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: Sallie Troupe Sorry to hear you had surgery and hope you will be healing up and back to normal soon. I think the easiest way to do the transfer seeing I have one with all the info. on it, would be to add the grave stone to my memorial and you could delete yours. I will give you credit for creating the first memorial. That way I do not have to type all the info. again. Then there would not be two of them. I think we would be dissent cousins. Carolyn
RE: Sallie Troupe, Lancaster Cemetery, Memorial #35537491 Being you did the first memorial, how about you add the grave stone to my Memorial and I transfer the memorial over to you and that way all the information is on one memorial. I feel that would be fair. She would be a dissent cousin anyway. Please let me know. Carolyn
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.