Dolores J. Rush

Member for
9 years · 1 month · 14 days
Find a Grave ID
47849893

Bio

MY RESEARCH STYLE - FANS (friends, associates, neighbors): I research not only my ancestors, but also their FAN's, hoping to connect the dots (primary doc'uments) between them. And by the way, each of my memorials are works in progress.* See my tips below --
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PLEASE: leave a nice flower on my grandmother's memorial - she's my genealogy inspiration. She researched her family for 28 years, back in pre-internet days. Thank you.
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MESSAGES: I send & receive many messages every day. To jog the ole noggin', please add the memorial no. to the subject line of your message. Thank you.
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RARE GENETIC DISORDERS: I have several genetic disorders which may be hereditary. If a cousin to me, do you?
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TRANSCRIPTIONS: I have been published for my transcription work. I type what I see. It is not a transcriber's place to correct erroneous information in a record and a good transcriber cites the source of the record with as much information as possible. See below.
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CITATIONS: When citing sources on your memorials, please include the repository where the material was found, so others can look it up there also. Give credit where due. For example: Title of Article or Chapter. Author. Title of Book. Author. Publisher, City/State; Date Year of Publication. Volume (if there is one); Number (if there is one), Page Number. Repository: (source of material, where you obtained it, be it Ancestry.com, Chronicling America Newspapers, a genealogical society library, Google Books, the National Archives, etc.).
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GRAVESTONE PRESERVATION: Did you know in many states it is against the law to vandalize cemeteries, graves, or to deface tombstones? In Tennessee, for example, it is a felony. In Missouri, it is a class A misdemeanor. See Missouri Revised Statutes -- Chapter 214, Cemeteries, Section 214.131 (passed into law in 1987).

However, when taking a photograph, please trim the grass around a tombstone with hand trimmers and brush it away with a soft bristle brush to get the best possible picture. While down there for both the trimming and photograph, record the name, dates, cemetery name and location on a clipboard. Very helpful when taking many photographs in one day.

Also, most monument companies will only set a stone in good weather as the mortar "glue" between the foundation and the tombstone needs to cure, so new burials may not have a stone for awhile. If you check the cemetery office two days after the funeral for a gravestone; no, that person will probably not have a tombstone yet. Sometimes it takes up to 6 months for the stone to be ordered, delivered, carved and set.
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CALCULATING BIRTHDATES: When you see a tombstone with only the death date and age, use this handy tool to calculate their approximate birthday: www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html
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DEATH RECORDS: can be found not only on gravestones, but also in the cemetery caretakers records -- in area newspapers (death notices and obituaries). Anything older than 50 years from today's date is in the public domain as far as copyright goes. -- Death certificates -- many states now have them online. Missouri Does! (1910 - 1966) -- on USGenWeb Archives -- usgwarchives.net -- in Doctor/Hospital Records. -- in Memorial Service Leaflets. -- in Funeral Home/Mortician Records -- in Ministerial/Church Records -- in Coroner Inquest Records -- in Probate records -- in Published genealogies or scrapbooks at your local Genealogical Center or library -- or in Family Bibles and Letters. Krista Cowan, in her "Crafting a Genealogy Research Plan" Ancestry YouTube video, mentions finding an newspaper obituary on Find-a-grave for her Ancestor's memorial. Kudos goes to all Findagrave volunteers who add those extra bits of information to the memorials they hold! :)
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LINKS: Yes, html links between memorials on Findagrave are allowed. I got this straight from one of the administrators of Findagrave (Marie). So links between family members are possible even when you do not have a parent to connect them.
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KNUCKLEHEAD WARNING: I respond best to kindness and respect. Play nice and I'll be nice back.
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CURRENT PET PEEVE: Those people who don't add abbreviations to locations such as Twp. (for Township) and Co.(for County).
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The Boone Bible has been donated to the Missouri State Historical Society. "Jarman" is NOT Sarah (Morgan) Boone's middle name.
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