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Thank you! I will be waiting for Spring before tackling this. I've been bogged down with wound care since August, which requires heading in every 4-5 days (esp since no-one in Asst Liv will help with wound dressings).

Perhaps I would be more apt to travel south, if I had more access to my own vehicle.

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Annie, I forgot to mention -

Good luck on your driving assessment and vehicle. It is a job to work on it but once accomplished you can do so much more ...

I hope you health is recovering...it sounds as if all your work is showing some success!

My Best,

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Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

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Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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12/8/13 9:54 P

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Find-a-Grave is one of the sources I always check and that cemetery has not been done yet.

I have relatives in the area, but no-one is interested in walking through a cemetery. I have also been in contact with a friend that works for a local historical library ~ one way or another, I will get the info I'm looking for.

So far, the only documentation that they are buried in this cemetery - the newspaper clipping that said they would be buried there.

~Annie B

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Have you checked to see anyone did this cemetery for Find a Grave?

if it has not been recorded you might check other cemeteries nearby that may have been recorded by Find a Grave and if so you can contact the person (I think) that recorded it. That person is a volunteer, and probably in the area, and perhaps you could ask him/her to try to find the cemetery and the headstones you are looking for, for you.

Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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How interesting to learn about the care of maintaining head stones in your family grave site!

I think I finally found my gr-gr-grandparents graves, but haven't found anyone interested or young enough to tackle the job of checking out this cemetery for me. It's located in Green Bay, so it will have to be a future project to tackle.

I want to be assessed to see if I am able to get back behind the wheel and then have a vehicle adjusted to fit my needs. Relying on other people to transport me ~ very frustrating!

~Annie B

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"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
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In Fall 2011 DH, myself and 3 of our children (adults) went to NH to clean-up a family gravesite. The last headstone is dated 1882. We hired a couple, for one day to teach us how to clean and replace the headstones (that had been moved by weathering) over the years. We spent the next four days repairing the years of damage. We dug up each head and foot stone, cleaned them and replaced them in the proper location.

There are 26 headstones in this graveyard. It is on forested, private property, segregated and protected by law and we found out - is owned by descendants of the family, of which our family is one of the few we know of or that has visited it in the years that the present property owner has lived there. Or course there must be thousands of descendants, but only my DH and his cousins are known.

We had a study done on it (I can't remember all the details and won't look them up for now) but, in general along with the 26 headstones there were some 'indents" in the land of probable other burials, and also a couple of 'rocks' to probably identify a burial. This was common in winter deaths without machinery to dig into the frozen ground and ability to provide a headstone at the time. These 'indents' are protected. The graveyard can still be used by family and there are identified land areas for future graves.

One of my queries in researching this family to possibly ID the 'indents'. Such as: Sophie has a headstone, but her husband David (not of the family name) does not, however there is an 'indent' between Sophie and the next relative. My guess is that David is buried there - information on David's death or burial is what I'm researching - he may have died years later or remarried ??? and it may not be him at all...but, maybe it is ...

We have a powerpoint on this project, in three parts as we are not techy enough to complete it but I can send it to anyone interested in contacting me privately...



Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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12/5/13 9:34 A

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Sorry if I offended you by calling it a fence. I often forget the "names" of things. Old timers, I guess. I do think it is a wonderful idea to have a remembrance icon somewhere. I do love to see parents and or children mentioned on the old stones. I have found several relations on findagrave.com.

I am wondering how you all would like your remains handled? I told my children, when the time is near, I wanted to be left under a redwood tree over looking the ocean with a bottle of happy juice. After that it is what ever makes them feel good. But I'll be watching. LOL



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My folks ashes were not buried in a "fence"..........the wall is called a Columbaria. Everyone buried in this wall were all Veterans.

~Annie B

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~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.



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One of my cousins kept her mother's ashes on the mantle in the bedroom that had been her mother's for the last few years of her life. She swore that she never had to dust that room...

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A friend of mine put her grandmother's ashes in a cookie jar & sealed it. Her grandma LOVED to bake cookies....the only problem I have, is that it resides on the kitchen counter!

~Annie B

My day is not complete until needle, thread & fabric meet!!

"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.



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My mother passed away, we kept her ashes and when I lost my father, their ashes were taken to Colorado and buried at my grandparent's gravesite. I had the names added to the monument. I did keep some ashes because we will not visit the site.
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I love this idea. Even if ashes are scattered, a plaque somewhere is a good idea, and this fence sounds perfect to me.



May you live as long as you want and never want while you live.

May your days be filled with music and your life be filled with harmony.

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My moms ashes were in a cardboard box, but when dad died - both their ashes were combined. My brother built an oak box that holds their ashes and the whole thing was placed in a wall at the cemetery.

The plaque was part of the service provided by the funeral home.

I guess I have problems with those that want their ashes tossed to the wind....I know these people are gone, but there is no real place that I can associate with.

~Annie B

My day is not complete until needle, thread & fabric meet!!

"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.



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My parents will be in separate urns in the same plot. Their urns are made from a poplar tree that grew on our property. (my dad died in 1994, my mom is 87) I am glad that I'm not the only one a little uncomfortable with the scattering of ashes. We did scatter part of my dad's ashes, but the rest of them are in the family plot, with his mother and a brother of mine who died in infancy. We haven't managed to place a marker yet, which is bugging me a bit.

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That's what my folks are going to do....have their ashes buried together in the same urn. Only mom won't be buried until dad dies ~ I think my sister has her ashes. Then they will be buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery (in Minnesota), as dad is a WWII Veteran.

~Annie B

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"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
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Jackie, my sons cremains were buried in the cemetery next to my mother & there will soon be a stone on his grave similar to the one on my mother's grave. we already had teh grave plot & that is where he chose for his ashes to be put. I choose to put the stone on the grave. Because he was cramated, there can be two more cremated remains buried in the same plot, with two more stones if desired. My daughter-in-law says that she wants to be cramated & her ashes buried with his.

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I feel strongly on leaving "something" to remember us by.

My DH's sister died tragically in 1947. It was too tender of a subject to ever ask his parents about her death or remains. All I knew was she was cremated and scattered.

Cremation was not usually done then that I know of... One of my kids called the cremation society recently and old records were found to confirm she was scattered and where. There is no other record (that I know of). I assume there must be a legal vital statistics in the MN vital records but have not looked them up. It does not show up on any of the genealogical records my computer finds.

My Mother was cremated in 2001. Her remains are on my nieces mantel - a sore subject between my sister's family and me...That is NO place for my Mom!

My DMil was cremated when my children were small. After the service at the Mortuary they asked what to do with the cremains. It was right after the death, my children were sensitive to it and I couldn't make a decision and I asked them to hold for the time being which they were happy to do...they then remodeled and lost them!!!

I have written in my death plans that I want to be buried in a Catholic tradition. Cremation is ok if approved by the Catholic church, but I want a headstone somewhere - this is important to me and I think it should be to everyone. Jackie



Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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COURTI7, they have the same death certificates for people who are cremated as for people who are buried. When my son died at the end of August, we had to arrange for a funeral director to arrange the cremation. There was no difference in the certificate.

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What a great idea.

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Findagrave is a wonderful website ~ but not all cemeteries are listed, only those that have had volunteers go thru cemetery. And I've found that not everyone buried in these cemeteries are listed in "Findagrave". Sometimes volunteers are only for specific names.

As for the original question about cremation ~ my mom just died, she was cremated but not buried. My dad decided that she won't be buried until after he dies, so his ashes can be put in the same urn and then they will be buried together.

~Annie B

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I have found that death records are recorded in the county that the death
occurred. It can be found in the county clerks office. Also a copy is sent
to the State Capitol. I have been going to www.findagrave.com you can
search their data base. You can request a photo of a headstone or you
can take requests for a photo of a headstone and upload them on
findagrave.com. Some states have better records available online.

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I believe all deaths are reported, as far as what is done with the remains ~ just personal preference.

~Annie B

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Vital records has death certificate in our state.

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I thought they had to report some kind of record to the courts. Wouldn't that be in the....not sure what. Guess it wouldn't be in the census. They need to create some kind of death record for cremations.

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There are SS death records, funeral home, crematory records, obits etc. Lots of people are buried without headstones. or their names are not written on the headstone.

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I'd think, with a death, there would have to be a record of it,, some where. emoticon


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As a genealogist, how do you feel about creamation and the spreading of ashes, leaving no memorial or written record?

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