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Janet (#47382364)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 15 days
DM Scott
RE: 150348098
You are so welcome. I try to look every day if I'm home because I know it's important to all of us who make these memorials
DM Scott

Added by DM Scott on Sep 02, 2017 2:17 PM

Cynthia Farmer-Nold
New format maps vs. Google w/satellite
I have some real estate background so I understand the land survey system used in rural areas. I put several small cemeteries on Find A Grave for Saline County, Missouri and one for Pettis County. I have used old plat maps to help find them. Saline County 1876 and 1896 plat books on line mark most of the old cemeteries and rural churches. I run a plat map and a Google map at the same scale to find a previously unlisted cemetery. Google sometimes already has an old church location marked on a map, given enough enlargement. Of course, being able to switch to satellite is very helpful. I have tried the new Find A Grave map format, pulling up a little, rural cemetery on one tab in new format and then the current Find A Grave Google map for the same cemetery on another tab - just to compare. I don't see an option on the new map format for satellite image. (Also enlarge/reduce is awkward in new format.) When someone gives directions to a little, old cemetery that says to drive down the farm lane past the barn, satellite image is the way to find it. When someone says the little cemetery is in a small grove of trees in a plowed field, satellite is the way to find it. GPS may be handy, but Township, Range, Section, part of section information remains fundamental if researching old mapping. Being able to compare with Google satellite for this part of the world, one can see where most of the section lines are because they are the dividing lines between fields, between farm owners, etc. Pick out a little cemetery you know and pull the map up for it on two tabs, one the Google current map and the other in the new format. See what you think. I believe the new format map "improvement" is quite the opposite. I like to look for pioneer cemeteries or post Civil War African American cemeteries and list them.

Added by Cynthia Farmer-Nold on Aug 11, 2017 6:33 PM

Larry & Edie Doepel
RE: Margaret Carr pic
There you go Miss Janet.. Have a great 4th!

Added by Larry & Edie Doepel on Jul 01, 2017 10:12 PM

Emily Jordan
RE: obituaries
The early ones from all over OK are through the Oklahoma History Center:
http://gateway.okhistory.org/

The ones from the OKLAHOMAN (Oklahoma City) are from the Archive database which is free if you have a library card for the OKC libraries.

Emily

Added by Emily Jordan on Mar 02, 2017 8:25 PM

Kat P. Scent
RE: Hattie Carr 8233689
oh please fix it if you can. i did that research ages ago and didn't know much about her,

if you need me to vouch to anyone i'd be happy to. she was my ggrandpa's "mistress"

he was quite a wonderful artist. i can share with you some of his work if you like.

but please correct hattie's parents. i felt a debt to try and learn more about her, because she was pa ogg's partner lat in his life.

kathi freeman

Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 19, 2016 2:45 AM

Kat P. Scent
RE: Hattie Carr 8233689
not sure.. maybe. hattie was my great grandfather's house maid and live in girlfriend. if it is the same Hattie. he was a famous photographer. and i've beentold that she worked in the dark room doing some developing with him.
kathi freeman

Added by Kat P. Scent on Oct 16, 2016 1:29 PM

 
 

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