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Carol Page Tilson (#46543875)
 member for 12 years, 10 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo As a former newspaper reporter/photographer, high school journalism teacher, old-fashioned genealogical researcher and long-time Find A Grave member, I believe the best memorial should be correct, as complete as possible, and linked to parents, spouse and children. It should memorialize a person, not just a name.

However, I've been around here long enough to know this is seldom the case.

As a Family Find A Graver, most of my memorials are for my own or my husband's ancestors and collateral kin, some close relatives, some distant, some in-laws. The info comes from vital records, deeds, probate and miscellaneous other, often obscure, legal documents. Censuses and obituaries provide secondary support.

Most memorials are not created by relatives, surname researchers or local folks who consider it a service to record burials and photograph markers in their home counties or towns. The majority were submitted by members who know nothing about the people or places. Many are merely Graves Registry entries, a record of what appears on a headstone or transcribed burial list. Possibly correct but never complete.

I’m aware that some Graves Registry supporters are less than pleased with the site’s evolution, specifically the addition of personalizing options over the years and Family Find A Gravers in general [their bios make this perfectly clear]. However, to deny F-A-G has a genealogical purpose seems folly, especially now that it's owned by

Fair warning: Just because something's "engraved in stone" doesn't necessarily mean it's true. For reasons too numerous to mention here, names and dates on grave markers often aren't right. The date of death on a death certificate signed by a physician isn't going to be wrong.

I’m fairly easy to get along with unless you consider FAQs more important that FACTS. If you spot an obvious error in one of my memorials, please let me know. If suggesting major alterations via Find A Grave’s “do-it-yourself” edit menu, please send your source. Edits which can’t be documented will be declined. If you opt to post under an anonymous screen name and not take messages, making it impossible for me to request a source, don't even waste your time.

I'll gladly transfer memorials to any researcher more closely connected to the individual than I -- fourth cousin beats fifth cousin twice removed. And I especially would like to reunite in-laws whom I've not researched in-depth with their direct kin. Please, just write and ask.


13 Apr 2015
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RE: Eva Barden
You're very welcomed, if there is anything else I can do just let me know.
Added by Mary on May 03, 2015 4:00 PM
RE: Eva Barden
Just added pics. Glad to find Mom:)
Added by Mary on May 02, 2015 7:34 PM
Bardens in Greenridge
I fulfilled your photo request, but there is an additional Barden. Eva Holcomb Barden 1864-1942, if you create memorial I'll add pics.
Added by Mary on May 02, 2015 4:03 PM
RE: Schuyler Markers
It was my pleasure. I also took photos of Lambert family. Wasn't sure if they were relation or not but I see now they are and so I uploaded then for you. :) anymore I can do in my area for you I will.
Added by ABBBLarsen on Apr 16, 2015 10:09 PM
Elnora Beach
I emailed you some interesting information:)
Added by HiD on Apr 11, 2015 11:58 AM
You're words are kind and my pleasure to help in any way. I emailed you some information.
Added by HiD on Apr 11, 2015 10:51 AM
Walter and Flora Beach
You are very welcome and my pleasure to help you on your family tree research. Do you have the kids information? I found some information on them wanted to cross reference the information.
Added by HiD on Apr 11, 2015 7:03 AM
Walter and Flora Beach
I saw you left flowers on Walters memorial so I wanted to let you know I photographed both Walter and Flora's marker and added it to their memorials.
Added by HiD on Apr 10, 2015 6:03 PM
Jo Peterson
RE: Mary Loezar Colvin
As I am looking for people in my family tree, if I see a problem I suggest correction. The biggest problem is duplicates or near-duplicates. I wish there was a easier way to remove duplicates. I have written Find A Grave without an answer from them. I tried to suggest correct when the same person has made the duplicate (one person had duplicated one page 5 times).
There are a lot of Colvins in my sister-in-law's branches of the tree, mostly from western NY and western PA.
Added by Jo Peterson on Mar 27, 2015 7:34 AM
Kathy and Jim Schutt
RE: Mary Ann Colvin Update
Hi Carol, So sorry about your fur baby. We have a special dog ourselves who is nine years old and know what it is like losing them. Thanks so much for your reply. Kathy
Added by Kathy and Jim Schutt on Mar 15, 2015 2:42 PM
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