|G Giebner (#47161525)|
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I once read that memories are essential to our life; they define us. I believe that. These memorials on Find A Grave are memories, if not to me, then they are to someone. Those that went before us deserve to be remembered, respectfully, lovingly…but especially never forgotten. Just for a minute, try swapping places with one of them in your mind and see if you don't agree. Even the tiny babies, too often un-named, deserve their place alongside all the others. They were people, too.|
I treat each of these memorials as one of my own family and I find pleasure in being able to link mama & papa to each other, to their children, and children to their parents; even grandparents if they are there, too. And not simply posting a name with a couple of dates, no photo, and moving on like so many do…and then post photo requests for someone else to complete the job. If one takes the time to look and see whom you are posting and photographing, often there is a story, sometimes a sad story, to be read in the tombstones. Over here is the husband, next to him is the young wife gone at age 21, buried next to 2 or 3 babies, then sometimes another wife and another infant or two – how can anyone not take the time to link this family together? I feel that it's my responsibility to tell as much of their story as I can decipher. I have even been known to look up death certificates in order to help link individuals. Yes, that takes time but I believe that "quality" is infinitely better than "quantity" in this endeavor. I enjoy doing this.
Someone wrote that Find A Grave is not a genealogy web-site. I couldn't disagree more. Should my efforts help someone, anyone, find some of their family members or ancestors, then my work is well worth it.
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|Kent||RE: L Langford memorial @ St. Marks Luth./Fairfld Cnty, SC|
Oh ok. I was wondering about that. Thank you for letting me know.
Added by Kent on Feb 10, 2014 11:51 AM
|Ollie Toporcer||Samuel McCants|
Please note that I believe you have attached the wrong photo to #108477908. The headstone does not appear to be that of Samuel McCants.
Thank you for all you have done for Findagrave.
|Diana Cannon||Elizabeth Martin|
I tried to send you an email and it was returned. I have a question about your Martin family tree. Would you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks..Diana
|diane elkins||james family|
I want to thank you for adding the James family to find-a-grave. I had heard the James cemetery was too grown up and hard to find. I knew I had family members buried there. D.T. (David Thomas James) is my great-grandfather and his wife if Frances "Fanny" Kesiah Colvin James. I am assuming the 9 you posted are the only James family buried there. I have not been able to find where Paul Woodward James was buried. He is the husband of Minnie James buried there.
|Sharon Smith||Yongue Burying ground|
Thanks so much for the Yongue gravestone photos & thanks for being a volunteer for Find a Grave!
|Debby Van Sant||Ruff Chapel-Ridgeway|
Green, checked behind you found W. E. Parker left off please add photo. I added . Thanks Debby Van Sant Fairfield Genealogy Society
|W. C. Daniel||RE: Wiley Coleman Cemetery|
I did not enter cemetery - only graves. Cannot alter.
|Kelly Jane O||RE: Tom Carroll, Potters Field - obit|
when the obit was printed. I thought if someone was looking for him they may be interested to know there was an obit.
|Robin Arvickson||Grave of John Pegg|
I live in Erie, PA and am working on a second volume of grave locations for veterans of the War of 1812. I would like your permission to use the picture you posted of John Pegg's grave in this compilation. I will cite you as the source, but I need your first name.
I can be reached through this forum or by e-mail at email@example.com.
|Anonymous||William & Sarah Robinson|
Thanks so much for William & Sarah Robinson transfers.
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