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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 3 months, 15 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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Manning family
Thank you for posting photos of the Manning family markers (Joseph Manning's #136889411). Would it be OK with you if I post your photos, with credit, to my family tree?
Thank you,
Sue S.
Added by Sue on Aug 24, 2015 10:07 PM
Donna Everett
RE: John J. O'Donnell
Hi, Maybe it would be easier if you entered his info and picture. Much appreciated! Have a wonderful day.
Donna :-)
Added by Donna Everett on Aug 22, 2015 6:58 PM
Donna Everett
John J O'Donnell
Yes, I would appreciate having the picture of John J. Thank you very much.
Added by Donna Everett on Aug 21, 2015 1:11 AM
Virnig transfers
Thank you, thank you so much for the transfers. That means a lot to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! God bless you.
Added by Squirrel on Aug 17, 2015 9:00 PM
Well, your icon answers my question as to whether you also use your given name. Now I just have to find THAT message! Thanks. Jeannine
Added by Jeannine on Jul 29, 2015 12:24 PM
Dear McL:

I recently received a response from another site whose creator was McL. Can you tell me if you go by another name on Find A Grave. I don't want to bug you if this is a duplication.

Jeannine G. Verhoeks
Sun City, AZ
Added by Jeannine on Jul 28, 2015 1:40 PM
Thank you for your help with removing the extra pictures. I appreciate your time and effort.
Added by Whitfield on Jul 18, 2015 7:14 PM
Sarah Morris
Thank you
I appreciate the transfer, thank you!
Added by Sarah Morris on Jul 17, 2015 11:49 AM
Jennifer Schlauder Lin
Thank You!
Thank you so much for posting the photos and info for the Brabands, you have helped me with my family research.
Added by Jennifer Schlauder Lin on Jul 16, 2015 7:08 PM
S Berg
RE: Emil T. Goldman at Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Thank you for the correction and for adding your photo to Emil's memorial.
Added by S Berg on Jul 13, 2015 4:02 PM
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