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personna (#46638792)
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Bio Photo I am an avid amateur genealogist, researching many different lines for both family and friends. I include all collateral lines, so my area of interest is extensive.

I have added many memorials in the hope of helping a fellow researcher. Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, please just cite the F.A.G. memorial number and cite me as the photographer. This includes - it's so disappointing to look at a public family tree and find one of my photographs without mention of the photographer.

I decline to give permission to use my photos for resale, for profit, or to upload to a different web site. Do not copy them to other grave related sites such as

PLEASE remember the volunteer nature of FAG and be polite when writing. People have been less than understanding recently, wondering why the information they sent hadn't yet been added.

Dates of birth & death as well as linking to parents can been added through the automated system. If I've missed your email about additions to a memorial, just ask a second time. We're all human, no need for attitude.



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Since you are creating a record of the cemetery in addition to photographing a single stone you should take several images of the same marker. For example:

1. One showing the whole cemetery.

2. Shoot an image that includes the closest stones and provides context.

3. Photograph the whole gravestone so that inscription and carving are visible.

4. Make sure to take at least one picture where the inscription fills the camera frame.

Unless you are extremely lucky, most of the stones you want to photograph will not be straight due to ground settling. In the case of leaning stones, tilting the camera should eliminate the slant."


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Larry Tally
Blossom Seeber
Hi Nancy,
I accepted your request for a photo of Blossom Seeber's headstone. I was out at the cemeteries this morning and accomplished your request. Blossom's headstone is very worn and hard to read. I cleaned it up as best I could but it is still difficult to read. I wish the outcome was better but am glad that the headstone is there. So many are missing at Modesto Citizens Cemetery.
Warm regards,
Larry Tally
Added by Larry Tally on Nov 14, 2015 1:58 PM
Jim Ferris
C Basey
This is very helpful. Are u related because I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you.
Added by Jim Ferris on Nov 10, 2015 2:15 PM
Jim Ferris
C Basey
Thanks much for the info, appreciate it.
Added by Jim Ferris on Nov 09, 2015 7:19 PM
Larry Leighton
Edmund Manire
We will need the block and plot numbers. The cemetery is HUGE and the cemetery staff is less than helpful. It has gotten so frustrating for the volunteers to get the grave locations from those people that most of us have quit trying. Family members can contact the cemetery office and 'sometimes" have better luck. If you get the location, you can add it to the memorial or message it to me on Find A Grave
Added by Larry Leighton on Nov 01, 2015 1:35 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
I was going through my updates, again, checking to see if they had been done. I sent THIRTY FOUR updates to edits because the memorial managers had not honored my edits, some of them were second requests. Only ten (out of fourty four) were done, and nine of them had your name as manager. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Oct 27, 2015 10:50 AM
Joanne Paisley
Re: # 39491201 Arthur Melvin Halvorson
I just want to thank you for all the time and effort you put forth to create and maintain these memorials. I am putting my husband's Paisley Family Tree written by Cliff Koepp in 1991 into I also try to find sources to verify the information he gathered from family members. I also have used information and pictures from your memorials and (since I also have created and taken pictures for memorials) I give credit to the creators and photographers. You will probably hear from me again with edits where I can fill in or connect people to your memorials. Thank you again for your hard work. Joanne
Added by Joanne Paisley on Oct 20, 2015 2:23 PM
Mary Arvidson
St Adalbert Cemetery-Zwarko/Zwerko gravesites
Hi-I filled your request for Adam Zwarko. In the cemetery records his name is spelled Zwarko but on the headstone it is spelled Zwerko. He is also buried with his wife, Josephine Zwerko (1883-1938). I took a picture of her headstone too so if you create a memorial page for her let me know and I'll post it...Mary
Added by Mary Arvidson on Oct 15, 2015 8:35 PM
Virginia Lee Brown
Albert Leon Manire # 40766107
Please modify information on memorial site for Albert Leon "Leaky" Manire. The site comes up too wide and I can't use the edit button to add links.
Thank you,
Virginia Lee Brown
Added by Virginia Lee Brown on Oct 06, 2015 12:03 PM
Betty L. Gonzales
I was able to get the location from the back office for David Olaf Bengtson and wife Esther C. and I did photograph the headstone and I will post them for you. Betty
Added by Betty L. Gonzales on Oct 05, 2015 6:22 PM
Walter Francis Buckley 58668226
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to photograph my grandfather's grave. Would you be so kind as to transfer the grave to me? Thank you!
Added by irishcoleen on Oct 03, 2015 12:54 PM
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