|Rebecca Bandy (#46607923)|
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I was born and raised in Indianapolis,IN. My mother's side settled in Indiana before it became a state. I was destined to be a genealogist after my Mother found my name on a tombstone before I was born. I am the namesake of my 4th great grandmother who died in 1859 in Decatur Co. I believe she helps me when I approach brickwalls. People call this a nice little hobby....I have found it to be the most addictive pleasure that never gets boring. Nothing better than a great mystery! I hope that I can help you with your quest for tombstone picture.|
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|James Blodgett||RE: Edmunds Marker|
I read the North Carolina GenWeb solutions for hard-to-read tombstones. I did try the aluminum foil method on two tombstones this spring and this method failed miserably due to the wind. Even when I finally taped the foil all around the stones and pressed down firmly, the engraving did not appear as I had hoped for. I think that if you press too firmly, you might break a portion of the stone around the engraving. I do not use the flour for every tombstone, only the ones I believe are very hard to read and those in which the camera will not capture. I also sweep the flour off of the tombstones, but I realize that I do not sweep off every grain. I think that I will try the mirror trick next to see if that helps to get the desired results.
|James Blodgett||RE: Edmunds Marker|
The best I can make out before Infant Brother is "Iso." Does not make sense to me. Happy to be of assistance and happy that I learned this flour trick within the past year. Infant stones are very difficult and I think that this is one of the oldest I have photographed besides Benjamin Frnnklin's stone in Philadelphia.
|Vicky Vanada||RE: Harriet Coren|
You are so welcome. Have a good day.
|JCH1984||RE: John G. Smock|
The main large gate is always locked but the last gate which is on west end, is always open. I have been there a couple times and it is always unlocked. I live fairly close and plan to go back soon since I only went through about half the cemetery.
Added by JCH1984 on Mar 08, 2015 7:13 PM
|Scott Dyson||RE: Henry Smock|
You're welcome Rebecca. I went through Groves Cemetery two years ago looking for great-uncle, Thomas Dyson. His second wife was a Smock. I took this one at random and forgot about it as Henry didn't have a memorial# at the time.
|Judie Custer||Edwin Peterson|
Thank you so much for the photo of my grandfather's marker. I appreciate your efforts!
|Cherokee Rose||Mack and Elizabeth Earl|
Thanks ever so much for adding the grave photo for Mack and Elizabeth -- it's appreciated and perfect! Marlene
|Bruce Coyne||Lewis Carloss 86933599|
Thanks for the update. I couldn't find anything on him but with your hint I was able to find him on ancestry. Thanks again.
|Cynthia Kenny||RE: Ida Smock|
How sad, I see so many Mothers and infants in the cemeteries and I get a wave of sadness coming over me. My Great-Great Grandmother died in childbirth having her fourth baby. My Great-Grandfather was only three at the time, just so hard to imagine what that would be like. Guess I don't want to imagine.
|Cynthia Kenny||Ida Smock|
Actually, the Maitland Cemetery is one of the best preserved cemeteries I snap. I live right here in Maitland, and have relatives buried in it. There are absolutely NO STONES lying on the ground, it is very well maintained. Unfortunately, many are illegible from the elements. If there are any others you wish me to find, let me know! I know the cemetery pretty well!
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