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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 5 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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Arthur Hepler
RE: Susan Mitchell
OK! Thanks!

I took another look at the memorial.

I will let the death certificate there unless you request it to be removed
Added by Arthur Hepler on Sep 25, 2016 8:10 AM
Brian J. Ensley
Anna Lavely
Thanks for the heads-up on her husband. I made the change. What you said makes perfect sense.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Sep 25, 2016 5:37 AM
Arthur Hepler
RE: Susan Mitchell
can you please include the memorial number?
Added by Arthur Hepler on Sep 24, 2016 7:26 PM
Arthur Hepler
RE: Susan Mitchell
Thank you

I will remove the death certificate.
Added by Arthur Hepler on Sep 24, 2016 7:24 PM
Nancy Yost
RE: Kathryn Roberts 1925-1925
Thanks, I realized that later. Pam was so helpful in locating the stone for us. I took mom last week. Thanks again
Added by Nancy Yost on Sep 20, 2016 8:17 AM
John Gaines, Catherine Gaines
Thanks for the information.
Added by snyclefrytz on Sep 14, 2016 10:31 AM
Samuel Nofsker gravstone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestones of Samuel and Eve Nofsker (memorial 150023509)?
I would like to upload them into my Ancestry Family Tree.
Thank you for your consideration and obvious hard work to take these photos of the final resting places of our distant relatives!
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Sep 13, 2016 4:04 PM
Stephanie Lambert
Matilda Leberknight Spangler
Thank you for the correction. I deleted the incorrect memorial and added the death certificate to the correct one.
Added by Stephanie Lambert on Sep 12, 2016 6:44 PM
Mary Denzinger
William Duffy/Duff
Thank you for letting me know about the duplicate listing for William. I have deleted mine as requested.
If I can be of further help please let me know.
Mary Denzinger
Added by Mary Denzinger on Sep 12, 2016 5:11 AM
John Gaines, Catherine Gaines
Do you know what section of Rose Hill the Gaines' are buried in? I was out there and the cemetery is very large. I could not find them. Any help would be appreciated.
Added by snyclefrytz on Sep 11, 2016 7:35 AM
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