Lovina

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48200946

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The graves of the dead are but the footsteps of the angel of life ~ Therone Blakely

Helpful Links :
1) How To Get Great Photos For FindAGrave click here By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
2) Safe Solutions For Hard To Read Tombstones ~
http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cem1.html
3) Birth Date Calculator ~
http://longislandgenealogy.com/birth.html
4) Time and Date.com ~
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Here's a list of sites that are great tools!! SAVE THIS LIST

Free, Free, Free =

- Census Finder for Canada, Native Americans, United Kingdom & United States ~
www.censusfinder.com

- Census Finder via Family Search that is Renewable Login Every Two Weeks
www.familysearch.org
(for data, pics, census, u name it and even web classes to show u how-to)
1850 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1401638
1860 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473181
1870 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1438024
1880 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683
1900 : Census via Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1325221
1910 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033
1920 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1488411
1930 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1810731
1940 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2000219
United States Social Security Death Index through Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535

- Charts ~
www.misbach.org/org/pdfcharts

- Find Everything that's Online ~
www.cyndislist.com
www.genealogy.com

- Land Grants of 3 million ~
www.glorecords.blm.gov

- Libraries ~
www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
www.worldcat.org

- Newspapers ~
Digitized Newspapers Online for All 50 States
https://www.theancestorhunt.com/newspaper-research-links.html
(you will find all the free collections organized by state and county or city.)

- Searches
www.stevemorse.org
www.olivetreegenealogy.com
www.genealogyspot.com

- You Never Know What You'll Find Here ~
www.barbsnow.net
www.rootsweb.com
(owned by ancestry but has some different info)

- Volunteer Projects ~
www.findagrave.com
www.usgenweb.com
http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness_Wiki

- State of Washington ~
www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
https://www.historylink.org/

- Western State Marriage Records ~
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm

- YouTube ~
www.youtube.com
-- Classes, What do you want to learn?
-- County auditor sites from all over the country!!!
-- Historical Societies from Everywhere

At YouTube is "Genealogy TV" by Connie Knox; She is Also on Facebook
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcvpi8XvOScBogIxmarmADw

- GPS Calculator ~
http://www.satsig.net/degrees-minutes-seconds-calculator.htm

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A Special "Thank You" to everyone who Volunteers on this site. Your "Time" is very much appreciated by All. Blessings to each and every one of you. ♥ღ♥ღ

Please feel free to use any of the gravestone photos I've entered for your own personal use. Why would I deny a family member the use of their family member's grave stone? Although, these photos may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit by other persons or organizations. If you use for a presentation please contact me for permission.

I hope you enjoy Find A Grave as much as I do. I love creating, working on genealogy projects and taking photos - what a terrific combination!

Obituaries provide fruitful information about people's lives. While I post obituaries, I remove the last names of living family members. We live in a world where we need to consider each others welfare against identify fraud. This is in-line with Find A Graves policy of refraining from adding information about living people. However, Obituaries are only ONE source for individuals memorials. One source that may not always have fully correct information since the person(s) providing the information was/were most likely under stress at the time.

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THIS IS A CEMETERY

Lives are commemorated,
deaths are recorded,
families are reunited,
memories are made tangible,
and love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect,
families bestow reverence,
historians seek information
and our heritage is thereby
enriched.

Testimonies of devotion,
pride and remembrance
are carved in stone to pay
warm tribute to accomplishments
and to the life, not the death,
of a loved one.

The cemetery is homeland for
family memorials that are a
sustaining source of comfort
to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people,
a perpetual record of yesterday
and sanctuary of peace
and quiet today.

A cemetery exists because
every life is worth loving
and remembering,
always.

~*~*~ Author unknown ~*~*~

DID YOU KNOW ! !
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s ~

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

The country is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken and Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "P**s Poor"

But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to p**s in" and were the lowest of the low

And that's the truth....Now, whoever said Family History was boring?

The graves of the dead are but the footsteps of the angel of life ~ Therone Blakely

Helpful Links :
1) How To Get Great Photos For FindAGrave click here By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
2) Safe Solutions For Hard To Read Tombstones ~
http://www.ncgenweb.us/newhanover/cem1.html
3) Birth Date Calculator ~
http://longislandgenealogy.com/birth.html
4) Time and Date.com ~
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Here's a list of sites that are great tools!! SAVE THIS LIST

Free, Free, Free =

- Census Finder for Canada, Native Americans, United Kingdom & United States ~
www.censusfinder.com

- Census Finder via Family Search that is Renewable Login Every Two Weeks
www.familysearch.org
(for data, pics, census, u name it and even web classes to show u how-to)
1850 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1401638
1860 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1473181
1870 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1438024
1880 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1417683
1900 : Census via Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1325221
1910 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1727033
1920 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1488411
1930 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1810731
1940 :
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2000219
United States Social Security Death Index through Family Search
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535

- Charts ~
www.misbach.org/org/pdfcharts

- Find Everything that's Online ~
www.cyndislist.com
www.genealogy.com

- Land Grants of 3 million ~
www.glorecords.blm.gov

- Libraries ~
www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
www.worldcat.org

- Newspapers ~
Digitized Newspapers Online for All 50 States
https://www.theancestorhunt.com/newspaper-research-links.html
(you will find all the free collections organized by state and county or city.)

- Searches
www.stevemorse.org
www.olivetreegenealogy.com
www.genealogyspot.com

- You Never Know What You'll Find Here ~
www.barbsnow.net
www.rootsweb.com
(owned by ancestry but has some different info)

- Volunteer Projects ~
www.findagrave.com
www.usgenweb.com
http://raogk.wikia.com/wiki/Random_Acts_of_Genealogical_Kindness_Wiki

- State of Washington ~
www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
https://www.historylink.org/

- Western State Marriage Records ~
http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm

- YouTube ~
www.youtube.com
-- Classes, What do you want to learn?
-- County auditor sites from all over the country!!!
-- Historical Societies from Everywhere

At YouTube is "Genealogy TV" by Connie Knox; She is Also on Facebook
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcvpi8XvOScBogIxmarmADw

- GPS Calculator ~
http://www.satsig.net/degrees-minutes-seconds-calculator.htm

��ڿڰۣಌ═════════♥๑۩۩๑♥ڿڰۣ��

A Special "Thank You" to everyone who Volunteers on this site. Your "Time" is very much appreciated by All. Blessings to each and every one of you. ♥ღ♥ღ

Please feel free to use any of the gravestone photos I've entered for your own personal use. Why would I deny a family member the use of their family member's grave stone? Although, these photos may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit by other persons or organizations. If you use for a presentation please contact me for permission.

I hope you enjoy Find A Grave as much as I do. I love creating, working on genealogy projects and taking photos - what a terrific combination!

Obituaries provide fruitful information about people's lives. While I post obituaries, I remove the last names of living family members. We live in a world where we need to consider each others welfare against identify fraud. This is in-line with Find A Graves policy of refraining from adding information about living people. However, Obituaries are only ONE source for individuals memorials. One source that may not always have fully correct information since the person(s) providing the information was/were most likely under stress at the time.

��ڿڰۣಌ═════════♥๑۩۩๑♥ڿڰۣ��

~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~

°•°★°•°☆°•°★°•°☆°•°★°•°☆°•°★°•°☆°•°★°•°☆°•°

THIS IS A CEMETERY

Lives are commemorated,
deaths are recorded,
families are reunited,
memories are made tangible,
and love is undisguised.
This is a cemetery.

Communities accord respect,
families bestow reverence,
historians seek information
and our heritage is thereby
enriched.

Testimonies of devotion,
pride and remembrance
are carved in stone to pay
warm tribute to accomplishments
and to the life, not the death,
of a loved one.

The cemetery is homeland for
family memorials that are a
sustaining source of comfort
to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people,
a perpetual record of yesterday
and sanctuary of peace
and quiet today.

A cemetery exists because
every life is worth loving
and remembering,
always.

~*~*~ Author unknown ~*~*~

DID YOU KNOW ! !
The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s ~

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

The country is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken and Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "P**s Poor"

But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to p**s in" and were the lowest of the low

And that's the truth....Now, whoever said Family History was boring?

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