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Bob Wilson (#47266046)
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Bio Photo Find a Grave has been a great resource for freely sharing information among researchers. I am rather concerned that will figure out a way to screw it all up like they have with RootsWeb. I would like to think that they learned their lesson from all the negative publicity they received in that earlier takeover, but they are so focused on the Almighty Dollar that it's hard to predict -- their corporate greed overwhelms both their common sense and common decency. If they begin to charge or otherwise restrict access (mandatory registration or tracking cookies) in order to view the photos and data that have been freely donated by millions of volunteers, I know that I will immediately delete any of the items that I still have control over.

You may freely use any of the grave photos which I have taken for any legal purpose. The other items (personal photos, obits and other documents) may have copyright restrictions of which I am unaware, so use your own best judgement on those.
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Bob McLellan
Elizabeth Skinner
Thank you very much for the transfer of Elizabeth.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jun 28, 2015 8:20 AM
Judi Armstrong-Skyles
McKnight Photos
Sorry Bob, but the stones are very worn and hard to read. Judi
Added by Judi Armstrong-Skyles on Jun 25, 2015 6:38 PM
Jane Ann Wilson Stimson
Thank You for the update for Jane, again it is appreciated, Regards Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Jun 18, 2015 4:25 AM
Frank Stimson
Thank You for the update for Frank and the wonderful photos of the Stimson Family, it is appreciated, Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on Jun 16, 2015 1:16 AM
RE: Harney County Death Certificates
I added the death certificate for Martha. The Harney County death certificates aren't on line that I know of. I just have the CD Diana so graciously sent me.
Added by Scotvik on Jun 12, 2015 4:41 PM
Marjorie Triplett
RE: Mary Robins photo request
Wow, you're a busy man! I know people appreciate all your hard work too.

I've started the process of entering in the interments line by line. I know this will make it MUCH easier to locate people. When I'm finished I'll set the caretakers up with a printed list by last name/first name and by death date, which will include just vital info and will reference the page and line number of each person so they can find them in the original book, if they need/want more info.They admitted they're not computer savvy, so having a paper copy too will be less stressful for them. We'll also make note of who has a headstone, etc. The next project will be to make a plot map linked to each burial. They have one but the pages are so old they're falling apart.

They're a very sweet older couple and I'm really enjoying visiting with them, as well as helping them (everyone) out.

Keep up the good work and enjoy this lovely weather (cooler is definitely better).

Added by Marjorie Triplett on Jun 12, 2015 10:44 AM
Marjorie Triplett
RE: Mary Robins photo request
Hi Bob,

It's no trouble. I'm on hiatus for a month (I LOVE my job) so I have time to kill. I was able to find Robert and what appeared to be a daughter Fanny, that died the same year as Robert and was age 20. Her stone was right next to Robert's. (I took a picture.)Then in the same row but quite a distance away I found Etta (which I had remembered seeing) with Winwood to her left and Thomas R. Robins 1909-1911 to her right. (I took a picture of it too.) I'm assuming that was their young son since her headstone said "mother". I still couldn't find Mary though.

I discovered why it's been SO difficult to find folks there through the caretaker. He's very nice and easy to work with but the records are difficult, at best. I've offered to volunteer my time to transcribe their internment book (47 pages) and put it into an excel doc so it can be sorted by year, name, plot, etc. The internment dates weren't in order. You'd find several for the same year, then it jumps ahead 20 years, then back down 12, etc. The caretaker has to go through each listing individually and he knows that some folks are missing. Once I've done that we'll plot things out and make note of who has legible headstones, illegible and missing/none. He's making copies for me to work from. I should have those in the next day or so.

That should help everyone in the long run.

I'll keep you posted if I run across Mary's internment record via the book so perhaps I'll know what plot she's in and can give you a more definitive answer as to her headstone location.

Happy Wednesday!

Added by Marjorie Triplett on Jun 10, 2015 7:34 PM
Marjorie Triplett
RE: Mary Robins photo request
Hello again Bob,

I took pictures of the headstones from those memorial numbers you supplied, for her husband and son AND of Etta Cave - which I remember seeing, I just don't know where exactly. I can go back with them and see if I can locate them and possibly find Mary. Hopefully she would be somewhere near them.

I can also ask the gentlemen there if he recognizes the stones. He does the groundskeeping too, so maybe he'll be able to aim me in the right direction.

I'll go this morning - while it's still coolish. I'll let you know what I find.

Fingers crossed.

Added by Marjorie Triplett on Jun 10, 2015 10:38 AM
sue sullivan
RE: Betsey Whitlock grave photo
found a nancy in census put info on mem0rial-let me know if its wrong
Added by sue sullivan on Jun 10, 2015 8:05 AM
sue sullivan
RE: Betsey Whitlock grave photo
what was the name?
Added by sue sullivan on Jun 09, 2015 12:07 PM
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