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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

THANK YOU to those of you that I've encountered on findagrave that have been so friendly, helpful, kind, and appreciative. You make all the "bad" seem less significant.

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

I check the cemetery before adding, I do not always check for unknown burials, but if I do find a Burial Unknown or incorrect cemetery entry, I will have admin merge it into my correctly added memorial.

Also, if you move your BU and tell me I have created a duplicate, just know that I will have admin check the history of the memorial to make sure it was not changed or moved before I delete mine.

In general, Findagrave does not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Given these exceptions, a memorial created after death will be preferred over a pre-need memorial.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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Robert Perry
re: In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

Your original posting did not have a cemetery, bio, picture, date of birth, etc. Therefore I added Mr Perry. Your original posting did not have enough info to connect to what Mr Perry had done.
Added by HLE on Dec 07, 2016 6:12 PM
Mary Bateman
Jack B Duffey
Is it possible for you to retake the headstone picture to reflect the death date engraved on it now? Thank you for your help.
Mary in California
Added by Mary Bateman on Dec 05, 2016 12:06 PM
RE: Forrest H Longfellow photo
You are most welcome Anna.

Added by Linda on Nov 30, 2016 3:35 PM
Kenny C. Fossitt
John Bachelor Bogard 110513586
Adaline Markee Bogard
"Adda" "Addie"

Birth: 30 OCTOBER 1870 Washington County, Ohio

Death: 02 SEPT. 1894 Marietta, Washington, Ohio

*cod: Consumption
Added by Kenny C. Fossitt on Nov 30, 2016 4:05 AM
Kenny C. Fossitt
John Bachelor Bogard 110513586

Married 1st: Adaline Markee on 24 July 1888.
Leonard born 1891 is their son.

Married 2nd: Jeanette Hall on 4 May 1895.

Added by Kenny C. Fossitt on Nov 29, 2016 8:08 AM
Alice Jeffords Lewis
M. Deucher
Margaret is being buried beside her Mother and Father in the Rockland cemetery.
Added by Alice Jeffords Lewis on Nov 21, 2016 4:05 PM
Pam Anderson
RE: Paul Lohr Etter photo
You're very welcome.
Added by Pam Anderson on Nov 10, 2016 9:27 AM
Susan "Belle" Lane Baldwin
Hi Anna, Susan "Belle" Lane Baldwin is my Grandfathers (Julian Wellington Lane) sister. If you have any further information on her I am extremely interested.
Added by Dale on Nov 08, 2016 8:51 PM
Eva Mae West
Could you please transfer this record to me as well as those related to her? She is my husband's aunt. Thank you, Laura #115547688
Added by Laura on Nov 03, 2016 2:26 PM
Effie grace goodwin
#108752326 R. Effie Grace Goodwin
Is my grandma if you need any information
On the family please let me know.
Thanks for all the work you do.
Added by Marianne on Nov 01, 2016 9:38 PM
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