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Joanne Gross Vaughn (#46482187)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 14 days
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To whom it may concern, my bio is my bio, I have been a findagrave member for quite a few years. I am not a name collector like others, but I am territorial and would like to be able to place memorials up for people in my area (Ashland, Fountain Springs, Gordon, Girardville, Lavelle, Locustdale)that are in the local newspapers and funeral home websites, but alas I can't, someone from far away keeps putting them up.

If you are going to put memorials up and if the info is provided in the obit (aka-bio), please enter it. Don't just leave the places born & died blank because it is quicker for you to enter them and grab them before someone else does.
Do it correctly or don't do it at all.

I know my area (North of the mountain) of Schuylkill county very well and what I don't know I make sure to find out.

And UPDATE, UPDATE, I am slowly but surely adding cemmie records for a certain cemetery in my area, I have the letters A, B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J, & L done so far.
I have also transcribed the St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Middleport, Pennsylvania
Helped with Odd Fellows in Girardville; St Joseph's (Old & New), Ashland; and St Mauritius (Old & New), also Ashland. Sts Peter & Paul, Port Carbon. With more to come as time & weather permits. Upcoming Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle.
Big Thanks to fellow deceased Findagraver- Keith McKain, for entering all the pictures and memorials that you did for me.
If it were not for you entering them for me, those 2700 plus memorials in Schuylkill co area wouldn't be up there now and Big Thanks to FAG, for turning them over to me to maintain.
Hugs & Thanks to Peggy Scully who is up there in Heaven now, I'll take care of your memorials.
And also hats off to Tim Gruber & Robert Miller whose numerous memorials I also manage.
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b artz
i like your bio
hi joanne
i like your bio. i too have a goal and that is to connect as many as 4 generations and i can easily do that since i was physically at my local cemeteries and i have the photos for them. I also have a problem with one contributor in particular who thinks it is necessary to beat us all out. He boasts being from one county but skips over a few to get to carbon county. He doesn't realize that this is my neck of the woods and we have several contributors right here in carbon county that for the same reason as me, would like first dibs on people we grew up with, work with, went to school or church with and many are RELATED to us.
If i have any memorials for your territory i will glad to transfer. sometimes i try to be one step ahead of this guy because as you said dates are not completed. if he were here to take pictures of the headstones and or go to their funerals, he would have that information. (i just attended two funerals and tomorrow is another one)
i wish findagrave would upgrade their system and allow us to add a child as well as parents. that way we don't have to wait for the original contributor to accept an edit.
had to get that off my chest. thank you allowing me to vent. brenda
keep up the good work..some of us have a real goal to remember our loved ones as respectfully as possible.
Added by b artz on Aug 22, 2016 3:26 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Updates

Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 18, 2016 6:33 AM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Updates
Me too, and I've got 2 habitual "slackers" that enter memorials at Abraham Lincoln NC.

One just enters the birth/death years and the other only enters the death date. Both get their info from the obituary they just uploaded to the bio field. More often than not the dates are right there in the obituary.

I feel like they are trying to get me to enter the dates for them (via the "edit" tab).

Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 17, 2016 5:57 AM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Updates
Boy have I been delinquent...looking at my work log, April 24th was the last time I made time to review interments at Indiantown Gap NC.

Thanks for the friendly reminder,
Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 15, 2016 7:08 AM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Updates
Hi Joanne,

Thank you for showing concern. Things are doing great here, but I'm a little behind on some of my Find A Grave obligations. But, I'm still exhaling after each inhale. May I should cut back on the number of national cemeteries that I monitor.

We took a 5 month camping snowbird vacation last winter (Dec 18, 2015 to May 12 2016). Most of the time was spent in Arizona and Nevada. Yes, we had an awesome time, but the internet connection at the camp sites was horrible. And, I couldn't take pictures at Abraham Lincoln Nation Cemetery while we were gone. I even had a Verizon Wi-Fi hot spot with me but I'd use up all of my Verizon data and then all of my AT&T iPhone hot spot data by the end of the first week, each month. My data overages were expensive and I had to stop exceeding my limits. I'm going to have to find a better solution this year or I'll always be behind, never catching up.

I was about 3 months behind when I got home. I'm still in "catch up" mode. I've been trying to get to the cemetery to take pictures, then processing and uploading the pictures, and reviewing recent interments and making new memorials. People keep dying day-after-day, after day; there's no rest for the weary.

I've also been working with a cousin in Pennsylvania, trying to get caught up with our family tree (almost 9,000 relatives). That's eating into my Find A Grave time, too.

Hope all is well with you and your family, and you never tire of

Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 15, 2016 6:16 AM
Tim Gruber
Thanks again.
Please transfer these:

85052142 85052125 79836584 79833187 66079524 80522826 80522833 81171747

Thanks Tim (#47185765)
Added by Tim Gruber on Aug 05, 2016 12:51 PM
Rose Hubler
Thank you so much for transferring my aunt's memorial to me.
Added by RoadRunner on Aug 02, 2016 9:29 AM
David R Rhody Jr
Just wanted to let you know I saw the new memorial you recently added for this person. I do not know him; however, since my grandfather's name was Fred Rhody, born in Rausch Creek, Schuylkill County, PA, there could be a family tie somewhere; and the name drew me in. When I saw the man was a veteran, I was instantly more interested and added him to my Veterans' Virtual Cemetery.
Thank you for all your contributions to Find A Grave.
Gail Henry
Added by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2016 11:00 PM
Tim Gruber
Thanks once again
Please transfer these memorials:

68341510 80528716 80528697 79833148 66079524 66079441 81808112 81808101

Thanks Tim (#47185765)
Added by Tim Gruber on Jul 24, 2016 6:17 AM
Pamela Whitaker
Hi....we talked before aboutthe Kellermans....i now think thatyour Elmer Kellerman was a child of my Catherine and Lewis Kellerman. They had four chikdren, oneof who, was an Elmer. Want to chat about it?
Added by Pamela Whitaker on Jul 18, 2016 4:16 PM
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