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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".

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.


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: Mead family

Yes Ellie has been quite ill for some time but she has been improving. She has asked me to maintain her memorials. I have to take partial blame for this as I encouraged her to try to have all of the memorials she has created transferred back to her so I do apologize.

I don't really think it is a big thing to her as long as has her main line. I am a close family member and I told Ellie I would look after her memorials for her as long as she likes.

If you don't want to transfer them it's OK. I just thought it would be nice if she could keep all of her creations.

Regards Red J.
Added by Red on Oct 18, 2014 7:42 PM
Ellie Carosa
Transfer request
Hi Pam

I would like to request transfer request of my family back to me that you are managing. They are,

Mead, Albert # 5130108
Mead, Elizabeth # 5130103
Mead, Florance # 5130109
Mead, Jesse # 5130107
Mead, John Newlin # 5130092
Mead, Mary L. # 5130111
Mead, Priscilla Newland # 5130081
Mead, Rhodes Sr. # 5130086
Mead, Sarah Wilson # 5130102

Thank you much appreciated.

Ellie J.
Added by Ellie Carosa on Oct 17, 2014 10:13 AM
mike shelton
RE: Mary P. Jones
Your welcome Pam...
Added by mike shelton on Oct 17, 2014 7:14 AM
Ellie Carosa
Direct Family Lines
Hi Pam

I see you are managing up to a dozen of my memorials four of which are my direct family line that I have created.

I would appreciate it if you would please be so kind as to transfer these four back to me.

They are

Catherine Wierman Newland # 5049729
John Newton Newlin # 5049726
John H. Stewart # 5125634
Mary Polly Stewart # 5305867

Thank you

Ellie J.

Added by Ellie Carosa on Oct 13, 2014 9:29 PM
Jhere McKenzie
RE: Virginia Miller
You are so welcome! Happy Day, Jhere
Added by Jhere McKenzie on Oct 13, 2014 12:12 PM
S Burrough
RE: Caviness
You are very welcome!
Added by S Burrough on Oct 11, 2014 8:19 PM
RE: Elige Sparks #113044966
Pam it looks like Nov. of 1897 is the birthdate with a death date of Nov.26,1960
Added by randy on Oct 10, 2014 10:54 PM
Rebekah Billings
Elige Sparks‏
I would be happy to edit anything on this memorial for you, but I didn't add the headstone picture and I can't make out the birth date from the photo. If you know it, or can make it out better than I can, please let me know. Or if you would like me to transfer management over to you, I would also be happy to do that.
Added by Rebekah Billings on Oct 10, 2014 2:15 PM
Reidar Sumstad
Emily Savage Laurence
Thanks again for all you are doing for Find A Grave and for creating this memorial and the quick update, I appreciate ti!
Added by Reidar Sumstad on Oct 09, 2014 7:24 AM
Friederike Kowitz
I looked this name up on my CD's I have and they are buried at Benton Cemetery St. Cloud, MN. So you're request is in the right spot.
Added by Choc-a-hol-ic on Oct 08, 2014 5:45 PM
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