Lydia

Member for
5 years · 1 month · 30 days
Find a Grave ID
49067635

Bio

Dear FAG members,

You may use any of my information, photos, pictures, etc.. for private family research/genealogy, but not for commercial use, or to post on social media, ancestry, or other websites.

In case of objections to any memorials that I have created, or information, photos, or tokens that I have added, or if anything offends, I will gladly delete it.

Although I always try my best, mistakes are possible, and suggestions or corrections are welcome, but please include the proper proof or source.

Reliable and appropriate sources are: Official birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. Records such as church books, census records, wills, court records, army, land records, ship's passenger lists, etc...

Online family trees are NOT appropriate and reliable proof, as such information can be posted by anyone, without having to declare sources. Very often such information is lacking in accuracy.
Please do not post any records from ancestry, or other genealogical sites that are not copies of official records, on any of my memorials.
Any other additional information, such as photos, or newspaper clippings, are appreciated though, and so are death certificates, as they may contain useful information.

If I leave a flower or token on any memorial I visit, manage, or transcribe, as a sign of respect to the departed person, or leave flowers to anyone related, even if very remotely, this does not usually mean that I actually knew the person.

Believing that memorials are best taken care of by someone who personally knew, has a particular genealogical interest in, or additional information about the deceased person, I am usually willing to transfer memorials, even outside FAG guidelines.

A special thank you to all volunteers, and those around the world who preserve history by devoting much of their time taking photographs, especially of very old and withered gravestones, sometimes even cleaning them, so the ancient and beautiful script can be more easily deciphered.
My gratitude also extends to all those members of FAG who take suggestions for edits seriously, and are willing to do further research.
Many thanks, to everyone who transfers memorials outside FAG guidelines generously, often without being asked.

With warmest good wishes to all,
Lydia

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The Church Book

A village church stands old and proud
Its graveyard darkened by a cloud
Surrounding houses modern are
and on the road a passing car

Where are the miller, tailor, baker
The smith, shepherd and shoe-maker?
Where are their children and their wives
How did those people live their lives?

Their graves long gone
But bones still resting deep, beneath the trees and lawn

An inkwell and a feather
A wrinkled hand on ancient leather

Different fingers throughout the years
Recording joy, sadness and tears

This is the book that holds the key
All of the lives of my ancestors I see.

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