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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)

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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cynthia mullens
RE: Annonio photos (2)
You're welcome, Anna.

Added by cynthia mullens on Feb 07, 2016 4:43 PM
Susan Gizzie

I have an Erzsebet Mardzej, I am wondering if Michael Mardzej would be any relation to her. She was born around 1853 in Hungary/Slovakia.

Thank you,
Added by Susan Gizzie on Feb 07, 2016 2:47 PM
RE: Dunsmoor photos (2)
Glad to do it. Are you related to the Dunsmoors? I am related through Isabelle. Would love to share info with you if related.
Added by Kimberly on Feb 03, 2016 8:34 AM
The Locator
Harley Ellis Wolfe
You sent a suggestion to me for Harley. If his folks have a memorial please use the EDIT tab to make a correction..............
Added by The Locator on Jan 28, 2016 12:23 PM
Chris Painter
RE: William Waitman Wolfe
Feel free to put it there :-)
Added by Chris Painter on Jan 28, 2016 7:36 AM
MarLa Carr
Wow - reading your profile I feel I'm reading mine (or what I would like to write). My pet peeve is creating a memorial to Findagrave after researching & trekking up to it, capturing the photo, only to find a duplicate memorial somewhere else in the same township.

I agree that uploading death certificates and obits in the photo lineup isn't attractive.

I came to your message board to let you know I uploaded 2 photos out of Beverly Cemetery. I sent you a message through the one memorial, but I wanted to ask if you still want Carrie Rounds' memorial # 88545879 photo kept, because there is no headstone there, just the Funeral Home aluminum plaque with her name and dates. Let me know, ok?

Added by MarLa Carr on Jan 21, 2016 7:20 PM
Janine Eller Porter
RE: Memorials to remove
Thank you - I will try that since that person has ignored me twice.
Added by Janine Eller Porter on Jan 15, 2016 3:48 PM
Mary Cleghon
RE: Hansford Brunty
The only Brunty that is buried in that cemetery is Stella Kathryn Brunty DePue and you are no relative
of hers.
Added by Mary Cleghon on Jan 11, 2016 9:06 AM
Amanda Delena
Roger Dale Cole
This has been an area of I just don't know military protocol. I have not included a military ranking in a person's title unless it was done so on the headstone or memorial maker. Mr. Cole didn't retire from the military, he sadly, gave his life. I tend to leave these alone because I feel it is up to the immediate family. I don't think that I should be the one to define him to this one chapter of his life.

The Army nor the family included it at the time the headstone was order. I will keep an open mind but I would prefer to leave as it is. The great sacrifice that he made for this country is noted in the memorial. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Added by Amanda Delena on Jan 10, 2016 1:54 PM
Robert Dogan
RE: MSGT Mack Clifford Boblett
It's an honor do this for family and friends of those interned at Arlington National Cemetery.
Added by Robert Dogan on Jan 08, 2016 4:04 PM
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