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I am currently working on Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth and hoping to find some more relatives for myself as well as others. It's going to take some time so be patient, I have almost 4,000 pix from my visit. I am making sure everyone has a memorial and picture first then I will go back to link families.

I started out as a member of ancestry.com and then eventually joined Find A Grave as well a few years ago. I have now convinced my sister and niece to join in on the hunt. I have mainly focused on local cemeteries near my hometown. I have photographed the following cemeteries in IL: Maquon, Russell , Little York , Pleasant Green, Norwood, Salters Grove, Miles, Swedish Cem in Knoxville, Hope Cemetery Alexis Junction, Oak Grove in East Peoria, IL, Cumberland Cem Henderson Cty, Oquawka Township 13/Wells Cemetery in Henderson Cty, Belmont Cemetery in Henderson Cty, and Warren Cty Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth. I try to keep my original files as it's helpful to find family members buried together.

I also created a cenotaph memorial cemetery for the Oquawka Soldiers Monument in Oquawka, IL. It has the 200 Veterans of Henderson Cty, IL that died during the Civil War. I spent 2 months researching each veteran and trying to locate their actual burial spot. Unfortunately on 8/23/19 at the request of an unnamed member, Find a Grave deleted this cenotaph cemetery and now all the 200 soldiers are listed as simply unknown burials. I was certainly disappointed but I do have a listing of them all if anyone is interested. By definition on FAG it didn't meet the criteria for a cenotaph. So I created a virtual cemetery under Soldiers' Monument of Henderson County.

If I come across cemetery inscription records I will add from those as well crediting the Gen Society that did the actual readings.

I have no problem with anyone copying my cemetery pix or adding them on ancestry sites. Cemeteries are open for everyone to visit and take pix and I don't feel as I "own" any of them. If you want to list me as source, that would be great. If I have any personal pictures/documents I would appreciate being sited as the source on those.

I know this isn't a genealogy website but I enjoy the hunt of finding family members for anyone I add to Find A Grave.

I have listed MConover #47345000 to have ownership of my memorials after I pass. He is my husband's 1st cousin, 1X removed. He was the one who encouraged me to join findagrave and we have worked together on ancestry for many years.

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