Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Marc Doty (#46843703)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 4 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.

Posted last 7 days click here.

Cemetery Mapper click here.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 32,053 Memorials Added
 • 31,792 Memorials Managed
 • 70 Memorials/Week
 • 40,978 Photos
 • 72 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 71 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
99 Bottles (99)
In the Garage (39)
My Ancestors (58)
My Favorites (52)
Places (34)
Messages left for Marc Doty (579)[Leave Message]
Henry Douglas Leiter
Dear Mr. Doty,

I am sorry I forgot to mention Henry Douglas Leiter and his wife Lenore are in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co. Indiana. Did not know if you needed that information. Thank your for your time. Jerrie Lynn
Added by Jerrie on Feb 26, 2015 2:22 PM
Henry Douglas Leiter and Lenora Leiter
Dear Sir,

I am a distant cousin of Henry Douglas Leiter. I do not live in Indiana. May I copy and use your photos, giving credit of course to you, in my family genealogy? Jerrie Lynn
Added by Jerrie on Feb 26, 2015 2:18 PM
Raymond Doty
The correct cemetery is:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Koochiching County
Minnesota, USA
Added by msmisch on Feb 25, 2015 2:50 PM
June Adams
photographing headstones
Thank you for including in your bio the information on how you photograph headstones-pixels, resolution, etc. Medically, I am not able to do a lot of cemetery walking/photographing but have found this info very helpful,
Added by June Adams on Feb 22, 2015 7:12 PM
Thanks for transferring Alpheus M. Smith!
Roy Livingston
Added by RDL on Feb 21, 2015 8:02 AM
KJ Thomas
Broshar & Woods & Doty connection?
Hi Marc,

I noticed an odd connection between my great grand Aunt (Geneva Woods Broshar) & her Husband (Ernest E. Broshar)'s 1930 census record and a woman named Edna Doty and her son who were listed on the census as borders living with Geneva and Ernest in Frankfort, IN. Edna was listed as a widow, aged 39 with a son Lawrence aged 3 1/2 yrs. Her occupation was listed as a "floor lady" in a garment factory.

I have seen your name on a number of my relative's Find A Grave memorials...I was wondering if this is a connection between our families. Thank you for all of your work on the memorials.
Added by KJ Thomas on Feb 19, 2015 9:08 PM
Michael Lamberson
Pat Haas 105464977
I am the son of Pat Haas Thank You for putting her info. on Find a Grave.I would like for you to transfer ownership to me or add her parents Bernard-142593632 and Ada-142594129.Thank you Mike Lamberson
Added by Michael Lamberson on Feb 14, 2015 9:08 AM
Russell Wilhoit
thomas m. Anderson
Hi Marc, did you ever find actual born and death dates for this civil war soldier,if so could you let me know, Thanks Russell
Added by Russell Wilhoit on Feb 09, 2015 1:52 PM
connie holley
davidson family
Trying to find a head stone for, James Davidson Birth FEB-1847 in Hendricks, Indiana, United States Death 27 Oct 1918 in Hendricks, Indiana, United States only thing I can find is a news paper Obituary, horned and stamped to death by a bull,Obituary, Danville (Indiana) Gazette 2.Title: Obituary, Danville (Indiana) Gazette Page: page 1, column 3 Date: 31 Oct You had added a memorial for Harvey Davidson his son from Danville South cemetery Birth: 1890
Death: 1944
Is there any way you can help me with this Thank you
Added by connie holley on Feb 04, 2015 12:55 PM
Deborah Gowen
wrong grave photo
Grave Memorial# 79794108 Richard Herold Jr
this is his fathers grave. Do you have Richard Jr. grave. I've attached his obituary
Added by Deborah Gowen on Feb 02, 2015 12:21 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service