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I'm a collector of many hobbies including hiking, genealogy, geocaching, knitting, babywearing, home production of everyday items, gardening, and outdoor survival. Due to my tendency to shift hobby focus often, I may take long breaks from graving, but I always respond to messages. Do you think we might have a cousin in common? Let me know!|
The surnames I am most interested in are: Acker, Bird, Bradley, Brenner, Burnett, Campbell, Carter, Casstevens, Crisp, Crowder, Fix, Geibel, Gray, Hellinger, Henry, Hess, Humble, Ingerton, Jewett, Jones, Kempf, Kley, Kremer, Loerwald, Massey, Matthews, Moran, Myers, Oaks, Oberhaussen, Otto, Paetzold, Passmore, Pick, Reagor, Reidel, Sargent, Schlosser, Schmitz, Scott, Steinmetz, Tanklersley, Tidwell, Troxel, Walter, Walterscheid, Wheatley, Wiggins, and Zehl.
I live far from any of the places where my family was buried, so I generally am not related to any of the memorials that I have created (the exception is Holy Family Cemetery in Nazareth, TX). Since these are not my own family, I cannot answer any genealogical questions, especially for cemeteries in Iowa and Colorado. I have transferred all memorials I created that are not family to Find a Grave for management. If you want any of these memorials transferred to you, then I suggest contacting Find a Grave.
A note about my photos:
While I respect the decision by others to copyright their volunteer photos and restrict the distribution of their work, I do not copyright my pictures. Any photos that I submit of headstones are free for anyone to use. You may upload them to any webpage you wish, paid or otherwise. You may also publish them freely on your webpages and family history books. You may credit me if you wish (send me a message for my real name), but it is unnecessary.
My primary reason for this is that I am mainly taking pictures of headstones of people who are not in my family. I do this as a gift to those who cannot travel to visit these headstones in person.
Second, I am not a professional photographer; I am not even a good photographer. Despite the shortcomings of my work, I am submitting these photos online because I feel that a bad photo is better than no photo at all. Also many of the headstones are getting so weathered that I very well may be the last person to be able to read the text. On that subject, I will not be offended if you wish to replace any of my photos with a better one.
PLEASE don't use shaving cream on markers! Here is why: http://ncptt.nps.gov/blog/shaving-creamgenealogists-friend-or-cemetery-conservators-foe/
and read this: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/soc.genealogy.methods/5o2g8JjWQrA/g9dSXw_-3eIJ
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|Donald Ward||RE: Robert McCauley headstone photo request|
Do you by any chance know the burial location? Moore will no longer give that information to anybody besides family. Moore is much too big a place to just walk around looking for a headstone. If you can tell me the location I would be more than happy to go photograph the headstone.
Donald J. Ward
|LeeAnn Waltz||RE: Baby Agnes|
You're welcome. I'm so glad I could help Baby Agnes.
|LeeAnn Waltz||RE: Photo|
You're very welcome and thank you for the compliment. I added a photo for a baby Agnes McCauley, who is buried next to Robert and Margaret. LeeAnn
|Mary(Coggin)Russell||RE: Transfer of Elizabeth Walterscheid|
You are very welcome. I am very flexible and want everyone to have their family
|Donald Ward||RE: HIPPA?|
Unfortunately, it seems that cemetery associations have the power to even prevent taking photos of headstones unless you are family or have the written permission of the family. I have run across a few in the Metroplex that have made that a requirement. Unfortunate, but true.
Donald J. Ward
|HiD||William Moore 85472321|
Hello, I'm sorry to say but it seems William's marker is unmarked. He shares a niche with Melba Moore in which I've added the photo to both Melba and William's memorial.
I've requested an edit stating William's marker stating his marker is unmarked on his memorial.
Added by HiD on Jul 11, 2015 11:18 PM
I am so glad you were able to do that. When I photographed it, I had no clue that it had no name on it and got home with it and started to put it on Find A Grave and could not see a name on it and went back to the cemetery to look at it again and there just was not one single name on it. I wonder if there was maybe a plaque or metal attachment that became lost over the years. I do know the Turrentine family here in town and in fact Carol Hale's mother is Johnnie Turrentine. I am so glad you took the time to research it. I made the decision to go ahead and put it on anyway after much thought and glad I did now. I thought maybe, just maybe someone would come along and add to it.
I was wondering how you figured out the names on this headstone. I have never run into a situation like this before where there were no names except for the last name on the stone. This one really stumped me. I am glad I went ahead and added it as is though as I hoped someone would know their names. Are you a relative?
|Grave_Walker||RE: Picture for Martha Smith|
You are very welcome. Sorry it wasn't your relative's mother. Smith is a challenging name to try to locate. Was out by the cemetery this morning and thought I would stop by and take the photos for you.
Good luck in your search.
|Nancy Abraham||RE: Homers in St Mary's Cem in Groom TX|
Do you want them transferred to you?
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