Barb Red

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Find a Grave ID


I started getting interested in my geneaology when I realized that the people around me who knew the past would not be around forever. There are a few that I would like to go back and talk to now. It started with pictures, and now I'm looking for names and dates, who, where, when and why. And every puzzle piece I find is precious.

Please give credit for any photos I've taken if you link them elsewhere. Please put a reference to "Find a Grave" and include at least my name and if you can, my member number. Thank you.

I wish I could impress on people who leave requests in very large cemeteries how much it would help if they give any additional information they may have. It's like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack. Any before 1900 are probably difficult or impossible to read. Be patient, we're volunteers.

In most cases the sun can illuminate faded writing on old stones, if you catch it at the right time of day, usually around noon during the summer. Other times of the year you may need to get them near dusk or dawn. Some need a little artificial light, especially if they're in the shade, sometimes a mirror helps. In a few years some of those faded stones will be unreadable, photograph them now!

Sometimes the facts that are presented to people aren't what they think they should be. Keep an open mind and look at the facts.

I do check facts before I approve suggestions. If it can't be proven with documents I'll put a note on the memorial. So read the bio information, it may already be there.

This is a great resource for genealogists.

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