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Jan Miller (#46607804)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I have been researching my own family and volunteering for the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society now for the past few years. I love wandering through cemeteries and will be willing to take photos of headstones in my town (or within 20 mi. or so) to help other researchers.


PLEASE ASK ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO TRANSFER A FRIEND OR RELATIVE. I ALMOST NEVER HAVE ANY PROBLEM DOING THIS!

The following poem, which I wrote, has gotten a lot of attention lately from those wishing to share it with others. Please know that I would be honored if you did. You can use my name as author if you like.

THE CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPHER


Wandering among the stones I see
The stones so weathered and worn
‘Tis difficult to find the date
On which the babe was born

I stare at the stone and am struck with awe
At the life that I knew was gone
This was someone's child, a babe so sweet
With loved ones to carry on

So I take a photo for all to see
For the family that remains
An everlasting memory of
A child of God's domain

I brush the weeds back from the stone
And say a silent prayer
For the babes that had no chance to live
And for mothers everywhere

The dove calls out it's mourning song
Among the stones so still
Echoes of the woes, through time
The choirs of despair

The stone will someday perish
The flowers will be gone
But a photo now remains of this
Their memory lives on!

And so my friend, don't hesitate
To film the weathered stone
Those who live within your hearts
Are never truly gone


***PLEASE NOTE NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! THANK YOU!!***


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Find-a-Grave Friends: Due to several circumstances, I have been delayed at fulfilling transfer memorials and corrections/connections. I plan to begin working on these today to complete these as requested. Thank you all for your patience -- you have not been forgotten -- and although I won't be notifying you individually that the corrections are made, please rest assured that they will be done ASAP. I appreciate your patience! -- Jan
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**************************************************ACCIDENTS SUCH AS DUPES HAPPEN, BUT *PLEASE* MAKE SURE YOU CHECK FOR AN EXISTING MEMORIAL FIRST BEFORE CREATING A NEW ONE! I HAVE HAD TO DELETE A NUMBER OF MY ORIGINAL MEMORIALS BECAUSE OF DUPES THAT WERE CREATED WITH MORE INFO OR PICS AT A LATER DATE. AS I HAVE STATED IN THE PAST, I WILL ALMOST ALWAYS TRANSFER MEMORIALS IF REQUESTED BUT PLEASE, AS A COURTESY, LOOK FOR AN ORIGINAL BEFORE DUPLICATING. THANKS!
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Shannon Knapp
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I was wondering where the Craig Cemetery is located in Williamson County, IL. my grandfather was a Craig and he is buried at County Line in Creal Springs, IL I have been trying to find some of his family.
Added by Shannon Knapp on Aug 12, 2016 2:47 PM
Shannon Knapp
Cemetery Info
I was wondering where the Craig Cemetery is located in Williamson County, IL. my grandfather was a Craig and he is born at County Line in Creal Springs, IL I have been trying to find some of his family.
Added by Shannon Knapp on Aug 12, 2016 2:41 PM
Jack Hunt
RE: Burnett Cemetery
Hi Jan,

I do remember seeing that Burnett Cemetery txt file. Unfortunately, my 1919 date for Sarah Mason was from The County Health Office, not a death certificate, and I've seen some dates transcribed from there that weren't accurate either. So, 1915 or 1919. Like you said, it would be nice to see if there is a stone there. I'm not local, but I just went through there a couple weeks ago. Too bad. I just started going through all these after I got home.

Jack
Added by Jack Hunt on Aug 02, 2016 1:44 PM
C Yocom
RE: Isaac Yoakum
Thank you! Cari Yocom
Added by C Yocom on Aug 01, 2016 10:15 AM
C Yocom
Isaac Yoakum
Find A Grave Memorial# 11425620

May I use the photo of his gravestone on WikiTree and Ancestry.com? I will attribute it to you.

Thank you,
Carol Yocom
Added by C Yocom on Aug 01, 2016 2:26 AM
Sharon Palmer
Bruner Family
Thank you
Added by Sharon Palmer on Jul 28, 2016 12:36 PM
Rich Ware
Delbert
Jan, thank you very much for getting Delbert linked to his parents. It is very much appreciated.

Rich
Added by Rich Ware on Jul 27, 2016 10:44 PM
Sharon Palmer
Bruner Family
Would like to know if I can put some of the pictures of the Bruner Family headstones on my tree on Ancestry. The Bruner's are in my direct line. I will give you credit and post the Memorial #. Thank you, Sharon
Added by Sharon Palmer on Jul 27, 2016 10:11 AM
Rich Ware
RE: Abraham Ware
Thanks or the info Jan. Much appreciated. Could you send me his memorial ID#?

Thanks,
Rich
Added by Rich Ware on Jul 26, 2016 2:55 PM
Martha
Earl Archer #24107220
The headstone that you have for him is not the correct one. Earl Archer born in 1914 and died in 1958 - you have a headstone for Earl Archer born 1965 and died 2001.
Added by Martha on Jul 19, 2016 8:26 PM
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