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Mark A. Swafford (#47352096)
 member for 4 years, 16 days
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Bio Photo I became involved in this when I was off on medical leave. I enjoy it more than I thought I would. I do this mainly because I'm into pleasing people. I try to take care of picture requests for the Parsons, Ks. and surrounding cemeteries.I spend a lot of time walking the cemeteries and getting information and photos for the memorials. I do not believe I "own" the photographs I take nor do I feel I have a copyright on them! I just don't get that philosophy, but, like I said, everyone has their own thoughts on why they contribute to FAG. I do not volunteer to do this for "credit" in any form—I am doing it to help other genealogists as they search for their ancestor's final resting places. It is always absolutely fine with me if you use any and all photos I have taken for your ancestry.com trees or personal family trees and you do not need to give any credits to me. It has always been my idea that if we, as genealogists, do not share our discoveries and work as one big family, we are just making it harder to complete our own personal history books. As far as transfers, if you are a relative of any degree or just someone "special" to the deceased, I will gladly transfer unless they are also my own relative. I love everything historical and Find-A-Grave is a wonderful gift to us wanting to preserve history. Happy hunting! btw... I wanted to bring new attention to the virtual cemeteries that I have created. They are fellow class members of the 1970's Parsons High School USD503 Kansas

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Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Lou Wesley Grothusen
Mark, Thanks so much for the transfer of the above site. Lou's site is now coming alive with photos added. Thanks for creating the site. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 26, 2014 1:55 PM
Candy Westhoff
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thank you for your bio and for the fact that you consider your photos there for all to use. I share the same feelings about the photos but was recently "chewed out" by a member for using a photo I thought I had permission from him to use. And then he proceeded to tell me how much work he does to get these photos and wants the credit for it. Plus not to edit his photos without permission either. I enjoy getting photos for people and believe my photos to be there for anyone to use that would like to use them in their own memorials.

Thanks for your service!
Added by Candy Westhoff on Jul 25, 2014 8:03 AM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer and a big thank you
Hello again Mark,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Dora Ellen Elledge Winkleblack # 64136730
to my care. I have successfully connected her with parents, 2 spouses and children. As I receive more information, I will add it to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326

Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jun 29, 2014 5:50 PM
S. Movey
Flavia Adina Livick
Hi there! I was so surprised to see my great aunt, Flavia Adina Livick on here ! I thought she had died and was buried in another state !Thank you so much for getting a picture of her marker ! If it is possible, and if you are not related to her, could you please transfer her to me ! Her number is 86450273 . I would really appreciate it !! And if you are related, please let me know how. I have been trying to find her and her siblings but its been difficult !
Thank you so much !!!
Susan Movey
Added by S. Movey on Jun 05, 2014 10:34 AM
Dean Chapman
John L. Cribbett: Photo Request [Find A Grave Memorial# 127616813]
Mark,

Thank you so much for looking for John L. Cribbett's headstone. Trusting from your report that it is no longer there, I've removed the photo request. And I've made a note on Find A Grave Memorial# 127616813 that the headstone is missing.

Best regards!

Dean Chapman
Grover, MO
Added by Dean Chapman on May 05, 2014 9:21 AM
Betty
Dickerson Family Photos
Thank you so very much for ALL the headstone photos you contribute to Find A Grave.
Blessings, Betty
Added by Betty on May 05, 2014 5:55 AM
Helen Weaver
Sarah Margaret Towles
Thanks so much for adding the photo of Sarah Towles in the Franklin Cemetery. I was pleasantly surprised to see it!
Added by Helen Weaver on May 04, 2014 9:17 PM
John Amrhein
Josephs - Franklin Cemetery
Hi Mark,

I just wanted to say thank you for adding the photos of the Josephs in Franklin Cemetery, Labette, KS. Cyrus Joseph was my great-great-grandfather, who died at the age of 29. His daughter, my great-grandmother, died at age 96 just last year.

John Amrhein
North Canton, Ohio
Added by John Amrhein on Apr 21, 2014 8:41 AM
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Katie Hart Maser
Hi Mark, I think you fixed it...you had her linked to spouse and had him as a parent also, but appears to be OK now. thanks!
Added by genieresearcher on Mar 30, 2014 10:56 AM
sherjstone
Lyle Phillips
Thanks so much for taking the time to photograph his headstone.

Sherrill
Added by sherjstone on Mar 27, 2014 4:14 PM
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