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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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|Pam Tenney Mitchell||Dorothy M. Torson photo|
Thank you so much.
|macso||RE: Burgner Decline|
Thank you for the help straightened out the family. I'm on my way to visit my friend and he'll be glad to know that the family will now be correctly linked.
Added by macso on May 21, 2017 3:24 PM
Hi Zella: You're right, I did make a mistake on the edit I sent. Thank you for catching that. I'm trying to help a friend with his family connections and I got confused with all the Burgners. Again thank you for catching my error. Chris
Added by macso on May 21, 2017 11:45 AM
Thank you for the photo noting where Samantha Anna and Jackson are buried. Sad that they're not marketing not completely surprising as many others from this family generation are nearly unreadable from time.
|Jill Wave||Charles Tilley photo request|
I looked up plots for all the Mobile Memorial Gardens photo request and this person could not be found. Are you sure this is the correct cemetery? Could it be under another name?
|Jeff Hall||Thank you|
Hello Zella, many thanks for the excellent headstone photos added for 2LT Ernest N Dyrlund.
|Sgt Daxter||RE: Danner Photo|
Ok, went back and got the Biller photos. I added an obituary for Josephine M. Biller.
|Alice Leet Lam||Find A Grave Memorial# 176880089|
Thank you for adding the photo of the tombstone for my relative, John William McDowell. Thanks also for finding the plot number. I appreciate your time.
|Sgt Daxter||Danner Photo|
Thank you for the time you spent taking and posting the grave stone photo for John William Danner. It is very mush appreciated.
|AEM||Find A Grave Memorial# 128546856|
Minnie is wife of the person you show as her child.
Added by AEM on Apr 25, 2017 7:01 AM
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