I spend a lot of time in cemeteries, photographing, verifying and cleaning up gravesites, for the Historical Society, myself and Find-a-grave. It can be a lot of work, but the pleasure and satisfaction I receive is worth it all. I have many more pictures of headstones to be added to this site, as time allows, in cemeteries from the West coast to the East coast. I will be glad to look for your ancestor's grave in Lancaster County, PA, IF you have basic information to help me with your search.
I will, also be glad to transfer your ancestors grave to you, IF IT FALLS WITHIN FIND-A-GRAVES GUIDELINES AND IS NOT IN MY OWN FAMILY LINE.
I will not add obituaries and/or photographs that fall within the copyright timeframe. Please do not ask me to add unverified biographies, and information that is only of interest to you. (trips you shared, hobbies of deceased, how they were sweet to you at Christmas, where they lived in the 1930 census, etc.) After all, this is not a genealogy site, but is a tool that can help Cemetery Historians as well as family historians and genealogists, alike.
I may on occasion add little sayings on headstones at your request, HOWEVER, it is up to my discretion. If you have something to add that I have mentioned above, please contact me and I will be more than happy to add it for you. I will be more than happy to link them to children, parents and spouses.
I have been inundated recently to add things like, "Sister" or "Mother." I feel the most important things on Memorials are Name, Dates and family links. I will add Biographies as long as it is just that, and not things like "My granny baked the best cookies" etc. I just do not have time to do that sort of thing.
I have received quite a few requests to transfer listings and thought this might be a good time to change my profile information to reflect my personal policy.
Enjoy my blog on graveyards, I've listed the URL below!
RE: John Niess You did not link through the find a grave memorial. So I am not sure which relative you are linked to. If it is at Mountville Brethren, they have very little info on the burials. I actually had to go to Lancaster County Historical to get most of my info. Let me know which person is your gggrandfather.
David Reese Hello From Chicago, I was hoping you could fix Davis Reese date of passing, David Passed Feb. 24, 1936, David is my G,G,Grand Uncle. Thank you so much Linda.. A special Thank you for all the hard work you do. Kathleen
Mathiot/ Hager Thanks for the pic. The monument is now back together. Just curious---why was Wm.'s birth and death date chiseled out???? Can you give me any ideas to check out? We noticed that the rest of the Hager stones are marble and Wm. and Catherine aren't. My husband and I cleaned some of the mold off and it looks pretty good. Oh, Wm. was born in 1822 and worked with Thaddeus Stevens. Thanks so much for doing what you do. Have a great day. Jane Keen