I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.
You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.
PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.
I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.
PLEASE DO NOT ADD BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OR OBITUARIES IN A VIRTUAL FLOWER per Find A Grave Guidelines.
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John Armstrong 1777-1853 John Armstrong was my 3rd great grandfather on my mothers side. I noticed that he is your 2nd great grandfather. His daughter was Rebecca Jane and she married. My mother joined the DAR thru this line. The DAR has a will naming Rebecca but I don't see that you have her listed. Anyway we are heading out to Frenchlick for a week of time share and will visit Mount Zion Cemetery in Ireland, I would love to visit but I don't know how to contact you. We are from Colorado.
Thank you You took photos of my dads grave and i just want to say thank you. He passed away when i was only 3 months old. I used to live in the town where he is buried and would ride my bike often to his grave to change the flower and such. My family moved away a long time ago so i dont get to go as much as i did when i was a kid, but thanks to you i can look at it any time! It means alot to me and im sure many more. THANK YOU!
I see that the Find A Grave member, ProgBase, has added those two memorials, each with different lot numbers - apparently next to each other. Not only is this family somewhat confusing, but so is the cemetery. The supervisor told me that for a long period of time, no records were kept at all. He spent a lot of time trying to build a database by going over the cemetery on foot, getting info from families, etc. I will check with ProgBase to see if this is an error or if there really are two lots for Emma. Thank you.