Some of the memorials I manage are family, but it never hurts to ask to have a memorial transferred. Please include your relationship to the deceased when you make your request by using the EDIT button on the memorial you wish to have transferred. If you are related in any way it will probably be yours, unless it has been promised to another (or my family), in which case, the closest related person will get it. In my opinion, the Golden Rule trumps the guidelines, and hoarding is just stingy and small. I firmly believe family should be with family. Thanks for understanding.
Mistakes happen, I'm famous for finger errors and welcome any additions or corrections. When asking for a memorial correction, addition, or transfer, PLEASE use "Edit" then "Suggest A Correction" on the memorial you wish to have updated instead of posting message's on this page. Thanks
Most photos I add have been sent to me with permission from others over the last 40 years and will try to credit them when possible. If you find a photo that you claim as your property I will remove it at your request. My objective in adding photos is to honor these people and to aid fellow researchers with their genealogy, never for profit. You may use my personal photos as long as you give me credit and you are in no way profiting from them.
See this website for pointers for taking headstone photos. http://blog.billiongraves.com/2013/02/7-ways-to-become-the-photographer-every-genealogist-loves/
I am very thankful for all the work those who create memorials have done on the behalf of others, like myself, so we may pay respect to our deceased family members, no matter how far.
I would also like to thank all of the wonderful volunteer photographers. You are doing a great service to digitally preserve these cemeteries, helping to preserve the memory of those that have gone before us.
"Thank you" seems such small words, considering the time, effort, and personal sacrifice that goes into making this great site.
Nictaux cemetery I sent Bob a message as he maintains the memorial for Parker Vidito. The death date on that stone is wrong. Parker died in 1900. Her is an obit or him. Messenger and Visitor - Wednesday, 21 November 1900 - Page 13 -
Vidito - At his late residence, Bloomington, N.S., Parker Vidito, aged 93 years and 6 months. He was for many years a consistent member of the Nictaux Baptist church. Beloved by all who knew him, he peacefully entered into rest. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor and attended by a large company of relatives and friends.
Hello , my name is Hepzibah O'Bryan Herriott(but I go by the first name 'Tuireann'. It was a disagreement over first names between my parents..Hepzibah is on all my legal documents but I was baptised Tuireann..!). My Great-Great-Grandmother from my grandfather's paternal side (my mother's father's grandmother, on HIS father's side) is Cecilia Ellen Osbourn O'Bryan. My grandfather was Leslie Leroy O'Bryan, who was the son of Francis Roland O'Bryan - who was the second child of Cecilia and Henry O'Bryan, Jr.
I am writing to you today because I am trying to join the DAR and I have all of the documentation going back to our patriot Philip O'Brien but it has been asked of me if it is possible to find a clearer photo of Cecilia O'Bryan's grave if possible. Or another document showing details of her marriage to Henry Jr. and her death. Would you by any chance have a clearer photo of her grave? Or any other records of her death? I hope these questions are o.k. - I am new to the genealogy community ; I do not know of the correct etiquette in question asking ! Thank you so much if you can give me any direction and help :) Also - how are you and I related -!!?? It has been so wonderful meeting relations through my collecting of documents for the DAR; my favorite part of the search! Thank you again Janice Warm Regards, Hepzibah Tuireann.
RE: Alfred White # 11462977 that is a great website, I use it often. Yes, of course, you have my permission to use the photos or other info you may need. Thank you it will make it much easier for those who are trying to locate their long lost relatives. What a great project you are doing. Good luck
Sylvanus Griffin b. 1875 You mention on his memorial that he may have been the one who married someone named Nora, as shown on his WWI registration card. He was, indeed. Her name, I have found and a family member has verified, was Canora/Nora Dumas. You can find a death certificate on Family Search for her. Harris County, March 13, 1949. She is buried in the Angleton Cemetery. I just did an edit to connect the two of them on Find A Grave. I have still not found where he died or is buried. They had a child in 1924 and in the 1930 Galveston census, she is shown as a widow. So, have to assume he died between those two dates...
RE: Photos There was a fire on old cemetery records back in the 1930s. Many women in the early 60s worked to restore a lot of records but not all were found. Recently there have been some memorial add ons to Oak Hill that were not listed in the updated books. I know, because back in 2013 I volunteered to photograph the whole cemetery and update their regular cemetery records. I have a copy of those records here and keep up Oak Hill monthly. Copies of all these things are even given to the Butler Public Library. A friend of mine, Stacey Hutton, head of the local Bates County Genealogical Club and helper at the library is working on each letter of the alphabet to compare the 1980 book that the Mormon ladies did in walking all of the cemeteries in Bates County to the records done by the DAR (Daughters of American Revolution) in 1960. He told me on Tuesday of this week that he will pass along quite a number of add ons I will have to do on findagrave.com. I believe we have done the first 4 letters of the alphabet, so it will take some time. The sexton out at the cemetery has been there 26 years and I know him well. Back last November and December, Stacey & I probed the whole cemetery in looking for flat stones that got buried by sod and grass over the years and we found around 60 of them. There are a lot of people buried in Potters Field over the years and they didn't have any money for a stone or the survivors did not have money for a stone. Oak Hill was started in 1860. When I updated the Oak Hill cemetery books in 2013 out at the cemetery office, I had added quite a number of names to that book -- most because there was a stone for them but because of the burnt records, the cemetery ladies did not have the info immediately available to them. There were a lot of Smiths that came to this county and not all of them were related to one another. It's a common name like Jones, Johnson, Cox, etc. Cameron
RE: Photos Janice, That will be fine with me. Thanks for contacting. I like families being able to have head stone photos for their genealogy family history book. Today's digital cameras sure help in getting pictures and posting faster. I primarily work in Bates County, MO, am retired, and do this for a hobby. At least I am not having to pay to develop the film. When I first started on my own family tree back in 1994, it was very costly to buy film and have it developed, not to mention all of the gas expense. Being retired and having cheaper gas sure helps. Have fun with your family project. Cameron Herrell