MAN

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Hi.

I discovered FindAGrave in 2020 when I was asked by family to call for a quote on having a date added to a headstone for a loved one whom passed away in another state.

The Stone Carver asked me questions that I could not answer about the stone's size, shape, and exact plot location. That's when he said not to worry about it that he could simply search for a photo of the headstone on FindAGrave.com which would provide all of the info he needed.

Out of curiosity, after we hung up, I decided to check the website out. I started searching for loved ones whom were buried hundreds of miles away, and surprisingly found many of them; plus, discovered a little about my family's history along the way.

Then I noticed there were several photo requests near my local area. It was a couple of days before Thanksgiving 2020, and one request was right around the corner, so I attempted to fulfill it. Although, I wasn't able to fulfill that 1st request, I found it satisfying trying to help others through this website.

That first photo request led me to a badly neglected cemetery, and perhaps that is where I first got the desire to help preserve what could be, through photographs, at least. Many of the graves were overgrown, unmarked, and/or had weathered stones that were illegible. And I figured if I could help someone else by preserving part of their family history simply by taking some photos, then that was the least I could do.

When I'm walking a cemetery attempting to fulfill requests, I do my best to take nice photos of the headstones, plus any of surrounding family members next to them. I've found that including family plots helps tremendously in filling in some genealogical gaps.

Photographing cemeteries can feel somewhat personal and I often find myself saying prayers for the fallen strangers, and sometimes their families, too. And then later adding digital flowers to their memorials. There is something satisfying about placing digital flowers on memorials.

When I see that an online memorial doesn't have any digital flowers, or hasn't had any recently, I simply place some. I also always place digital flowers on the memorials of those whom served. And often that of their family members, as well. I try to place flowers on each memorial I come across. Every memorial should have flowers.

Note: I'm happy to transfer memorials upon request!
In fact, I prefer to manage as few memorials as possible. I'm happy to create memorials, contribute photos, bio info, and more, but I rather not manage them unless I know the individuals personally, or are related to them. I strongly believe memorials should be managed by their closest, loved ones (whom are willing to do it), whenever possible.

Please know that I truly appreciate each of you whom have contributed to this site! Thank you very much! The time and effort you put into your contributions is greatly appreciated!

Thank you and God bless!

73,
MAN

Hi.

I discovered FindAGrave in 2020 when I was asked by family to call for a quote on having a date added to a headstone for a loved one whom passed away in another state.

The Stone Carver asked me questions that I could not answer about the stone's size, shape, and exact plot location. That's when he said not to worry about it that he could simply search for a photo of the headstone on FindAGrave.com which would provide all of the info he needed.

Out of curiosity, after we hung up, I decided to check the website out. I started searching for loved ones whom were buried hundreds of miles away, and surprisingly found many of them; plus, discovered a little about my family's history along the way.

Then I noticed there were several photo requests near my local area. It was a couple of days before Thanksgiving 2020, and one request was right around the corner, so I attempted to fulfill it. Although, I wasn't able to fulfill that 1st request, I found it satisfying trying to help others through this website.

That first photo request led me to a badly neglected cemetery, and perhaps that is where I first got the desire to help preserve what could be, through photographs, at least. Many of the graves were overgrown, unmarked, and/or had weathered stones that were illegible. And I figured if I could help someone else by preserving part of their family history simply by taking some photos, then that was the least I could do.

When I'm walking a cemetery attempting to fulfill requests, I do my best to take nice photos of the headstones, plus any of surrounding family members next to them. I've found that including family plots helps tremendously in filling in some genealogical gaps.

Photographing cemeteries can feel somewhat personal and I often find myself saying prayers for the fallen strangers, and sometimes their families, too. And then later adding digital flowers to their memorials. There is something satisfying about placing digital flowers on memorials.

When I see that an online memorial doesn't have any digital flowers, or hasn't had any recently, I simply place some. I also always place digital flowers on the memorials of those whom served. And often that of their family members, as well. I try to place flowers on each memorial I come across. Every memorial should have flowers.

Note: I'm happy to transfer memorials upon request!
In fact, I prefer to manage as few memorials as possible. I'm happy to create memorials, contribute photos, bio info, and more, but I rather not manage them unless I know the individuals personally, or are related to them. I strongly believe memorials should be managed by their closest, loved ones (whom are willing to do it), whenever possible.

Please know that I truly appreciate each of you whom have contributed to this site! Thank you very much! The time and effort you put into your contributions is greatly appreciated!

Thank you and God bless!

73,
MAN

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