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When Do You Post a Second Photo on Find A Grave?

Many people have varying degrees of photography skills. Some are point and shoot photographers. Others are very skilled. In the age when we’re able to take photos of gravestones, the question arises, when should we post a second photo on a Find A Grave profile (or other websites)? When I go to a cemetery I […]

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Will William’s Grave Site Ever Be Found?

Have you revisited the research trips you took and the things you left undone? Four years ago, I took a trip to Columbus, Ohio to visit cemeteries, especially Green Lawn Cemetery. Green Lawn Cemetery in massive and is said to be the fifth largest in Ohio. At the time, was on the hunt for a […]

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Top Ten 10 Tombstone Photography Tips

A great photo has the power to illicit deep emotions. A great grave stone photograph has the power to turn on the tear faucet and melt the heart. You could got to a cemetery and snap a few photos for yourself or for a service like BillionGraves or FindAGrave without much thought or preparation. And […]

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Tombstone Tuesday Tip: Make it Tidy

With lovely weather, we can head out to the cemetery and photograph stones for our own research or as a service to those desperate for the images but live too far away to do it themselves. As we photograph the stones, let’s spend a few extra minutes caring for the stones before we snap a […]

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Tombstone Tuesday Tip: Solving Uneven Shadows on Stones

Have you ever had a photo from a cemetery that looks like this? Photo by Devon Lee Louise Gramlich Green Lawn Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial #75114324 It’s a mixture of shadows and bright lights falling unevenly on your stone. Why? Because the stone is situated under a tree and I visited the cemetery in […]

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Tombstone Tuesday Tip: Transcribe On Site

For some of us, Spring is here! And for some of you, you’re ready to go to their nearby cemetery and snap photos for FindAGrave or BillionGraves. There is one very important tip to remember. Transcribe the stone on the spot! Photo by Devon Lee Ellen S Hemler Green Lawn Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial […]

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Now I Know Who Is Dorothy Banta

Smith Family Plot, Section 46 Lot 79 in Green Lawn Cemetery Photo by Devon Lee A few years ago, I asked the question, “Who is Dorothy Banta?” This large monument appeared to be a family but I wasn’t sure. Previously I stated this: I’ve been able to identify Helen G Smith as the daughter of […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Someone Found Ida’s Stone!

Hooray! Someone found Ida’s gravestone. Ida Townsend Sandborn Gravestone, photographed by Dave Hosted on FindAGrave.com Memorial #64790553 Ida Jane Townsend is the daughter of William Townsend and Mary Claybaugh (or Clabaugh) of Franklin County, Ohio. William is the focus of my One Name Place study and I wrote about Ida not being in the family […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: Successes and Not

Grave markers help me to learn more clues to solve the mystery of my ancestors’ lives. Sometimes markers can be found. Other times, they cannot. It’s important to record what is available so that others do not duplicate work. To prevent further efforts wasted searching for stones that do not exist, I want to report […]

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Tombstone Tuesday: No Stone for Cora

What happens when a woman who has been married multiple survives her last husband? That’s the question I was hoping to have answered when I requested Cora Peak’s stone through FindAGrave.com. William Talbot Peak gravestone Photo by Devon Lee Cora (Rogers) Peak was the second wife of William T. Peak, She was previously married to […]

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