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Anita R. Austill (#47729061)
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I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We collect, glassware, vintage jewelry, Cowboy Collectables, and dust. We love Flea Markets, Country Auctions, and long highway yard sales.

I started Find a Grave as a Photo Volunteer and decided that was too hard. I started photographing the entire cemetery, this way I could add them to the Computer at the Research Center and put them on Find a Grave also.

I walk the Cemeteries and take the photographs of the memorials I put on Find a Grave. I do not set at the computer and put memorials on in another state that I have no intention of putting a photograph on with it. I do not do this for the numbers, I do it to help others.

I will have to add to the above and say this winter I have been going through our county Cemetery Books and Creating new Cemeteries and making memorials for the ones buried in Family Cemeteries. It has been interesting to find them on Census records and connect them. I will try and locate the cemeteries and make a picture if I can. Sometimes the older family Cemeteries do not exist anymore. I did not want to add memorials that I could not add a picture. I decided that these people did not deserve to be forgotten, thus said here's hoping I can find a picture to add to the memorials. Keeping our County as up to date as possible.

I believe family should be with family. I make mistakes, I am human, just be nice when you let me know. It is not my intention to make duplicates, but names, initials, nicknames are not all known, and I gave up mind reading a few years ago. I try to correct, link or transfer as fast as I can. I do not believe it takes two months to type a few numbers.

If I add a photograph it is from the Funeral Home until I can add the gravestone marker. If I add the obituary it is from the Funeral Home or from the Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro Area Obituary Index database.

I look at the old monuments that have weathered many storms and mowers and wish they could tell of what lies beneath them. I feel that by photographing them now could be the last means of preserving them for our generation. Find a Grave is a wonderful site for sharing the photographs of family and discovering death and birth dates that might have been lost.

It is wonderful to meet and make friends with people I would otherwise never know. I love being able to help others in any way I can.

I believe in God, Family and Country. If this offends you, I am sorry. This is a short bio of me.

God Bless you and
God Bless the United States of America
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Patricia Alessandri
Thank you Anita so much for the pic of he stone of Lora and Steven Kirkwood, my aunt and uncle. Although I was there at the burial I did not see the marker. Your work is so appreciated, God Bless you.
Pat Alessandri
Added by Patricia Alessandri on Feb 26, 2015 7:53 PM
RE: Celeste
Thanks for the info! I'll dig a little further on the Ancestry website to see what I can find.
Added by Betsy on Feb 25, 2015 3:49 PM
RE: Celeste Abney
No problem! The obits I send are just an FYI, hopefully to be used to list and link family members.
Added by Betsy on Feb 25, 2015 3:39 PM
Calhoun Cemetery
Thank you for recording the graves in Calhoun Cemetery and thank you for your assistance in linking the family pages.
Added by JCSMS8939 on Feb 25, 2015 9:42 AM
D. L. Lee
Union Cemetery, Island

Which Find-a-Grave cemetery listing corresponds to memorial when a death certificate lists "Union Cemetery" as place of burial?
Added by D. L. Lee on Feb 23, 2015 4:36 PM
D. L. Lee
RE: McLean County Family
Thanks for your help. As for the weather, I am hoping tomorrow is our last snow day for a while. We missed 20 days of school last year which made the school year seem never-ending! Stay warm and safe.
Added by D. L. Lee on Feb 22, 2015 5:19 PM
D. L. Lee
McLean County Family

I received this message:
"Schindler Family
D.L. please let me know if this is Charles Marion Schindler' Family. That is my Mommas Dad and Ive been trying to find HIS (Charles M.Schindlers Parents. Can you be of any help on this quest of mine? email me @ on my home pooter..... Thanks in advance.Suzi Cooper"

Suzi Cooper has created a memorial for him in Fairmount Cemetery in Central City, but he is not listed in Ms. Hammer's cemetery book. Is it possible that this is the Charles M. Schindler, son of William and Harriett whose family is buried in Union/Island Cemetery? On his memorial she states that Charles was a coal miner in Island.

If you have any information related to this request, do you mind to respond to S. Cooper?

Again, thanks for your help.

Added by D. L. Lee on Feb 22, 2015 8:30 AM
Lillie Riney
RE: Towery
Great. They really need to hire somebody just to go through various cemeteries & fix things like that, I think.
Added by Lillie Riney on Feb 21, 2015 10:13 AM
Bobbi Dant Tucker
St Alphonsus
I've finished with the ones you transferred. Everything is good there. I've also finally finished St. Alphonsus, there are about 55 duplicates. Hopefully Find A Grave will help with the clean up.
Added by Bobbi Dant Tucker on Feb 21, 2015 8:29 AM
eddie Jasper johnson
thanks for posting my great uncles Raymond and Jett Lamars and thier families I appericate that
Added by eddie Jasper johnson on Feb 20, 2015 8:13 PM
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