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I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too.(2010)|
(2014) I have now turned my attention to Indiana. I am working with a cousin to add memorials and photographs to the thousands of old cemeteries there. He does the leg work and I do the desk work.
I also work in conjunction with my cousin, Carolyn Scott, in Green County KY to put up memorials for our extended families there.
If anyone has complaints about my memorials try asking NICELY first without the venom - you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar - as Mama used to say.
NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.
Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.
A FEW TIPS FOR TAKING GOOD TOMBSTONE PICTURES:
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 or shadow 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!!! This is very disrespectful!! 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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|Cary Coverdill||Chasing Coverdales|
I'm also here, too. I care for a small list of memorials of my lines, and my wife's.
I also act as 'gate keeper' for the Lick Creek Cemetery listings, as my father personally inventoried them, and published his findings in the Journal of the Detroit Society of Genealogical Research. Since that plot was turned-under and converted to a park decades ago, I monitor the site to keep new listings from 'popping up'.
All the best to you and yours!
Yours in history's mysteries, (TM)
|JD||RE: SHEPHERD'S PIC|
Thank you greatly for the very nice compliment, CatheaC! You are most welcome! I was back in my hometown for the day, a beautiful one at that, and decided to stop by the cemetery. I'm glad I found I could find it for you. :)
Added by JD on May 01, 2015 6:51 PM
|TD||RE: Maggie J Bauman # 100675806|
Oh, thank you! I will enter the edits tonight.
Added by TD on Apr 28, 2015 9:41 PM
|TD||Maggie J Bauman # 100675806|
Hi, any chance the August burial info given on your F.A.G. memorial might be a typo? I have a death cert. for Maggie J., wife of Charles C., giving her DOD as September. Would like to straighten this out prior to sending the rest of her info, Many thanks.
Added by TD on Apr 28, 2015 5:45 AM
Added by IndyScot on Apr 27, 2015 7:19 PM
|Paul Thompson||RE: Will McCubbin|
I have a picture of who I beleive might be his parents, whom are buried next to him. I didnt create a findagrave. If interested let me know!
|Ellen West-Radford||Grave transfer|
Hi Cathea, can you transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 144245062, Abednigo Harris to me? Thank you & the Harris graveyard looks good!
|DAR2015||RE: Hestle Elmore|
You are very welcome! Good luck!
Added by DAR2015 on Mar 24, 2015 12:16 PM
|Sharon Kay Dean||RE: Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy|
What an incredible treasure a simple box of photos can be! Keep me posted please. Again thank you!
|Sharon Kay Dean||RE: Andrew & Elizabeth Knoy|
Are you related? Andrew's sister Eve Knoy Wingler (John Wingler) was my GGG Grandmother. Or maybe 4 greats..yes I love the old obits! Thank you again! Don't happen to have any photos of the family do you?
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