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Marc Doty (#46843703)
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Bio Photo Transfers: I will transfer ownership to direct descendants within four generations - the same as Find A Grave guidelines. Otherwise, I'm happy to add to memorials and make links, just click on the "Edit" tab on the top right of the memorial, then click on "Suggest a correction or provide additional information". Be sure to give me the other person's ID number when requesting links.

One line of my ancestors (CROSE) lived in Tippecanoe Co., IN in the 1820s. Some of their cousins lived in the next county to the south, Boone, and some south of that in Hendricks Co. I live in northern Hendricks Co., and am taking photos mostly in Boone and Hendricks, including the older, more difficult to read stones. Hopefully, these photographs will be around longer than the headstones. Many are on the verge of not being readable - even with the sun at a good angle and using tricks to bring out the text.

Since I've been doing genealogy research for a number of years, I can see a real benefit in seeing headstones, rather than relying on a transcription. To me, the important thing is to be able to read the inscription (names & dates, child of ...), but not really the verse below it. It's also important to know who is buried next to whom. I'll mention that if I notice a connection.

Cemeteries that are completed - meaning that I photographed everything and have posted all that was readable. Other transcriptions may have more names.
Beck - Bethel (Boone Co.) - Bethel (52nd St Indy) - Browns Wonder - Jones
Lowry -Macedonia - Mintonye - Mt Union
Mt. Zion - North Branch - Oak Hill (Sect 1-29, 34N & 34S) - Pleasant Hill (Indy)
Pleasant View (Dover) - Poplar Grove - Prebster - Old Union Church - Richland - Robison - St. Malachy West - Salem
Sparks - Taylor - Trotter (I can only find 33 of the 64 markers) - Weaver - Zionsville

I currently use a 10M Canon Powershot camera which will take pictures at 3648 x 2736 pixels. Normally I reset the resolution to 2272 x 1704 and then on the computer, especially with worn headstones, I turn up the contrast 20-30%, and lower the brightness 5-10% and keep the compression at 98 to 99%. When I started posting for Find a Grave the file size limit was 250 KB, then 350, 500, 750, 2000 3000 and now 8000 KB. I use photo editing software that I downloaded for free - it's much better than what Canon or Olympus gives you with their camera. With Photoscape I know the file size before I save the file.

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RE: Harrison Shinn #144735812
Thank you!
Added by Terry on Jun 29, 2015 5:46 PM
Ringgenberg Memorial
Hello there,

Thank you so much for bringing this duplicate entry to my attention. I have deleted my entry.

Have a great week!
Added by rnf68 on Jun 29, 2015 8:49 AM
Harrison Shinn #144735812
He is my husband's 3rd great grand Uncle. May I use his gravestone photo in our Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit. Thank you so much, Terry
Added by Terry on Jun 25, 2015 7:58 AM
Mark Eckerman
I recognized your last name from one of the Youart/Yourt descendants, and wondered if you were related to Fannie Lenore (Harbaugh)Doty.
Added by Mark Eckerman on Jun 24, 2015 5:21 PM
Sandra Scott
RE: Edens
Thanks! Yes, the Edens in Boone County, IN. Alray Edens married my cousin Kathryn Arneta Johnson.
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 17, 2015 8:31 PM
Philapena Stahl
Thanks for the contributions to the search for ancestors. It is helpful and important.

There is a note that Philipena Stahl's mother is Dortha (Sohr). This appears to be a typo. Her last name is Schorr. Her first name is Anna Dorothea Schorr or sometimes Dora.
Added by NVBetsy on Jun 17, 2015 3:07 PM
Teacher Sleuth
Doty family in St Raymond's
I notice you have a number of people with the name Doty, buried in St Raymond's. You listed it as a separate cemetery from the old St Raymond's and the new St Raymond's. You need to identify which cemetery. I may be able to take photos for you, but both cemeteries are quite large.
Added by Teacher Sleuth on Jun 15, 2015 7:43 PM
Pam Pavot
Eglentine Huffman
Would you consider entrusting your memorial for Eglentine Huffman #77223306 to me? She is my 3rd greatgrandmother. My contributor number is #47040266

Thank you so much for completing Old Union cemetery. I have many ancestors resting there.
Added by Pam Pavot on Jun 12, 2015 7:28 PM
Sandra Scott
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your grave marker and/or cemetery photos on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Thank you.
Sandra Scott
Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 12, 2015 6:00 PM
Richard Worthy
Transfer of #101351487 (Adah Louise Worthy Hunziker)
Marc; Could you transfer my Aunts memorial (Adah Louise Worthy Hunziker, #101351487) to me? She is buried in Sully Cemetery; Sully, Iowa. My number is 47466687. Her parents are Herbert Edwin Worthy (#73821716) and Jessie Ellen Brubaker (#147729595).


Richard Worthy
Added by Richard Worthy on Jun 11, 2015 3:50 PM
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