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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Remember me in the Family Tree - my name, my days, my strife. Then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life. -Linda Goetsch

Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*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. 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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Herbert Swarthout
Hello Pam,
I am the secretary for Fern Prairie Cemetery. Thanks for you information on Herbert Swarthout. My question is how do you know he is buried in Fern Prairie. I don't doubt you at all. I just need to know where you got this information so I can add him to our records. Any help you can give us will certainly be appreciated. Thank you. Eileen Abernathy, Secretary
Added by Eileen on Mar 02, 2015 1:42 PM
Susan W.
William Whiteley
Thank you so much for connecting him to his family and fixing the spelling error. It means a lot! Bless you!
Added by Susan W. on Mar 01, 2015 7:59 PM
RE: Bush Family
You're welcome. I'm happy I was able to take the photos for you. Claquato is a beautiful cemetery and my favorite to photograph in this area.
Added by mshunter on Mar 01, 2015 9:11 AM
Buckner Cemetery
I have submitted 3500 memorials to the Eldora Cemetery the past couple years. I work for a large genealogy library in Mesa, AZ, and an old type written copy of the cemetery burials were donated to us. When I have time I add memorials. I have about 1000 more to go. It has been neat to see the people locating their families in this cemetery. I have submitted the Ibach's in Eldora. Someone sent me the obit of William IBach (one Hannah's son). It had so much information, that I stopped and have been working on linking this family to Ohio and South Dakota. I teach and lecture at the library where I work, and I am going to demonstrate the Ibach research in my next class. I love finding this kind of example. Thank you for the transfer. I will take good care of it until family request it in the future.
Thank you for all you do for Find A Grave. It certainly is an ADDICTION isn't it !!!
Added by SღPRICEღNance on Feb 25, 2015 4:54 PM
Duplicate Memorials
Thank you for your comments about dupes. I agree completely, having experienced exactly the situations you've mentioned.

Added by VirginiaSholinSmallwood on Feb 23, 2015 2:56 PM
Nathan Bruce Andrews
RE: Michael McCary
I got your message about my brother, thank you! I also followed the link to his memorial and saw that it had been updated. If it turns out that I can find a link to a memorial for his father who died in 1982, we'll see about making changes to the link. Thank you again for putting it up, it means a lot to me!
Added by Nathan Bruce Andrews on Feb 23, 2015 12:43 PM
Jan (Valade-Cummings) Dickens
Jerry Mills
I will find out but I do not know sure
Added by Jan (Valade-Cummings) Dic... on Feb 22, 2015 11:18 AM
I read Sheila's comment about duplicate memorials, as well as your comment to her, and I agree! It is especially irksome when you find someone who is unwilling to even write back about it.
Added by VirginiaSholinSmallwood on Feb 19, 2015 11:50 AM
James Busse
RE: Lilly Spoo

I'm glad I was able to help.
Added by James Busse on Feb 19, 2015 10:00 AM
RE: Ethel Bush
Ethel's memorial is #69038637
Added by mshunter on Feb 19, 2015 7:38 AM
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