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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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Ben Tilford Calvert
RE: Bill Bevins
You are very welcome. Thanks for the reply. Ben
Added by Ben Tilford Calvert on May 29, 2015 5:27 AM
Edward F. Ervin
Hi Pam,
Edward F. Ervin's Memorial# 45858661 parents were Robert Edward Ervin and Millie F Ervin. Maude was his step mother. Millie died in 1902. Robert Edward married Maude shortly after Millie's death and she raised Edward F and his sister Fanny J. Just thought you might want to know this so you can correct his site.
Carol Lovitt.
Added by Carol on May 22, 2015 8:42 AM
RE: Maudy Leslie (16427445)
:) I just found out recently! Glad to share.
Added by Melody on May 15, 2015 5:16 PM
RE: Maudy Leslie (16427445)
They just recently changed it!! If you will click on the flower, you can't edit, but you can delete. Just in case you ever decide you want to. :) Hope you are doing well and still enjoying research.
Added by Melody on May 15, 2015 4:22 PM
Maudy Leslie (16427445)
Hi Pam,

I know we had talked before about her, and I had sent her tombstone pics to you. I have sent an edit request in to link her parents. I ran across your flower you had left for her and noticed it had Chambers instead of Cambron as her mom's maiden name. Thought you might want to update the flower! Hope you are doing well and still enjoying your research. Chat soon.

Added by Melody on May 14, 2015 8:18 PM
Thank You for Quick Reply!
Thank You Pam~ it is nice to have people like you in this world... I do know the tree on ancestry of which you speak. I thought it was dormant. Yes they are related to me, and I did give them photos etc... No problem ~ mainly curious., My direct ancestor Elenora Lichtenstein Freystadt is a sibling of their direct ancestor.. There are some minor errors in your 'find a graves'... I will get corrections to you. Is this the only forum in which we can communicate? Do I use this forum to send you data? (I joined find a grave so I could write to you!) I do think you have done a very good job, especially with what you had to work with! Good for you! Another public tree more closely related to my people is The Mann Family Tree. This gal is so well sourced it's amazing!! Still some of her data on my Freystadt Family going down from Fannie Freystadt (yes it is FANNIE) is not correct. She has too much else to do to correct it... Can I make a tree on to invite you to see? That way I could supply you with a lot more if you are interested in doing this. Waiting to hear from you!! p.
Added by Patricia on May 13, 2015 10:38 PM
J Edwards
Find A Grave Memorial# 144887552
Hi, thanks for posting the news article on her marriage. Can you tell me what the spelling is of her brother's Native American wife, as I can't make it out in the image. Thanks again.
Jean #47249869
Added by J Edwards on May 13, 2015 5:47 PM
Julie Glass
Memorial # 33568890
The memorial is for Gordon F. Glass at Canyon City Cemetery, Canyon City, Grant, Oregon. Gordon is my father and please setup the relationship link for his father: #146406226 Lawrence August "Pete" Glass. Thank you Julie
Added by Julie Glass on May 13, 2015 6:58 AM
Dear Pam R. I am writing to you concerning your find a grave creations for my grandfather Norman Bennet, his sister Alma Bennet Abbott (#141413905) , my great grandmother Fannie Freystadt (#141414704) and her parents Elenoria Lichtenstein (#141416112) who married Jacob Freystadt (#141415220) . I have a question about Elenoria, why do you refer to her as 'Ellen'? I have not seen this before. I am also wondering if you are related to my people and to me? Do I have relatives I do not know about? As far as my family is aware, my mother is the only descendent from Fannie and Henrik Bennet, as none of the other children had any offspring. My mother was my grandfather's only child. I am curious how you came across the photo you put on Alma's memorial page as that photo is in my possession. I have only put it on a private tree on I look forward to your reply. Patricia
Added by Patricia on May 12, 2015 2:02 AM
Gwen M.
Memorial# 117208459
Hi Pam,
I just wanted to let you know I searched everywhere yesterday to try to provide you with a photo for Johanna Ball but couldn't locate anything. I don't want to comment on your photo request to deter others from possibly finding what I missed. I did find others with the surname "Ball" and I will be adding them to the Cemetery listing. I have no idea if they would be family to your "Ball" or not.

Happy Hunting!!
Added by Gwen M. on May 11, 2015 10:17 AM
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