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Hi! When I discovered Find-A-Grave, I thought it was fantastic! What a great way to preserve history and help other genealogists! I immediately began photographing local cemeteries as a way to give back to others who have helped me and shared information. I love doing it and feel like I am contributing to preserving some of these really old headstones before they become so weathered and decayed that they are illegible. To each their own, but I do not believe I "own" the photographs I take nor do I feel I have a copyright on them! I just don't get that philosophy, but, like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on why they contribute to FAG. I do not volunteer to do this for "credit" in any form—I am doing it to help other genealogists as they search for their ancestor's final resting places. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your ancestry.com trees or personal family trees and you do not need to give any credits to me. It has always been my idea that if we, as genealogists, do not share our discoveries and work as one big family, we are just making it harder to complete our own personal history books. As far as transfers, if you are a relative of any degree or just someone "special" to the deceased, I will gladly transfer unless they are also my own relative. I love everything historical and Find-A-Grave is a wonderful gift to us wanting to preserve history. Happy hunting! --Vickie|
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Thank you so much for taking a photo of my Great Aunt. I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Sam on Jun 23, 2017 8:40 PM
|Betty||Re: Trina Kay Wolken DeMeritt|
Thank you for the marker for this person, and all the photos you take and post, bless you, Betty
Added by Betty on Jun 20, 2017 4:28 PM
|Marcia Gossett||Jack Hively|
Gladys Wilson Gossett Hively is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute. Kansas, where is her Husband Jack Hively BURIED? married him 1940& had 4 SONS.
Thanks for Your Help
I hope you have been doing well. I suppose you heard of the death of our friend Lolly, Tioga Rose. She was such a hard worker for Find A Grave!!
I'm a little late in thanking you for the obit on Jennette Cation. I'm a little slow in keeping up with things these days but I do eventually get to them! lol
My mom used to tell me I was born late and I've been late ever since. It has gotten a little harder these last couple of years.
Take care now and thanks again,
Added by E&GRay on Jun 16, 2017 5:26 PM
|L Lucca||Memorial 141550871|
This was my aunt. Although she died at roughly 14 years old from an illness... possibly meningitis, but not confirmed. She is the daughter of Wiley Mobley Pope 180319604 and Blanche Rudy Pope 155691630. She is the sister of Andrew Elton Pope "Andy" who just passed away on June 6, 2017.
Could you kindly update her memorial with these links? Thank you so much for what you do and bringing families together!
Added by L Lucca on Jun 13, 2017 3:29 PM
|Jennifer Thompson||RE: Find a Grave photos|
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&search-alias=books&field-author=Mrs.+Jennifer+Thompson&sort=relevancerank
|sherjstone||Enos White obituary|
Thanks for the info on Enos White. It's been added to his memorial.
|Joan Viney||Rolla Chittenden|
Thank you for photographing the funeral home marker for Rolla Chittenden. Too bad no gravestone has been placed at his grave.
|Dorothy||Perry Byron Ewing|
Where did you get the info that he died in Sycamore? My work indicates it was in Cortland. Do you have verification for this? Thanks.
Added by Dorothy on May 04, 2017 4:50 AM
|jcq||Mary F. Osborn Yates|
Thank you for the obituary. I posted it to her memorial page.
Added by jcq on Apr 28, 2017 6:55 AM
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