JE Griffith

Member for
3 years 2 months 28 days
Find a Grave ID
50037017

Bio

To everyone who was kind enough to transfer "management" of my family, including aunts, uncles, cousins & dear friends, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Important Helpful hint....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. Also more helpful tips --- https://www.wikihow.com/photograph-a-tombstone

Paternal surnames: Barnett, Bell, Berney, Colvin, Falconer, Gilmer, Griffith, Jones, Ledyard, Matthews, McLain, Rousseau, Saffold & Waldon.

Maternal surnames: Bell, Cloyd, Ikerd, Laird, Ludlow, Myrick, Stephenson, Smith, Waldon, Wall, Waters & Williams

Also: Castaneda, Lopez, Balli, Garcia, Cano.

Please make sure all edits need to be accompanied with actual documentation unless it is obvious with information already on the memorial page such as grave marker, obit, etc.

I find joy discovering a lonely FAG page with no place of birth, no place of death and with family members that has been around for years, then bring together the information as well as their family.

Managers will you 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 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 try to do your RESEARCH & 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.

As a native of Louisiana, I am very interested in family history, genealogy & preserving cemetery information for future generations. I love to research & link family, friends, loved ones & others together in hope I can help 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

In January 2022, FAG updated its transfer guidelines as follows: "Memorials are transferred for relatives w/ these close relationships: child, spouse/partner, sibling, parent, grandchild, great-grandchild, grandparent, great-grandparent, niece/nephew, great niece/nephew, aunt/uncle, great aunt/uncle, or first cousin. This would include adoptive, step, & in-law versions of these relationships."

Should I become part of my own entries because of my sudden demise and therefore won't be able to manage "my" memorials anymore, I would like them to be transferred over to contributor ID #50971171. She alone inherits all of my family research.

To everyone who was kind enough to transfer "management" of my family, including aunts, uncles, cousins & dear friends, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Important Helpful hint....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. Also more helpful tips --- https://www.wikihow.com/photograph-a-tombstone

Paternal surnames: Barnett, Bell, Berney, Colvin, Falconer, Gilmer, Griffith, Jones, Ledyard, Matthews, McLain, Rousseau, Saffold & Waldon.

Maternal surnames: Bell, Cloyd, Ikerd, Laird, Ludlow, Myrick, Stephenson, Smith, Waldon, Wall, Waters & Williams

Also: Castaneda, Lopez, Balli, Garcia, Cano.

Please make sure all edits need to be accompanied with actual documentation unless it is obvious with information already on the memorial page such as grave marker, obit, etc.

I find joy discovering a lonely FAG page with no place of birth, no place of death and with family members that has been around for years, then bring together the information as well as their family.

Managers will you 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 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 try to do your RESEARCH & 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.

As a native of Louisiana, I am very interested in family history, genealogy & preserving cemetery information for future generations. I love to research & link family, friends, loved ones & others together in hope I can help 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

In January 2022, FAG updated its transfer guidelines as follows: "Memorials are transferred for relatives w/ these close relationships: child, spouse/partner, sibling, parent, grandchild, great-grandchild, grandparent, great-grandparent, niece/nephew, great niece/nephew, aunt/uncle, great aunt/uncle, or first cousin. This would include adoptive, step, & in-law versions of these relationships."

Should I become part of my own entries because of my sudden demise and therefore won't be able to manage "my" memorials anymore, I would like them to be transferred over to contributor ID #50971171. She alone inherits all of my family research.

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