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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 with the help of others.

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

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Reg Thompson

Mercy Freeman Knowles burial is removed from the cemetery.


Reg Thompson
Added by Reg Thompson on Aug 24, 2014 1:16 PM
George Harger
Blandford Duplicates
Just saw Donna's response to you concerning the burial location of Captain David Hamilton. I will get the duplicate memorial resolved. I have quite a few in process, and some take a while as some contributors have gone inactive. I will be in Blandford in about a month from AZ.
Added by George Harger on Aug 23, 2014 8:48 PM
George Harger
Bandford Duplicates
If you are still interested, Blandford cemeteries have many posting errors. Blandford Cemetery (the oldest) is at the bottom of the hill in center of town. Hill Cemetery is just up the Hill on NORTH STREET. To further confuse, NORTH Blandford Cemetery is on Blair Road. I am trying to unravel some of the duplicates, and have put Captain David Hamilton on my list. One contributor puts the same people in both cemeteries and refuses to answer any questions or do any edit suggestions. Take Care.
Added by George Harger on Aug 23, 2014 8:42 PM
I'll check later today; I've been traveling for the last few weeks for work. Clio
Added by clio on Aug 07, 2014 7:14 AM
P Welch
RE: Maria Antoinette Smith Carter (1836-1865) - North Village Cemetery
Thanks for letting me know about the duplicates. Don't know how I missed that one. I hate duplicates.
Added by P Welch on Aug 04, 2014 3:40 PM
Terry Goodwin
RE: Carter Memorials - Riverside Cemetery, Pleasant Valley
You are quite welcome for the photos and my thanks for your kind words.
I have sent along an email, with attachment regarding the Carters, et al., at Pleasant Valley.
Added by Terry Goodwin on Jul 30, 2014 8:03 AM
RE: Keyes and Huntington: Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Home did not pull the lot card for the Keyes lot. If you email Nely nelsisg@foresthomecemetery(dot)com maybe she can email it to you. You can only ask for up to two names, though.

They still have a lot of burials that have not been transferred into their computer database. Sometimes if you call in and ask for a location, if there is no listing in the computer, they may mistakenly tell you there is no record of the burial. But they have a vault of information still there, just not on file yet. If it has been a while since you asked about Charles Palmer Huntington Jr, they may have more info now.

In Section 34, there are quite a few unmarked graves along the roadside. You can see the second row has quite a few markers, in comparison. Although I wasn't looking for Huntington, I don't recall seeing that surname.

Good luck in your search!
Added by emj on Jul 13, 2014 6:05 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Nice. . . .
Thank you!
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 11, 2014 3:42 PM
Chris Wogaman
RE: Helen Estelle Huntington Sawyer (1878-1949) - Lakewood Cemetery
A pleasure, Philip. I also added a photograph for Helen's husband, Charles Walter Sawyer. Best wishes in your research.

Chris in Minneapolis
Added by Chris Wogaman on Jul 11, 2014 6:47 AM
The rest of the family is still on my memory card. I believe there are 4 more Arnots awaiting. Clio
Added by clio on Jul 11, 2014 5:47 AM
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