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Research is a passion, proof is essential, the find is priceless.

What a wonderful website & what a fantastic way to honor the lives of our ancestors. Many thanks and appreciation to those who send edits to flesh out memorials. I am always looking for info that will make them as accurate as possible.

I will be happy to add additional info if you will use the edit button on the memorial. If you need to contact me in general then click on any memorial that I manage and add a message.

YES, you may post my photos on or other genealogy websites or your personal family files. I just ask that you keep the copyright notice on the bottom of the photo and give me credit for my work. Please use the photos to honor your loved ones.

Please don't ask me to link to a burial unknown. This site is named Find a Grave for a reason. So please find the grave or final disposition of the body before you make a memorial. Under the Find A Grave guidelines, burial unknowns are subject to removal after 30 days.

I only list military rank before the name on a memorial when the service member died while in the service.

Under NO circumstances are the pictures to be used in a commercial or "for sale" publication without my express written permission for each item. It's not about "owning" the photos, it's about giving another person credit for the effort they exerted to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family members. Thank you!

Please do not post census records or military records or generic cemetery photos in the picture area of the memorials I have entered. It takes up space where personal photos could be placed.

A big thank you to all who have generously contributed time & energy to help this website grow. I especially want to thank those people who have helped me so much in the quest for my ancestors. Let's all be kind to one another and help each other. We are all volunteers. Happy Hunting!

Remember ......... Families Are like Fudge, mostly sweet with a few NUTS!
Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Author Unknown.....


When I am gone, release me let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.

You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me if you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.

Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, You'll hear,
All of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say

"Welcome Home"

Author Unknown....
"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease."

Author Unknown.....
A good character is the best tombstone.
Those who loved you will remember.
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday...unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.
Let us not forget:
"We are who we are...
because they were who they were."

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom filled room –
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little but not too long,
And not with your heads bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared –
Miss me, but let me go.
For this is a journey, that we all must take –
And each must go alone.
It's all a part, of God's precious plan –
A step on the road to home.
So when you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to your family and friends,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds –
Miss me, but let me go.

Author Unknown....
When you live in the hearts of loved ones
you left behind, you haven't really died.
Where you confuse the dead and irritate the living.
"There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time."

David M. Eagleman

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