Tom DeNardo

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767

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Image posted at civilwarphotosleuth com/project/94 by Brian Downey,(ID:48681317).Can you help identify this Union Officer?What company did he serve under? He is a 2LT. On the reverse side of the photo it says Partridge's Gallery, Wheeling West Virginia.It has a used blue 2 cent revenue stamp on it, which was issued in 1862. These cards are called carte de visite. The CDV cards were in effect from 1 Aug 1864- 31 Jul 1866. Revenue war stamps were required but many chose not to use them.The CDV is a photographic print. Its measurements are 2.5 by 3.5. It was first introduced in 1854 by Frenchman Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi.

Find-a-grave was founded in 1995 . When I first joined this site back in July 1999, we had to mail our photos to Utah and they would upload the records.This meant I did not get credit for many records. Anytime you see my photos attached to famous records dated before 2002, means I created the records but only credited with the photo and some have been replaced. Once my record became Famous, their policy then was to remove contributors name and replace it with "maintained by Findagrave". Eventually, they changed this so the contributors name was always listed as "created by" and "maintained by."

I have added famous records/photos at Fort Leavenworth National cemetery but not given credit for include: Harry Bell, William Beach, Camillo Carr, Roger Durham Edward Hatch Henry Leavenworth, Fitz Lee, George Miller, Edward Pengally, Albert Sale and George Yates.I also added killers Perry Edward Smith and Richard Hickock. Other famous records include: Alexander William Doniphan, Laura (Hawkins) Fraser, of Samuel Clemens fame but not given credit. Our uploaded photos used to include the date.

Here's a tip on researching maiden names from the 1800s: Example 1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T'usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name. Example 2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mothers maiden name.In this example, Todd is his mothers maiden name. Also, when you see (nee) next to a woman's name, it refers to her maiden name.

The 1890 census was lost in a fire.
The original Findagrave died 20 Aug 2018.
The 1950 U.S. Census was released to the
public on Friday March 31, 2022.

In researching any subject, if you become stuck, ask Google the same research question in a different way and you will get your questioned answered.

Another research tip: Italian Foundling Surnames. In Italian Trovatella(fem), Trovatello(Masc) means "Foundling", which translates to "Parents Unknown". Foundling Wheels were used to drop off the unwanted newborns at orphanages and churches. This is when they were given new last names"Foundling names". These names became a curse to the orphans as they grew up. People would recognize your surname as being an orphan and that you were dropped off at an orphanage or church. The Italian government changed this policy and said surnames were now given based on things like , the day of the week, location where baby was found, or perhaps what type of a day it was, pretty, gloomy, sad etc. The subject of foundling names is not exclusive to just the Italians.

Here's a great way to find large amounts of relatives: use a newspaper subscription and look up "Family Reunions", I've seen lineage described back to the 1700s .

My goal on Findagrave, is to do Quality Work, Not Quantity Work. I leave it all to future posterity. I never change what is on a gravestone. Do not send edits asking me to do so. Copyright information: You may use my photos. Some people do not give credit to the people who actually take the photos.

People listed as FAMOUS on this site are "maintained by findagrave", which means only they can edit/add information. Any records I have that are Famous, I can't change a thing for you.

On 30 March 2020, I fulfilled my 2,000th photo request. You can transfer unwanted grave records to Findagrave by using the number 8.

Image posted at civilwarphotosleuth com/project/94 by Brian Downey,(ID:48681317).Can you help identify this Union Officer?What company did he serve under? He is a 2LT. On the reverse side of the photo it says Partridge's Gallery, Wheeling West Virginia.It has a used blue 2 cent revenue stamp on it, which was issued in 1862. These cards are called carte de visite. The CDV cards were in effect from 1 Aug 1864- 31 Jul 1866. Revenue war stamps were required but many chose not to use them.The CDV is a photographic print. Its measurements are 2.5 by 3.5. It was first introduced in 1854 by Frenchman Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi.

Find-a-grave was founded in 1995 . When I first joined this site back in July 1999, we had to mail our photos to Utah and they would upload the records.This meant I did not get credit for many records. Anytime you see my photos attached to famous records dated before 2002, means I created the records but only credited with the photo and some have been replaced. Once my record became Famous, their policy then was to remove contributors name and replace it with "maintained by Findagrave". Eventually, they changed this so the contributors name was always listed as "created by" and "maintained by."

I have added famous records/photos at Fort Leavenworth National cemetery but not given credit for include: Harry Bell, William Beach, Camillo Carr, Roger Durham Edward Hatch Henry Leavenworth, Fitz Lee, George Miller, Edward Pengally, Albert Sale and George Yates.I also added killers Perry Edward Smith and Richard Hickock. Other famous records include: Alexander William Doniphan, Laura (Hawkins) Fraser, of Samuel Clemens fame but not given credit. Our uploaded photos used to include the date.

Here's a tip on researching maiden names from the 1800s: Example 1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T'usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name. Example 2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mothers maiden name.In this example, Todd is his mothers maiden name. Also, when you see (nee) next to a woman's name, it refers to her maiden name.

The 1890 census was lost in a fire.
The original Findagrave died 20 Aug 2018.
The 1950 U.S. Census was released to the
public on Friday March 31, 2022.

In researching any subject, if you become stuck, ask Google the same research question in a different way and you will get your questioned answered.

Another research tip: Italian Foundling Surnames. In Italian Trovatella(fem), Trovatello(Masc) means "Foundling", which translates to "Parents Unknown". Foundling Wheels were used to drop off the unwanted newborns at orphanages and churches. This is when they were given new last names"Foundling names". These names became a curse to the orphans as they grew up. People would recognize your surname as being an orphan and that you were dropped off at an orphanage or church. The Italian government changed this policy and said surnames were now given based on things like , the day of the week, location where baby was found, or perhaps what type of a day it was, pretty, gloomy, sad etc. The subject of foundling names is not exclusive to just the Italians.

Here's a great way to find large amounts of relatives: use a newspaper subscription and look up "Family Reunions", I've seen lineage described back to the 1700s .

My goal on Findagrave, is to do Quality Work, Not Quantity Work. I leave it all to future posterity. I never change what is on a gravestone. Do not send edits asking me to do so. Copyright information: You may use my photos. Some people do not give credit to the people who actually take the photos.

People listed as FAMOUS on this site are "maintained by findagrave", which means only they can edit/add information. Any records I have that are Famous, I can't change a thing for you.

On 30 March 2020, I fulfilled my 2,000th photo request. You can transfer unwanted grave records to Findagrave by using the number 8.

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