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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)

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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David Ice
Doris Lucille Keefover Gillespie
Thank you anna this is was my grand mothers sister and she passed away before i was born and only heard stories about but nothing else
Added by David Ice on Feb 13, 2016 10:17 AM
Thomas and Janella Stevens
Dear Anna,

I am requesting that you transfer Janella and Thomas Stevens to me as they were my third great grandparents. I would like to maintain their "memorials" Thanks for the consideration!
Added by GABBY CARTER on Feb 11, 2016 3:17 PM
I am new to I did what I had to do at the time. I took all the information that I had and connected my ancestors. I don't know how to contribute to other people's page so I created my own. I spent a lot of time on my research. Sorry I won't delete my information!
Added by GABBY CARTER on Feb 11, 2016 2:48 PM
Lisa Grub McNeill
transfer request of 138981297
Hello Anna,
I would like to request that you transfer Ellen Jane Seevers Grub to myself. She is my Aunt, married to my uncle Harley Gerald Grub. I have requested to have Harley transferred to me as well which will make it better to have them both maintained by one person.

Appreciate your consideration.

Lisa Grub McNeill
Find a grave # 46844091
Added by Lisa Grub McNeill on Feb 10, 2016 7:53 PM
Susan Gizzie
RE: Mardzej

Sorry, I should have copied this to explain better.

This is how I found you - copied below...

RE: Transfer Requests
Thanks so much for the transfers.

These are my grandmother's family. My dad's family was from the Perryopolis and Star Junction area. With the changes/different spellings of names, it is hard to research them.
I haven't been able to find much yet. Need to make a trip to Pa. I guess.

thanks again!

These are my grandmother's family as well. My mother's family is from the same areas as well. We are researching the same family I believe - not sure of the exact connection yet. I have found living family in Dlhe Klcovo once Kolcszemo Hungary just recently and confirmed with my living Uncle. Would like to speak directly if possible. Susan
Added by Susan Gizzie on Feb 08, 2016 9:12 AM
Susan Gizzie
RE: Mardzej

I thought you were a relative of (Michael Mardzej 1852-1926) them, are you - maybe I misunderstood? If you are I am working on that family in Hungary/Slovakia and if I find anymore will pass it on.

Would the cemetery/church that it is affiliated have records?

Thanks so much.

Added by Susan Gizzie on Feb 08, 2016 8:53 AM
cynthia mullens
RE: Annonio photos (2)
You're welcome, Anna.

Added by cynthia mullens on Feb 07, 2016 4:43 PM
Susan Gizzie

I have an Erzsebet Mardzej, I am wondering if Michael Mardzej would be any relation to her. She was born around 1853 in Hungary/Slovakia.

Thank you,
Added by Susan Gizzie on Feb 07, 2016 2:47 PM
RE: Dunsmoor photos (2)
Glad to do it. Are you related to the Dunsmoors? I am related through Isabelle. Would love to share info with you if related.
Added by Kimberly on Feb 03, 2016 8:34 AM
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Harley Ellis Wolfe
You sent a suggestion to me for Harley. If his folks have a memorial please use the EDIT tab to make a correction..............
Added by The Locator on Jan 28, 2016 12:23 PM
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