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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.

PLEASE be kind to the VOLUNTEERS who have added the names, dates and grave photos so YOU can find your missing kin and friends.

THANK them for their work! Courtesy and kindness accomplish much.

Provide something other than census records and SSDI as sources WITH edit requests instead of waiting for the denial to arrive.

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. I am very cautious with accepting link requests as the result of past errors. It takes only seconds to hit the 'accept' tab, endless hours and headaches to repair the damage. 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.



I spend many hours researching edit requests at local court houses, libraries, and online. I often find edit requests have errors and therefore decline as allowed by Find a Grave. If this is a problem for requestors, I transfer management to Find a Grave. The majority of edit requests are approved within the 21 day time allowed. No one benefits from memorials with erroneous information. If there are no grave marker photos, likely the name and dates have been added from an index or other source. If you are a family member and asking for a transfer, please state and explain your relationship.

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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Ruth Dean
Merritt Sweet
Thank you for taking the picture of Merritt's headstone. Your time is appreciated.
Added by Ruth Dean on Jun 29, 2015 5:41 PM
James Seidelman
Ralph Roeber 12764928
Will you please add your photo to his wife Clara- just entered her photo and obit from Anderson Funeral Home.
Thanks, Jim
Added by James Seidelman on Jun 29, 2015 1:33 PM
Patri Hilborn
Julia Williams
I appreciate your time and effort to photograph the Williams tombstones
Added by Patri Hilborn on Jun 29, 2015 5:08 AM
Patri Hilborn
albert Williams
Thanks so much for your effort
Added by Patri Hilborn on Jun 29, 2015 5:04 AM
DMD
David Dean
I have added the cemetery - thank you for the updates
Added by DMD on Jun 18, 2015 7:57 PM
Judy Thompson
McKahan
many thanks for the photos of the McKahan markers. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Judy Thompson on Jun 11, 2015 11:02 AM
Geof Wyght
James Chase
Thanks a lot for adding that photo.
Added by Geof Wyght on Jun 11, 2015 6:18 AM
Gail Warner-Metzlaff
George Silas Warner
Thank you !!
Added by Gail Warner-Metzlaff on Jun 08, 2015 7:16 PM
Andrew Daft
Susan Milward-Thielen
Thank you for the letting me know. When I requested a photo several years ago, I was told her ashes were not yet buried, so I moved her memorial out of Brunswick Cemetery. I've moved it back now.

Thanks also for the photos for Susan and her husband. May I have your permission to use them with credit on my Ancestry.com tree?
Added by Andrew Daft on Jun 05, 2015 11:01 PM
Anonymous
Lawrence Lorenzo and Lawrence Arzo
If you are going to stalk me kindly at least have the goodness to do your homework. For the sake of good karma I try to be charitable, but you make it an extraordinary challenge. There were at least two and possibly four Lawrence Bentons born at about the same time. You can find this information on family search. As I did. Memorial # 87983235 is Lawrence ARZO Benton, son of George Washington Benton, husband of Margaret Moore Benton, who he married in Utah. You can find this information on ancestry at freepages. As I did. The needed corrections have been requested. Which you would have discovered had done your homework. My cousin, memorial #147021046, was Lawrence LORENZO Benton, who had a more colorful life than L. A. Benton. His father was my great-uncle, George Grant Benton. Lawrence Lorenzo was married at least four times that I can find, all in California. You can also find this information on family search as I did as well as by googling as I did. In fact, it has taken me months of digging to untangle this mess. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Now, for the sake of your own karma, kindly stop being vindictive, stop stalking me, get a life, and move on.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 05, 2015 1:32 PM
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