I have always loved cemeteries, both for their aesthetic qualities and the infinite stories they contain about individuals, communities, and history as a whole.
This site is a wonderful escape for me; I appreciate the way it combines art, history, and paying respects to the deceased.
I take photos here in Polk County, Florida, 99.99 percent of whom are not my relatives. If you find that I've added a memorial for your Floridian friend or family member, I'll be happy to transfer the memorial to you if you wish. I'm also able to add information and return to get photos of nearby graves, etc.
I depend on generous Find A Grave volunteers to take photos for my own relatives in cemeteries in Michigan, Ohio, New York, and throughout New England. Thank you, thank you to all those who have created memorials and added photos and information for my family members in faraway states.
Although it is not my sole reason for contributing to this site, genealogy is my passion. I love to help others; please contact me for more information about any of my primary families of research. I have volumes. Literally.
Packard, Vickery, Beal, Ford, and Everett in Michigan, New York State, and Massachusetts.
Rudisill and Miller in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan.
Rushmore in New York State and Long Island, also in Michigan.
Allard, Ray, Tracy, and Bingham in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Cloyd, Woodmansee, Mutchner, and Swihart in Ohio. Also Mutchner in Maryland and Cloyd in Virginia.
Wolnowski, Kwiatkowsky, Wilkewitz, Kummer, Wobbrock, and Jaffke in Detroit, Michigan and Prussia/Germany.
Kruzynski and Lewandowski in Toledo, Detroit, and Poland.
Foye, Leach, Casson, Cruthers, Tice, Reardon, and McVey in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Practically everyone in Massachusetts and Connecticut pre-1800.
Memorial Image Hi, My name is Douglas C. Johnson (Find A Grave #47683562) and I was wondering if I could have your permission to use your photograph of the graves of Glenn E. Heise and Mable Heise (maiden name unknown) at Roselawn Cemetery in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida on the FamilySearch Family Tree website. I would of course list it with full credit given to you for the use of the image. Thank You, Doug
1858 Journal Entries Mentioning Cyrus and Betsey Packard Hi! I'm writing a novel, ROSETTE, based on the 1856-1858 journal of Rosette Cordelia Ramsdell Churchill of Ionia County, and in the journal she mentions Cyrus and Betsey coming to her parents' home, so that Betsey could hold a "spiritual manifestations" meeting. If you're interested in seeing that excerpt, please visit RosetteBook.com and click on the Journal Blog entry for 1858. I have a couple of other mentions of Cyrus in the journal as well, if you'd like to correspond with me about those.
Also, in the novel I refer to Betsey as Sally Richardson Ramsdell's cousin but have only the connection that Cyrus Packard's sister was married to a Ramsdell. Do you have any other info on that connection?
asking permission to use headstone photos of my family Thank you for being a Photo Volunteer. You are doing so much to help others. I believe if a person spends their time and efforts taking the headstone photo they should be given credit for it which I always do. I was wondering if you would give me permission to use your photo elsewhere as long as I give you credit for taking them. Have a wonderful Day! Sincerely, Karen
Everett- Scott Am trying to piece together my Grand mother's( Helen Wales) maternal side of the family. Her mother was Alice Dickerson Brown, Alice's mother was Helen Marr Scott Dickerson. They were related to William Everett I think through his wife, Cynthia Scott Everett (#16247185). My grand parents visited a Charles Everett in Michigan. Elizabeth Cranson was his sister. I'm wondering if you have anything on the Scott's that you could help me with, regards, Larry Wales