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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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RE: Duplicate photos
That's my next step. I like this transcribe thing but the old way of looking the name up and adding was better.

By the way, you do take great pictures of the headstones. In the headstones that are out there for anyone to transcribe people take such awful angled pictures that it's hard to read, especially on ones from the 1800's.
Added by Sica on Oct 23, 2014 6:50 AM
Martha Royals Swanner
Crane Family
Thanks again for transferring the other Crane family members, George W. Crane, wife Amanda Bell and James L. Crane and wife, Dosha Ann Holmes Crane, my grandmother's sister. It was very kind of you.
Added by Martha Royals Swanner on Oct 22, 2014 8:51 PM
Martha Royals Swanner
James Arthur Crane and wife, Elizabeth Lorine Robertson
Thank you so much for the transfers of James A. Crane and Elizabeth Lorine Robertson Crane and for the additions that you provided!

Added by Martha Royals Swanner on Oct 22, 2014 8:38 PM
M Holmes
Thank you so much!
Thank you for the Gregory Lindsay photo!
Added by M Holmes on Oct 17, 2014 10:35 PM
Bryan K
RE: 121064375
Thank you so very much
Added by Bryan K on Oct 14, 2014 2:53 PM
Bryan K
Was there a headstone for Samuel Holt?
Added by Bryan K on Oct 13, 2014 2:45 PM
Jeanne Rollberg
Gustof Bjorkander, Greenwood Cemetery
Hello! It was good to see the information for one of my great-great-great uncles, Gustof Bjorkander. I have additional information about him and would like to add it to his memorial, but am uncertain of how to do that. Thanks so much.
Added by Jeanne Rollberg on Oct 11, 2014 6:50 PM
P Osborne
A. Byrd # 106999058
Thank you for this information. Could you please transfer management of A. Byrd to me? He was my 2nd Great Grandfather.
Thank you for all your hard work.
Patsy Byrd Osborne
Added by P Osborne on Oct 04, 2014 4:10 PM
Tony Bell
RE: Marvell
Glad to do it!

Added by Tony Bell on Sep 28, 2014 1:59 PM
Grave photo
Thanks very much for taking the time to photograph the requested grave for me.
Added by amc163 on Sep 27, 2014 5:53 AM
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