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personna (#46638792)
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I am an avid amateur genealogist, researching many different lines for both family and friends. I include all collateral lines, so my area of interest is extensive.

I have added many memorials in the hope of helping a fellow researcher. Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, please just cite the F.A.G. memorial number and cite me as the photographer. This includes - it's so disappointing to look at a public family tree and find one of my photographs without mention of the photographer.

I decline to give permission to use my photos for resale, for profit, or to upload to a different web site. Do not copy them to other grave related sites such as

PLEASE remember the volunteer nature of FAG and be polite when writing. People have been less than understanding recently, wondering why the information they sent hadn't yet been added.

Dates of birth & death as well as linking to parents can been added through the automated system. If I've missed your email about additions to a memorial, just ask a second time. We're all human, no need for attitude.

I decline to make Edits (other than links and dates) for people who do not have their messages turned on. If I have questions and have no way to contact you, I have no other recourse.



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Since you are creating a record of the cemetery in addition to photographing a single stone you should take several images of the same marker. For example:

1. One showing the whole cemetery.

2. Shoot an image that includes the closest stones and provides context.

3. Photograph the whole gravestone so that inscription and carving are visible.

4. Make sure to take at least one picture where the inscription fills the camera frame.

Unless you are extremely lucky, most of the stones you want to photograph will not be straight due to ground settling. In the case of leaning stones, tilting the camera should eliminate the slant."


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Robert Brizendine
Thank you for sponsoring the site. If this is a relative will be happy to transfer. Thanks Carol
Added by Carol on Jun 24, 2017 5:41 PM
Larry Luna
Isabelle Carpi

If you can call Calvary Cemetery (323)261-3106 for the grave location I will get the photo for you! Do not email because they will not reply. I would call for you but Since I am probably the only regular active volunteer there I have made many many calls to them for locations and they are very annoyed with me.

Added by Larry Luna on Jun 13, 2017 12:30 PM

I am curious and have a question. You have posted a photo of John Rieffel but wrote that he has a middle initial that is not on the headstone.
Are you related to the Rieffels? I am trying to figure out if he is in my family line.

Thank you - trish - arcadiatrish
Added by arcadiatrish on May 26, 2017 12:53 AM
B.J. Waters
Jesse Hill Wiley
Hi Nancy! I believe this person (at Green Hills) is a man, not a woman. You have the middle name as a maiden name. The California Death Index has him as male. He is next to Elizabeth Wiley, who may have been his wife.

Also, he was born in Illinois. I forgot to put that in my Edit request for the dates.

Thank you!

Added by B.J. Waters on May 18, 2017 1:34 PM
Gregory Square
Thompson, Ohio Donovan's entries
If these are your ancestors, I would be more than happy to transfer their management over to you.
Added by Gregory Square on Apr 28, 2017 8:11 AM
Bill Hart
Otto Arneson #39772400
I have received an email from a guy in Michigan who is related to Otto Arneson. He got my name from the marker pix I posted on Otto's memorial, which you started. I tried to email it to but it bounced back to me. Will you please send me a current email address so I can send you that email?

Thanks, Bill Hart
Added by Bill Hart on Apr 20, 2017 3:25 PM
Margaret C
Harris Welton Scott descendant
I understand about maintaining ownership of the memorial. Can you tell me how you are related to Harris Welton? My brother and have done extensive research on him and thought that we had all his descendants listed in our Ancestry tree. Would you be willing to share this information with me? If so my email address is
Added by Margaret C on Mar 25, 2017 9:28 AM
Twila Nejdl-Oesterle
Emily Wells
Emily James Clarkson

Birth 23 AUG 1869 • Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

Death 7 JUL 1912 • Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

wife of 1st cousin 3x removed of my husband.
Added by Twila Nejdl-Oesterle on Mar 24, 2017 8:44 AM
Twila Nejdl-Oesterle
Henry Wells

Henry Alexander Wells

Birth 1 FEB 1848 • Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, USA

Death 21 DEC 1915 • Oaklyn, Camden, New Jersey, USA

1st cousin 3x removed of my husband.
Added by Twila Nejdl-Oesterle on Mar 24, 2017 8:38 AM
Margaret C
Harris Welton Scott
Harris Welton Scott is my great great grandfather.
Would you be willing to transfer the memorial to my account? My account number is 47809583

Harris Welton's Find A Grave number is 40833036

Thank you,
Margaret C
Added by Margaret C on Mar 21, 2017 3:48 PM
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