CatheaC

Member for
8 years · 10 months · 5 days
Find A Grave ID
47339429

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After adding many memorials thru records and/or tombstone photos, I am now trying to flesh them out with more complete information. Thank you to all that submit edits adding full dates, links to parents etc. I enjoy linking whole families together and helping others find their family members. I will help anyone if you are having trouble figuring out how to use Find-a-Grave. I also like doing small research projects if you don't have access to ancestry.com to find records etc.

For Obits in the Johnson County Indiana and surrounding counties that are not included on memorials, or for obits of people who do not have a known burial location, see this link:
JOHNSON COUNTY INDIANA OBITS
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~injohnso/obits/obitlist.html

THANK YOU to all of you who have posted the many old obits Mark McCrady and I have sent you. Thanks to Lois Johnson for having the above website. Check back often - it is still a work in progress.

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A FEW TIPS FOR TAKING GOOD TOMBSTONE PICTURES:
1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!!
5. Invest in a good camera and an editing program like Photoshop Elements to adjust contrast and crop and straighten the image.
6. Remember that now F/G allows an 8MB size on photos.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!
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I have found photographs of my ancestors all over Ancestry.com that I have restored and posted here. They are up without a source on them. Please source me and the find-a-grave memorial number so people will know who to contact for more information. The purpose of this isn't to "bring glory to myself" but to help others contact family members.

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose IF you give credit by listing the source so others can find it. (Photographer's name and F/G Memorial number.)

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To Find a Grave Administrators: In the event of my death, please transfer management of all of my memorials to Mark McCrady, member 47714241.
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