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

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


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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Nancy Lane
RE: For Your Information
I understand that obits are on newspaper and funeral home websites for several years and can be searched there for free, has to know the name of publication or funeral home first! I prefer that full names of my living family members not be posted on Find A Grave out of respect for their privacy.
Added by Nancy Lane on May 29, 2015 5:12 PM
re: Hood
I re-read your message, I think you were only talking about Hood cemetery on Ministers Run.. lol- I know that I have not photographed that one and haven't located it either, so I'm not sure if it's marked right or not.
Added by Human on May 28, 2015 8:59 AM
RE: Mattie Baker transfer
No problem :)
If you checked Google maps for ministers run cemetery, it is not marked correctly, it is actually located on the next road down (Ministers Run). I may have photographed it, I've put several cemeteries on disks over the past year or so. I can check for it... may take me a couple weeks to get to it, I have sooooo many things going on right now.
Added by Human on May 28, 2015 8:56 AM
Walter Crawford
I just looked at the picture I posted.
I think I might have cropped it out of
another one So sorry it is so off center
I was vacationing and took many pictures
I won't be offended if you request it again
Wixom, MI
Added by Robinqm on May 27, 2015 2:32 PM
RE: Walter W. Crawford photo
It was my pleasure
Added by Robinqm on May 27, 2015 2:25 PM
cynthia mullens
RE: Joseph Mascioli photo
You're welcome, and thanks for your nice note.
I created memorials for a few more members of the Mascioli family that are interred near Joseph and for whom there were no memorials on Find a Grave. I mention that in case you have further interests in this family.

I found the Joseph who passed away in 1929, but not the one who passed away in 2013. I'll probably be back to East Oak Grove sometime this summer and will have another look, if the headstone is not found by then.

By the way, there's a book out called East Oak Grove. It's a mystery novel, with this cemetery as a key location for plot turns. The couple of us here who go to East Oak Grove to photograph headstones and pay our respects got a kick out of it.

Added by cynthia mullens on May 27, 2015 9:29 AM
ann cunningham
Miner Family
Anna, I am a grandchild of Edward Cargill Miner, son of John Ellsworth Miner. I am seeking more information about John and his wife Ida Maude (Wiley) Miner. Do you have some resources?
Added by ann cunningham on May 21, 2015 6:40 AM
Bill Coon
RE: Mary Ellen Harker, 71, of Wana
Thanks Anna, but you still keep control, you were first. The important thing to me is that these folks are remembered. Some day we need to have a picnic of all the Gravers in this area. I think that would be neat.
Added by Bill Coon on May 19, 2015 4:01 PM
Bill Coon
Mary Ellen Harker, 71, of Wana
Dear Anna,
I found your work in progress for Mrs. Harker after I finished mine, so I am transferring it to you. I thought it might save you some time. Feel free to delete or use it as you please. Thank you for what you do for our friends, who have passed on. The obit is from Fairmont Times, dated May, 19, 2019.
Added by Bill Coon on May 19, 2015 1:34 PM
jim parker
RE: Donald Stengel photo
Your welcome. Glad to be able to help. :)
Added by jim parker on May 17, 2015 3:03 PM
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