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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 related to me either directly or by marriage one or a few degrees removed. 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. I am no Richard Avedon; 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 of whom I know well. I strive to be accurate, scholarly and welcome corrections. I'm fine with the hypothetical memorial if it leads to real 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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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
Lisa Albanese
RE: Rev Isaac Thompson Whittemore (1824-1894) - Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
You're welcome... :)
Added by Lisa Albanese on Jul 05, 2014 1:51 PM
Carla Case
RE: William J. and Florence M. Kucera - Santa Barbara Cemetery
You very welcome.
Added by Carla Case on Jun 20, 2014 5:22 PM
Mary K
RE: Melvin Weston Rowell (1868-1965) Fairview Cemetery
Yes, I will do that now. Sorry for the delay. Life seems to get in the way of the things I enjoy! :-)
Added by Mary K on Jun 11, 2014 1:57 PM
Mary K
RE: Melvin Weston Rowell (1868-1965) Fairview Cemetery
You are very welcome. If you need more of the cemetery itself, just let me know. It is a beautiful view with a mix of old and new, overlooking a farmer's field and barn. I took quite a few photos last night. :-)

Added by Mary K on Jun 10, 2014 4:16 AM
Ruth Hundley
Blood family of Concord
I am working on collateral lines of the Concord Bloods and come down from Josiah and Mary Torrey Blood as 5th gr grandparens.
Would love to visit and share any relationships.
Please to write if you are interested,
Ruth in IL
Added by Ruth Hundley on Jun 05, 2014 7:45 PM
RE: Alfred Backstrom - Emily Jones POST SCRIPT
I have photographed all the stones at Riverside that I could find or dig out and am in the process of adding them to Find A Grave, 25 a day - have 4 sections left to add. I have labeled the remaining photos with the surname so they are searchable. Couldn't find any Backstrom or Beckstrom in the remaining photos. Let me know if you want me to look for any other surnames.

I'm not related to any of the people at Riverside, if you're related to anyone and want to manage their memorial just send me a transfer request.
Added by sleuthesthedead on May 10, 2014 10:17 AM
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