NOTE: Most picts I've done since June 2014 have been done from my car as walking is too much for me and some places are not for the electric wheelchair - so I get what I can - REMEMBER ANY picture is better than no picture, considering how much stones seem to deteriorate today - PLEASE redo these distant picts, so I can remove the bad ones.. TIA (Find A Grave will notify me, that the request has been filled!!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I started photographing picts w/film camera back in 1998.. mostly of my own ancestors but that quickly went by the wayside when my husband bought me my first digital camera, then came external hard drives, well all you "old timers" for 'Find a Grave' know the rest of the story.. Fresh Air, Exercise, Peace & Quiet for the most part.. I am unable to do much any more and have FINALLY started up loading my picts, very few scans, mostly digital... My folks got me interested in Genealogy back in the late 1940's but didn't get very heavily into it until the early 90's - I've worked my LEE line back to the immigrant in the mid 1600's and have most LEEs(not ALL) lines back to my 1st Generation on this side of the water, up to abt 2001... then when the grandkids were getting too old to hang at the house, I'd pack them and cameras in the car... the older ones helped w/picture taking.. now I'm down to one challenged grandson and me in w/c...
If I add a pict to your Memorial, check to see if I added note. IF I've made mistake (typos happen) in transcribing or if you don't want that extra info, PLEASE let me know and I will remove it ASAP.
I have a lot of photos from the oldest cemeteries - oldest Memorials in my home town of Cumberland, RI, which I am slowly getting onLine, 99% are added now..
IF I post a line you are chasing, let me know and I will willingly/gladly transfer management, IF it is IN a cemetery ALREADY completed.. Please send additional info via the Edit in the upper RIGHT of each persons page, you want info added to. Please include sources AND you will be given credit for all you send that I add for you..
I have met, be it in person or onLine, in my past searching travels (in the LEE, PECK & CARPENTER Genealogy lines & cemetery photos), you know who you are.. Thank you....
A lot of my picts have extended into MA and I would love to thank "Massachusetts Vital Records Project" (ma-vitalrecords.org)(It is Free onLine) by compilers of "Tan Books" and Rehoboth by JN Arnold & translated into computer language by John Slaughter and his helpers along the way.. for allowing me to add VR info to some pages.. great work John for doing all that you have done!
KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN researching your family tree. Records from mostly before 1900: 1. Mary T. Lincoln, the 'T' usually represents her maiden name, not her middle name initial.
AND Mostly before 1850: 2. Robert Todd Lincoln. The first born son's middle name is usually his mother's maiden name. In this example, Todd is his mother's maiden name.
3. AND Note also - frequently before 1800 - children were named after grandparents 1st, then parents..
I do try to answer SAC's promptly - IF I haven't done your request or inquiry within 2 wks, DO please remind me...
When I send you Locations of certain graves, please add to the page you have put up - IT IS NOT FOR MY BENEFIT BUT FOR THOSE WHO COME LATER.. I already know where these people are, Let's PLEASE help those who follow us...
MUST GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:
#1 Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest Neglected and alone The name and date are chiseled out On polished marble stone It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn
You did not know that I exist You died and I was born Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh and blood and bone Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own
Dear Ancestor. the place you filled One hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so I wonder how you lived and loved I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot And come to visit you.
It was written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932) FAG # 87759950 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
#2 This Is A Cemetery…
Lives are commemorated Deaths are recorded Families are reunited Memories are made tangible And love is undisguised. This is a cemetery.
Communities accord respect, Families bestow reverence, Historians seek information And our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion, pride and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to accomplishments and to the life – not death – of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people – a perpetual record of yesterday and a sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembering – always.
copyright: Mary Lou Brannon of Dubuque, Iowa area - circa 2004 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1) Remember just about ANY picture is better than no picture.
2) Once you get the genealogy virus/bug, it is very tough to shake it off, there are no known antibiotics to treat this illness ;-) ``````````````````````````` "Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EXCELLENT article: http://foodforworms.org/2013/06/29/how-to-get-great-photos-for-findagrave
RE: Foster & Ballou My pleasure ! All this came out of a simple discussion about the sorry condition of the Maj Joseph James Lot in WG and his daughter Elizabeth James Perkins sitting there all by herself with no other Perkins set me off on a wild virtual Perkins quest that went from RI to MA to Colorado, etc... Too funny how one gets on these tangents and where they lead!
RE: Re:Horton That's OK. I just couldn't remember what I sent. Every once in a while I check my pending edits to see what I sent. Hope you're feeling better. I don't have an IPad, still using my laptop.
RE: 81489557 angelina nelson I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you're talking about. I figure maybe I sent you an edit, but if I did I don't remember. Unless it's a relative, I just pass on edits if I happen to run across something then I usually forget. I did check my pending edits and there was an Angelina Horton there, but no changes listed. Sorry.
Headstone Pictures Greetings Carolyn, Request permission to use your excellent headstone photographs in our Conrad-Greene Family Tree. We also enjoyed your Bio. Thank you for your persistent documentation of family headstones. Happy New Year to you and your family. Daniel Conrad
Imogene F. Ashcraft I just got a new scanner & went through the nightmare of figuring out how to use it. Now I will be busy putting up many of the old photographs I have. I may even find some more photos of Imogene & Sherley.