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†††Noticed 3/23/2014 "Siblings" in "Family Links", another improvement, thanks FAG†††|
How do you do, I am a male baby boomer, born in SE Connecticut.
Lived the past 28yrs in Bristol County Massachusetts
Always enjoyed roaming cemeteries.
Have only been doing my family genealogy research diligently since Jan 2011.
Currently undertaking on my own the huge task of documenting in-laws cemetery & a couple nearby ones.
Willing to help in anyway I can, anyone needing assistance finding family cemetery info.
Use of my photos, you need only ask & add credit where credit is do.
Tip:How to add GPS (lat/lon): to memorials "without" a GPS device or GPS photo capabilities
First go to https://www.google.com/maps/, this is the newest version & they are still in the process of development & haven't updated it fully as yet.
Next, click on "?" button down in the "lower right corner" just to the left of the "gear" thingy & a "popup menu" should appear.
At the bottom of the "popup menu" select "Return to classic Google Maps" & it takes you to the previous version of Google Maps. This is where you'll be able to acquire "lat/lon coordinates" from any point in a satellite view.
Now, click the "satellite view"(aerial photo view) in the "upper right corner" to change views from map to aerial photos. Zoom in all the way into an area that is familiar to you, ie. your house, any building or your favorite cemetery. If you use a cemetery you should be able to see the white dots for headstones.
Place your "cursor" over any of the headstones, "right click" the mouse and another "popup menu" appears with "8 options" to choice from, 2 of which will give lat/long coordinates. The 5th option "What's here?" which I prefer, will create a "green upside down arrow" over the point where you placed your "cursor". Once that is done, up in the "search bar window" at the top left of the page, you'll see that "latitude & longitude numbers" will appear. For example, a group of numbers will appear looking like this 41.427265, -71.84541, these are random latitudes & longitudes numbers for a small chapel in a Connecticut cemetery. In the western hemisphere the longitude will always be a "negative number" because they reverse/negative direction from the 0° meridian in England. That's only important because if you "left off" the negative (-)sign in front of the longitude the computer will place you in the opposite (+) direction from 0° in Russia or somewhere, so it's important to "always place a negative(-) in front of the 2nd longitude coordinate".
The 8th option in the popup menu choice, "Drop LatLong Marker" will drop a lat/long marker right on to your screen.
I prefer the former because you can "copy & paste" the numbers in the appropriate fields in FAG memorials under "[Add Plot]" or in the "Edits" tab at the top of the memorial, under the "Burial plot" link. The link shows 3 choices "Cemetery Plot:", where if you know the plot info, "Latitude:" & "Longitude:" where you paste the appropriate numbers/coordinates.
You also can do this under "edit tab" for any memorial that has been created & you know it's location.
I also use Bing Maps for map view comparisons because they use "3d Birds Eye" view with aerial photos taken when "no leaves" on the trees & you get a better view than in Google Maps. To get to the same location just "copy & paste" the coordinate numbers from Google Maps in the "search field" in Bing Maps & click search & you zoom nearly to the same place. I'm always switching back & forth between views to find the right location.
This way when I make photo requests, I ask for an area photo that show landmarks like poles, obelisks, pathways so that I can get a sense where the marker is located in the satellite views in Google Maps.
I use this method because in almost all cases I don't know the plots location or have the corresponding cemetery map. But if you find a headstone you can now acquire lat/lon numbers for someone else to find. It doesn't have to be an exact location, but close enough for others to find in the future.
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|Jan Franco||RE: Re:Rebecca Thompson Burrows|
You're welcome. Sorry I missed the maiden name when I first added it.
|Pebbles||RE: Re:Elmer Harold|
Your very welcome
From Barbara Aka Sam
Added by Pebbles on Feb 12, 2014 4:57 AM
|Gregory Thompson||RE: Zilpha Luther|
Oh yes Thanks.. Even though the other one was unreadable, I'd love to have it/ Its my 4th Great Grandmother Eunice Curtis Hale.. I never knew she was buried there. Thanks so much
|Gregory Thompson||Zilpha Luther|
I want to thank you SO MUCH for taking the picture of Zilpha Luther.. She was my 5th G. Grandmother.
Thanks so much
Thank you for taking their photos.
Added by Jauers on Dec 30, 2013 4:19 PM
|Carolyn [Lee] Kelly||Lincoln in Timothy Plain|
It is my treat to work with someone w/updates and quick replies..
|Northern Neighbors||Avery at Yantic|
I believe I added all your updates, but please check and resend if I missed anything.
I am so use to receiving SACs the "old" way that I actually prefer it, especially for several changes since I like to know sources.
Thanks for the updates. I started to connect a couple of family members last night as well.
|Lorene||The Knox Family|
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you are doing for all of us who are too far away to take pictures ourselves. I have been doing the family tree for quite a few years now and found "Find A Grave" just a few short years ago.
I am documenting as many of the older graves in Exeter, NH cemetery as I am able because the only records they have of the older grave are the names and dates that are left on the stones. I've found many things and learned a little history on the way.
Thank you again for doing #111118929 & 111119370 if it wasn't for you I never would have found them and these stones won't last much longer.
Keep up the good work,
Added by Lorene on Nov 30, 2013 12:45 PM
|Julie Nathanson||Partridge Links|
Links and GPS all set. Looks like a GREAT day to be photographing!!
|Webscribe||3 great photos|
Thank you for the three(!) photos you took and posted on my cousin's site. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76518315
I was happily shocked to find them.
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