Re: Obituary Guidelines and Find A Grave
- Pam, I meant to ask you this a while ago, but I wanted to make sure that you received the 2 photos of Kathryn Dickenson I sent to the AAFA email address Gil gave me. I also wrote to John and Janice about them, but I haven't heard back from them either, so I might need to send them to you, them, and Earline separately. I told John that he would probably need to work some of his computer "magic" on the more recent one of her with her husband, but I know from seeing what he had done before that he can do that. Please let me know whether I need to send these again.
I still need to try to find my greatgrandmother's obituary in a Pine Bluff, AR newspaper.
Thanks for reminding me to get that done.
Have a Merry Christmas!
--- In About_Alfords@yahoogroups.com, pamrthompson@... wrote:
> Hi Kathy,
> Thank you for alerting us to the death of Kathryn Tipton Dickenson, AAFA
> #0783. I will post Kathryn's In Remembrance with her obituary to the AAFA
> Member Memorials web page, _http://www.alfordassociation.org/mem.html_
> (http://www.alfordassociation.org/mem.html) , soon. We would very much appreciate
> a photo if you can scan one from the funeral program.
> Generally, I collect obituaries of everyone whose name was Alford (or
> variation) at any time in their lives. Kathryn's Alford ancestor was several
> generations back, so her obituary will not be included in our Tennessee
> Obituaries (when I get it posted), but because she was a member, it will be on
> the Member Memorials page.
> Looking at your lineage,
> _http://www.alfordassociation.org/tafels/tafel_0568.pdf_ (http://www.alfordassociation.org/tafels/tafel_0568.pdf) , I see
> that your Alford ancestor is also a few generations back. Therefore, for the
> same reason, obituaries of your mother and grandmother would not be included
> in our obituary collection. However, if you can locate an obit for your
> great-grandmother, Sarah Frances Alford Wilson, who died in 1939 in Arkansas,
> we would love to have it!
> Incidentally, FindAGrave.com has memorials for your great-grandparents in
> Bellwood Cemetery Annex, Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR. However, there are
> no gravestone photos. If you are a member of Find A Grave (free), you can
> request that a photo be taken. You can also request that the memorials be
> transferred to you since you are a direct descendant within 4 generations.
> Then you can add info, photos, etc. You'll see that they don't have your
> great-grandfather's full name, which you can request they correct even if you
> don't get the memorial transferred to you.
> Find A Grave is a great resource for family members as well as current and
> future genealogists, and I would like to see everyone use it!
> --Pam Thompson
> In a message dated 10/18/2010 9:17:32 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> kathysschultz@... writes:
> Pam, I have been meaning to write about this to you since last month.
> Do you only take Alford obitiuaries or also those of Alford descendants?
> A lady in our DAR chapter, Kathryn Tipton Dickinson, passed away
> in late September. I believe she was at one time an active AAFA member.
> I know she was at the Paducah, KY meeting, because I first met her there.
> We discussed her either Lake or Lauderdale Co., TN ancestor several times
> over the years, since that is pretty close to Gibson Co., where my Alfords
> If you would like her obituary, I will be glad to put it on here.
> I don't believe I ever sent my mother's or grandmother's obituaries to you
> My grandmother's mother was the Alford. Grandma was a Wilson,
> and my mother was a Thompson. If you would like those, too,
> I will try to relocate them.
> Kathy Schultz