I want to state clearly that anyone is free to use the photos that I take for any nonprofit purpose.
I enjoy genealogy. I consider myself fairly new at it. I was introduced in 2008 by a phone call, out of the blue, from a cousin I didn't know I had. She was researching our family and found me. We share a great grandfather. I was intrigued, and have been researching my family ever since. I find that I can spend all my time researching. There is no end to the information I want to know.
I research online. I was a computer person (I make my living as an author of computer books), before I started genealogy research. I had seen Find a Grave, but was focused elsewhere and didn't pay attention. Recently (May 2010), I stopped and really looked at Find A Grave. When I realized what it was, I became a fan. I had been meaning to photo a family grave at the local cemetery, so I took some photo requests with me. I discovered I enjoyed being in the cemetery. It is lovely and peaceful. The headstones are interesting. And my body appreciates moving more, rather than sitting in front of the computer all day. So, I created pages from photos I took at the local cemetery, but moved away before could photo the entire cemetery.
I enjoy several different aspects of this research. I enjoy the puzzle, of course. I enjoy sharing information. To me, an important part of the research is making it available to help others with their research. I also enjoy the community of genealogy, cousins, and Find A Grave.
I am quite serious about accuracy. I only enter facts that I am very sure about. If anyone finds errors, let me know, but be prepared to say why you believe my entry is in error. Also, I love to add information if someone offers good data. And, I have no problem with transferring a page to someone who is more closely related to the person, as long as that person appears to keep their memorials accurate and updated.
I also maintain a website providing my Russell family research at the URL below.
Genevieve Hogan Well Janet, now I'm really confused. I took photos today, and as you will see, she is sharing a crypt with a David Imus. Her nameplate shows Imus as part of her name. Do you know what the connection is?
J Carson Galle Thank you so very much for your help in locating and documenting the grave/headstone for Julia. We have just started our search for my husband's biological father's family. She is a part of it, just not sure how yet.
RE: Genevieve Hogan Oh that's okay, I don't need the actual documents, just an explanation to put in the bio section. I've had to do some unlinking lately, from people who needed to set me straight. A couple of times I have linked people with mismatching surnames, only to be told later that I was wrong! But I wasn't the one who was wrong, I just made the links, believing that the person who requested them must know more than me!
Richard & Pearl Noel Thank you for adding the Find A Grave memorial for my ancestral cousins and for now adding the headstone photo. I enjoyed reading your bio and visited your John Russell website. Your enthusiasm and generosity are appreciated. Sandi
Alma Zae Bortz, 15478654 Please see this entry for information on the 1st wife of Thomas Crago (147686794). According to the 1900 Census (Jefferson Co,PA, ED 73,Punxsutawney,no Pct. included, he was born in the Adrian Hospital in Punxsutawney, July 1885. Parents were Tom Crago,age 45, Single male, born in England, no mother listed. Thanks.D
Oakdale I wanted to thank you for what you do. I found the headstone of my sister who died before i was born Corinne Elaine Evans and im looking for my grandmother as well. Martha Golden. I plan on visiting the cemetary soon to see my family. Lori