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MixedStock (#47168536)
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Bio Photo I am a volunteer photographer for Find-A-Grave. Feel free to copy my photos (unedited and uncropped, please) for use on other websites like All I ask is that you attach the following credit so others know the original source and can contact me if needed:

by MixedStock at Find-A-Grave. Photo used by permission.

I manage many memorials outside of my family and am happy to transfer per the rules or make changes and corrections. Please send your source along with corrections. I've had people submit corrections on my own relatives that I knew for a fact was wrong. So please, supply your sources. As the saying goes, if you don't have a source it is "mythology," not "genealogy!"

I also do not add missing birth dates to memorials by subtracting the age of a person given on a stone (e.g., 72 yrs., 6 mos. & 14 ds) from the year of death that is engraved on the stone. My own research has confirmed that frequently the given death year or the person's age on the stone is wrong, and, therefore, the calculated birthdate will also be wrong. So if the stone does not give a birth date or year, I don't add one without corroborating documentation that references the actual birth date. Yep. It's a pet peeve.

As for my personal genealogy research, I am just traveling this very interesting road and uncovering the roots of ancestors who left few records in their wake. If I can help someone make that connection I am happy to do so!
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Weldon Collins
Highland Cemetery
Thanks for the headstone photo of David bradley this helps me and others on family researches and I do appriciate it. I will pay it forward.
Added by Weldon Collins on Oct 07, 2015 9:43 AM
Ross Headstone
Thank you so much for the photo. Jennifer Ross was one of my best friends.
Added by Kathy on Oct 06, 2015 6:07 AM
Carol Corrao
Rob Owens
Thank you so much for the lovely photos! They're both beautiful!
Added by Carol Corrao on Oct 05, 2015 6:27 PM
jeff cox
RE: Isaac Gray family
Thanks so much. I figured Elizabeth was buried there but Alfred had fallen into the "whatever happened to" category.

If you wish to transfer, I will happily accept.

Thanks again for taking the time to go out there and taking the pics.

- Jeff
Added by jeff cox on Sep 27, 2015 4:00 AM
Martha Moomey
John Maegle

Hey there,

First let me say I love the work that you have done. Im not sure but l will place a link here

This says that Martha's father was John Maegle so wouldnt you link the two?

If you ever have a minute to stop in accross from Highland Mon-Fri 9-5 please stop in this is Martha Arnet Moomey from Arnets

I have been playng around on find a grave having fun......

Would really like to pick your brain a little bit.

Thank you
With Sincerest Blessings
Martha Arnet Moomey
Added by Martha Moomey on Sep 16, 2015 1:58 PM
Michael Christiaens
memorial for William Van Dorn/Van Doren in Forest Hill Cemetery
In a message you recently sent me:
I just realized this is a duplicate of an earlier memorial that was created under the correct spelling of the last name, Van Doren. I sent you a couple of corrections that you can ignore since you will be deleting the duplicate. Thanks!

I don't understand. In checking burials in Forest Hill, there is only one memorial for William Van Dorn -- the one I created, and no others under the spelling you note. Please explain.
Added by Michael Christiaens on Sep 14, 2015 4:02 PM
Gail Fishman
RE: Royal Copeland
Oh, no problem. I know from my own research that you can't trust the dates on the tombstone or the census records either. Royal is not one of my Copelands because they came over from Ireland around 1803. But I looked for a census record for Royal. You'll see that the census taker spelled his name incorrectly (also a frequent error).

This is from the 1860 census on

Name: Rial [Royal Copeland]

Age: 69

Birth Year: abt 1791

Gender: Male

Birth Place: New Hampshire

Home in 1860:
Webster, Washtenaw, Michigan

Post Office: Webster

Family Number: 281

Value of Real Estate: View image

Household Members:



Rial Copeland 69
Alice Copeland 63
Thomas Bain 53

Maybe you could add that information in a bio? Royal's occupation is, of course, farming, and Thomas Bain is listed as a laborer (born in Canada). Alice Copeland was born in Maine.
Added by Gail Fishman on Sep 12, 2015 2:06 PM
Gail Fishman
RE: Royal Copeland
Hi, I Have no documentation. But if he died in 1861 and he was 70 years old, I subtracted 70 from 1861 and came up with 1791 for his birth year.
Added by Gail Fishman on Sep 12, 2015 5:57 AM
Annette Graham
Thank you!
I deeply appreciate you taking the time to go and take the pictures of Leafy's and John's headstone. Thank you so much.
Added by Annette Graham on Sep 03, 2015 8:11 AM
Betty and Walter Gessert headstones
Thank you so much for taking these great photos of family markers. It is deeply appreciated! :-)
Added by Phyllis on Aug 30, 2015 12:35 PM
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