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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

THANK YOU to those of you that I've encountered on findagrave that have been so friendly, helpful, kind, and appreciative. You make all the "bad" seem less significant.

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


Find a Grave does not require that I search the entire Find a Grave system globally, only the individual cemeteries in which I am adding to. Please do not move your Burial Unknown or a person from an incorrect cemetery into the correct cemetery based on the information you found from my memorial & then demand that I delete my "duplicate". It is not fair that I spend my time, my gas, my $, hunt down owners of the properties, bee stings, ticks, poison ivy, and even risk to my life (bull in the pasture, scary men, and electrified fence-no snakes so far) to photo gravestones only later to find that an armchair F-A-Ger has placed a name in either an incorrect cemetery or has a burial unknown, finds I have actually found-the-grave, moves theirs to the correct cemetery and then expects me to delete my entry. I WILL TRANSFER my submissions after the incorrect entry is deleted. This way we both get credit and the person who makes the incorrect entry still has a memorial they maintain. I feel this is more than fair.

THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FINDAGRAVE RULES!!! I refer you to Find A Grave rules: "In regard to duplicates, a memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location". (quoted from another find-a-graver)

I check the cemetery before adding, I do not always check for unknown burials, but if I do find a Burial Unknown or incorrect cemetery entry, I will have admin merge it into my correctly added memorial.

Also, if you move your BU and tell me I have created a duplicate, just know that I will have admin check the history of the memorial to make sure it was not changed or moved before I delete mine.

In general, Findagrave does not encourage adding memorials for individuals who are still living. We do realize, however, that when transcribing a cemetery, it is not always possible to determine if the person is living or not. Given these exceptions, a memorial created after death will be preferred over a pre-need memorial.


I would prefer that birth/death/marriage certificates not be posted to the memorials I have created. I prefer the space be made available for photos of the person since most of these documents are easily found online and can be transcribed to the bio area of the memorial.

These records, especially Death records, can contain private and sensitive information that family members may not want shared.

The addition is even less helpful if an edit request is not sent to have the pertinent information added to the memorial. Thanks for your cooperation!!

Please do not put photos of newspaper obits on the memorials. These take up limited spaces in the photo allotment. If you have an obit then please type it up and submit it through the edit option and I would be happy to add it to the bio section as long as the name of the newspaper and date of publication are included.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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John R. Babe Efaw
Hi again, Anna... I would also love to have a transfer for Kurt's grandfather, John Robert Babe Efaw; Memorial# 142687667.

Thanks again for the effort and work put into getting this info and memorial together. Much appreciated!!
Added by Jennifer on May 27, 2017 9:30 PM
Mildred A. Winland Efaw Memorial
Hi there Anna... Thank you for creating the memorial for my husband's grandmother, Mildred. I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer the memorial into our care, as we are trying to get all of the immediate family together. Here is the Info for the memorial:

Memorial# 169532945

Thanks again for all that you do!!
Jennifer Harvilak
Added by Jennifer on May 27, 2017 9:27 PM
Frank Pazdric
Memorial information
Great you are active into Findagrave. I have one suggestion. It would be helpful if when entering memorials you enter the date of birth and death, you also enter the locations.
You are doing great. Thank you for your interest.
Added by Frank Pazdric on May 26, 2017 12:45 PM
Margaret Riley
Kenneth Riley son of Kenneth and Jeanne(Hill)Riley
What I added can be removed. I have no problem with that and I will add the picture.
Added by Margaret Riley on May 23, 2017 10:48 PM
Margaret Riley
RE: Kenneth Riley son of Kenneth and Jeanne(Hill)Riley
When I was looking up my grandparents last night, you didn't have much information on my father so I just filled in the blanks. As for his obit., the ones named Kuchler are not his children so is it possible to remove them on here? My aunt is the one who put them in the obit without my knowledge or permission.
Added by Margaret Riley on May 23, 2017 10:46 PM
Margaret Riley
Kenneth Riley son of Kenneth and Jeanne(Hill)Riley
I am the daughter of Kenneth Walter Riley. I was reading some of the information you have on here about him and you stated the location of his ashes are unknown. I have 1/2 of them. His son Kenneth Wesley Riley has 1/3 and so does his sister Nancy Mae Riley. I was told that if I paid for his cremation that I would get his ashes, but when I paid for it, the funeral home would not allow me to have all of them. Kenneth Wesley Riley said he planned to scatter his 1/3 of my fathers ashes in different locations and Nancy Riley claimed she would bury the 1/3 she has with his parents Kenneth and Jeanne (Hill)Riley in Grandforks, Grandforks Co, North Dakota. Now, I don't know if she has actually done it or not as my fathers wishes were to not be buried. He died Jan 13, 2015. If you need any more information, you can contact me at
I have pictures as well.
Added by Margaret Riley on May 23, 2017 2:30 AM
RE: John William Ebert photos
Added by kmiller on May 20, 2017 4:08 AM
Cheryl Gebert
Jo Ann Kirk #162497053
The information is on Why two of the daughters's last name is Longwell in the obituary is not understood. It is supposed to be their maiden names. Does this satisfy the edit request?
Added by Cheryl Gebert on May 19, 2017 3:24 PM
RE: John William Ebert photos
Hi Anna, not sure if you got my previous message. You're welcome and the photos are showing right side up on my end. Not sure what's happening
Added by kmiller on May 19, 2017 12:59 PM
Mona Clark Hamilton
Mary Elizabeth Fisher Sherlock
Find a Grave Memorial# 88998994
Mary Elizabeth Fisher Sherlock

Thank you for your research in the Cemeteries I cannot reach. I do the same here in Northern Illinois.

In regards to the above Memorial#, my Gr-Grandmother was the oldest of the five siblings. I would love it if you would add her name and Find a Grave Memorial# added to the sibling list.

Alice Fisher Mercer Find-a-Grave Memorial #71969079
b. 10 Nov 1863 Washington Co., Ohio
d. 09 Jul 1947 Waterman, DeKalb, Illinois

Thank you so much.
~Mona Clark Hamilton
Sycamore, IL
Added by Mona Clark Hamilton on May 19, 2017 12:27 PM
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