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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 19 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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Patricia O
Patrick Hood, Memorial #3900548
Thank you so much for the photo of Patrick and Amelia's marker. And thank you for your contributions to findagrave. I can't even imagine how many lives you've touched in 13 years!


Added by Patricia O on May 30, 2016 4:59 AM
Thank you for the transfer
Many thanks for the transfer of my gr-uncle

Take care
Added by Graves on May 20, 2016 8:49 AM
Dana Meeks
RE: Paul Revere Shields, Sr
Thank you for your answer. I added the rest to her memorial.
Dana Meeks
Added by Dana Meeks on May 14, 2016 6:14 PM
Dana Meeks
Paul Revere Shields, Sr
You recently sent a message to add Paul's wife. Which is greatly appreciated! However, you didn't tell me her Find A Grave#
Would you happen to know it? or the Cemetery she's buried in?
Dana Meeks
Added by Dana Meeks on May 14, 2016 2:02 PM
Louis Stark
Happy Anniversary
13 years with Find A Grave!
Added by Louis Stark on May 12, 2016 6:21 AM
Thank you so much for the transfers of Cecilia and Edward Daoust, very much appreciated. Cheers!
Added by GraveGirl on May 08, 2016 4:34 PM
Rick Valentine
Jaques Hoffman #135700029 and Mary Bauer #152401698 have both been transferred to you.
Added by Rick Valentine on May 07, 2016 11:01 PM
RE: Thomas & Anna Duggan
I figured that was the case. we were actually working on ancestry this morning when we found they had travelled to Oregon in the 1920s and found their death certificates. thanks so much for fixing it.
Added by wvmnt on May 07, 2016 11:57 AM
juainta hiCienda
nancy carson-illinois
Thank you for the information on Nancy Carson--wife of Hiram Carson--Hiram was the great-great grandfather of Jack Carson High my late husband. we could not find dates on Elizabeth Stone Carson--we were thinking that she had married Hiram after nancy--I corrected Nancy's maiden name--it was Kilgore. thanks again--your in history.
Added by juainta hiCienda on Apr 30, 2016 3:07 PM
Steve Forrest Russell
Al Spense
I was happy to transfer this memorial to you so you can add to it. I created it but had only that brief knowledge of Al. Good Luck
Added by Steve Forrest Russell on Apr 14, 2016 1:45 PM
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