James M Phillips

Member for
20 years 3 months 6 days
Find a Grave ID
46535829

Bio

****If you send me a message regarding one of my memorials or a memorial on which I have placed flowers, please include a memorial number or url for the memorial rather than just a name. Otherwise I will have to message you back for more information.

Also if you click on any obituary it will open the comment box which will have the newspaper source recorded. Or you can click on the "photos" tab which will let you read any comments on all of the photos. Thank you so much.

I check every edit that is sent to me and I may request more information or a source so that I can maintain the integrity of the historical information here.

If I have a memorial for your ancestor, please contact me for a transfer. I'll gladly do that even if they are a distant relative or just a friend as I know how important each name is in our own family trees and lives.

I live in Indianapolis, IN but was raised in southern Indiana. Cemeteries have been great tools in finding our ancestors. I love the Find A Grave site and have found many missing links here. I've been here since 1999 but lost my original account for a bit and had to make a new one. The kind people at FAGrave were able to merge my two accounts.

I never expected to have such an odd hobby. But when I am contacted by persons who have found lost ancestors through my work here, I feel it is very worthwhile.

I try to take photos of older graves knowing that they are often destroyed by either the elements or sadly, vandalism. As I photograph graves, I always try to remember the life of the person buried there.

I would like to thank Dan Elliott for his hard work on documenting burials in Gibson County, IN. I have posted some of his photos on FAGrave memorials with his permission. If you have roots in Gibson county, his cemetery records at
ingenweb.org/ingibson/gibcem_w_photos.html are a very helpful tool.

I live close to Crown Hill cemetery and can take grave photos when I am able to get the time to get out. It is a great place to walk for exercise.

**I have had some people question my posting of newspaper obituaries without transcribing them. I often am going through old newspapers to search for articles about my own family and post older obituaries on FAGrave for other families. Be aware that the newspaper copyright expires 75 years after publishing. From then on, newspaper articles are considered in public domain. So here in 2022, any obituary published before 1947 can be duplicated without copyright infringement.

****If you send me a message regarding one of my memorials or a memorial on which I have placed flowers, please include a memorial number or url for the memorial rather than just a name. Otherwise I will have to message you back for more information.

Also if you click on any obituary it will open the comment box which will have the newspaper source recorded. Or you can click on the "photos" tab which will let you read any comments on all of the photos. Thank you so much.

I check every edit that is sent to me and I may request more information or a source so that I can maintain the integrity of the historical information here.

If I have a memorial for your ancestor, please contact me for a transfer. I'll gladly do that even if they are a distant relative or just a friend as I know how important each name is in our own family trees and lives.

I live in Indianapolis, IN but was raised in southern Indiana. Cemeteries have been great tools in finding our ancestors. I love the Find A Grave site and have found many missing links here. I've been here since 1999 but lost my original account for a bit and had to make a new one. The kind people at FAGrave were able to merge my two accounts.

I never expected to have such an odd hobby. But when I am contacted by persons who have found lost ancestors through my work here, I feel it is very worthwhile.

I try to take photos of older graves knowing that they are often destroyed by either the elements or sadly, vandalism. As I photograph graves, I always try to remember the life of the person buried there.

I would like to thank Dan Elliott for his hard work on documenting burials in Gibson County, IN. I have posted some of his photos on FAGrave memorials with his permission. If you have roots in Gibson county, his cemetery records at
ingenweb.org/ingibson/gibcem_w_photos.html are a very helpful tool.

I live close to Crown Hill cemetery and can take grave photos when I am able to get the time to get out. It is a great place to walk for exercise.

**I have had some people question my posting of newspaper obituaries without transcribing them. I often am going through old newspapers to search for articles about my own family and post older obituaries on FAGrave for other families. Be aware that the newspaper copyright expires 75 years after publishing. From then on, newspaper articles are considered in public domain. So here in 2022, any obituary published before 1947 can be duplicated without copyright infringement.

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