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Catgray (#47063919)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is my primary interest, along with the desire to protect the information found in our cemeteries. No one repository is safe from deterioration or loss. All corrections, additions, and pictures are appreciated!

Each memorial is a token of respect and appreciation for those who went before us.
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Paul Rolfe
James graves
Yep, still at it. I had to get a new PC w/new software (UGH!!!) and have not yet got photo capability worked out; so no photos for a while but still adding & helping. I ran across a unique surname I was entering and was suspicious of the spelling so I visited the grave. Name was misspelled in the book but I noted her marker said she is the daughter of the two James people I asked you about - they are buried by her so thought it might be one you were not aware of. Her married name is Leona L. (James) Guion. You helped so I thought maybe I could help you this time. Not yet, but I will keep trying. Hope you are well.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Jul 24, 2014 10:47 AM
Paul Rolfe
James graves Council Bluffs
Are Wilson James and wife Rachel James part of your James family you were researching? I ran across their graves in Walnut Hill today and thought of you. Paul
Added by Paul Rolfe on Jul 23, 2014 8:03 PM
cjjrmdixon
RE: Annie L. James Burg
Yes, you may use the photo.
Added by cjjrmdixon on Apr 07, 2014 11:18 PM
Rita Goss
RE: Scottish graves
Thanks for such a quick response and the web info. I'm going to get started searching using this new site. According to findagrave.com there are over 1500 cemeteries in Scotland so I sure hope that this site will norrow down my search.
Thanks again for your help.
Added by Rita Goss on Mar 18, 2013 7:40 AM
Rita Goss
Cemeteries in Aberdeenshire
I am trying to locate gravesites for several relatives who lived and died in Scotland. Ancestry.com shows where they are supposed to be buried but when I checked findagrave.com they are not listed at the cemetery.

When I search findagrave.com for Scotland it does not give me an option to narrow my search to the town or city. I was wondering if you could help me. Do you know how I could get a listing of cemeteries in Aberdeenshire? I would also be interested in their addresses so I can visit them when I visit Scotland in the near future.

I am also a findagrave contributor who loves genealogy. I am inactive at this time due to a knee problem.

I do appreciate any help you can give me.

Thanks a million!
Rita Goss
USA
Added by Rita Goss on Mar 18, 2013 5:01 AM
Karl L
RE: Elmer Braden
Thanks for the offer but I'm happy with the way it is. After all, you did the most work and I see from the stats here that you have made an enormous number of contributions.

Karl L
Added by Karl L on Sep 24, 2012 11:13 AM
Misty & Company
Mary A West
Hi
Sorry we have no further information, what was posted came from a cemetery book we had from a genealogy society.
R & S
Added by Misty & Company on Sep 22, 2011 3:13 PM
Carolyn Baker Sims
Josiah James
Josiah James was my great-great-grandfather and I am interested in what you wrote on his memorial about his life. Josiah's daughter Sarah Francis was my great-grandmother and she's buried in Hemphill County, Texas. It was my pleasure to link her memorial to those of her parents and siblings.

I saw your stuff on Ancestry.com also, so I'm thinking you and I are related. I have never known much about the James family, probably because Sarah lived so far from the others. You can read a little of her story and see her picture on her memorial here or also on my Ancestry tree. I'd really appreciate any information you will share with me. You can reach me at dcsims16@hotmail.com. Hope to hear from you!
Added by Carolyn Baker Sims on Aug 30, 2011 8:21 AM
Peachy Pringle
RE: John Henry Reed - Arcola-Roseland
I don't remember a sign at the cemetery indicating who is in charge. Next time that I am there I will look for a sign. That failing, I will ask the librarian at the parish genealogy library next time that I am there. I understand that most cemetery associations won't release information to non-relatives, but perhaps I could get an address that you might write to.
So, next time that we are there, we will also keep our eyes open for the West family, also.
John Reed should have one of those nice thick marble federal veteran's tombstones. They hold up even in this climate.
I suspect that other local people have also tried to fulfill your request. If a request stays on the Tangipahoa list for more than 2 months, there is usually a good reason.
Louisiana does not have a climate that is good for the lungs.


Added by Peachy Pringle on Nov 19, 2010 4:25 PM
Peachy Pringle
John Henry Reed - Arcola-Roseland
My husband and I take pictures for people in the Arcola-Roseland, Tangipahoa, Louisiana Cemetery from time to time.
We have walked the whole cemetery a couple of times.
We have not found John Henry Reed.

The Cemetery is much larger than online records would indicate.
Most of it is in good shape, but some of the old stones under the trees are covered with moss and lichens - making them hard to read. Several rather large stones have fallen over on their faces.

The population of the cemetery is diverse - Yankee soldiers, Yankee carpetbaggers, CSA of course, people born in Europe.

Anyway, we have found no Reeds. Could you guess what people Mr. Reed might be buried near? We could look more aggressively in that area.

We might find him yet.
Peachy
Hammond, Louisiana

Added by Peachy Pringle on Nov 19, 2010 3:15 PM
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