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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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cynthia mullens
RE: Arnettsville Cem. photos
You're welcome!
Added by cynthia mullens on Oct 20, 2017 8:09 PM
Candy Fletcher-Ammons
RE: Dorcus Haught
Just saw this message several years late. What do you want me to do if anything. Candy Fletcher-Ammons
Added by Candy Fletcher-Ammons on Oct 15, 2017 9:59 PM
Please transfer Roy L. Rex to me, he is my brother.
Thank you
Karen Lutz
Added by kdlutz41 on Oct 14, 2017 6:34 PM
Debbie Parker
RE: 138486020
since you are not directly related to Teresa and she is my maternal first cousin would you be agreeable to transfer the management to me?
Added by Debbie Parker on Oct 13, 2017 12:12 PM
Debbie Parker
Hi Anna, I was wondering if you were related to me since you have my 1st cousin Teresa Harry Atkinson under your management.
Added by Debbie Parker on Oct 13, 2017 9:27 AM
Joseph W. Hupp
I Anna, Sorry I misunderstood your question. I tried to do some checking and couldn't come up with a definite answer. There were several J. W. Hupps in Noble Co.

Have a great day.
Added by Bonnie on Oct 11, 2017 9:23 AM
Joseph William Hupp # 170595016
Hi Anna, To Link Joseph with family members copy his memorial number that is at the bottom of his memorial, also seen above 170595016, then go to his wife's memorial. At the top of her memorial click on the tab that says edit. Then click on line marked relationship. When this opens add the number in the appropriate line. same with the children, go to the children's memorial then add the parents and spouse memorial numbers.

Make sure you fill all the relatives you want before you hit the submit tab.

I hope this is what you were asking about.
Have a great day.
Added by Bonnie on Oct 10, 2017 8:44 PM
Sarah Jane Prichett {sic} Arnett

Sarah Jane's maiden name was Prickett with a "k" not Prichett with an "h".

Patricia Prickett Hickin
Added by path1209 on Oct 09, 2017 8:27 AM
Charles Drake Updates

Thanks for adding the first wife of Charles Drake (Find A Grave Memorial# 86494019), and his children with each wife. Your work is very thorough.

Best Wishes,
Added by EEBJ on Sep 26, 2017 8:59 AM
J. Neil Hawkins
RE: George W. Whiting photo
You're very welcome...the cemetery is very peaceful in light of its location. It was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Added by J. Neil Hawkins on Sep 20, 2017 6:42 PM
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