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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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Messages left for Zella (1237)[Leave Message]
Eric Wolfe
Thank you so much
It was pretty incredible for the family to come across a photo of my great grandfather with his real name (long story) and have google lead us to your posting of his grave site within minutes. You helped make our day be very exciting.

Added by Eric Wolfe on Oct 03, 2015 7:34 PM
William Croghan
RE: Nellie M. Peters
Hi....if I made a mistake....please forgive me...did I link her to them??? I do not see it.... If so...I hope I never make mistakes again...thanks for your assistance!!!
Added by William Croghan on Oct 02, 2015 2:48 PM
Kim Backus Lussier
RE: Carl Backhaus - Glendale - Akron
oh that is so sweet. if you get a chance to that would be nice. thank you!
Added by Kim Backus Lussier on Oct 02, 2015 10:31 AM
Carole Conrad
charles groves' mom
thanks for catching my error. I was off my 30 years!
I just thought she was a cougar ;-)
thks again!
Added by Carole Conrad on Sep 30, 2015 11:53 PM
Helen Halterman
Charles Crumpton
Sorry, should be have Pearl White Crump.
Added by Helen Halterman on Sep 29, 2015 9:30 PM
Helen Halterman
RE: Charles Crumpton - Glendale - Akron
Yes thank you. I am also interested in finding his wife Pearl Ehite Crump.

Thanks for your efforts,

Added by Helen Halterman on Sep 29, 2015 9:28 PM
Amy Elizabeth
RE: Stephen Nock
This is so wonderful! Thank you for keeping the request up until someone discovered it :)
Added by Amy Elizabeth on Sep 28, 2015 7:21 AM
Bob Puw
RE: Edna Williams - Glendale - Akron
Hello Zella
Thank you for your message regarding Edna's resting place in the cemetery.
The photograph of the site is not of great interest to me so there is no need for you to upload it to the site.
Thank you so much for your help.
Have a good one
Added by Bob Puw on Sep 28, 2015 3:58 AM
RE: Stephen Nock
you're welcome! Stone was almost entirely buried. I wish I had had a few tools with me.
Added by PatMaruna on Sep 27, 2015 3:42 PM
Hattie Lee Nash
Thank you!
Added by JeffG on Sep 27, 2015 12:06 AM
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