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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100. Check out this site:)

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. I don't have time to attempt to Photoshop them to make them easier to read but I wouldn't put them on the memorials if they weren't readable. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Jhere McKenzie
RE: Helen Burton in Lone Fir
Sorry to hear there were no gravestones. Have a wonderful holiday! Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Dec 17, 2014 8:28 PM
Linda Jenkins Werts
If you find anything that needs on-the-ground attention, please let me know. I'm there several times a week - it's 12 minutes from my house. I'm a volunteer with Friends of Lone Fir and a tour guide for the cemetery.
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Dec 16, 2014 7:34 PM
Thanks for the edits, and thanks for creating the memorials. Quite helpful! Bill
Added by WNS on Dec 16, 2014 7:29 PM
Linda Jenkins Werts
Burton in Lone Fir
Do you know Connie Lenzen? She has information on Lone Fir from 20-30 years ago. Also, the Oregon Genealogy Guild.
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Dec 16, 2014 9:26 AM
Linda Jenkins Werts
RE: Burtons again
The markers I uncovered are for Thomas Wall, Ed Wall, and Stephen Winter; all in the north half of Block 6 Lot 5. I found nothing else in Lot 5. I probed from Stephen Winter to the large tree, and for 3-4 feet on the south side of the tree. I found standard cemetery locator "bricks" for Ed Wall and S. Winters, nothing south of there. This older area of Lone Fir has been heavily vandalized through the years, and the large trees have done extensive damage when they come down. This past week, we've learned that even branches-some tree-sized-can damage markers and even other trees. The Burtons could have had lovely markers at one time, but, more than a century later, nothing remains.

Please talk to someone at Metro cemeteries. Once they know there's another important historical person buried in Lone fir, they may be inclined to help you. In the meantime, I'll do some looking. Perhaps there's photos.
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Dec 16, 2014 9:21 AM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
RE: FAG - Hugh Felix Younger
Hi Pam,
I stopped recently at the Family History Center in LaGrande, OR. I sent my husband in to retrieve the mortuary record as there are many steps and I just had a knee replacement. Bless his heart, between he and the volunteer they couldn't find the file. The library is moving to the stake center as the old building is too expensive to maintain. I will make an effort to get there soon if I can catch it open. I can't believe I didn't copy it the first time! (or maybe I did and have forgotten!!)
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Dec 15, 2014 4:37 PM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Helen Burton not in River View
Super! Happy Day! JHere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Dec 15, 2014 6:28 AM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Helen Burton in River View
You are so welcome! Take Care, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Dec 15, 2014 6:09 AM
Jhere McKenzie
Helen Burton
Hello Pam, I was unable to find Helen. Is Burton her married name or maiden name. I am thinking she is at River View, but listed by another last name. Her siblings are at River View. Let me know what you come up with, I will gladly do what I can from this end. Happy Day, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Dec 14, 2014 5:26 PM
Carla Case
RE: Frederick and Caroline Leadbetter
You are most welcome.
Added by Carla Case on Dec 09, 2014 9:05 PM
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