If anyone would be willing to go to Ferguson Cemetery in Oak Ridge, Cape County are, please let me know, as I do not want to go by myself.
Please feel free to use any of my photos for your personal records. I do not need any credit. Enjoy them!!
If I post a photo it will be the entire stone, then if necessary, a close-up of the name, dates, etc. I want to see the beauty of the complete stone, not part of one. Stones are records of one's past. Please don't crop them so close that we can't tell if it is a marker on the ground or a plaque on a wall.
Ive become disillusioned with Find A Grave. Certain members are all about collecting numbers- ( this is not a race!!!) to add numbers, just names-forgetting what this site is about. These members have a need to hoard all memorials, yet have no attachment, refuse to add any part of ones obituary, yet add obituaries to their loved ones memorials. These cowards have all their messages DISABLED! ...Hide yourself!
Remember : If a memorial is just a number to you it may mean the world to someone else. Most of us have friends who are more family than our own kin.
I will transfer any memorial I have created that isn't of my family or has no significance to me.
If you find an error or want something added, let me know.
"When we work hand in hand with these memorials we can accomplish so much. "
Each and every grave represents a person with a story, not just a collection of dates.
I believe obituaries should be part of a memorial. It's part of who they were. Obituaries are public information. I want my family listed on my obituary, I'm proud of my parents, husband and my children. I want to be reconnected back to them one day. They are part of my story. If you have an obituary for one of my memorials, I'll gladly add it.
If you post a newer, sharper digital photo on one of my memorials, send me an edit- I will delete my older photograph.
Remember: Are you doing justice to a memorial, if it would mean more to someone else.
Be kind- pay it forward!
Here are some useful websites to help you find your family's past.
MO DEATH CERTIFICATES 1910-1962 http://www.sos.mo.gov/archive
CAPE COUNTY ARCHIVES
Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, MO
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