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Volunteer: by definition means "a person who performs a service willingly and without pay." That is what its all about here on Find A Grave; volunteers giving freely of their time and resources. Yes, some have more time than others; more time to add more names, find more info and do more research, but that does not diminish the importance of the contributor who only has time to add just basic names. Sometimes its the smallest clue that brings the biggest results.
PLEASE try to remember because we are dedicated "Gravers" we have stomped through mud puddles, walked for miles, swatted mosquitoes, got stung by fire ants, stood out in 105 degree summer sun and/or froze our rear off on a cold & frosty winter morning - all to get that perfect photo (at our time & expense) others have requested from some remote cemetery out in the "boonies". So please, instead of complaining to us that we misspelled your loved ones name on the memorial pg we made for them (we are human, we all make mistakes, and we are more than happy to correct our typos), please consider how wonderful it would be for us to hear an occasional "thank you for your efforts."
Me, I volunteer in any area where I have the resource material to do so. I volunteer for Find A Grave in numerous counties. I volunteered previously for the Texas Tombstone Transcription Project. I also volunteer in the TXGenWeb Project. I do volunteer look-ups from resource material that I own on assorted Texas counties, however the primary counties are: Angelina, Llano, Mason, Milam & Williamson counties. My main county of (personal) interest is my birth county of Llano. If anyone has questions pertaining to Angelina Co cemeteries, or the info you've found listed about them here on Find A Grave, you may contact me. There may be cemeteries listed from time to time as being here in Angelina Co that actually are not here. Others may have been duplicated under "aka" names. And others not yet posted.
NOTICE: I HAVE CEASED LINKING TO "UNKNOWN" BURIALS, please do NOT ask me to link to them. You cannot "find a grave" if you don't know where its at.
* NOTE: Per the Find A Grave guidelines, I do not post photos which I did not take, or have personal ownership of, or permission to use - that means newspaper obit photos (I've only posted a few obit photos in the past but have ceased doing so completely). IF I post an obit photo in the future it means I knew the person or family.(updated Oct 2012)
About Find A Grave: if you are new to Find A Grave (1) PLEASE read the FAQ section BEFORE you start asking for transfers or sending suggestions, corrections, additions, comments, etc. And when you do send your comments/requests (2) PLEASE use the "edit" tab found on each memorial pg to send your msg. Use of the edit tab takes us straight to the name in question and cuts down on mistakes. And (3) Unless I know you and know your work, PLEASE state the source (or reason) for the change/addition in the info (death certificate, obit, census, family Bible, personal knowledge, etc) I know I sometimes forget to add these to my SAC's, so if you need to know where I got my info, just ask me (for me, most will be from TXDC's or the census)
ABOUT MY PERSONAL FAMILY PHOTOS: you DO NOT have permission to take/use any of my personal family photos, period! (unless I personally tell you its ok) If you have interest in any of my personal family lines, email me, tell me who you are and what your interest in my family names is.
ABOUT THE TOMBSTONE PHOTOS I ADD: if they are your family and you wish to add them to your family trees, yes you may do so, BUT remember to give credit where credit is due and note that you found it on Find A Grave "courtesy of Deb in Angelina Co". On the other hand, you DO NOT have permission to take & re-post my photos from other websites, or those here on Find A Grave, under your name as if you were the photographer. Whether good, bad, old, or new, I recognize my own photos. It's not about "owning", it's about giving another person the credit for the effort they went to, to gather & post data for the benefit of those who are searching for family. Thank you!
Family names of personal interest to me are too many to list, but my main line of research interests are in surnames: Alvis, Baugh, Collins, Coursey, Leslie, Hammond, Mankins, Moore, Mott, Murphy, Roberts, Secrest, Sharp, and numerous names associated with those families. The Honey Creek Cemetery (aka Coursey Cemetery by the old timers) in Llano Co is the resting place for many of my direct family lines. Others are in Bell and Williamson counties.
Other surnames of interest via marital lines are: Camp, Broomfield, Gallion, Kendrick, Keith, Pitts, Martin, Sunday, Tull/Tullos and those associated with them. If you have family history from any of these similar family lines feel free to contact me.
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You sure were busy last night thanks for the info I will get on this morning thanks again for the help. Phil
|Cemetery Walker Too||RE: almost 6 weeks ago|
Hi Deb, I did request for transfers with you and the cc:. Ancestry is having an issue with me transferring cemeteries/memorials to you'all. Email them firstname.lastname@example.org and see if they are going to accept my request. Otherwise, just send me a list of the people you want an I'll just transfer them one-by-one.
Her husband is Frank and he is from Arkansas. Cathy is her daughter born in 1899. Alice also from Arkansas. See if I can find more tomorrow. Thanks a lot Deb. Phil
The Name on the DC is Alice Louise Biggs Dc #32327. Phil
Hello Deb, Have a question maybe you could answer for me, have you ever hear of of know of a Cemetery called Mercedes,that is what is on the Death Certificate, it is in Texas and i believe in Bastrop County. I look at Find A Grave and nothing. So I remember you saying if I had a question, trying to find, so I can make a Memorial for a relative. Thanks Phil
|DON SHARP||Sharp Ancestry|
I just noticed your interest in the "Sharp" family name. I have ancestors that migrated to Texas thru Arkansas from Carrollton Georgia...Maybe there is a connection????
|DON SHARP||William H. Rosser|
Many thanks for completing my edit request and I appreciate your desire for accuracy. I have seen too many occasions where incorrect info is placed on these memorial. Thanks for your efforts. Would you like for me to delete the D/C on his memorial?
|Tie||RE: Active or not?|
Sorry. I guess it got lost in all the emails.
Added by Tie on Oct 21, 2014 8:14 AM
|Rex Kirby||Melvin Moore|
Deb, Thanks so much for letting me know the correct cemetery for Melvin. Per your suggestion I have moved him. Looking forward to picture of monument you have.
|faith bentley||Lee Allen Cemetary|
Deb, I am trying to find the cemetery that is on FM 843. That could be known as Lee Allen Cemetery. I've talked to Joy Pinner and she tells me that you manage it on Find A Grave. I know where it is located, but can't find it on the web. Thanks Faith
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