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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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RE: Ellen Rickels
Ellen Rickels maiden name was Mathieson. No, there is no link to her parents. Are you a member of The Moore family tree (mmijj60, owner) has John F. Mathiesen and Joan T. Sloan as her parents. However, there is no source documentation that definitely links them to Ellen. The census references say they have a daughter Ellen but is she the one who married Rickels? I, personally, might include one of the census records but would not include her mother's maiden name without a definite connecting link to Ellen M. Rickels. Hope this helps. J.
Added by Jeannine on Jul 30, 2015 8:47 AM
RE: Solomon and Freddie Tewalt
I have burial information on the Tewalt family. Please send me a email so I can scan and email it to you.
Cindy Gilman Noel
Added by Gilman-Noel on Jul 28, 2015 6:39 AM
Adrian Nichols
RE: John J. Cliff and his wife Elizabeth
Pam, can't seem to find how to add a spouse for John Cliff. Also have added photos of their 2 children.
Updated gravestone photo - spray bottle helped thanks.
Added by Adrian Nichols on Jul 27, 2015 6:38 PM
Adrian Nichols
RE: John J. Cliff and his wife Elizabeth
Will do after I retake the photo.
Added by Adrian Nichols on Jul 26, 2015 7:28 PM
Mark Grafe
Pam, thanks for the edits and the info on your profile page. Yvonne has been transferred to you, take care.
Added by Mark Grafe on Jul 26, 2015 5:48 PM
Adrian Nichols
RE: John Cliff - Old Cemetery, Middlesex, Chester, Connecticut
It was our first gravestone photo, and I wasn't prepared for the state of the gravestones. Thanks for the suggestion using the spray bottle. I thought I could enhance them using Photoshop, but didn't come out as good as I liked. I will try to take more photos in better lighting. I wasn't sure if it was the John Cliff you were looking for as death date was wrong.
Added by Adrian Nichols on Jul 26, 2015 12:26 PM
Thank you.
Dear Pam R.,
Thank you so much for the transfer of the memorials. Again, I so appreciate the work and time you put into them.
I hope you have a lovely evening,
Added by Lina on Jul 25, 2015 8:59 PM
find a grave Bridges
located plot in Acacia Garden 67 B-1..was Florence Briggs not Bridges have picture if you would like to see it..Kim
Added by okaylaytay on Jul 22, 2015 2:55 PM
Transfer request
Dear Pam R.,
Good afternoon, my name is Lina. I wanted to sincerely thank you for the lovely memorials you have made for my great-grandfather and his sister. I am glad to know they were buried so near each other, as they were so close in life. :) I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer their memorials to my care? I would love to take care of them and add to them. If you are willing to do this, their memorial information are as follows:
Robert Dewey Durham (memorial #44250619)
Ethel Mary Durham Graff (memorial #44250232)
Thank you again for your dedication and work.
Added by Lina on Jul 21, 2015 1:24 PM
Ellen Notbohm
RE: Nancy A. Campbell Dowell
The Westergaard Death Index is a set of records accessible on the website of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, It's not infallible, but I find it a great source when cross-referenced with other sources.
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Jul 21, 2015 9:08 AM
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