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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 - related either 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 answers; this has happened for me countless times. With the help of others, creative hypothesis becomes discovery when and where least expected.

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. By means of text transcriptions, Google scans the verbiage and only then does it become searchable on the internet. 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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Cate Daley
RE: Francis A. Northway (1831-1900) and Maria Graff (1807-1891) - Oak Hill Cemetery | Lawrence, KS
You're very welcome. I'm glad I was able to help!
Best wishes, Cate
Added by Cate Daley on Sep 27, 2015 2:04 PM
Franziska Koether
Thank you for the suggestions to add to this memorial. As a genealogist I do not add information I have not verified and, unfortunately, I do not have time to do the necessary research. If you are related to this individual I would be happy to transfer management of the memorial to you.
Added by MVJacobs on Aug 20, 2015 8:19 PM
Thomas Dunne
Georgenia Andrews Todd Moore
Yes, I found the stone in Section 16, lot 28 which is the lot of her son Dr Charles H Moore, anyway I believe it is her son. I did check lot 48, the Todd lot again, but I did not find a marker for her, only information for Henrietta A Todd on the main stone.
Added by Thomas Dunne on Aug 15, 2015 1:55 PM
Bob Couch
RE: Tunis Wright (1795-1817) Pioneer Cemetery | Ontario Co., NY
I would like to hear more of your theory(ies) re: Tunis Wright's (1795-1817)heritage. As you wrote, there is much speculation and not much evidence re: his parents, etc...

Thank you,
Bob Couch (,
Portland, OR, USA
Added by Bob Couch on Aug 09, 2015 7:44 PM
RE: Hannah Graff (1787-1861) -- Forest Lawn Cemetery | Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Very happy to help you out!! Best of luck in your research!
Added by Candy on Aug 03, 2015 5:22 AM
Luella Hinrichsen
RE: Sarah M Northway Braden (aka Mrs Clark Braden) | Pawnee City Cemetery, Pawnee City, NE
Phillip, I actually found Clark Braden, but had no way of knowing this was the right one, so happy to link her! You have your detective work cut out for you, so many of these lone graves with hardly any information. Check out #78671361, mystery! Thanks for all your work, what a blessing! Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Jul 27, 2015 6:47 AM
Luella Hinrichsen
Sarah Braden
So happy to be able to add her information, thank you so much! I'd be happy to transfer her if you are family! Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Jul 26, 2015 8:59 PM
Grace Carter Find A Grave Memorial# 62228287
I am not related to the Carters in the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Then are you interested in having them transferred to you?
Added by Robin on Jul 23, 2015 9:10 AM
Marie Bonafonte
Susan VanWyck Andrews
Thank you for additional information so that it was easy to make the corrections you asked. That request has now been completed. I've changed last name to Andrews and her middle name to VanWyck and removed any maiden name since you noted she never married.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Jul 06, 2015 3:52 PM
Ronnie Miller
RE: Memorial # 83423327
Hello Philip,

I sent you on private e-mail additional information. About Lothrop Fuller, I can not at this time proof he is the correct first husband of Hannah Morton. I found him on some old family trees online other than Ancestry and have been using him as a "place holder" for now. Perhaps I should remove the first name as I dislike sending someone down a bad path?

Onward we travel,

Added by Ronnie Miller on Jun 27, 2015 5:46 PM
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