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CatheaC (#47339429)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too. I wanted to "pay it forward" by helping others find their relatives buried here in central Oklahoma. (2000)

I look at Find-a-Grave as my new "job" because I get to work with people who have a common purpose and love of what they are doing. The 99% of helpful, friendly, and cooperative people I find here more than out weigh the three people I have run into who are vicious and hateful. You will run into them, but know that they are the minority here and don't let them discourage you.


1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! If you don't know how to turn it, ask me and I will try to help.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Thanks for the transfer
Thanks for the Damon Bale transfer. Some Find A Grave Contributors wouldn't do it, just because they don't have to.
Kenny Napper
Added by Familysearcher on Aug 01, 2014 4:05 PM
Elam Milby
Thanks for checking on this for me, I don't want to connect someone if they are not suppose to be
Added by leslie on Jul 30, 2014 7:41 PM
RE: Elam Milby
His # is 65241010 I read his bio and it does not mention her but I found a Marriage license for them in Burlington, DesMoines county, Iowa
Added by leslie on Jul 26, 2014 11:30 AM
Elam Milby
Was this Elam Milby ever married to a Sarah Ann Wilson?
Added by leslie on Jul 17, 2014 10:43 AM
sherri schaefer bagby
Bagby updates
Thank you for processing updates for Bagby family members and for creating memorials.

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Jul 07, 2014 10:10 AM
Wan Smith
John Jefferson Currey
I truly do appreciate your addition of the sibling to his memorial....Wan Currey Smith
Added by Wan Smith on Jun 10, 2014 8:33 AM
ruth hatfield
sure you can . chad erwin p.s. obit
Added by CHAD ERWIN on Jun 06, 2014 5:48 PM
George Schneider
Graceland Cemetery, Albany, NY DOD 11/15/1911
Sorry for the delay in finding this grave site. With the help of the cemetery personnel, I finally found it but, as you can see, the marker is overturned with the inscription face down.
Added by Lucy on Jun 02, 2014 5:24 PM
Angie Palmer
Lula E Sult #29830687 in Summit View Cemetery
Hi :) Can you copy your photo from Lula's memorial to her infant son's memorial #86858157? thanks
Added by Angie Palmer on Jun 01, 2014 4:14 AM
RE: Blanton's
Thank you sweetheart anyway, about offering to transfer memorials for me. I'm not yet sure if or how Lillian may be kin to me. I'm sorry that you have had F.A.G. members to be rude to you. That's not what we are suppose to be about. If there is anything I can help you with here on F.A.G please contact me and feel free to contact me thru my email as well.
Added by sandygirl on May 30, 2014 5:25 PM
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