"Those who spend their time looking for the faults in others, Usually make no time to correct their own." -Art Jonak
Missing my son, Mark Allen Israels. II. November 20, 1988 July 6, 2012 Losing a child is the most horrific pain one will ever feel.
The "Hillside Cemetery" in Reno was my motivation for Find A Grave. I had been a resident of Reno for 20 years before I knew of its existence. I finally found where the Hillside Cemetery was located and when I went there I was so appalled, outraged and shocked at the condition of the final resting place for many of Washoe County's finest citizens.
I started researching the cemetery online and found a survey prepared by Dolores Samuels Young and Mildred Chandler Pressell, back in 1955. Thank God, these ladies took the time to record all of the headstones that were legible at that time. Without their survey who knows how many people would have been forgotten.
I try everyday to find some little piece of information for the people buried in the Hillside Cemetery.
I try to post all information I find on a person, I believe it's sharing not stealing, especially if I take the time to research the information I find. Not everybody has the means to find the same information. I hate to think that a picture I found in a yearbook, or in a library and didn't share might have been a relative's only chance of seeing it. I'm forever grateful to others who shared pictures of my family with me. I also post obituaries especially from the 1800's. I think people like to see them. With that being said, I hope you see me as a contributor who wants to help in every way possible.
May God bless you and keep you safe in his loving arms.
Please be honest with me, if I entered a memorial and it was a family member of yours I am so willing and understanding to transfer them to you, but, please don't send me messages telling me I duplicated the memorial that you entered when it clearly shows that I entered mine in 2007 and you entered yours in 2010. Just say hey when I first started on Find A Grave I didn't realize you could transfer memorials over and I wanted to be the owner so I duplicated the memorial. It's not about numbers so I would've gladly transferred ownership over. But, don't try to be dishonest about it. I am always willing to transfer family.
my Mom Sorry that I didn't leave my moms name it is Alverna H Ginocchio. your correct I didn't join until 2005 and she was my first entry. She died in 2001. Buried in Fernley Desert Memorial. I had just learned about find a grave and it has helped me do others in the family and finding other relations. Thank you again. Sincerely Nedra Kurosaki
my Mom Dear Marks Mom. I want to thank you for posting my moms memorial in 2006. But I had already posted her information in 2001. If you would be so kind as to delete your entry I would appreciate it. So there isn't two entries for one person. Sincerely Nedra Kurosaki.
my moms memorial Thank you for putting my mother in here but I had already done so after she passed away. So if you would please delete your entry. It would be greatly appreciated. Nedra Kurosaki a member since 2005
RE: Charles H. Lawrence HI Mark's Mom... thank you so much for getting in touch with me about this obit. I've downloaded it, and will add it to my genealogy. I appreciate it so much! Are you of this line in anyway? I know, probably not, but just checking. :) I see how much you do for others as well. Thanks again... take care, Lynne
Re: Marthella Caroline Nyfeler Mitchell # 15920499 Hello, First of all. Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to make memorials and take pictures. I live in the mid-west and just this year made a trip to California for the first time since 1956. I did not have enough time to visit all the cemeteries so I definitely appreciate what you have done. I am trying to connect all of the members of my family. Marthella was one of my father's sisters. Would you consider transferring her memorial to me? My contributor's number is 47787717. Joanne