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Cemeteries provide me with an instant state of serenity. They are wonderful places to go and clear my head, as well as spark my imagination as I wonder about all of the people buried there. They are historical, I always learn something new in a cemetery. |
I just read several complaints on another website about findagrave.com. Some people claim that it is morbid and hurtful to the surviving families to take photos of their loved ones' graves. I'm sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. It is a tribute to those people that have passed on. I hope they come to understand this eventually. Everyone deserves to be remembered, even if it's with the assistance of modern technology and the internet. It's also a fantastic tool for people tracing their family roots.
I have been taking photos of graves for quite some time and have never had one single complaint directed to me yet. I certainly hope I never do, as I feel I'm doing something good, with the intention to honor, not exploit, the deceased.
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|Harriett Hall||Lydia Klingensmith|
According to her death certificate Lydia was buried in Lake Park Cemetery in Youngstown, Ohio on May 10,1954.Her date of birth is August 8, 1864 and her date of death is May 8, 1954. Her son is Phillip Klingensmith #51191620
|Kevin J. O||Holy Cross Cemetery, Buffalo, NY|
I have entered a number of additions to my relatives graves but they have not been updated as yet. Would you please transfer the graves to my account.
Find A Grave Memorial# 60235555
Find A Grave Memorial# 60235548
Kevin J O'Brien
Kevin J. O (#48006543)
|Antonia Demaris Collins||Marquios A. Welch 69816046|
I want to let you know that Celinda J. Welch (1857 - 1882) is not his wife.† she is his daughter.
Please remove her as his wife.
Many thanks.† TONI
|Susy Campbell||Betsey Cogsdel b. 01 apr 1790|
Betsy Cogsdel was not the wife of Charles Harrington, She was the wife of John Harrington who was my Great-great grandfather. John was born 31 Jan 1785 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island. He moved to New York as a child and married Betsey in 1815 in Lisbon, New York. He moved to Wisconsin in 1858 to be near his children and died there 26 May 1865. He is buried there in the Welsh Cemetery in Berlin, Wisconsin.If you would like info on their 7 children, I have that also.
|St Adalbert Basilica||Walenty Kazmierczak|
Hello - I submitted a correction for Walenty Kazmierczak Memorial# 40030127 but thought I'd post the info for you, too. Mar. 4, 1902 was the date of burial (not death). He died Mar. 2, 1902 according to the church funeral record. Thank you for posting a picture of his stone!
|RestoreByTim||RE: Lindsay Grave|
I'm glad you like the photo, colorsflashing! I know all to well the firm, unyielding grip of the genealogy world! 👍
|carol fasc||St. Stan requests|
Hi..I just called St. Stan's office for plot info for a couple of my requests...staff very helpful...I can check for your requests when the snow melts...Without section/lot# it would be impossible to find in this huge cemetery...Carol
|DKonopa||Szalasny memorials Transfer request|
Hi Patti, I was hoping that you would transfer this memorial # 50533211 to me, Ignacy is my grandfather, as well as his siblings (my great-uncle/aunts),etc. I do thank you for your hard work at the cemetery.
Added by DKonopa on Nov 25, 2016 6:16 PM
|Ray||John J Garus|
You have the memorial for John J Garus in St Stanislaus cemetery and Frances A Garus in St Augustine cemetery. I found John in St Augustine cemetery.
Added by Ray on Oct 28, 2016 2:30 PM
|Judith Lee Howard Shea||Capt Elkanah Andrews 71482430|
I just saw the great work you've done with some of my ancestors' memorials. What a beautiful picture of the gravestone of Capt. Andrews!
I started my tree over a year ago with these folks, but I had not discovered Find-a-Grave yet. So as I'm putting my print-outs in binders now I realize I have no memorials of these people, the Smiths. "Are there any?" I wondered. I had one photo of Lemuel Smith's stone, but nothing else. I'm thrilled to find out there ARE memorials for some of them!!
Thank you for your good work! About what you said about what people thinkó about F.a.G. being morbid: those people don't ever have to come here, so why should they care? Maybe they tell you that when they see you taking photos?
Well, you can tell them that it means everything in the world to me to see the graves of my ancestors. It moves me to the point of tears, like right now. What better connection do we have to them? I have a ton of old letters, which are wonderful, but they are only from one small branch of the family. You can quote me to the next one that complains to you: without the work of the Find-a-Grave volunteers and the wonderful photos and historical information, I would feel so much more distant from those ancestors whom, though I will not meet them until "later!" I dearly love. All the suffering and toil that they went through amazes me every day, and they are an inspiration to me.
Judith Lee Howard Shea
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