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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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Dona Horine
RE: Emmer and Hubert Panther
Pam, yes, that site you mentioned was very helpful in locating my GGrandmother's grave which was in a private cemetery in Missouri, that turned out to be on property owned by the parents of one of her daughters-in-law - next-door-neighbors. which accounted for the next day burial - obscure, but the members stayed right with it until I received all of the records. A good group!
Added by Dona Horine on Mar 29, 2015 5:03 PM
Susan Barbara
-Fredric Louis Shove 1857*1931
Wife Laura? what happened to her?

I only show one wife for Fredric named
Amy Laura Ray Shove (1868 - 1936)*
Looks like she died in 1936 and is buried next to Fredric.

I only show one daughter so far and she is attached to this memorial.

If you find more children feel free to send me a bio update so that I can update the memorial.

All the best,
Susan Barbara
Added by Susan Barbara on Mar 28, 2015 7:31 PM
I posted cemt location!!!
I was told he's NOT there!
I will keep your message - even though not as kind as I had hoped for - so this person won't doubt my research any longer!
Added by Virginia on Mar 26, 2015 3:18 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 107233997
Find A Grave Memorial# 107233997

Jackson Ross Barr.

THX for headstone photo.

I have been told by a very distant / 4 generations removed that this headstone is in KANSAS.

Can you verify for me what state, county, city you took that photo. In case I need to correct his page.
This is my Mom's grandpa.

Respectfully, Virginia
Added by Virginia on Mar 26, 2015 1:01 PM
Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: John Cobb
Happy to help.
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on Mar 24, 2015 5:24 PM
Carolyn Arntson
RE: Archie Woodrow Anderson
Just posted the photo for Archie:)

Added by Carolyn Arntson on Mar 23, 2015 5:39 PM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Marie Agnes Kumler
There is no marker placed for Marie, her ashes were placed with her mother according to the lot card. Happy Day, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Mar 23, 2015 11:15 AM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
Dora Ramsby
Thanks Pam for the info you left about Dora Ramsby in the Canyon City Cemetery. I have always wondered who the little girl in the middle of my Duncan's was. It was great to get my answer.
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Mar 12, 2015 6:12 PM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
Hi Pam
Just a quick note to let you know that the Carrie Duncan in the Canyon City cem. is the sister of Harriet Shaw Duncan a couple rows over in the Duncan plot. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Spaulding Shaw in the Burns Cem. and of Parley Shaw in the Sheffler Cem. in Kankankee, Illinois.
Thanks for all you do!
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on Mar 12, 2015 5:49 PM
Sue Barnett
Marjorie May Lent~
Pam, just wondering if U had recently made a photo request for the child above? She is buried at Zion Memorial Park in Canby. OR. There is an existing pic but I took more today.
I have posted pix of her marker which is beside her infant brother.
But in looking at the burial list it is confusing as it gives 2 separate burials.
1~Lent, Norman F. + Baby: Old Sect/Block 7/Row 58-2 (Baby).
2~Lent, Norman Freddie: Old Sect/Block 7/Row 58.
I plan to talk w. the person in charge of cemetery records to get her take; there are no more comments following to show age, etc for Norman Freddie which his marker clearly shows this name.

Added by Sue Barnett on Mar 08, 2015 5:57 PM
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