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Bob Wilson (#47266046)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 28 days
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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 -- sometimes 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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Gerard Brownstone
RE: Joseph LaMay grave photo
Your Very Welcome !
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Aug 16, 2016 5:59 AM
Robert Worden
RE: Russell & Elvira Enos grave photos
Glad I could help
Added by Robert Worden on Aug 08, 2016 6:22 PM
Robert Dogan
RE: Charles LaMay grave photo
Mr. Wilson,

I visited Arlington National Cemetery this morning to fulfill an number of photo requests.

The head stones on either side of Pvt LaMay's plot have been replaced at least once and are inscribed with the corresponding plot number. Based on those markers I am certain I photographed the correct plot. I do believe the plot I photographed and posted on Pvt LaMay's memorial page is in fact the resting place of Pvt LaMay. However, I believe marker does not have the correct spelling of the last name. To me the spelling on the marker looks to be: "C.CAMAY"

Several years ago I visited each grave at Arlington National Cemetery that shared my last name. I found a civil war grave site with a slightly different spelling. I contacted the administration offices and brought it to their attention. I assumed the spelling on the marker was correct and a data enter error was made when the database was populated. Several months later I was contacted and advised the database was correct but the spelling on the marker was incorrect and a new marker would be order and installed.

Please examine the photos I posted to see if the spelling appears to be correct. You are also welcome to contact me at 703-271-6262 if you have questions.

Yours truly,
Robert Dogan

Added by Robert Dogan on Aug 02, 2016 6:15 PM
Carolyn Arntson
RE: Ida Miller
Don't worry we'll keep moving forward:) So often people take what's on the 'air waves' as the gospel only to find its NOT true. We'll see what we can do!!

Added by Carolyn Arntson on Aug 02, 2016 5:40 PM
Carolyn Arntson
RE: Ida Miller
I'll keep at it Bob. IF for some reason it slips past me - remind me! I've sent a request for deeper research to the staff. The records just didn't make sense to me when I did the work so they can try and we'll see what comes of it.

Did you contact Orion to see what they "know"

I am the only one taking photos at PMM and have been for several years. I'll go look at the memorial and see what it says - perhaps that will help us too (jiggle my brain:)

I'll relook next Monday and take copies this time so I can be 100% with you.

Added by Carolyn Arntson on Aug 02, 2016 1:32 PM
Carolyn Arntson
Ida Miller
I am having difficulty locating Ida. She is, supposedly, in a niche with "Porter" individuals (3 of them) BUT I see no urn for her nor are any engraved with her name - that I can see. I have requested that the staff do further research up to and perhaps opening the niche to see if another urn is behind or whether documentation may be found that shows her ashes were placed in with one of the Porters. On Find A Grave you can NOT see the notes and I didn't have the information when I was at the Mausoleum about Ida's husband. I will go back armed with that name and see if, perhaps, a change was made for some reason and she is in his niche.
Added by Carolyn Arntson on Aug 02, 2016 7:34 AM
RE: Northrop clan at Lysander cemetery
You're welcome!
Added by originseeker on Jul 26, 2016 2:39 PM
Joyce Hooper
RE: Elizabeth Daniels grave photo
You're welcome
Added by Joyce Hooper on Jul 24, 2016 6:54 PM
Joaney Roberts
RE: William Smelser grave photo
Just read your Bio and I want to add an *AMEN*.
Added by Joaney Roberts on Jul 21, 2016 12:43 PM
Joaney Roberts
RE: William Smelser grave photo
You are welcome. I also linked his wife Valeria to his site. It can take a day or two to get posted.
Hapyy Family History-ing. Joaney
Added by Joaney Roberts on Jul 21, 2016 11:47 AM
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