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Timeless (#47075095)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 15 days
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A little ring Encompasses our lives And many generations Link the rings of theirs, Thus forming a chain That is without end. -Goethe

I've opened my "messages" back up. This doesn't entitle anyone to be disrespectful, which is why I closed it. If it happens, your message will go directly to FAG Administrator's. The message feature will be closed.

Walking the cemeteries, learning the history of those who have passed & making connections gives one a sense of accomplishment. I love every moment. One of my objective's is to compile Mound Cemetery with photo's & biographies. I've transcribed Mound for many years. I also transcribe Gardner in Pike Co., Harmon in Scioto, Blanton Branch in Johnson Co., KY, as well as other cemeteries in Clark, Green, Highland, Pike, Ross, Scioto & Johnson Co.. KY. I have family in many of these. I've taken pictures of headstone's, gone back a few years later & couldn't make them out. The elements are hard on the old one's. I'm not in this for the numbers game, whatever that is. How can anyone judge if someone is doing that or not? No one knows another's circumstances. I'm in this because Genealogy is my passion. It has been for 36 years and will be until someone is taking a picture of my stone.

Please don't post obituaries/bio's to flower/note section or correct me there. Edit & send. I will make the changes. If not I create a new memorial without the info posted to the p/n section. Send as many as you want. I'm glad to do this. Credit is always given. I'm also very glad to transfer if the request is reasonable. Once someone wanted transfers of over 30 graves. I couldn't believe it. I have a strong belief family should manage family, whether it's a recent death or someone four generations past. I also follow FAG rules by omitting the living from obituaries & not posting pictures I did not take. In the past I have done this before I realized the rule. I'm slowly removing the living & pictures from obituaries I previously posted.

Feel free to upload your photo's or certificate's. They are very much welcome. I value anything that shows history of the deceased.

If I've created a duplicate, "duplicate" is all that's required by FAG. I add duplicate #, date originated & by who. I'm more than glad to remove duplicates. It's never done intentionally.

I also try to never post the living. Because a stone has two names, does not mean both are deceased. Someone made a memorial for one of my "very alive" cousins. The spouse had passed but not my cousin. This is also against FAG policy.

Lastly, a member once told me FAG thought the memorials should open like a book. I agree. It can't if you don't link the families. They should be linked in death as they were in life.

Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient road
On which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
My soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
That ends the same as mine.
by Curtis Woods
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Blanton Branch (57)
Gardner Cemetery (14)
Harmon Cemetery (10)
Mound Cemetery (37)
Messages left for Timeless (149)[Leave Message]
Greetings, You have taken some great photos of some of my family members headstones. I was checking to see if I could use these (with proper attribution) to my tree on My family is greatly appreciative of the work you have completed in this preservation work. Best Regards, Nick
Added by openmemories on Aug 30, 2014 11:28 PM
Dean & Peggy Shoemaker
Vera Eileen Rapp Billing
Vera Eileen Rapp Billing would transfer this to me please. She was my ant my mother sister.
Added by Dean & Peggy Shoemaker on Aug 30, 2014 9:06 AM
RE: James Mannon
Thanks! Sorry I was not more clear on my request. I have him transferred to the right cemetery.
Added by Carl on Aug 27, 2014 10:36 PM
Julane Crabtree
RE: Use of photos
Thank you so much!
Added by Julane Crabtree on Aug 26, 2014 9:55 AM
Julane Crabtree
Use of photos
What is your policy for the use of your photos? I want to use them in my Family Tree program and, perhaps, for use with some family history. None of these are sold publications but are for family use only. Do I need to ask you for permission for this use for each individual picture? Or would you grant me permission for this use of your photos?

I really appreciate all the work you have done. I live in Missouri and only get back to Ohio once a year so these are a welcome addition to my research.

Thanks again and I await your reply:
Julane Crabtree
Added by Julane Crabtree on Aug 25, 2014 4:16 PM
Joan Bartz
Thank you!
Thanks for making all those edits I've sent. You really keep on top of things!
Added by Joan Bartz on Aug 25, 2014 2:59 AM
Thank you
Thank you for your work and for including the graves of Rex Atris Collins (died in Ohio), a relative i recently found i had, and his wife, Jo

b collins shafer
Added by BetsPix on Aug 24, 2014 4:43 PM
Eva L Byers Brown 13032708
Thanks so much for grave photos..and your support of Find a Grave..Harry
Added by Harry on Aug 24, 2014 3:07 AM
Joan Bartz
Hester infants
Thanks for creating both memorials.
Added by Joan Bartz on Aug 24, 2014 1:46 AM
John Blakemore Sellers
Lucy Ellen Bryson
Thanks for the edits. She has been laid to rest with her brother and was not her husband. Keep up your undying efforts to bring the forgotten into the light for future generations.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Aug 23, 2014 9:33 PM
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