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Monika Cantrell (#47114703)
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My interest in findagrave started when I worked on a family tree for my husband. We found some of his relatives and where they are buried through this site. It was comforting to look at their headstones and imagine what life was like for them more than 200 years ago.
I would like to thank all the volunteers for their time and effort in photographing and documenting the grave sites. I was so impressed with their work that now I am a volunteer and I enjoy spending my free time at the cemeteries documenting headstones of which some, unfortunetly, will be totaly unreadable in a few years.
In photographing cemeteries I noticed some of the older, hard to read headstones have been scratched to try and make out a name or date. I DO NOT alter the headstones in any way, instead, I take several photos from different angels to try to read them.
If you find any mistakes, please contact me. I am not perfect and do make mistakes and when they are pointed out to me I gladly make the correction.

Any photo from a cemetery that I've posted at Find-A-Grave may be used for family trees, personal use, etc.

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Sgt James Bagwell
Monika,
Thank you so much for transferring Jim's memorial to me. Also thank you for all you do helping others locate their families and loved ones.
Ron Cook Sr.
Added by Investigator on Sep 27, 2016 6:11 AM
Jeannie Brown
Transfer 95759967 Charles Racine
Hi, I would like to request that you transfer memorial 95759967 Charles Racine to me. This is my uncle, and I am trying to connect our relatives together on here, plus I would love to add pictures. Thank you so much! Jeannie
Added by Jeannie Brown on Sep 23, 2016 12:59 AM
Raymond S Feigh
Nicely Done !!!!
Monika,
Just going over some 'family' history this morning, and saw that you had taken the time to transcribe a pet cemetery there in Mobile ....
Just wanted to say a fantastic job well done !!!!!
Added by Raymond S Feigh on Sep 12, 2016 5:56 AM
Kim Noletto
RE: Alice Genevieve Kelly Ortmann #122766703
HI, I am so sorry you broke your shoulder! i hope it has healed. Certainly, Im not quite sure how to manage Magnolia Find a Grave. :) but will be happy to! Thank you ! I've just started a few months ago trying to get all the information I can. My mother is 93 and not in good health but loves the family geneology.

I hope you are well

thank you

Kim
Added by Kim Noletto on Aug 09, 2016 7:28 PM
Harriet Besmer-Wells
RE: Kathy Lynn Hardison Wells Memorial# 133645636
Monika, I do not know how to transfer but I will transfer when I find out how. Can you tell me?
Harriet
Added by Harriet Besmer-Wells on Aug 03, 2016 3:47 PM
Tony
Sgt Schooley
Hi Monika,
Thnak you very much for the transfer.
Tony #47235247
Added by Tony on Aug 02, 2016 12:02 PM
Roanna Dolan Griffin
RE: Capt Alva Roy Osborn #69804400
Thank you for your offer to transfer. He is in my direct family line so I would appreciate taking care of his memorial. Thank you so much. Roanna
Added by Roanna Dolan Griffin on Jul 20, 2016 4:03 PM
Gary G. Rowden
Hanley Family of Whistler, Mobile, AL
Monika, I have been working on my Rowden family tree since 1998 and only within the past two days have uncovered a vast treasure of people that had been totally unknown to us previously. Charles L Hanley, buried in Whistler Cem, was my paternal step grandfather. Slowly I have been piecing the puzzle part together from totally incorrect info to reality. I was led to believe that another Charles Hanley who died in 1929 in Little Rock was my Charles, not so. Here is why I am contacting you - read your bio and appreciate the work you do for others. I need to be pointed to a local source for further research into my newly found family. I see the James F Hanley Sr burial in Catholic Cem but can't figure out the relationship to our gg grandfather buried in Whistler Cem. Thanks for any assist you can render.
Added by Gary G. Rowden on Jul 08, 2016 8:06 AM
Wanda Wilkerson Baldridge
Catholic Cemetery FindAGrave Entries
The Finnegan Plot was damaged during the tornado of 2012. My cousin and I were there last spring, 2015, and it was still in the same state. What do you know about what has been done, what will be done, etc. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks, Wanda Baldridge
Added by Wanda Wilkerson Baldridge on Jun 27, 2016 7:25 PM
Steven H
My Grandfather's memorial
I wonder if I might ask you to turn over maintenance of my grandfather Richard Harold Leo Spencer (87461651) to me. He was my mother's father. I have found his 8 sibs, as you see, but I have a lot of original Spencer material to add, and it's going to be hard if I don't have direct control. I promise to leave it in much better condition than I found it!

Thanks!

Steve Harris
Added by Steven H on Jun 22, 2016 12:16 AM
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