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  • Jewelle Baker
    Hello Group.... See the below informative notes on reading TombStones ..... Jewelle jewelle@coastalnet.com jewellebaker@suddenlink.net Researching: (Main
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 22, 2012
      Hello Group....
      See the below informative notes on reading TombStones .....

      Researching: (Main Capitalized)
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      COX, Chester, Dail, ELLIS, Faircloth, Gardner, HANCOCK, HARDEE, Hardison,
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      Jones, Letchworth, Manning, McGLOHON (all sp), McGOWAN, McKeel, Mills,
      Mitchell, Mumford, PHILLIPS, Price, Shaw, Smith, Sumrell, Stocks, Stokes,
      Tyson, Vandiford, Walls, Walston, Weeks, Wilkerson, WINGATE, Wetherington,
      Worthington, plus ++++

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      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:36 AM
      Subject: Re: Reading Tombstones

      Hello: Taking a photo of a tombstone with a digital camera on high resolution sometimes makes it easier to read on a computer screen and you can modify the brightness and darkness of the image which helps to make it more clear what the names are!
      Mike in WV
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 1:26 PM
      Subject: Re: Reading Tombstones

      Thank you Wes , I appreciate your ideas

      Wes Hart wrote:
      The main thing with old headstones that are hard to read is that you not ues anything on them that cause them damage or make them fall apart any faster then they already are. Unless the headstones belong to your family, do not clean them with any soap, water and brush.
      Sometimes just a spray bottle of water will make them more readable.
      Some people use a large piece of chalk but that is not recommeded as chalk breaks down limestone much faster.
      I prefer to use baby powder and a small powder puff.
      To me there is a fine line between preserving old headstones and getting any infomation from them that might be lost all together in a few more years.

      Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:42:24 +0000
      Subject: Reading Tombstones

      I've seen ideas about how to read very old tombstones but don't remember
      what most people thought was the best way to read old stones. Paper and a pencil to rub them ? Ideas ? Thanks

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