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I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.|
I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.
I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...
I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.
If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.
I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.
Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.
In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.
Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.
If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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|Mark Marchok||John Silagy, Jr|
Hi Zella. Would you consider giving me John Silagy Jr? He would be a cousin of mine. I added his mom and dad and would love to link them all together.
A lot of my Family is buried there and I have been busy getting them all uploaded and linked.
That's very cool about the info you uploaded about him having Pneumonia. Also the spelling of our last name is Marchok But its been spelled many ways since getting off the boat. lol
Anyways. Thanks again.
|Kiley Mann||Barbara Ann McPherson|
Please ignore the request to put Uren with her name...made a mistake in putting it into her edit...
|Kiley Mann||Arthur Richard Uren|
There must have been a glitch in the system...he is listed as his own father and his also a son....he needs to be looked at and fixed....
Hope you work out who belongs to him...
|Richard Schulz||George Washington Kuhn - Geeseytown cemetery|
Please advise source of information for this bio. Thanks.
|Karen Cover||Rudolph Haase|
Thanks for catching that 'sir name' issue. I spend far too much time in 18th century Ireland records that now I am using their vernacular - lol!
|Mary MacCracken||RE: Diehl|
yes, the 1812 needs to be removed from Daniel Diehl (1819-1897)'s record. My records show that Daniel (1819-1897) was the son of Mary and Jacob Diehl (Jacob died in June 1823 in Tyrone, Adams Co., PA).
|Pamela Parks Costa||RE: henry Purdy|
Thanks Zella - you are always good at what you do. I am sort of a 80 percent girl.... I do it right... but I only do 80 percent of it....
I do it for free
|C. Dean||Andria Milton Kingsbury|
Andria Milton Kingsbury
Find A Grave Memorial# 174102273
Would you transfer Andria Milton Kingsbury to me? He is my ancestor, thank you!
Added by C. Dean on Feb 17, 2017 9:32 AM
|Dave Smith||Poland Riverside Cemetery|
You may have noticed that I have suggested several edits recently regarding Civil War veterans in Riverside Cemetery. I and others are attempting to document all veterans buried there.The source for the edits is a publication from the Ohio Genealogy Society on Veterans buried in Mahoning County. Thought you should know this. The link is: http://www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org/Portals/1/Veterans%20Documents/Poland%20Township%20Veterans.pdf
|Bev Thomas Sexton||RE: Vesta Rittenhouse|
There is a marriage record for George E. Rittenhouse and Vesta Humiston on Oct. 27, 1860 in Summit County, Ohio on familysearch.org.
Her name is spelled Vesta, Vestia, &/or Vista
depending on the record.
Thanks for checking.
Bev Thomas Sexton
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