Although I've been a member of Find A Grave for more than 5 years, its been just recently that I've contributed to the site or done any research from cemeteries listed on the site of mine and my husband's families.
I was born in Northampton Co., NC at the farm of my maternal grandparents, Millard Eugene "Genie" Bridgers and Virgie Janeva Draper Bridgers on what is now the dirt portion of Bridgers Rd. My parents moved to Portsmouth, VA in the early 1940's and I lived there until my marriage. Currently I live in Yorktown, VA.
Shortly after I began researching my ancestors in 1998, I tried (in vain) to locate the graves of my paternal great grandparents, Enos Johnson & Frances Lavenia Baugham Johnson. I knew the burial location for the other 3 sets of great grandparents (and a few further back grandparents) and really wanted to find the Johnson's burial location.
After searching many of the family cemeteries in Northampton Co., NC, I realized there was a wealth of knowledge from grave markers that probably would not be available to researchers in years to come due to elements, abandonment of sites and family members' knowledge. So, I began visiting the sites armed with tools, notebooks and pencils, tape recorders, bug spray, blaze orange vest, water, paper towels, trash bags, etc, copying the info from the grave markers. Sure wish I'd taken pictures of all of them!!!
After a 12 year period of "graving", I decided it was time to share my info with others and donated a 4 volume set of my cemetery books to the library and to the museum in Jackson, Northampton Co., NC. The set contains over 300 family, church and town cemeteries indexed alphabetically by names of roads in Northampton Co., NC, with a few cemeteries from adjoining Hertford Co., NC, as some of "my families" were buried there.
Just recently (2012), I began submitting info on the Find A Grave site and hope to continue submitting more info in the future.
*** Jan 2014
Have revisited some of the cemeteries from which I recorded info, as indicated above. I have added photos of some of the headstones as well as pictures of individuals for some of the memorials I created as well as pics of stones and individuals to many memorials others created.
Actively involved with this site and hoping to continue sharing many of the over 300 cemeteries from which I recorded info from grave markers.
Ben Liverman Sorry to bother you again...I received your last message about the funeral home marker and wondered if you saw the second picture that I later added which with my camera work does not show much unless you click on it twice...once to read the caption and the second time to make it full screen. Anyway, I will watch for the permanent marker which is what everyone prefers. wishing you the best...Ronnie Mc
Ben Liverman Your very welcome. There is no permanent marker at this time. As slow as some monument manufacturers are around here and some other factors it is quite common for there to be no permanent marker in the first 6 months or so... I will be glad to remove the pictures that are there if you prefer. I do visit the cemetery quite often and the area is very near our family plot so when a permanent marker is placed I will be glad to add a picture of it....Ronnie Mc
RE: Robert Alton Johnson I have no problem deleting the two pictures I added three years before ricktech added his. For some reason, he has uploaded many pictures to memorials that already have the same photos without first checking the sites. I sponsor quite a few memorials, thereby eliminating the picture quota AND allowing you to delete unwanted photos, text, etc. Well worth the $5.