Genie Joanna

Genie Joanna

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I love genealogy, and have been working on my own family tree since I was in high school. Not knowing my paternal side piqued my interest early on, and the details I've discovered have kept me coming back.

THANK YOU to all of the Find A Grave contributors! Without you, your memorials and your photos, I wouldn't know even a fraction of what I have been able to piece together. It was a memorial on this site that broke through a huge brick wall for me. I am forever grateful.

Beginning 2019, all photos are being taken with an iPhone Xs and added through the Find A Grave app to preserve data. If I add a grave photo to a memorial with an existing grave photo, it is very likely to add the GPS coordinates.

Transfers within guidelines.


Memorial Naming Conventions (copied from the FAQ):

Memorial Naming Conventions: Non-famous Memorials
If a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name, use the punctuation. Use a period after names where only an initial is known. If the full name is known, use the full name and not the initial. Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field. Do not use Full capitalization (ALL-CAPS) in any Name Field. Suffixes, Prefixes, Titles, or honorary do not belong in any Name Field.

First Name
First name of the deceased. Put the entire first name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial. Do not include titles or other prefixes in the First Name field.

Middle Name
Middle name of deceased. Put the entire middle name (if known), even if the grave marker is only an initial.

A familiar name of the deceased, if known; the nickname is automatically placed in quotes. A nickname is different from the real name (first or middle).

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and is only used if the individual was married and took the spouse's last name as their new last name. If the deceased was never married, then the last name is placed in the Last Name field, NOT in the Maiden Name field.

Last Name
Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings, place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Memorial Naming Conventions: Famous Memorials
Famous entries are to be listed under the name by which the person became well-known. For example, Archibald Leach is listed under his well-known name Cary Grant.

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