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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 11 years, 7 months, 6 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 or dear friend 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.

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.....

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - trabskated from German - The Love Never Ends
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Louise Taraba
Michael Kilkelly grave marker
Thank you so much for posting the photo.
Added by Louise Taraba on Dec 05, 2014 7:27 AM
tom wulzen
transfer request
#138720730 is Mary Weigant, my first cousin. My mom's niece. I'm taking care of several family members, and would like to add Mary. Thank You, Tom
Added by tom wulzen on Dec 01, 2014 6:57 PM
Thank you!
Thank you for the transfer of the Dindia's memorials.
Added by Elaine on Nov 18, 2014 3:25 PM
Forever Family
RE: Helen
Really I did... twice but for some reason it didn't get approved. Must be a malfunction as I know you are very prompt to take care of this? Thar is why I did both. Many, many thanks.
Added by Forever Family on Nov 12, 2014 6:27 AM
Forever Family
Helen Helm Kowalski..#91896057
Husband...Stephen Kowalski #91896052

Father... Antone Helm #107908254

Please attach these to Helen. Many Thanks...
Added by Forever Family on Nov 11, 2014 7:54 AM
charles klingel
Shane Marie Dodd
Thanks again for the photo for Marie.
Added by charles klingel on Nov 05, 2014 9:32 AM
C Weisenborn
Thank you so much for the transfers.
Added by C Weisenborn on Nov 03, 2014 10:02 AM
C Weisenborn
Leonard Weisenborn
Hi, Would you transfer my Uncle Leonard Weisenborn 124299952 and his wife Aunt Bernadine Weisenborn to me please? Carol Weisenborn 47152409
Added by C Weisenborn on Nov 02, 2014 11:06 PM
Marilyn Nenni
RE: Ocie Shade
Thank you. Sorry, I wasn't aware of the Edit tab.
Added by Marilyn Nenni on Nov 01, 2014 10:47 AM
Marilyn Nenni
Ocie Beam Shade
Could you also please add the following information to this memorial #59543905.
"Ocie Helen Beam, born November 17, 1881 in Munson, Clearfield Co., Pennsylvania, was the daughter of Nathan Beam and Caroline Mueller. She married Augustine Clarence Shade in 1904. Residing in Oregon, they raised ten children: Marcella Helena Shade, Joseph F. Shade, Julia K. Shade, Catherine Shade, Mary L. Shade, Ellen T. Shade, Thomas A. Shade, James Shade, John Shade, and Patricia E. Shade. Ocie died on July 19, 1950 in Portland, Oregon. Burial is in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Portland, Multomah Co., Oregon."
Thank you so much.
Added by Marilyn Nenni on Oct 31, 2014 3:32 PM
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