As a newcomer to findagrave.com, I have found it very interesting and what a great way to remember loved ones. Look forward to memorializing as many of my relatives as I can.
It's kinda sad to walk through the cemeteries and see so many headstones with little or no inscription left, or the headstones have fallen over, are broken or completely gone. We need to record as much information as possible before it's gone forever.
I don't have a problem with you using any of the photos I take and post to your memorials for your other family history projects, just ask. If your going to use them for profit, then there is a problem.
It's amazing how a few people say that it's not about the number game when asked to have your relatives transfered to you and they refuse. If it's not so, then why don't they honor your request? I understood it's about helping others with their family history, but apparently that's no so !!!
When entering memorials, please check for correct dates and spelling of names to avoid creating duplicates...
Don't think of them as gone away their journey's just begun life holds so many facets this earth is only one
Just think of them as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years
Think of how they must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away
And think of them as living in the hearts of those they touched for nothing loved is ever lost and they were loved so much !!!!
Kayner family in Hoyer Hill Cem., Herkimer, NY I photographed all of Hoyer Hill Cemetery in 2015. I did not find any "Kayner" memorials. The 2 Kayners that you have shown photos for are actually entered at Highland Cemetery, Jordanville, NY, in a family plot. They may have been re-entered there from Hoyer Hill. However the major question I have, is related to a message you sent to Lorraine Bell about a 2nd Hoyer Hill (where you actually photographed your Kaynor name plate). "Hoyer Hill" historical cemetery is located at the end of Henderson Rd, off Hicks Rd and East of Rte 167, on top of Hoyer Hill. It is a well maintained cemetery. Yours sounds like one that may have been forgotten. If so, I would like to find it, so it can be documented in the historical records of the county. I am trying to photograph and document all of the older cemeteries in Herkimer Co. I live in Mohawk, NY. Please contact me directly at email@example.com Happy memorial quest, Chuck Gay
United Cemeteries There would be less confusion in some of these cemeteries would do as they did at the Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, WA. It started out as a public cemetery and there were so many sections in the cemetery that did not belong to the city, that then they finally combined the cemeteries. So now the cemetery is in sections by group. There is even a section in the cemetery where an epidemic claimed lots of lives and people could not afford to bury the deceased (many were babies). They have burial markers, but no names. The way the cemetery is laid out is quite unique and there are over 55,000 people buried there. We started photographing the cemetery years ago and then were asked to find gravestones in the cemetery. We finally went to the cemetery office to try to locate people. Way back when, some families would purchase cemetery plots for the whole family, however never told anyone they did that and therefore, family members chose other cemeteries for burial. One family had one plot and it has never been used, but we found out that if you can prove your relationship to that family, you can be buried in that cemetery plot. There is a Catholic Cemetery right next door to the Tahoma Cemetery, however, it has a separate entrance and is divided by hedge rows to keep the two divided. Sometime in the future, I would not be surprised if the cemeteries actually get combined, but they would probably just incorporate the cemeteries and make the Catholic burials a section within the main cemetery. It is too bad they don't do that with with Cascade Cemetery that so many people get confused about what that cemetery entails.
Hopefully, someone will do what is necessary within that community to settle the issue correctly.
Thomas Strang These cemeteries are confusing to say the least. Will you add the following information to his gravesite in the correct cemetery I have posted a photo and it appears that his wife is deceased too, so you can use the photo for her new page too. I have deleted them from the incorrect cemetery.
Birth: Dec. 31, 1926 Cascade Dubuque County Iowa, USA Death: Aug. 16, 2015 Cedar Rapids Linn County Iowa, USA [Edit Dates]
Korean Veteran [Edit Bio] Family links: [Edit] Spouse: Rosemary A. Vorwald Strang (1927 - 2010)
RE: Photos I am guessing that you are referring to when you have added a perfectly good picture of a tombstone, only to have someone else post a duplicate photo of the same quality to the memorial. If this is what you mean, then yes - isn't it lovely when they do that. I seem to have that problem quite often. I especially find it annoying when it's a relative's memorial and I have other pictures that I would like to add, but then don't have room because of their duplicate picture. And yet some of those members don't see this as inflating their numbers... go figure.
Martha Jane Rolston Miller headstone photo Hi, Thank you so much for the photos that you take, I am very interested in using this one , a member of my extended family on Ancestry.com. I always give credit to the photographer and you can tell me how you would like it worded if you like. If you decide you do not want me to use it please let me know, if I donít hear from you I will assume it is okay for me to use. Thanks again!
Adam Crim 147035472 Thank you so much for the tombstone photo. Paul Crim and Magdalena Lana Steele are my 6x great grandparents, and their daughter Maria Catherina Crim Casler is my line. Adam would be a 5x great uncle. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to photograph tombstones before they are lost forever.
pics I see the pictures on Crim cemetery, were those today? I'm kinda new at this and can't figure out which are some of the newer ones. If you have a memorial number that goes along with the pic. that would be great. It would be awesome if it has some clues to some of the long lost records I have. Great pics of the Crim's BTW-it's hard to get up there if they're haying (and I would never go there alone!)
RE: Hoyer Hoyer is awesome so I think you're thinking of the cemetery by my parent's land. That cemetery was maintained by my cousin until he had a massive stroke and could no longer upkeep it. My cousin and wife sold their farm so now I think it is probably in worse shape than ever. The DAR was going to try to save the remaining stones, sadly most are in the ground covered with earth or moved to the stone wall - so no telling which plot they belonged to. Thank God for LDS research, they have a lot of names of those buried there. It's know as the Jeremiah Marshall Farm Cemetery- but who knows how long since the Marshall's lived there. They haven't been around in the 100 years that my family owned that particular part of the farm acreage.