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Linda Stienstra (#46817621)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo I spend a lot of time in cemeteries, photographing, verifying and cleaning up gravesites, for the Historical Society, myself and Find-a-grave. It can be a lot of work, but the pleasure and satisfaction I receive is worth it all. I have many more pictures of headstones to be added to this site, as time allows, in cemeteries from the West coast to the East coast.
I will be glad to look for your ancestor's grave in Lancaster County, PA, IF you have basic information to help me with your search.

I will not add obituaries and/or photographs that fall within the copyright timeframe. Please do not ask me to add unverified biographies, and information that is only of interest to you. (trips you shared, hobbies of deceased, how they were sweet to you at Christmas, where they lived in the 1930 census, etc.) After all, this is not a genealogy site, but is a tool that can help Cemetery Historians as well as family historians and genealogists, alike.

I may on occasion add little sayings on headstones at your request, HOWEVER, it is up to my discretion. If you have something to add that I have mentioned above, please contact me and I will be more than happy to add it for you. I will be more than happy to link them to children, parents and spouses.

I have been inundated recently to add things like, "Sister" or "Mother." I feel the most important things on Memorials are Name, Dates and family links. I will add Biographies as long as it is just that, and not things like "My granny baked the best cookies" etc. I just do not have time to do that sort of thing.

Enjoy my blog on graveyards, I've listed the URL below!
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Allen Monasmith
Samuel Michael

Please check the "Edits" tab on your profile page.
Samuel is not buried here. See his grave in Montoursville.

Added by Allen Monasmith on May 09, 2017 1:25 PM
karen h
RE: James Lester Carvell Headstone
You are so welcome, glad to help :)
Added by karen h on Apr 30, 2017 4:26 PM
Jeannette Weaver
RE: One of your comments
Dear Linda,

The cemetery does not charge people who come to take photos, they charge people for taking a photo and sending it to them. The fee, I think, is $40.00. It does not cost that much to take and send a photo. Especially, if it is sent digitally.

My apologies if I was not clear. However, when I went down to find several graves for others, they also wanted to charge me for looking up more than one or two graves, and that fee was $20.00 to look up all that I had, which was about 10. I complained and they ended up doing it without charging me. I think they wanted me to give up so those who were requesting a photo would pay their prices to get the photo.

Totally unnecessary if you ask me. I took quiet a few photos of tombstones and would like to get back out there to take more.
Added by Jeannette Weaver on Apr 30, 2017 2:19 PM
D. Singleton Shell
your graveyards
I am in complete awe of your blog. What a professional you are! I will have to go back through it when my eyes will let me, I don't want to miss a thing. I was surprised to find the name Joseph Britton and learn who he was. You think Charles R. Hartz knew of him and named his son Joseph Brittain after him? Just a coincidence I guess. Many thanks, Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jul 14, 2016 10:24 PM
Shelly Johnson
RE: Robert Niess
Added by Shelly Johnson on Jul 07, 2016 8:27 AM
Dennis Brandt
RE: Marcus Geiter. #39972058
P.S. I hope your getting well.
Added by Dennis Brandt on May 01, 2016 11:55 AM
Dennis Brandt
RE: Marcus Geiter. #39972058
Marcus Geiter is still under your ownership. I don't need him because he's not Civil War.
Added by Dennis Brandt on May 01, 2016 11:55 AM
Sharon Palmer
Mabel Stites
Thank you for the transfers of Mabel Stites, Mary Stites and Harry Stites. I appreciate it. Sharon
Added by Sharon Palmer on May 01, 2016 9:26 AM
Fred Sanford
RE: Kathryne and Louis Wood
sure - see email
you only need to send the ID each has and then I can find them
Added by Fred Sanford on Apr 30, 2016 11:18 PM
Carolyn Troupe Stoll
RE: Sallie Troupe
Sorry to hear you had surgery and hope you will
be healing up and back to normal soon.
I think the easiest way to do the transfer seeing I
have one with all the info. on it, would be to
add the grave stone to my memorial and you could delete yours. I will give you credit for creating the first memorial. That way I do not have to type
all the info. again. Then there would not be two of them. I think we would be dissent cousins.
Added by Carolyn Troupe Stoll on Apr 30, 2016 5:37 PM
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