Please do not add names to Oakwood Cemetery in Farmington, Oakland, Michigan. As the data manager for Oakwood, I have been asked to monitor that cemetery for the Library, genealogical society and the city. I have spent three years, and several thousand hours, researching the people buried in Oakwood. I have been to the cemetery 37 times and taken over 2000 pictures.
There are at least a dozen people who are listed on grave monuments in Oakwood who aren't actually buried there. Their memorials have been removed. The cemetery has been completely photographed and we know who is buried there. We are adding recent burials as they occur, so that we can keep our master list current.
Quaker Cemetery in Farmington, Michigan and East Farmington Cemetery in Farmington Hills, Michigan are also 100% documented and photographed. They are INACTIVE pioneer cemeteries.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please IGNORE the photographs on www.billiongraves.com for Oakwood, Quaker and East Farmington cemeteries. They just walk through a cemetery and take a picture of the grave markers. They do not research whether the person is actually buried there.
I have learned a very valuable lesson from this project. You can't just walk through a cemetery, take a picture of a grave monument and assume that the person is buried there. It must be researched!
Also, PLEASE DO NOT COPY MY PHOTOGRAPHS and use them on other websites, especially www.ancestry.com. I spend a lot of time locating the graves, and uncovering and cleaning the gravestones before photographing them.
After six years, and thousands of hours on research and walking cemeteries, I am cutting back on my Find A Grave work because I am weary of, and disgusted with, a few people who I have been forced to work with who are rude, inconsiderate and uncooperative. It is unfortunate that a few people can ruin an otherwise good experience.
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