- Member for
- 2 years · 1 month ·
- Find a Grave ID
To everyone who has been kind enough to transfer "management" of my family, including aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Paternal surnames- Griffith, Ledyard, Rousseau, Saffold, Berney, Jones and Gilmer. Maternal surnames - Ikerd, Ludlow, Myrick, Williams, Walls, Stephenson, Laird, Waters and McLain. Also Mother-in-laws: Castaneda, Lopez, Balli, Garcia, Cano.
Managers will you PLEASE, PLEASE kindly make a Photo Request for ALL the pages that are in need of a grave site photo? Volunteers have no way of knowing which pages are in need of a grave site photo without your help. This is the main purpose for FIND A GRAVE (FAG) and we need to help each in order to make this happen. Sincere thanks!
Also, PLEASE do your RESEARCH and find out where "burials unknown" are located before linking with family because this is FIND A GRAVE and they will not be approved until the grave site has been found. When researching Mexican/Spanish names the following from familysearch.org is very helpful.... https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/mexican-last-names/#:~:text=Mexican%20surnames%20might%20also%20appear,the%E2%80%9D)%20from%20the%20name
Per Find A Grave: "What if there is no headstone?" You can fulfill the photo request with a photograph of the plot location where the grave is located. Indicate in the caption of the photograph that the grave site is an "UNMARKED GRAVE". Suggestion, you can use software called PAINT or something similar to type the persons name where they should be located on the photo and include "UNMARKED GRAVE" as part of the plot location.
Helpful important hint to see if natural light can be used to your advantage in trying to read writing on an incredibly old headstones. Headstones can be completely illegible during the height of the day but can be read with clarity at the right time during sunrise or sunset.
A native of Louisiana, I am very interested in family history, genealogy and preserving cemetery information for future generations. I love to research and link family, friends, loved ones and others together in hope I can help others in their search as well.
"Sometimes, a small piece of information; such as a funeral notice in a newspaper, is the only evidence we can find that an individual existed. But this is enough to ensure that our loved ones are never forgotten."
"It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family."---Author unknown
A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled: A place is vacant in our home, Which can never be filled, God in His wisdom has recalled, And the boon his love has given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in heaven. - By Anonymous.
Louisiana State Archived Death Certificateshttps://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/LocateHistoricalRecords/Pages/LouisianaDeathRecords.aspx
No Find a Grave members followed yet.