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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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RE: Nellie Wagner
I appreciate the transfer.
Added by JDM on Oct 03, 2015 7:28 AM
Memorial #100255377

Thank you for your hard work!!!

I have a question with regard to the Memorial #100255377 for Mary J Ormiston. I have a Mary J Ormiston on my family tree who lived with her parents until their deaths; she never married. They lived in both Morgan and Washington Counties. My Mary J Ormiston's parents were John & Dency Ormiston and when I study the photo showing terrible damage around the second initial given for Mary J Ormiston's parents on the stone, it seems that the second initial could be D. Is there any way that you could check that stone again?

Added by Elabrocca on Sep 27, 2015 5:17 PM
Want to help with gravestone photos in Marietta area.
Anna, thank you for all the work you have done. We have recently moved to Marietta area and would like to add gravestone photos to memorials. If you could contact me at and let me know how I could be the most effective in helping you. :)
Added by Jacqueline on Sep 25, 2015 6:05 PM
Erin Malone Pritchett
Richard Backus
Hi, Would you please transfer my uncle's memorial to me? Richard Crandall Backus #150968023. You were kind enough to transfer his wife, Norma Jean Clem Backus' memorial to me after she died, I was hoping you would do the same with my uncle. Thank you for all that you do!
Added by Erin Malone Pritchett on Sep 24, 2015 7:44 PM
Karen Willey
Norma Liston, Salem Cemetery
I recently submitted an edit for Norma and received an automated response declining the edit. I am certain about my information and would like the opportunity to provide supportive information. My email address is
Added by Karen Willey on Sep 23, 2015 8:42 AM
Teresa LeMaster Fordyce
Eloise Bills
Do you have the name of the newspaper and date of publication for the obit that you sent me?
Added by Teresa LeMaster Fordyce on Sep 19, 2015 8:59 PM
Cornelius "Neil" Coots #142431986
Thank you so much for adding a photo of his grave marker at Barlow Cemetery to his memorial page! He was my 2nd great-grandfather.
Added by Korybabe on Sep 17, 2015 4:23 PM
Robin Harper
RE: Harold J. Streight
Thank you so much for transferring my cousin to me! Just a few minutes before you transferred it, I talked to his daughter and found out she does genealogy, too. I transferred his memorial to his daughter this morning. Again, thank you so much!
Added by Robin Harper on Sep 17, 2015 11:53 AM
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Rowie I Gorham Baker
Thanks Anna for the photo!
Added by Honoring our ancestors on Sep 14, 2015 8:46 AM
Ed Thurman
RE: James Lewis Riley #81748280
Sorry, I don't have any information about why they don't have a record of him at the cemetery.
Added by Ed Thurman on Sep 13, 2015 4:29 PM
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