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Find a Grave's Naming Convention:
!! If the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio.
!! Do not use any other punctuation within any Name Field, unless a hyphen or an apostrophe is part of the name.
!! A "nickname" is DIFFERENT from the real name (first or middle) and the system provides the quotes.
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank); the maiden name is automatically italicized and is only used if the individual was married and took the spouse's last name as their new last name. If the deceased was never married, then the last name is placed in the "Last Name" field, NOT in the "Maiden Name" field.
I developed an interest in genealogy after a family reunion—it started with just my family, and now extends beyond. In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined spending so much time in cemeteries photographing headstones throughout Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.
Thank you to those of you who have submitted edit requests. Your time and effort is truly appreciated.
My personal plea to photo volunteers. Photograph with a quality camera that would produce a nice, clear image. Photograph the entire monument (not just the engraving or plaque), marker, crypt or niche (avoid over cropping). It's okay to gently sweep off debris. I realize not all markers have weathered well, and some are covered with lichen, so do your best to get a good photo suitable for posting.
If you submit a valid edit request and it's declined, don't worry, it doesn't end there. Forward your declined edit request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be reviewed by Admin.
Find a Grave's Quick Tips (helpful to NEW users):
• Uploading photos
• Memorial naming conventions
• Suggest a correction (SAC) via the edit tab
• About duplicates
• Transferring memorials (Transfer requests will be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.)
• Women married more than once
• No posting of obituaries
• Virtual flowers (NO biographical info)
Abbreviations & Acronyms
Beta County Mapper
California Death Index (1940-1997)
California Digital Collection
Calvary and Holy Cross Cemetery Register
Find a County
Military Grave Finder
San Francisco Colma Cemetery
Wall of Faces
Photos I post to Find a Grave are photos that I have taken myself (except family photos or those I have stated were courtesy of someone else) therefore, if you would like to use one of my photos please ask.
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