"To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root." -- Chinese Proverb
I truly believe that our ancestors call out to us to find them; to remember them and to honor them. Many have been long forgotten: great, great grandparents whose names we never knew.
It's been a fascinating excursion as I've traveled dusty back roads, literally walked through "Joe's cow field", and cut back bramble and bush to find some of them.
Like so many of us, my family doesn't understand how I can combine my passion for photography with "visiting dead people". Yet when they see what incredible art can be found on old tombstones they're amazed. Angels, crosses, icons, symbols, and poignant inscriptions take all of us to special places in our hearts and memories.
As far as edits, transfers, and general guidelines regarding the memorials I've created:
<b>Transfers:</b> I try to uphold the familial relationship guidelines as set out by Find a Grave. Please understand there are many cases where more than one family member requests a transfer. That said, I do take each request into consideration in an attempt to be fair.
<b>I will not transfer a memorial without your personal Find a Grave member number.</b>
<b>Bios and obituaries:</b> I will not post any graphic details regarding circumstances in which the person died -- unless it is specifically mentioned in the obituary. <b>As per Find a Grave guidelines, I will not post an obituary without proper source citations.</>
<b>I do not include death certificates on the memorials I've created.</b>
I look forward to working with you. Until then,