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Judie (#47167442)
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Bio Photo I've always had interest in old cemeteries. As a young girl I had recorded all the names in a local cemetery into a notebook. I assumed it was thrown away, when I moved from home. Since then, my military & family life had taken up most of my time. Now that I'm retired, genealogy research led me to FAG and now another interest had taken over my life, just kidding. I belong to a local historical association and one of our duties were to record all the names in our parish's cemeteries. I have so many interests/hobbies there's not enough time in the day it seems like.
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janine mcquiston
RE: Memorial # 71512294
Thanks so much. Janine
Added by janine mcquiston on Feb 08, 2016 4:59 PM
Cathy Faust
RE: Memorial # 125056686
I will have to look for it and I am currently out if town. The pics are on my home computer.
Added by Cathy Faust on Jan 29, 2016 7:47 PM
Leonard J. McCown
RE: Correction sent...
Thank you so much!
Added by Leonard J. McCown on Jan 24, 2016 1:12 PM
Bonnie D.
RE: Bienvenu
Corrections have been made, please delete the duplicate.

Added by Bonnie D. on Jan 13, 2016 4:53 PM
John Andrew Prime
RE: C.B. Forgotston
I create the memorial and then try to determine the disposition of the remains. I heard from CB's sister, and at some point soon will gently inquire as to what became of him. Keep your eyes pealed to his site.
Added by John Andrew Prime on Jan 09, 2016 1:45 PM
Jennifer Rick Callais
RE: Jacob R. Abels
Hi Judie I'm sorry it is taking me so long. I have a few deaths in the family and some other things but I'll get to it as soon as I can thanks
Added by Jennifer Rick Callais on Jan 06, 2016 10:20 AM
Peachy Pringle
Nellie Kelly Bray
To my surprise, Nellie was edited today.
Added by Peachy Pringle on Dec 31, 2015 1:34 PM
Sister Mary Francesca Drago
Thanks Judy
I was amazed to see the photo and wonder why no one had added her to the Find A Grave.

I'll post her obituary or send it to you when I download it from my camera.

Take good care of her and yourself!!
Added by raoul on Dec 28, 2015 1:18 AM
Peachy Pringle
RE: Bray in Ponchatoula Cemetery
Hi, Judie,

I have to say that I am not inclined to add memorials to Find A Grave to increase my numbers. If a Find A Grave-cemetery is being filled by multiple people, slowly and correctly, I leave it alone. BUT when I see a cemetery like Ponchatoula which is turning into a mess, my OCD kicks in and I have to try to fix it.
Over the last several years, I have come to see a number of issues with the Find A Grave-Ponchatoula Cemetery.
There are people who are listed in Parklawn Cemetery who are actually in Ponchatoula Cemetery, and there are some people listed in Ponchatoula who are actually in Parklawn. The root of this problem lies with the online Tangipahoa Tombstone Transcription Project which includes transcriptions of Parklawn and Ponchatoula Cemeteries done by the LDS Youth Group. The Youth Group when it was arranging its records alphabetically, got a couple of pages scrambled and thus got people listed in the wrong cemeteries.
The Youth Group also occasionally made the mistake .... when a double stone has the surname at the bottom-center, and only the husbands first and middle name are on his stone, they misunderstood and listed the man with his middle name as his surname -- thus Robert Allen Johnson is listed as Robert Allen. This also happens with the wife who only has her first and maiden name on her stone (surname bottom middle): Ann Neal Johnson is listed as Ann Neal.
A Find A Grave contributor typed dozens of these Youth Group mistakes into Find A Grave.
Also there are a few African Americans listed in Ponchatoula Cemetery who are actually buried in the Black Baptist Cemetery on the other side of town (which is sometimes called Ponchatoula East Cemetery). This was caused by obituaries in the newspapers being unclear.
Another Find A Grave contributor went through the cemetery with a very poor camera and took several hundred pictures at the wrong time of day. When she went to transcribed her photos into Find A Grave, she could not read the tombstone pictures clearly and made dozens of serious spelling and date mistakes.

My husband and I took around 4,000 photos in Ponchatoula Cemetery this Fall; and I have spent several hours a week for the last 3 months - adding people to the cemetery and attempting to edit the incorrect-pre-existing memorials.

I assumed that Nellie Kelly Kelly Bray was a typing error and I sent an edit suggestion 12 days ago to delete Kelly as a middle name. So far no response. Tracy Dampeer Fletcher who made the memorial does not appear to have been active for 3 years or so.

So, if you would like to try your luck at an edit for Nellie, I can delete mine which will free it up.
Or, I can leave mine up, and after the required month, I will appeal the edit to the Find A Grave staff.

None of my Louisiana Find A Grave memorials are my family, and I am always happy to turn them over to anyone who is related to or knows them.

Happy Holidays,

Added by Peachy Pringle on Dec 22, 2015 8:22 AM
Vickie Oates Woods
RE: Burdon
Hi Judie, it's very nice to meet you and thank you for your message. I deleted the edit I sent and re-sent one adding James as his middle name and Joe as his nickname. When it is accepted, his full name should be there. Thank you again and Merry Christmas.

Sincerely, Vickie
Added by Vickie Oates Woods on Dec 20, 2015 11:42 AM
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