|Pam R. (#46923349)|
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December 28, 2013:|
*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.
PLEASE PLEASE ADD PHOTOS TO MEMORIALS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS YOU MAY HAVE THE ONLY EXISTING PHOTOS!!!
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!
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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|Barbzweig||RE: E E Swarthout|
you bet :-)
Bob Gillum did a book on the old city cemetery, and he implies that this E E Swarthout is possible Charles Edward... Herbert's dad?
|Barbzweig||RE: Herbert Swarthout #125801555|
Here is a link to George's death cert. However, it is not the original it is just the info.
He IS buried at Park Hill.
Maybe this link will work?
If not, go to: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Home
I found this fellow at the Old City Cemetery here in town. I have created and transferred his memorial to you. Although no marker, I will photo & post today :-) Not sure who he is? or where he died... I couldn't find a record of his death in Washington. But... I have requested obit info on all papers here in Washington State about him and Herbert. I will get that in about 2 weeks :-)
I'm going to check on Herbert this am at Park hill. Will let you know soon.
I'm working on it :-)
Here is Birdie's Maiden name: Shackeford
I search the WA State Digital Archives and found George's death Cert. It was listed on there.
Do you have the actual copy of Herbert's Death cert? if not I can get one, for free, but it will take me a couple of weeks. You said it didn't list where is was buried, but I didn't know it you have a copy of the death cert or just the record of his death.
|Leta Harrell||William McCoin|
I have added his parents. Thanks Leta
|N. Dale Talkington||Franklin Seaver Pratt #36203777|
THANKS Pam for the quick transfer. I have already started adding bits and pieces to his Page with more to follow. I will make you proud of my work.
|Kirk Robert Sellman||Small|
If you're related and would like to own this memorial, I'd be glad to transfer it to you.
|Bill Gransee||RE: Jessie McDougall|
Jean has already posted the photo of the grave marker on your memorial #38375122 back in 2010.
|Bill Gransee||William Lane|
Pam: Could not find a grave marker within block 63. Photo of block 63 instead.
|Darlene Johnson||Family Memorial|
Would you please transfer the memorial for Melvin Calvin Carter (87578565)to me for future maintance as he is my Grandfather.
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