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Alison (#46917968)
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Bio Photo Just barrel through life with all the audacity you can, and be confident.
Where you can learn something, learn it, and where you can impart something, impart it.
by Lily Tomlin

A HUGE thank you to folks who provide information to verify the "edits" they send.

I am currently working on recording Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton. It is a work in progress and will take quite a while to complete. Please be patient.

I do have photos of most all of the markers that I have transcribed from Canadian Cemeteries. So please ask.

To request a transfer or edit information please use the EDIT tab at the top right of the person's page, check the drop down menu for options. Please include sources (documentation) when requesting Edits. DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD TO MAKE REQUESTS.

Please remember to include the memorial page number and your membership number when asking for information about an entry I have made. It makes it sooooo much easier for me to find the person you are asking about.

If you would like me to remove a memorial please let me know and I shall remove it right away - no questions asked.

Because of the few RUDE people demanding I transfer pages to them, I shall no longer make transfers unless you are polite AND can explain to me how the person is related to you.

However, as FaGer Scott wrote :- If there is any particular entry that I have made that is very important to you, related or not, if you sponsor their page I will transfer it to you ASAP. This helps Find a Grave and shows me that this entry truly is important to you and that you are not simply trying to 'collect' all you can find of a particular surname.

Should you find that I have inadvertently duplicated an entry or photo please let me know, I will remedy the situation as soon as possible.

Found on another member's profile:-
If you add a headstone photo to a memorial that is SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER than mine (FAG rules), please let me know so I can delete mine. Note: FAG advises "close-ups of portions of the headstone are not necessary if the information is clearly visible in the main photo.

Having Lyme Disease I need less stress in my life and need "gentle exercise" I find taking photos for Find A Grave gets me the fresh air, exercise and the tranquility I need in the summer months and uploading the information exercises my mind in winter.

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Find A Grave Memorial# 98260592
Hi Alison
I made some recommendations for editing the entries for the family of Martha Johnstone and William Mason.
It looks like the family gravestone wasn't that clear. Martha (1858-1940) - m. Thursday 12th inst., at residence of bride's father, Long River, New London, P.E.I., by Rev. W.P. Archibald, Rev. Wm. A. MASON. B.A., Presbyterian Minister / Martha JOHNSON [Johnstone] youngest d/o Wm JOHNSON, Esq. Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 58 Number 2828, Rank 101, Date January 25 1882;Newspaper The Times [Moncton]
Their daughter Ethel Grace Mason married David Gordon Forbes in Winnipeg, Manitoba on on 6 Jul 1910.
The other two daughters were Mary (Find A Grave Memorial# 156031949) and Martha Johnstone Mason. (Find A Grave Memorial# 91285312).
I have references for all of these. Thanks for doing this work, especially in Alberta where there are so few resources. Jane
Added by Jane on Sep 20, 2017 7:58 PM
update on my message
That should read 9 - 12.
Added by Darel on Sep 20, 2017 6:18 PM
RE: please check the photo
I'm happy to have you check on me any time you get a chance. I think that the only people that don't make mistakes are the ones doing nothing, and I'm sure to keep up my end on achieving the 5% that you mentioned once.
I was there one afternoon, and found that with the light through the trees, it made a marbled effect that made them almost unreadable. Didn't matter if I lightened or darkened them it looked bad. So I went early enough in the morning that the whole area was in the shade of the building across the street. But it did tend to make them quite dark. I took the time to digitally lighten some of the worse ones, but if they were readable I left them. I have lately been setting my camera to 2 f stops up so that they aren't quite so dark. I find yours to often be over exposed so I'm under exposing to compensate I guess. :-) I've put in everything that I had taken in that cemetery and will be focusing my efforts elsewhere now. I can't remember where I had left off. My camera ran out of memory at some point. But I think all of sections 1 - 12 are almost complete.
Added by Darel on Sep 20, 2017 6:12 PM
RE: please check the photo
Fixed. Thanks. Hopefully there are few. :-)
Added by Darel on Sep 20, 2017 1:05 PM
Maureen Norman
Lorenzo D Fash & Lavinia Chute
Thank you for photographing this tombstone!
Added by Maureen Norman on Sep 20, 2017 7:45 AM
Sidney Owen Swarts
Thank you so much for taking the time to take a headstone photo of my relative. I greatly appreciate it!!
Added by Stacey on Sep 19, 2017 6:40 AM
Bonna Weiser
RE: Mildred Herron
Hi Alison:
Let the edit go, thanks.
Added by Bonna Weiser on Sep 18, 2017 7:47 AM
RE: Updates
HI Allison
we are ok ,
i hope you are too ,
and your work is progressing,
Added by PETER ALLEN on Sep 18, 2017 2:19 AM
David Hudson
Re: Headstone pictures
Thanks very much for the headstone pictures of a couple of my ancestors. It would have been impossible for me to do it myself.

Added by David Hudson on Sep 17, 2017 6:02 PM
Hello Allison
yes we did we managed to go to able seaman Rodgers grave at gavrelle,
and left a cross for him,
+ i acquired a death penny , for charles edward parkes, and found he was buried in the seere road cemetery, i took the plaque to reunite them in a way, albeit a brief time , and i now manage his find a grave memorial,
i sorted a couple of problems out with erroneous photos placed on my memorials so alls well,
have a look if and when youve time,

Added by PETER ALLEN on Sep 17, 2017 1:05 PM
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