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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100. Check out this site:)

*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".

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=listFaqs#169

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:

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov


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:

http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/search/pages/

"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:

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc


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! 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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Carolyn Arntson
RE: Esther Kaye
I am SO sad that I can't get actual photos of the engraving on the urns. I had a heck of a time even SEEING those urns behind the front urns as they are EXACT and were so close behind I went back to the office THREE times to check location since KAYE wasn't shown on the front 3 urns:( Best I could do for you!

Any more?



Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Nov 18, 2014 7:02 AM
Carolyn Arntson
Kaye
Pam be sure to read my description attached under the photo for Esther....IF you wish this same info and photo attached to the other 4 people (and if they have memorials!) Just let me know!!

Best wishes

Carolyn Hoober Arntson
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Nov 17, 2014 3:33 PM
Calcat
David Clark
Thank you so much and thank you for all of your work and great info on Oregon history! I'll be adding more info to the memorial this evening : )
Added by Calcat on Nov 17, 2014 2:20 PM
Calcat
David H., Josh, Linn and Lucile Clark in Albee
I just sent you a SAC for transfer request for David and an e-mail because I'm so excited!! Thank you so much for the photo of my Clark family in Albee Cemetery! I never thought I would actually see it because I understand the cemetery is very remote. What a great surprise! Thank you so much, Pam!
Added by Calcat on Nov 17, 2014 1:59 PM
Gerry Jean
Flocktons
If you haven't spotted their crypts yet, double click on either one's context photo; count 4 tiers up, then 3 columns left from the right side of the photo. Berkley's name is more discernable.
Added by Gerry Jean on Nov 14, 2014 2:55 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Berkeley Flockton
Pam, Jean Flockton was in the crypt right next to Berkley so I took photos, assuming Jean & Berkley are related.
Added by Gerry Jean on Nov 14, 2014 2:42 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Berkeley Flockton
Pam ... you're very welcome! Did Find A Grave notify you that I uploaded the photos to Jean's memorial?
Added by Gerry Jean on Nov 14, 2014 8:00 AM
Sue Lapp
Thanks
The transfer of Efford Deskins Justice is greatly appreciated.
Added by Sue Lapp on Nov 11, 2014 3:57 PM
Pam S
RE: Martha Hindman
No, I didn't, but that's strange. I must say that the first time I saw the contributor name Pam R. I thought at first it was me....my last name started with an R. for many years and so when I saw Pam R. on multiple photos I automatically thought it was a photo I took. Then I realized it was someone else! It did make me laugh and it still tricks me from time to time when I'm adding photos.
Added by Pam S on Nov 09, 2014 10:58 PM
Bocephus
RE: Ethel Flockton
Did you enlarge picture 3? It is raining here so the headstone is wet......1905-1991.
Added by Bocephus on Nov 07, 2014 5:24 PM
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