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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 14 years, 14 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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RE: Jamie Lisa benefie l
I you don't want to delete than that is o.k. You are the one who sent me message you would delete the one you created after the family created one earlier. I have added photo to the memorial created by family which they requested photo taken. The memorial is # 152884974
Added by Sunny on May 20, 2017 11:19 PM
Penny Wood Spaziani
RE: Jack Adolf Schildan
Thanks, that's fine. It had been muddy I was going to go back and try again as I didn't like the photo.
Added by Penny Wood Spaziani on May 19, 2017 9:12 AM
Carol Wilson
Donna Harrington grave photo
Hello and Thank you so much for the photo. As a "genealogically obsessed" researcher, I really appreciate your contributions to Find a Grave.
Carol Wilson
Added by Carol Wilson on May 17, 2017 10:39 AM
Watson photos
Thank you for fulfilling our phto request for these grave sites. Your contribution to their memorials is appreciated.
Added by ray&jay on May 16, 2017 12:17 PM
Bernard Glaubitz
Thank you!
Added by Sandy on May 15, 2017 10:31 PM
Bruce Aaron Lewis
RE: Florian Osterhammer
Did you receive my email with photos attached?

Added by Bruce Aaron Lewis on May 14, 2017 7:15 AM
Mike Henderson
Thank you for the photo's of Kenneth & Dorothy Church.
Added by Mike Henderson on May 13, 2017 5:00 AM
Bruce Aaron Lewis
Florian Osterhammer
I went with a map on a sunny day yesterday and discovered there is no headstone. The map and location was provided by the cemetery manager. I did photo one of two possible locations. Your message seems to indicate you actually found a headstone for her. Or did you?

Bruce Lewis
Added by Bruce Aaron Lewis on May 11, 2017 12:14 PM
Alice Crain
Elbert Taylor
Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. I am grateful for your time and effort in doing so!
Added by Alice Crain on May 09, 2017 6:31 AM
Wendie Thomas
2nd wife of Frank Fiebiger
I sent in a second wife's Find A Grave number - 63323579 and it was accepted but it took out the first wife Victoria Franzel number 45081001. Is there a way to get both wives attached to Frank Fiebiger number 45080991?

There were no children with Frank and Louise.
Wendie Thomas
Added by Wendie Thomas on May 07, 2017 7:03 AM
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