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Hello from New Mexico.|
I've been excavating and cataloging pioneer cemeteries for over 30 years. In the 1980s I even published a few works on the subject. Like most of you, I'm also an avid genealogist. While I enjoy finding the graves of famous people, I'm more interested in the common soldier and pioneer. Every one of them has a story.
As for genealogy, I am currently working on the surnames Trine, Minter, Dozier, Shackleford and Marquez. I'm also collecting the names and graves of the Maryland 6th Infantry.
I'm usually "on the road," so my photos come from wherever I happen to be. I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderful people who share this love for history. Contact me if I can be of any help to you.
ABOUT TRANSFERS: I am happy to transfer anyone who is not my direct ancestor.
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|Barbara [Myers] Slater Nelson||RE: Tate/Guy memorials|
Thank you. Yes, we are all very proud of her.
|Leslie P. Fowers||RE: John Hagans|
Thanks for the plot info and good luck in future photo taking. If you get a chance to try the flour concept, I would be pleased to hear of your experience.
|Leslie P. Fowers||Hagans photos|
thank you so much for the photos, it means a lot to us even if they are difficult to read. I had another findagraver show me how she covers hard to read stones with flour and it is amazing how the letters and numbers stand out. She did one for a grandfathers grave in Iowa and it is amazing the difference...you can see one example here
hope this might help...anyway thanks for all you do for the FG community for it is people like you that help us connect to our missing family members.
Eddie, Thanks so much for honoring my photo request for Sarah and Benjamin Bidwell! I appreciate you going out of your way for a complete stranger. Colleen
Added by CKL on Aug 21, 2015 11:14 AM
Thank you for posting the grave marker for William White I don't know how I missed it.
Added by leslie on Aug 21, 2015 5:57 AM
|Annette Gauthier||RE: Simon Parshall|
You may already know about this trick. This usually works when stones have lichen and moss growth or mold. I use an ammonia/water solution and a nylon scrubbing brush. Start from the bottom upward. Then wash off with pure water. I have been able to bring out a few stones to where they are readable. If the stones were limestone or sandstone, there isn't a whole lot that can be done. Annette Gauthier
|Annette Gauthier||Simon Parshall|
Thanks for the photo. He died rather young. Annette Gauthier
|Annette Gauthier||A U Auld's grave|
Thanks for taking the picture. That cemetery is in an out of the way place, so your efforts are much appreciated. Annette Gauthier
|psb||Memorial of Jacob Leightner (Lightner)|
Hi Eddie - I've added the death certificate to his 1912 memorial so that you can verify that the actual death date was May 16, 1912, not May 5. Once corrected, please let me know and I will remove the death certificate as I don't want to upset any descendants of his. Also not the spelling of his surname. It differs throughout the years. He was born a Leitner, then changed it to Lightner. In old script, many times the Lightner looks like Leightner because the capital "L" has an extravagant flourish to it, making it look like an "e" following it.
Added by psb on Aug 12, 2015 2:36 PM
|Claire Zahn||RE: Olive Morse|
Thank you so much for your message. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. All that time for not much but one but, still, I really appreciate your efforts. I have been without computer access for a month now. Had to get a new one! Sorry for the delay in answering.
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