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

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 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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Jesse Brincefield
RE: William T. Gillespie photo
You are welcome. I go to the cemetery a few times a year.
Added by Jesse Brincefield on Aug 22, 2015 2:49 PM
Steven H.
RE: Lada Photos (2)
You are very welcome! it was my pleasure to get them for you. Sorry I was unable to get a photo of Helena Lada's grave marker, but her grave is unmarked. I did check the cemetery records and she is buried in the same plot with her parents.
Added by Steven H. on Aug 20, 2015 11:07 AM
J Rodgers
RE: Fleming edits
The information that I have is from the "Descendants of John and Jane (Colville) Fleming" October 2009 publication. She is listed as #5 on page 3 which includes an obituary that lists her death date as March 29, 1876 in her 79th year. The obituary is unsourced. The publication is available at the Washingtion County Genealogical Library, 418 Washington St, Marietta, Ohio.

Also the 1850 US census lists her age as 52 which fits with 1897.

Sometimes those old gravestones are pretty difficult to read.

Added by J Rodgers on Aug 19, 2015 9:10 PM
J Rodgers
RE: Fleming edits
I have John C. Fleming's birth date as 11/27/1795 and Margaret Jean Fleming's as 10/20/1797. Both in Carskey, Southend, Argyleshire, Scotland. I must of made a typo on her date. Sorry about that. Jerry
Added by J Rodgers on Aug 19, 2015 3:39 PM
Bessie Gumm
Alicia Jean Hunt
Thanks for putting Alicia's information on FindaGrave. I would like to have the care of her information as she is my granddaughter and be able to add information to it. Thanks. Bessie Gumm

Added by Bessie Gumm on Aug 15, 2015 12:50 PM
jim parker
RE: Earnest Tennyson Carrell
Earnest is taken care of :)

Added by jim parker on Aug 15, 2015 8:04 AM
jim parker
RE: Photos sideways

Take a look at those two photos again. I did some editing to them and re uploaded them. They seem to be fine now. Those were doing something different then what the previous issues I have had so I could fix them :)

Added by jim parker on Aug 15, 2015 7:46 AM
jim parker
RE: Photos sideways
Ok. I will see what I can do. Had issues with few others like this. I have an email out to tech support to look into this matter. I will get them fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for the heads up.

Added by jim parker on Aug 15, 2015 7:37 AM
jim parker
RE: Photo requests fulfilled for me!
You are quite welcome. Glad we were able to find some on the request lists.

Added by jim parker on Aug 14, 2015 2:37 PM
J Rodgers
RE: Fleming cemeteries
I'll probably be sending additional information as I have time to work through the Fleming history. David Fergus is my wife's ancestor and we had the opportunity to visit the cemetery in May. Thanks for your quick response. Jerry
Added by J Rodgers on Aug 13, 2015 8:49 PM
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