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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.

Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

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Mary Ellen (Chaput) Budde
Hi Carol
I have received a picture from a weber family member for identification. Need your help. I would like to send picture, but I canít find your email if I ever had it. I think it is Martha Kupperschmidt WEBER.
I am getting old and canít remember how to do all these computer things anymore. Be patient with me please.
Thank you
Mary Ellen chaput Budde 46888164
Added by Mary Ellen (Chaput) Budde on Oct 06, 2017 3:24 PM
Jennifer Reed
Helen Moore Hayden
Dup #117007121

One is by Sue and Doug and the other one is by A Jones Girl
Added by Jennifer Reed on Oct 06, 2017 12:04 PM
H Bruce Lammers
William Schuster
Thank you, Carol!
Added by H Bruce Lammers on Oct 03, 2017 3:38 PM
George William Smith / Joseph John Smith
Hi Carol. Thanks for all you do at Find A Grave. I would like to correspond with you about the parents of George William Smith (1824 - 1861). You said they were Joseph John Smith / Sarah Watie. I am interested in the source of this information as I may be related to Joseph & Sarah and I have been trying to identify their children. Thanks.
Added by jack on Oct 03, 2017 2:40 PM
Penny Neeson
Cheryl Diane McReynolds
Thank You for letting me know about the duplicate.
Added by Penny Neeson on Sep 23, 2017 12:18 PM
H Bruce Lammers
RE: Saint Martins
Thank you, Carol. I didn't know about the upgrade. I'm glad they take care of it so well. I'll have to check it out on my next visit.
Added by H Bruce Lammers on Sep 17, 2017 7:24 PM
H Bruce Lammers
RE: Bernardina Weimhold
Thank you, Carol!
Added by H Bruce Lammers on Sep 12, 2017 7:54 PM
memento mori
Pet peeve
I share your pet peeve. I also hate to see "proceed" instead of "precede" and "formally" instead of "formerly." :)
Added by memento mori on Sep 12, 2017 9:53 AM
memento mori
Re: Bobby Jackson
Thanks for the excellent gravemarker photo. :)
Added by memento mori on Sep 12, 2017 9:51 AM
Thanks for the info and pictures and all you do for FAG
Added by Diane on Sep 12, 2017 1:47 AM
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