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Donna Schauss (#47686427)
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Bio Photo Born & raised in NJ, Moved to Indiana when married 1976. 2 adult children, one married. LPN 1976 til 2004.
1st g'child (boy) was born the 1st wk of Jan. 2016. This has greatly reduced my time taking pics at cem's & working with records on findagrave. Taking pics at Maple Grove when I'm there changing family flowers. Been taking some pics at Park Lawn again. Updated 7/2016.
ANCESTRY.COM trees: SCHAUSS, TRAUTVETTER (includes: LIBBERT, CASTLE, INGRAM, ANGEL, SPLITTORF for ex. Both trees are linked by LIBBERT family), biological EMMONS (includes GREAVES), adoptive SWAN/FREEMAN (FREIERMUTH), in-law's family: HERBERT
MY GRAVE STONE PICTURES ARE DONATIONS TO THE WEB SITE. Please put Source for anyone's pic that is copied from findagrave. Ex: Photo Source: & can add mem pg # - SEE FINDAGRAVE Q & A's.

PORTRAITS - Request to not copy these pics. Can attach pics to ancestry trees using my pics from my trees - on This keeps the owner (me) attached to the pic.
Pic's taken at cem's below. Entire Cem's done
Also have provided copies of my pics for member Lynn's Spencer County Cem Project on GenWeb.
-- Spencer County, IN
WRIGHT (Huff Twp, not Maxwell)
--- Warrick County
ANGEL (Angel Mounds)
BELL (African American)
ZOAR WARRICK (Trautvetter family stones)
--- Vanderburgh County -
PARK LAWN - ongoing since 2013 -
Started out taking pics of & recording all the names on the walls of the Mausoleum bldgs. Then would ck mem pgs in alphab. order & make list of pgs without pics. Have taken pics of some entire sections. Lately can only take a few pics at a time vs how I used to spend hrs at a time at cemeteries. (Updated 6-2016)
Messages: I appreciate & enjoy reading all the kind words. But I delete them on occ. So I want to let members know that I do accept messages.

"Please do not include the names of living or surviving relatives in the biography, unless you have their permission."

"Do not copy and post photographs from obituary or funeral home websites (unless you personally are the photographer), as they are protected by copyright law." (New wording, same rule, found 7/31/2016)

Discovered another reason for not posting pics that we didn't take. Whenever an obit pic is added it records as "PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN" ON OUR PROFILE. So for the members who do this a lot, their "Photos taken" is showing way more pics than they actually took. Gives me another reason to not copy & post the portraits from the grave stones any more. Another reason is since members copy other people's pics for their ancestry trees & don't add the source as they should per findagrave copyright policy.
My (non family) pics of grave stones are posted for public use but NOT the family portraits. They can be added to your trees from my trees on Do NOT copy from findagrave. I've found on ancestry without source of pic. -- Thanks.
Browning Funeral Home Web Site:
Copyright: They encourage copying info (for own use). Have to ask permission to "publish". Note: I don't use the site.
July 2016 Edited

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RE: 112559416
Hi Donna,

Yeah, I was pretty surprised when I discovered that the names were above the wrong dates on the crypt! How often does THAT happen?!? This was a first for me. I was scratching my head and thinking, "Now, I know DC's aren't always correct, but the crypt, too!?!?" And, I know dates and names on grave markers aren't always correct. But I have never had the wrong name with the other person's dates and vice-a-versa. Holy moly! In this case, it wasn't only the DC that supported that the dates were wrong. Other records for them supported it, too. Thanks for fixing that on their memorials.

And, I know what you mean about posting the DC's. It does help though when I send edits that they can see one of my sources without asking 50 questions about the edit.

That would be really neat if you can ask them at the cemetery to fix it. It crossed my mind to call them. I know if it were my family, I would want it corrected, and would hope if someone discovered it that they contacted someone about it.

Thank you for you help.

Added by LovesGraving on Sep 29, 2016 2:19 PM
RE: Copying Pics
Hi Donna, Sure you can use my photos if you give give credit. Glad they will be used by family! Jack
Added by astroboy on Aug 26, 2016 7:42 PM
John ... for Family & Friends
Re: Carr Family
Hi Donna - Thanks for the data on the Carr Family.
It enabled me to link William with his Mother and Father. Sure appreciate it. I live around Philly, so if I can return the favor, just ask. take care John
Added by John ... for Family & Fri... on Aug 03, 2016 6:49 AM

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