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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

THANK YOU to those of you that I've encountered on findagrave that have been so friendly, helpful, kind, and appreciative. You make all the "bad" seem less significant.

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

I check the cemetery before adding, I do not always check for unknown burials, but if I do find a Burial Unknown or incorrect cemetery entry, I will have admin merge it into my correctly added memorial.

Also, if you move your BU and tell me I have created a duplicate, just know that I will have admin check the history of the memorial to make sure it was not changed or moved before I delete mine.

In general, Findagrave does not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Given these exceptions, a memorial created after death will be preferred over a pre-need memorial.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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cynthia mullens
RE: Rev Joseph M. Mascioli photo
I have stood around that spot several times since you posted the photo request. Due to the location and his date of death, I kept thinking he had to be right there. I guess because the headstone is so large and intricate, it's taken a few years to fabricate it and put it in place. I was very surprised to walk past the spot again find it was there. It's quite a structure! Cindy
Added by cynthia mullens on Sep 18, 2016 8:56 PM
Donald Howard Russell
Hi Anna

Thank you for the message about Donald. I generally use that label when I am not sure where the burial took place. The obit stops short of indicating where he was laid to rest and the Ohio death records show that his body was buried out of state. I live within a half hour drive from his hometown in Auburn and will check to see if he was buried with his family there. He wasn't relocated to a national cemetery, I checked that avenue last night. Are you located in Ohio? I am related to this line of Arthur-Lambert-fox and connecting families but if you are able to track him down, I would gladly transfer the memorial to you if you find his actual resting place. I would think he has a military headstone but that isn't always the case.

I would like to thank you for accepting my edits and for taking the time to add/maintain these memorials. Kindest regards, Jamie
Added by JFINK on Sep 18, 2016 10:27 AM
D.R. McKnight #158617236
I just uploaded the memorial photo for Mr. McKnight - please read the caption under the photo, which will explain it's condition. It appears there is another name below his, but because of the condition of the protective cover, I'll leave it up to you if you want me to upload the same photo to his wife's memorial.

Added by Marlasue on Sep 15, 2016 7:46 PM
Bill Coon
Steven Oreskovich's Marker Photo
Thank you Anna for added your photo of Mr. Oreskovich and his wife's grave marker. As a photographer, the angle you took the shot really caught my eye. Thank you so much for sharing that photo.
Added by Bill Coon on Sep 13, 2016 10:40 AM
Tracy Hart
RE: tombstone of Henry and Hannah Hart
Thank you so much! Did you know that Hannah (nee Rood) Hart was the grand-daughter of two Revolutionary War soldiers? Elijah Rood and Richard Halsted (also spelled Halstead) were both Privates in the Revolution. I understand that Elijah Rood fought all 7 years of the war. I am a great-great grand-daughter of Hannah Rood Hart, and have been doing research on my father's family to see if I can join the DAR. Thanks to Hannah, I can! In the early 19th century, members of the Rood, Halstead, and Hart families all moved to Washington County, OH. And that is where Henry Hart and Hannah Rood met up. Are you related to these families as well? Thanks again, Anna. Sincerely, Tracy Hart
Added by Tracy Hart on Sep 13, 2016 5:25 AM
Martha Brinkley Berry
RE: Nettie Wallace
Hello again, Anna, I looked at the link you put on Nettie's listing to the WV site (love that site). This is absolutely the correct Nettie Berry. I owe you an apology and hope that you will forgive my thinking the listing was incorrect. Nettie is listed on the 1900 Census with Lucy and Isaac as being 3 years old. Ahhh those death certificates will hang us up sometimes! I didn't have in my information that Nettie had married a second time. So I didn't know about Mr Burkett. My bad! Heading to make corrections. Please forgive me:)
Added by Martha Brinkley Berry on Sep 01, 2016 6:48 PM
Martha Brinkley Berry
Nettie Wallace
Hello Anna, I am writing you about the memorial for Nettie Wallace, # 93303716. This is not the correct daughter for Lucy Berry and Isaac Wallace. Nettie is listed on her mother's death certificate as Nettie Flemister (Informant) and is listed with her husband on the 1920 Census in Pittsburg with him. The correct DOB for Nettie was Apr 1897. I do not any any death records for her at this time. Also, Nettie's father, Isaac, died in 1900 so he could not have been Nettie's father.
Thank you,
Martha Berry
Added by Martha Brinkley Berry on Sep 01, 2016 11:14 AM
James Keppeler
Margaret (Quigley) Malloy
Hi, I am wondering where you got the information regarding Margaret Malloy's maiden name. I have not found any documents online showing Margaret Malloy, the wife of Michael Malloy, having the maiden name Quigley. I did find a document of a Margaret Quigley, but her married name was McCarthy. Unless I am mistaken and Margaret Malloy married twice, could you provide me with a source for her maiden name? I've been trying to figure it out for a while now.
Added by James Keppeler on Sep 01, 2016 12:17 AM
Mildred Belknap # 168460237
Thank you, Anna, for finding and creating the request for a link to the memorial of Mildred's husband in Florida. As soon as I work out a couple of other edit requests, I'll approve the link.

Thanks agn,
Added by Marlasue on Aug 16, 2016 3:25 PM
Ms. Clyde
Joshua Beaver
Your memorial for Joshua is 167079218

It is a possible duplicate of another created a few days before; see 167014762

Please check
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 15, 2016 12:59 PM
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