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Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.
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
Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.
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|Mary Ellen (Chaput) Budde||80734277|
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.
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|Jennifer Reed||Helen Moore Hayden|
One is by Sue and Doug and the other one is by A Jones Girl
|H Bruce Lammers||William Schuster|
Thank you, Carol!
|jack||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.
|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.
|H Bruce Lammers||RE: Bernardina Weimhold|
Thank you, Carol!
|memento mori||Pet peeve|
I share your pet peeve. I also hate to see "proceed" instead of "precede" and "formally" instead of "formerly." :)
|memento mori||Re: Bobby Jackson|
Thanks for the excellent gravemarker photo. :)
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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