I first got into Find-a-Grave when out of curiosity I did a Google search on my grandmother who had just recently passed away, and I noticed someone had entered her memorial here practically the instant her obituary appeared in the newspapers. I had always been very steeped in ancestry and family history, so this site really piqued my interest. I began to click around and noticed that vast numbers of my ancestors and recently departed family had already been digitally interred, though so many of them still hadn't been. What really got me hooked enough to register and create a profile is when I discovered that a remote family graveyard on an old piece of farm property that has been in the family for 200 years and was still owned by the same grandmother was listed on this site, but found that there were no entries for it yet. My mother and I discovered the rickety old cemetery in a thick grove of trees on a hill in a field after a long hike, and we tried to copy down as many names and dates as were legible, and took pictures. Most were ancestors, though some were not. Soon after, a distant cousin on ancestry.com provided me with a comprehensive list of those interred there. So I starting entering their memorials in the virtual equivalent of that cemetery here on Find-a-Grave.
For the greater part, I am only interested in creating memorials for ancestors and more recently-departed family members. I am not one of those who tries to enter every grave I come across in every burial ground everywhere in Great Britain and the United States, as some are in the habit of doing. My interest is purely genealogical. It is my belief that memorials should belong to the nearest kin who have an account on Find-a-Grave, and should be relinquished by those who have created them to relatives who request them, as I have often done. I'm not on this site to hoard memorials for every deceased person in history! My purpose is to provide records for other kin doing family research and to look up memorials to provide information for my family tree. But most of all, this is a place for us to remember and pay respects to dearly-departed and sadly-missed loved ones, and to honor our ancestor's place in history.
Some family surnames I am researching are Bayless, Beedle, Boots, Browne, Chantler, Coogan, DeBaun, Folz, Frazier, Fuller, Good, Harmon, Harper, Horley, Howe, Hughes, Johnson, Kinsey/Kuenzi, Malady, Mossbarger, Myers, Nevels/Neaveill, Perkins, Potter, Powell, Proctor, Rhodenbaugh, Schmittler, Siner, Sturm/Storm, Sullivan, Swaim, Troughton, Wampler, Yorke.
inserting links in Bio I saw your request for instructions on how Lysa put Hyperlinks in her Biographies so her Grandparents were linked. I also saw that another had tried to explain the process. Unfortunately, the software converts the HTML Text to links or converts single characters to other ones, sometimes. If you go to CONTRIBUTORS TOOLS, Click on the Frequently Asked Question link, scroll down to the Submitting Information section and Click on the How do I add a link from one memorial to another? (16th bullet, I believe). They explain how to do it. There are two blank spaces that you must delete before it will work. Pay strict attention to which ones.
After you are successful in doing this once, Cut and Paste the Link you made into a Word Processor, Microsoft Text will do. Then next time you want to do this, you can Cut & Paste your Saved link into the next Bio. Then Change the Find A Grave number, the name and any dates you need to include. If I'm doing a modification to a memorial just transferred to me, I Insert the Hyperlink by Highlighting the name in the Bio and Pasting the link in its place.
I'm very distantly related to George Washington. In fact, I tell people that the face on the Dollar Bill is my 7 times Grandmother's, Half-Sister's, Step-Daughter's Brother-in-Law. Since George has an 8th cousin, 9 times removed named HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, I tell this to people in England and they exclaim, "So, your Royal!" In England, the people on the list of top 1000 in line for the throne, are aware of it and can tell you what number of deaths must take place to make the the Monarch.
I hope this has been of some help and is news to you.
Anne Parsons Storm 58891916 No, I haven't found a record of her burial in the Storm Cemetery in Greene Co, IN. If you do find the information, please let me know. I noted on the memorial that she was most likely buried there with him.
I found records of burial at the Horsham burial ground on ancestry and as I live in Horsham, Suusex I went down there at the week end. There were a couple of headstones being used as part of the paths.
It is a small site in the town and although I couldn't get to the back of the property it doesn't look like there are any headstones.
The friends burial ground at Ifield has a better number of headstones.
James Harold Marsh I am not related but when I was a child (born in Frankfort IN) Jim's sister, Virdie Marsh Myers babysat for me & my brother for years. She lived right down the street from us. I noticed you were a Perkins. My dad married Margaret Perkins who had been married to Tom Perkins in Frankfort. They had 4 kids who were my step-siblings. Are you from there by any chance?