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mjshistory (#47447356)
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Bio Photo Retired and loving it. Enjoy old cemeteries and photographing the markers. Photography of the markers is my primary focus.

I prefer going out and photographing markers instead of dealing with fraudulent memorials with unverified information and subsequent bogus family links. Please help by refraining from creating bogus memorials and requesting links when you have little or no PRIMARY evidence of a burial.

Requests to link families will be denied if I have no verification of accuracy.

Requests to add links with Burial unknowns in ANY form will be denied, per Find a Grave Policy. Disguising a Burial Unknown to look 'legitimate' usually is very evident and will be reported to management. Adding 'guesses' as to dates, cemeteries and location of deaths is fraud. If the burial is not a KNOWN BURIAL identified with an actual death date, it IS a Burial Unknown.

Adding family links without adequate research and documentation tends to create MULTIPLE errors that require hours of work to remove, if they get corrected at all. It is the responsibility of the requestor to do the research, not the memorial manager who did the photos.

A denial is not personal rejection of you. Accept it and move on.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their hours, photos, research and help to others seeking their missing family and friends.
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deanna french
Chippewa Co, John Mehan;Civil War Vet
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our "old soldiers". May I use the photo that you contributed to John Mehan's Find A Grave memorial, to post on the Vt. Civil War site? (

You will be credited for this.
Thank you for your consideration.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 26, 2016 7:00 PM
Albert Fricke
Thank you for the marker photo and for the heads up! Much appreciated!!
Added by Oscar on Aug 26, 2016 9:23 AM
Mary Fisher
May Yundt memorial
Thank you Melodie, for all your contributions to FindaGrave! We appreciate your time, effort & expertise in photographing markers, making the memorials & sharing all this knowledge, before these opportunities are lost.
Thank you for transferring May's memorial. We will take good care & continue to work on the discrepancies.
You make FindaGrave a much better site!
Added by Mary Fisher on Aug 24, 2016 10:15 AM
Mary Sicard
Harry Home
The obit does not say anything but Winona.
Added by Mary Sicard on Aug 24, 2016 6:55 AM
Barb OD
thanks for photo
Added by Barb OD on Aug 23, 2016 4:49 PM
Barb OD
Charles Anthony Hedrington
Added by Barb OD on Aug 23, 2016 4:30 PM
Joab + William Quint
The West Mills cemetery underwent a HUGE preservation project Aug 12th-15th, sponsored by the Maine Old Cemetery Association. I cleaned both Joab and William's stones! Theirs were also reset and are currently covered so the NHL lime setting material has a chance to cure. In the next couple of weeks, pictures will be posted!! I'm not claiming your request, as another volunteer may post these pictures!
Added by catonlocke123 on Aug 22, 2016 3:12 PM
V. E. Luebke
RE: Libkie?
No, they aren't related to me, but I will be interested in knowing if you find a stone for Lewis Johnson. I've looked for it, but have never found it. He died in 1903. That is a crowded cemetery.
Added by V. E. Luebke on Aug 20, 2016 7:55 AM
Jim TeVogt
RE: Henrietta Kappus
Thank you very much for taking the time to search for a gravestone for Henrietta. Her stone may have gotten lost over the years, if there ever was one to begin with. I appreciate you doing the search.
Added by Jim TeVogt on Aug 15, 2016 7:55 PM
Mary Erickson
Janet Schiefelbein
Thank you for responding to my request for a picture of Janet's stone. I really appreciate your help in my documentation of family history. And THANK YOU for being a volunteer!! Mary
Added by Mary Erickson on Aug 13, 2016 7:16 PM
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