manage the memorial for his wife, Augusta Carolina Donaldson, who is buried near him in Belcrest.

Would you be willing to transfer management of Norman's memorial over to me ? I would really appreciate it. I also noticed that you created the memorial for Oscar Leonard Donaldson, #136212994, and would request transfer of that one too.

Thanks again for all you do on Find A Grave. Your time and effort are very much appreciated. Mike Savage
Added by Mike Savage on Feb 23, 2017 3:40 PM
Carrie and Allen 💕
George Newell 73114016
Hi, the picture on this memorial is sideways, would you mind fixing it and reposting? Thanks!
Added by Carrie and Allen 💕... on Jan 29, 2017 11:32 PM
RE: William B Helm
Hi Ann, thanks for checking into this. I have been aware of the Kathryn Helm who died in Los Angeles in 1943, but William Helm says he is a widow in the 1920 census. So does the Kathryn Helm in California. So, I can only conclude that both statements are false and that they simply went through a bitter divorce.

Added by ljsims503 on Jan 23, 2017 8:05 AM
Chester Olcott FAG 97997014
As an Ensign, Chester Olcott was a Japanese POW during WWII.
Added by JimO on Jan 17, 2017 6:44 AM
William B Helm
Hi Ann, you have done a phenominal job of documenting burials. Thanks.

I'm trying to locate the gravesite of the wife of William B Helm. He died in 1941 and is buried at Belcrest Cemetery in Block 6, Sect 3, Lot 1. His wife died somewhere between 1910 and 1920 and would have likely been buried at Belcrest also. Is there a way to see if she is buried without a headstone in Belcrest?

Larry Sims
Added by ljsims503 on Jan 16, 2017 10:49 AM
Sorry! I hadn't realized that it was your memorial. I'll go ahead and just delete the earlier one.

Here is the info I received notifying me of the mistake:

Bernice K. Hultman and Bernice Kristine Simons Buyserie are the same person. Find a grave memorials: 74328818 and 164111832.
She was a widow of Leo J. Buyserie in 1962 and married Cecil Truman Hultman on the 8th of November 1965 in Polk county, Oregon.
Please combine the records.
Added by LadyDragon on Jan 16, 2017 9:20 AM
Photo Transfer Request
Hi Ann!

I just found out that two of my Belcrest memorials are for the same person. I have combined them and put all the info on the earlier one. I want to delete the later one, but you have a picture posted there. I hope that you might be able to transfer the picture to the earlier memorial.

Here's the info:
to be deleted: 164111832
needs photo: 74328818 (I put in a photo request just in case).

Thanks so much!!
Added by LadyDragon on Jan 16, 2017 9:18 AM
Carrie and Allen 💕
Belcrest adjustments
137772826 George W. Thomas - I have removed the duplicate and posted a better photo, you might want to remove the photo taken from the weird angle, it's very difficult to read. Thanks for the catch. Please process the edis for the plot number and GPS.

81110283 Emilie Feddern - One of your photos got posted twice, can you remove the extra one? Leaving more space on memorials allows family members to post more photos without having to sponsor the memorial. Thanks.

131272460 Mildred Erickson - Again, you may want to consider "pruning" the photos on this one for the same reason.

10649602 Raymond Cross - These photos are upside down, could you please fix them?

Finally, it would be great if you could send me your email address, as we have so much overlap in this cemetery. Thanks!
Added by Carrie and Allen 💕... on Jan 14, 2017 7:13 AM
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