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D. D. Thompson (#47000548)
 member for 6 years, 7 months
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Bio Photo Hello!

Why I joined Find-a-Grave
I joined this site as a way to honor people who have passed away and to share the family history information that can be found on grave markers. I don't make any money from creating these memorials or photographs but I feel richly rewarded by the many positive comments I've received from the family and friends of those who are memorialized.

Have more information?
If you have information that could be added to one of my Find-A-Grave memorials please click the "Edit" button on the memorial and I'll gladly add the additional information.

SSN Death Index: what it doesn't mean
The SSN Death Index provides information based on a person's social security account. But it does not provide "place of death." Instead, it provides the location of a person's last known residence. Death location can be obtained from a death certificate or possibly an obituary. So please do not provide a "place of death" based on the "location" reported by the SSN Death Index.

Want me to transfer a memorial to you?
I would like to give away every non-related memorial to people who have more information to add, so if you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, don't hesitate to ask; in your request, please include the memorial number (or a link to it) and your own Find-a-Grave member number.

Photo Tips
Often it is impossible to take a gravestone photo that shows both the entire stone and also results in readable information. I recommend deciding what you're trying to do: if you want the grave marker to be readable, zoom in close so that the text is as large as possible. If you want the whole marker to be visible, zoom out, but don't waste a lot of vertical or horizontal space showing bare dirt or grass (one patch of soil or grass looks like another). A great approach is to take two photos: one showing the whole marker and another that provides a close-up of the text. I recommend setting your camera to the maximum resolution available and then using photo editing software to crop away unneeded parts of the photo and resizing the remaining image so that it does not exceed Find-a-Grave's standards. Oh, and unless you're taking photos at night, or the marker is in part shade, part sun, you should avoid using a flash. All the flash does is wash out your photo and, often, create an unpleasant bounce-back of light in one spot.

And about those digital date/time stamps...imagine Ansel Adams's "Moon and Half Dome" - but with the orange digits "3/13/1960 1:28 P.M." plastered across the front! Those digital dates are ugly and unnecessary "features" considering the date/time is already encoded into the "meta tags" found in the photo properties.

My photographs
Sorry to get into legalese, but at one time, a find-a-grave member duplicated a memorial I created, then stole my photo and posted it on their duplicate and on some other memorials.

Per US Copyright law, as the original photographer of the grave marker photos I've added to Find-a-Grave, I am the copyright holder and the sole arbiter of the allowable uses of my photos.

My photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License

What the license means is that I am granting you permission to use my photos for any purpose you wish but if you want to re-publish a photo on another website or in a book or periodical, you may do so only if you give credit to me as the original source and copyright holder. A good way to do that is to say: "Photo Courtesy of D.D. Thompson, Find-a-Grave Volunteer." You could also include a hyperlink to the Find-a-Grave memorial where you found the photo, but that's optional.

Since I spent my own time and money to drive to graveyards and take these photos, some form of acknowledgment of where the photo came from is only fair. Thanks!
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Kayla Snyder
Bill Monroe Snyder
My husband & I would like Bill's memorial transferred over to us, we have a week long project this week of updating family memorials. Bill Monroe Snyder is my husband's father, we will work on it together since I have done many of them, mostly my own family. Now it is time to concentrate on his family. We will handle this one with great respect, he was dearly loved by our family & is still missed. Kayla & Syd Snyder my memorial # is 47368227.
Added by Kayla Snyder on Sep 11, 2014 6:47 PM
Kelly Grayson
Hi DD,

Email sent to Pat Faulkner requesting permission to copy Lucy G. Thompson and other Brown Family members cemetery photos at the Lindley Prairie Cemetery in Cedar County, Missouri. As you are managing this memorial, did Pat sign rights over to you? I see you have graciously given reproduction permission with a credit. I am more than happy to honor that.


K.A. Grayson
California, USA
Added by Kelly Grayson on Sep 09, 2014 10:26 AM
I see you are related to Margaret Small. I am researching her G Grandparents descendants and family, Charles Porter Lively and Nancy Lucinda Duncan. Care to collaborate? I am working in wikitree and Facebook to share old photographs with the Lively family.
Added by smokeysf on Aug 24, 2014 6:49 PM
Tom Harbin

Would you please transfer the Dover memorials to me:

Ada Lannie Nix Dover # 73218065
Fred Dover # 73218064
Roscoe Dover # 73218066

They are my grandparents and uncle. I would be very happy to manage them.

Thank you in advance

Tom Harbin
Find A Grave # 48303131
Added by Tom Harbin on Jul 14, 2014 5:53 PM
Craig (Gibson/Tucker) Humes
Thank you for the burial information. I changed locations.
Happy 4th,
Added by Craig (Gibson/Tucker) Hum... on Jul 04, 2014 9:17 PM
Christ Pepperling
Hello D.D., yes I know about the new headstone for my great grandfather Christopher Pepperling. I ordered the stone a few years ago from the V.A. and my cousin Steve Leffler and his father put the stone in the cemetery for me. The old stone is now on the Leffler farm. Thank you for writing.
Added by Crystal on Jul 04, 2014 3:54 PM
Almira Cole
Almira has been transferred. Jan
Added by Jan on Jun 29, 2014 9:06 PM
Crystle B.
RE: Bichler grave photos
No problem, I'm glad I could help! Hopefully I can help you again soon.
Crystle in Kaukauna
Added by Crystle B. on Jun 26, 2014 11:10 PM
Should have put this in my last note. SORRY.. For the Maria Bretag that shows at St Boniface, per the kiosk, she was interned 5/16/1909. The Kiosks don't list if have a marker, does list location. Can always ck w/office for a marker, if so & would like, I can take a trip to St Boniface for marker..
Added by B on Jun 11, 2014 4:09 PM
Joyce Clark
Aumsville Cemetery
Do you have a photo of Dave Edwin Parker 1935-2012 tombstone? I am one of Dave's Grandchildren and I would like to have a picture of his Tombstone. Please get back to me.
Added by Joyce Clark on Jun 07, 2014 9:41 PM
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