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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."

Our greatest treasure is our family, not only the warm circle around the Christmas tree, but all those whose lives gave us life, and those who will carry our love into the future. ~ Anonymous

It avails not, neither time or place—distance avails not;
I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so
many generations hence;
I project myself—also I return—I am with you, and know how it is.

Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt;
Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd;
Just as you are refresh'd by the gladness of the river and the bright flow,
I was refresh'd... ~ "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman

Perform, then, this one act of remembrance before this Day passes - Remember there is an army of defense and advance that never dies and never surrenders, but is increasingly recruited from the eternal sources of the American spirit and from the generations of American youth. -W.J. Cameron

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives. -Author Unknown


Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous

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B Mangante
RE: Le Grande Pratt Crow - Oakdale Citizens - Memorial # 54806778

Ok, figured it out, Thank you for your help.

I Laughed when I read your post about cleaning up the cemeteries. I do know exactly what you mean. I have a "Find A Grave Kit". After taking a few photos I knew I needed to come prepared to clean up next time. Who knows maybe one day Ill be the one with the weed wacker.

Ill get your GPS on Monday
Have a great weekend,
Thanks again,

Added by B Mangante on Apr 16, 2015 7:21 PM
B Mangante
RE: Le Grande Pratt Crow - Oakdale Citizens - Memorial # 54806778
Hello Personna

I apologize about photo Error. I was using the Find a Grave App. When I realized what I had done I tried to Edit... well the App froze up. Anyway There is no headstone Le Grande. This appears to be to family plot. I will confirm with the office on Monday as well as get you that Gps.

I recently started Doing My Mother's family Lineage and Find a grave is a Wonderful tool.

Thank you,
Added by B Mangante on Apr 16, 2015 2:07 PM
Bob Boyer
RE: Elna Lorraine Folsom Espenas # 28210821
Pleasure. Was nice day.
Added by Bob Boyer on Apr 12, 2015 8:37 AM
#39572694 Jerry Fredirickson
Please link Jerry to him mother #14468491. 2Donna Fredrickson at Lookout Cemetery. Donna passed away this week.

Thank you.
Added by SMolland on Apr 08, 2015 8:05 AM
RE: Joseph, John, & Addison Carley
If we all work together, we might actually get a complete picture of all these folks for their families.
Added by Goldrush on Apr 04, 2015 1:32 PM
Craig Thweatt
RE: William Sanders # 50367732 & Mary Helen Bush # 50367642
Nancy ok yesterday the sun wasn't playing to nice with taking photo's or I would had better back ground photo's for the Sander's I agree with all of your first section of your Bio page im not in it for the money and I don't want my photo's to be sold for a profit because I have been doing find a grave for a lot of years for free and now bought them out and they are charging a monthly subscription to anyone that want's access and now my photo's and info is free for them but if I want to get then I have to pay a monthly fee oh well I had it for a year and never got any real info about my close past family I did see a lot of my own info and photo's that I added in the past though??

Anyway Nancy I always try and take a few extra photo's especially when I do a photo request to show the back ground so if someone was to visit then there will be some land marks to look for.

But also a lot of times I take a lot of photo's from a cemetery and people are not looking for them but if it is a surname and a lot of them close by then I will take several different photo's and stones near by because I figured in the near future some one might want a photo and want to know if other kinfolk's are near by.

Anyway I like to help out in my area for anyone that are looking for stone photo's I take photo's from western KY, Southern IL, North Western TN and I have photo's from other state's near by also.
Added by Craig Thweatt on Apr 01, 2015 7:56 PM
There was no record of a Joseph Augustus Solari being buried at Holy Cross only of an Augustus Solari.
Added by SFLondon on Mar 18, 2015 9:15 AM
Cyndi Berg Jearman
RE: Clara Dahl - Memorial# 39572274
Thank you! Yes sorry for any trouble. I would be happy to take care of her memorial!
Added by Cyndi Berg Jearman on Mar 08, 2015 9:26 PM
Cyndi Berg Jearman
RE: Clara Dahl - Memorial# 39572274
Thank you! Yes sorry for any trouble. I would be happy to take care of her memorial!
Added by Cyndi Berg Jearman on Mar 08, 2015 9:25 PM
Tim Cook
RE-locate virtual flowers
Can I have you remove your virtual flowers from Memorial # 69582340 and add them instead to
Memorial # 37904029

Thank you very much!
Added by Tim Cook on Mar 06, 2015 9:22 AM
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