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pkarchs (#47286217)
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Bio Photo New York, New York

Nearly all memorials added or managed by me are family - either related to me directly or by marriage one or a few degrees removed. The vast majority I researched/discovered/visited/documented/linked beginning in 1994. Unless the subject is part of current research, I'm generally happy to transfer a memorial to anyone by chance more closely related than I am, regardless of generation and especially if they have further information and connections to add. By all means, if I have posted a photo of interest to you, please use it - no permission required, giving credit when practical and appropriate to do so.

I both request and transfer management because the most meaningful memorials on Find-A-Grave are created by many interested and dedicated volunteers working together. Put the memorial in the hands of the most knowledgeable - typically a direct relation with vested interest or a local enthusiast with invaluable insights. The "Family First policy of Four Generations" has become a failed excuse for the well-known few to maintain control and rack up "numbers" at the expense of expanding useful information for the majority and posterity. I respect those who labor long hours by groundwork and online to produce vast data on Find-A-Grave. By contrast, my emphasis is connectivity of the "relative" few I knew or have come to know well. I strive to be accurate, scholarly and welcome corrections. I'm fine with the hypothetical memorial as it often leads to real and unexpected discovery; this has happened for me countless times. Creative hypothesis can lead to real answers when and where least expected with the help of others.

I have a particular interest in design of all kinds - in this context: funerary, both graphic and literary. For this reason, I aspire to accurate transcriptions correct by line, case, font. In this way, Google picks up the verbiage thus becoming searchable. Few epitaphs are original and with even a few eroded words and partial phrases, the indecipherable becomes known. The best photograph (text unsearchable via Google) is not enough.

Finally, I prefer quality over quantity, recognizing that perfection takes time and you have to start somewhere.

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RE: Photos for Eleazer Huntington, III (1766-1830) - North Windham Cemetery
So sorry about the memorial page "issue"...what a nightmare for you!! I have put the original gravestone photos from #78574777 onto #28237725. I'll keep my opinion to myself but know I am impressed that you want to make another's created memorial page have the correct information...and then delete yours.

Let me know if you need any gravestone photos taken in eastern CT or need any research in the Hartford State Library.
Good luck with your genealogy,
Added by Sara on Feb 18, 2015 7:07 PM
RE: Duplicate: Eleazer Huntington (1766 - 1830) - North Winham Cemetery
I feel your pain. Sounds like a good plan. I am also a descendent through Edwin Eleazar Huntington, so we are (distantly) related.
Added by Steve on Feb 18, 2015 5:16 PM
Bobi DeVore
RE: Re: Joseph Bradford (1675-1747) - Raymond Hill Cemetery
Hey Philip,
So Joseph had no other siblings by his parents Sarah & William?, but half siblings, I had corrected my data, shame not knowing her maiden name, would like to work her lines, maybe some of the Griswold/Wiswall descendants may know, if any are working those lines.

The info of the Mayflower families were most helpful and am very grateful for them, Thank you.
Added by Bobi DeVore on Feb 18, 2015 11:57 AM
RE: Re: Edwin Eleazer Huntington, Memorial# 3951415
Thank you for reply.

I am not going to process the edit immediately, at least not this week. I want to proceed methodically on this because several people have contributed to Edwin's memorial and have relied on the family link connection already made.

You confirmed my suspicions re: 2008 vs. 2011. I have had that happen to me also.
Added by Janet on Feb 18, 2015 9:03 AM
Bobi DeVore
RE: Joseph Bradford (1675-1747) - Raymond Hill Cemetery
Thank you, I corrected in my data
Added by Bobi DeVore on Feb 17, 2015 4:39 PM
Edwin Eleazer Huntington, Memorial# 3951415
I am conflicted about what to do about an edit of Edwin Eleazer Huntington - Find A Grave Memorial# 3951415. Someone submitted a family link for his father (Find A Grave Memorial# 28237725). He alread has a father link submitted by you (Find A Grave Memorial# 78574777). Why are there two different memorials for Eleazer Huntington, III?
Added by Janet on Feb 17, 2015 3:19 PM
Tina Adams
RE: Lansing & Louisa M. Jones Bailey - Glenwood Cemetery
You are most welcome, it was our pleasure.


Added by Tina Adams on Jan 24, 2015 2:06 PM
Carla Case
RE: Moses Chase
I have removed the duplicate, thanks for pointing it out. Blessings
Added by Carla Case on Jan 17, 2015 3:46 AM
RE: Thomas Toole (1796-1865) - Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
Hi Philip
I took 3 x high resolution pics of the O'Toole/McQuade plot
Am happy to email them to you if you like
Added by Jeff on Jan 10, 2015 2:32 PM
RE: Charles Henry (1862-1931) and Catherine Ellis (1867-1939) Burcham - Rookwood Catholic Cemetery
Hi Philip
I have 6 x high resolution pics of the Burcham plot. Am happy to email these to you if you like
The inscription at the top of the stone reads UHS I'm not sure what this stands for
Added by Jeff on Jan 10, 2015 2:29 PM
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