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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius



Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

1/2015 update: Going through memorials I have transferred, I'm astonished at the number of people who wanted transfers but have done nothing with them. If you ask for a transfer, please add a bio, add a photo...at least add a flower!
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Pat Sproat
RE: Silas Brown, # 156230039
Just trying to be helpful in other's searching
for family.
Maybe adding his death certify would help
others.
Thanks
Pat
Added by Pat Sproat on Jun 26, 2016 3:54 PM
Pat Sproat
RE: Silas Brown, # 156230039
No reason from me, just thought it might clarify
for searchers to know who they were looking for
Not everyone has access to death records.
I did several cemetery's In Louisiana and the
people requested to know if it was a black
cem. or white.
So had to add color to cemetery name listing(Colored Cemetery)or (Black Cemetery)
Was just thinking about searchers.

Added by Pat Sproat on Jun 25, 2016 4:28 PM
Sandra Holladay
John S Alkire memorial # 31348018
Hi Carol,
I notice theHi Carol,
I notice the memorial was transferred to you. There is a section of obituary also on that page. Someone had copied parts of it for the memorial, and there is an error in that part. It states John and Rebecca were married, she died in 1868. They were actually married in 1868 and she died in 1886 (according to the obituary). Just an FYI. Thanks.
Sandra memorial was transferred to you. There is a section of obituary also on that page. Someone had copied parts of it for the memorial, and there is an error in that part. It states John and Rebecca were married, she died in 1868. They were actually married in 1868 and she died in 1886 (according to the obituary). Just an FYI. Thanks.
Sandra
Added by Sandra Holladay on Jun 19, 2016 3:27 PM
Karen Kraus Harbert
Clean up done!
I think I have finished deleting the duplicates and removing photos that didn't add anything to the page. I don't like to add pictures that don't improve on what's already there. No sense in adding clutter. If you run across anything that I have missed, please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks!
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jun 17, 2016 7:27 PM
Nora Hicks
just a thank you
I live in Indiana and it makes me so happy that you have recorded so many cemeteries in Central Missouri. I take pictures there any time I am able to visit. Just want to let you know you are appreciated.
Added by Nora Hicks on Jun 17, 2016 2:52 PM
Karen Kraus Harbert
RE: Duplicates
I think I need to go back to uploading one at a time. I was using the app so it uploaded everything before I could review them. I didn't realize until too late that the shadows and glare of summer evening photography had ruined the batch. It's a bummer, but I'm going to work on deleting them.
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jun 14, 2016 8:57 AM
Karen Kraus Harbert
RE: Duplicates
My photos didn't turn out well. Do you know if there is a way I can just delete the whole batch?
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jun 14, 2016 8:47 AM
Karen Kraus Harbert
RE: gps
I'm having trouble getting this to work. I tried adding my picture from my browser and through the app, but it doesn't seem to be saving the GPS coordinates even before I delete the picture. Am I missing something?
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jun 14, 2016 8:15 AM
Sutcliffe daughter
John and and Mary Stanfield
I was so excited to find my 2nd great grandparents graves that you so graciously added to this site. I visited Walnut Grove Cemetery back in 2001 and was unable to locate the graves, even with the help of the caretaker. I truly appreciate your taking the time to do this as I am in Ohio and don't have the occasion to do it for myself.

Thank you very much.

Barbara Stanfield Shipley
Added by Sutcliffe daughter on Jun 13, 2016 4:11 PM
Karen Kraus Harbert
RE: gps
Thanks for the tip. That's helpful to know!
Added by Karen Kraus Harbert on Jun 13, 2016 7:35 AM
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