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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Laura Aanenson
RE: Johan Trozell
Whoops, I meant to include a link:

Added by Laura Aanenson on May 25, 2017 7:48 PM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Johan Trozell

You might enjoy the blog post I wrote in 2014; like you I recommend using a spray bottle. Nice to know others use the same techniques!

Added by Laura Aanenson on May 25, 2017 7:40 PM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Johan Trozell in Oakwoods Cemetery
Hi Pam,

I'm cautiously optimistic about my Oak Woods visit; driving to Chicago from Minneapolis this weekend to visit ancestors' graves there. However the weather reports don't look good (rainy etc.)

Please keep your fingers crossed for me (and Johan)! :)

Added by Laura Aanenson on May 24, 2017 8:14 AM
Lynn Duncan Strandberg
Younger @ Camp Watson
Hi Pam,
First of all, thank you for all of the obituaries and little news snippets you have been finding! Oregon Historical Newspapers is really wonderful.

I am in Salt Lake City and will work on some of my Eastern Oregon families. Sure would be nice to clear up some mysteries.

I stopped in Baker City Monday and attempted to get some info. about Hugh Younger from the courthouse. They said their records didn't go back that far but the inventory they submitted to the state archives indicates that they have records back to 1864.

I believe Hugh is the "child" at Camp Watson. In her letter Jennie said that she had last been there 25 years before. Hugh died in Nov. 1899 and the letter was from 1925. All of her other children are accounted for. Hope I can get info from Baker to confirm this.

All My Best and hope I haven't been a pain,
Lynn Duncan Strandberg.
Added by Lynn Duncan Strandberg on May 16, 2017 10:56 PM
Dale Gardner Bailey
Vivian Niel White
Hi Pam,
I have added the obituary in the bio section of his profile as requested.

Kind regards,
Dale G. Bailey
Added by Dale Gardner Bailey on May 13, 2017 2:59 PM
RE: William Bevins Jr
You're welcome
Added by WendyandTom on May 10, 2017 4:28 PM
Robyn Helms Baker
RE: Earnest Roba #22026690
There was a typo on Ernest Roba dates. Thanks for questioning it - I made the change. He was only 10 months at death.
Added by Robyn Helms Baker on Apr 30, 2017 9:59 PM
G M Rice
Potter/Jackson families in the Trinidad cemetery
Thank you so much for accepting edits and adding an obit! I certainly do appreciate your hard work, time and effort.
Glenna Find A Grave# 46934927
Added by G M Rice on Apr 26, 2017 4:36 PM
Carrie and Allen 💕
RE: Willis and Marge Caldwell
You're always welcome. Remember that I work a block away from the State Archives if you ever need a DC or other research. Just let me know! :-)
Added by Carrie and Allen 💕... on Apr 16, 2017 11:57 AM
Marty McCarthy
Mary West
Hi, I was at Mary West's gravesite at Comstock Cemetery near Montello, WI. The back of her stone is raw - rough granite (nice stone) but no further info. I took a wider shot with Ella West's stone in same pic. You may want to remove pic request, take care, Marty.
Added by Marty McCarthy on Apr 15, 2017 10:38 PM
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