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pkarchs (#47286217)
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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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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
Ronnie Miller
Memorial# 83423327
Hannah Morton/ Fuller/ Hathaway/ Joy

Isaac Hathaway describes her as "Hannah Fuller a widow her Maiden name was Hannah Morton"
Added by Ronnie Miller on Jun 26, 2015 8:00 PM
RE: Jane H Huntington Taylor (1900-1984) | Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
You're welcome... it was my pleasure!
Added by DebraLee on Jun 22, 2015 5:16 PM
General Mooers
I wrote Find a grave asking them to merge the two memorials. Thanks for letting me know.

Added by Saratoga on May 31, 2015 11:38 AM
Judith Yole Graham
RE: Samuel & Emmaline Pashley - Moss Street Cemetery | Hudson Falls, NY
Happy to help.
Added by Judith Yole Graham on May 26, 2015 5:25 AM
Samantha Cleveland
RE: Ephramin R. Akin (1827-1864) - Viewland Cemetery | Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., New York
You are very welcome, I'm glad you liked it!
Added by Samantha Cleveland on May 13, 2015 8:33 PM
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