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Cemeteries provide me with an instant state of serenity. They are wonderful places to go and clear my head, as well as spark my imagination as I wonder about all of the people buried there. They are historical, I always learn something new in a cemetery. |
I just read several complaints on another website about findagrave.com. Some people claim that it is morbid and hurtful to the surviving families to take photos of their loved ones' graves. I'm sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. It is a tribute to those people that have passed on. I hope they come to understand this eventually. Everyone deserves to be remembered, even if it's with the assistance of modern technology and the internet. It's also a fantastic tool for people tracing their family roots.
I have been taking photos of graves for quite some time and have never had one single complaint directed to me yet. I certainly hope I never do, as I feel I'm doing something good, with the intention to honor, not exploit, the deceased.
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This is in regards to the Montour cem. My husband is related to Oliver Perry Bower and I am related to his wife, Jane McClintock. As you can see we didn't live too far apart. Or rather our relatives didn't. I do understand what you mean by cemeteries. I always enjoyed going to them and in fact have eaten several lunches there sitting near some relatives g.s.
I thought I would correct Jane's last name, although it may be carved on her stone as McClintik...I have had to type it all way in order to find the census on this family. But the correct spelling is McClintock and there is a nice article on her family in the old book, Landmarks of Schuyler Co. (which has been copies on the Schuyler Rootsweb site under Oliver Perry Bower.
What makes me mad is when folks take the head stones or damage them. I have had at least two stolen from the Coe Cem in Schuyler Co.
I also took pictures when I was Town Historian for Ulysses, when folks asked information on their family. I thought it made it a little more personable.
Keep up the good work
|carol fasc||RE: Edinger Grave|
Hi Patti...glad to have helped...read your bio and totally agree about photos taken to remember those who have passed...I thought it was odd last week that the caretaker from a Lancaster Cemetery told me "I hope your not doing this for Find a Grave because they ask for money to take pictures"...I had to set him straight and say that it was a hobby and wasn't for profit...I'm hoping some gr-great grandkids find the photos I've posted!! Carol
|CryptoGram||RE: John Lounsbury|
You're sure welcomed...I'm ironically about to go back to visit the Lounsburys' cemetery again after a couple years absence...and if it doesn't rain ~ :°)
|Backus Family History||RE: Frances Robertson Grave Photo|
You are very welcome!
|Frederick Sieber||Nancy Marie Cottrell Dennison|
I had previously requested links that were incorrect, but I corrected them for her father John Cottrell, and spouse Jessie Dennison.
I came across a memorial for John P Samson, Memorial # 71434635, that you have put up. Then as I was doing more research, I came across a memorial for Mary L. Samson, Memorial # 71434559. The headstones are very similar, so I'm wondering if there is any way to tell whether they are linked as husband and wife? If there is any way you can let me know, I would truly be greatly appreciative.
Thanks so much for all the work you do!
Don't know if you read your messages but it appears that a family member of Anielka Baginski has input her family information. You may wish to delete your memorial.
Added by DKonopa on Apr 25, 2015 4:02 PM
|Bill||headstone of wife of Charles A Justin|
I found the picture and info you put up on Charles A Justin and wondered if the headstone of his wife or children were there also?
Created by: colorsflashing
Record added: Sep 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41479723
Thank you for your dedication to helping people find their ancestors.
Added by Bill on Feb 10, 2015 9:14 PM
|DKonopa||my id # for transfers|
Forgot to give you my ID DKonopa (#48024718)
Added by DKonopa on Jan 15, 2015 10:39 PM
|DKonopa||Transfer / updates|
Hi, I realize that you may be quite busy with the photo's but I have submitted several updates on persons related to me. So if you wish I would be happy to have them transferred to me so I can continue to update them. Hope you are well in this new year.
Added by DKonopa on Jan 15, 2015 10:36 PM
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