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Laurel Luscher Manning (#47324737)
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I am just trying to help others find their ancestor's final resting place in hopes that someone will help me find all of mine.

I am currently working to photograph the stones in Portland Cemetery, Portland, Michigan. Please contact me if you want to use my photos.

I will do photo requests for nearby cemeteries if you can provide a lot number.

If I have created a memorial for your ancestor I will gladly transfer management.
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Thank you so very much for the fine STANLEY photography! Appreciate your time and effort in locating the site as well as the fulfillment of my request! Many thanks.
Added by ca on Jul 11, 2016 5:39 AM
Diane Whitney
George Whitney and Clara
Just wanted to say thank you for taking a great photo of both headstones together like you did. Your awesome.
Added by Diane Whitney on Jun 16, 2016 9:31 PM
Dennis Farrell - Portland
Laurel! I just noticed the memorial flower you left that said there was no marker found on the grave (blushing as it's only been almost 2 years)

Thank you for your efforts to find my 2nd great-grandfather. I will add the info to his bio.
Added by Cherie_in_OC on May 24, 2016 3:52 PM
Sharon Wood
Alberta Allen
Can not open the link to her obit.

Added by Sharon Wood on Feb 25, 2016 5:49 AM
Charles Courtnay
Hi Laurel, thanks for offering to transfer these records. The Courtnays are more shirttail relatives for me than you, so I'm comfortable leaving these records in your good care. Thanks for all you do to enhance Portland cemetery records. Best wishes, Linda
Added by LDR on Jan 12, 2016 2:44 PM
Charles Countnay

I will transfer mine to you, then you can do the edits and delete yours. Often spellings vary, so you may want to do a partial name search when checking. I am presently working on a cemetery having to search in several ways to make sure I do not create a duplicate. It is often the problem with all the mistakes in spelling in the transcription, not the person who has created the memorial.
Added by Scout on Jan 12, 2016 2:30 PM
Paula Carpenter
# 49868254 & # 49867994
I would appreciate your permission to use Frank and Maude's Headstone photo in my Ancestry Files

Thank you for all you do and your dedication to this project

Paula Carpenter
Trinity County
State of Jefferson
Added by Paula Carpenter on Dec 31, 2015 3:18 PM
Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
I was unable to fill these requests because the office lady is very unhelpful about locating graves. She hates a list so I have found it easiest for the individual who is requesting the photo to find out the location. I have an index of existing tombstones that some nice ladies did for the Bay County GENWEB but that's for the old St. Pats where most burials are from the early 1900s. Sorry!
Michael doesn't appear in the tombstone index.
Added by MaryK on Nov 02, 2015 11:39 AM
B. Darling
Alta Darling 105502444
Hello Laurel, In updating some of my records this morning I see that you had taken a photo and placed it on the subject memorial. This marker is not that of Alta Darling. The photo is of Ethadelia Mable Darling, 81725474, who is my Aunt and is buried next to her parents, Leroy & Bernice Darling who's stone is to the right of her marker. Thanking you in advance, Ben
Added by B. Darling on Oct 16, 2015 8:44 AM
Carol M.
RE: Samuel Downing
No, they are not the same cemetery.

I'm not sure where I got the information for his burial in Peter Hoover Cemetery. I would guess it was because I was there and saw it. BUT, if there is another memorial with a photo of his headstone, etc. at the George Washington Hoover Cemetery it could be he is buried there. I don't know what I would do. I think I would keep both memorials active until I found out for 100% sure where he is buried. IF the person who has the other memorial has actually been to the GW Hoover Cemetery and taken the photo themselves.....?????
I'm a "show me" kind of person and need proof that a person is there. Unfortunately the Randolph Co. genweb site does not have a transcription of the graves at either of these cemeteries. You can always try to contact the management of the cemeteries to see if they have a list of who is buried there before you do anything. Let me know out of curiosity.
Added by Carol M. on Sep 16, 2015 1:31 PM
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