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STEELHelp Request - Corfu - Roddick Murdoch SteelMy uncle died in Corfu in 2009. His name was Roddick Murdoch Steel. All his family live in Australia and he we have never seen his grave. We would be very grateful if someone could add a photo of his gravestone. We believe that may be buried next to his wife Margaret Steel nee Clancy, who dies some years earlier, Rodd was born on 28.12.1928 in Australia and he died on 11.11.2009. He competed for Australia in fencing at the 1956 Olympics.

CRABTREEHenry Crabtree (or Krabtree)I am looking for evidence of the death/burial of Rev Henry Crabtree. His date of death was between 1685 and 1690. He was the curate at St Mary's Church in Todmorden from 1662 until his death. He had a few altercations with his church due to his interest in astrology and prophesy, and may have fallen out of favour. They buried his wife there, who outlived him, but there is no acknowledgement of his burial in any church record. On the remote offchance, do you have any garvestones that either relate, or are 'unnamed' but reasonable candidates? There was a possible link to Cross Stone church, too. Hope you can help. John

DIXONThank youI am desperate to find a picture of my grandfather Andrew Dixon 1878-1954, who lived for a time, and died in Blantyre. He had a daughter Violet Woods nee Dixon (1922-1994), who relocated and died in Wick, Scotland. I would really love a picture of her too.

MACNEILgrand fatherDonald joseph macneil i am from nz and believe donald was my grand father i know nothing of my scotish heritage just my father is malcolm andrew mcneil aka calum if any one has any information it would be appreciated

BROWNMissing CemeteryThe large Victoria Rd cemetery near Barnard Castle is not yet included in your db. Could you please add this to the projects list to be photographed? Also there is a bug in the validation process, several correct answers were rejected as incorrect.

LAWSONLocation of stain glass window in photos.Can you tell me where the stain glass window you supplied me photos of is located? Is there a church or building in the Old Barony Private cemetery? It is dedicated to Alexander Lawson & wife Susan Cownie. Thank you!

GROVESThank youThank you for all your help. Does anyone have any information on James Groves who died in 1845 in Romford?

CAMPChurch cemetery on Lord Townshend Estate, Close to Raynham & Not Far From FakenhamI'm trying to locate the grave of my cousin, Naomi Louise CAMP. She was born prematurely 12 Sep 1960 in the Royal Air Force Sculthorpe base hospital, weighing only 1 lb 8 ozs. baby Naomi only lived for 2 hrs. Per my late Aunt, her mother, she was buried in the church cemetery on the Lord Townshend Estate, close to Raynham and not too far from Fakenham, England. Per index records, she was born and died in District: Fakenham, County: Norfolk. I cannot find an estate by this name but I am finding the Raynham Estate and Raynham Hall. I've also found that the Church of St Mary is on the estate so am wondering if the church cemetery may be where baby Naomi was buried. Can you help me locate her burial? If possible, I would love to have a picture of her grave and headstone. Many thanks for any help you can provide.

HOLLEYconfirmation of receiptThank you Charles. The inscription is very clear and legible. Wonderful to have. I am interested in the entire family but of particular interest is George Hunt Holley's son George Hunt Holley Dunham born 1798 in Aylsham.

CALDERAble to view gravestone from across the pondThank you for your invaluable service and to all the volunteers who have donated time and photos. I’m researching Calder’s from Latheron, Lybster & Wick area, Adam Calder was my husbands grandfather. It is quite difficult to read the inscription & dates on Janet Thomson’s headstone, if anyone has info from the gravestone I would appreciate their help.

BROWNMary Thomson BrownI have a memorial locket with Mary T Brown's photo and lock of hair. The exact date of her death and year of birth are shown. I want to find her relatives

CALLENDERBamburgh, Northumberland, EnglandJames Callender. James was the Gardener at Bamburgh Castle back in the early 1700's. I found a gravestone on this website listing James Callender's daughters, Elizabeth, Miriam and Jane, along with (perhaps) his brother Aaron. James died in Newcastle Upon Tyne, in June of 1770, and is buried at St. Nicholas. He had moved in with his sons Michael and Robert who ran a garden nursery in the area. Does anyone have any information on who James Callender's wife may have been?

ROBINSONgrave locationthank you for the photo of R.C.Robinson headstone . when I first saw it there was a building in the background and I was wondering if it is possible to see this photo again thank you

COGGLE Thank you for the information on the surname Coggle Mary Coggle Charles Coggle Any family history would be welcome.

I'm sorry but I don't understand how to I'm sorry but I don't understand how to upload the thumbnail image of a grave to Ancestry. I have saved the thumbnail image to my desktop and then loaded it to Ancestry but the resulting image is illegible. I have seen the link you provide to transfer the high quality image to Ancestry but I don't know how to use this link. There is no facility on Ancestry to paste a link into a record. I am really thrilled to see the graves I was looking for but frustrated that I can't get them onto my family tree! Thank you for the massive amount of work you obviously put into this service. Sue .... more

TURNERLoaninghill Cemetery Uphall ~ Photograph Wanted PleaseHello A few years ago a wonderful volunteer helped with my request in taking some photos of my mum's final resting place in Loaninghill Cemetery in Uphall West Lothian. I was so grateful as i now live in New Zealand.Sadly last year i lost my brother who has been laid to rest beside our mum. I organised a lovely slate memorial for him and it was placed at the gravesite on the day of the funeral. I have no family members in Scotland who can help me get a photo showing my brother's memorial ~ i am so far away and would be very grateful if someone could perhaps help with my request. Many Thanks Alana

PRICEThe burial records for St James Church, The burial records for St James Church, STAUNTON, Worcestershire give all the details but I would dearly like to know if there are gravestones/photos of my relatives buried there. My GGGG grandfather Job PRICE of Staunton Court buried 17 April 1807 55 years. His wife Elizabeth PRICE (nee BARNES) of Staunton Court buried 26 July 1830, 88 years. Their eldest son my GGG grandfather John PRICE of Poole House, Upton on Severn 24 June 1843, 67 years. Any help would be most appreciated as I live in Australia and cannot search Staunton St James churchyard myself.

RAMSEYPhotographMany thanks for the photograph; it's a great service you're providing and much appreciated. Such valuable info to be found on the gravestones!

TALMANI would like to request for the cemeteryI would like to request for the cemetery of St. Andrew's, Felmingham, North Norfolk, England to be cataloged and photographed. My 7X great-grandfather, William Talman is buried there and I would like a photograph of his gravesite. William Talman was born 1650 and died 1719. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! .... more

LEAKEsearch for graveMany thanks for the image of Robert Leake,s grave, I have been trying to find it since we moved to our house. Robert Leake owned 'Hoders' in Oxted, our house was originally an agricultural building part of the estate. Work was completed on it in 1812 and a plaque was placed above the door with the date and Robert Leake's initials

HARRISRobert Harris, son of Robert and MargareRobert Harris, son of Robert and Margaret

GRIFFINFamily treesHello, am researching my family tree, Griffin's and Hayter's. My grandfather was Thomas George Griffin born 1852(known as George), my grandmother was Emma Hayter born 1856. If anyone has further information i would be extremely grateful. Many thanks Tony Griffin

MERCIECASERVICE QUALITYWhat a briliant service this is; thank you! I intend to continue tracing my own ancestry in Ireland, and will let you have any memorial photos that I take, together with any I take at Richmond (Surrey)cemetery when my own family members are buried. I am trying to recreate a photograph of a boys' school soccer team from 1961 when we were all aged 11. I have found 9 of the 11 (all still living) and, following further research thanks to your picture of his sister's memorial, know that a 10th, her brother John, is also alive, but I have no direct contact details for him. Did I read from your information that you had such detail of those who had requested a photo? If so, that might very well lead to down another path to discovery. Best regards. Mike

ALDRIDGESarah Aldridge buried at St. Swithun's 20 May 1804I would like to find the grave of my x3 Great Grandfather James Aldrich first wife Sarah ne Weller. The Bishop's transcripts are for Sarah Aldridge wife of James buried at St. Swithun's East Grinstead on the 20 May 1804.

WYMERFamily researchIam doing a one name study on Wymerand would like some help with the Rev Edward Wymer and His wife Elizabeth Whaites

HOLLINGERImage not received from about two weks agoImage might be under his wife Mabel Taylor image 334 or 202.

MIDDLETONWalsall helpI'm looking for the grave of grandad Middleton, his full name is Arthur Middleton, died April 1926 and is buried in Ryecroft cemetary. Any help would be great. Thank you

SMITHHelp to find graveI'm trying to locate the grave of my grandad. He is buried in Ryecroft cemetary in walsall. Full name is George Thomas Smith and he died in 1942 ... thank you

FISHERThank you & help requestThank you for the image of the headstone for John Fisher in St Mary the Virgin's Church Cemetery, Richmond, Yorkshire. As well as the name of John Fisher who died in 1772, aged 80, there appears to be other names and information on the headstone. I am wondering if anyone can tell me what the names are and what the information is. It would be lovely if someone could help with this. Many Thanks.

WARDBurial Grounds in the Tadcaster areaPlease would you be able to advise me? I am trying to find the graves of my WARD ancestors who died in the 1800's, and lived in Tadcaster and from the 1880's in Stutton. Several children were baptised Methodist, and then 'Primitive Methodist'. Would they be buried in the Church of England churchyard, or is there a seperate Methodist burial ground in the area? I am particularly interested in William Ward who died in Stutton in 1890. Any advise you can give me would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.

FORTNUMDuring my research into my father's famiDuring my research into my father's family I have found this website particularly useful. I will certainly use it again - thank you.

SWITHENBANK Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley, YorksNab Wood is quite a large cemetery. Is there any information available for the graves there please?

PARSONSParsons Family including Bedell and Fifoot relationsTheir message: Dr James St John Parsons is my paternal to maternal great grandfather. The others are his family and therefore great Aunt's / cousins etc to me. I am undertaking research into the Florance and Parsons family. I would also therefore very much appreciate copies of the memorials for: 1] John Benjamin Bedell 1971 (not a cousin to Dr Parsons but a grandson. Both a cousin and husband to Alice Hazel Bedell. 2] Alice Hazel Gage Bedell 1984 (not a cousin to Dr Parsons but a grand daughter. Both a cousin and wife to Benjamin Bedell. 3] Gertrude Gage Parsons 1961 4] Alice McLearn Fifoot 1940 5] Edith Maude Bedell 1952 6] Elizabeth Parsons 1908 (?)(I think this person is meant to be James Parsons (jnr) wife who died in Celyon. Her name in a 'Will' is Margaret but may of course be known as Elizabeth. She didn't die in Celyon. 7] James Parsons 1908 8]Elizabeth Gage Parsons 1920 If I may gently point out I have corrected the relationships in brackets. Of course if your information is correct according to the memorials this raises important questions. Very many thanks indeed in anticipation for your assistance. Your work is a wonderful resource for researchers. thank you. James (Jim Florance)

photos3 Excellent photos received. Thank you very much

ALDRIDGEGrave not listed in complete church indexI am hoping to find the gravestone of Sarah Aldridge wife of James Aldridge who was buried East Grinstead and I beleive at St Swithun on the 20 May 1804. The Bishop's transcripts have show the surname as Aldridge but thie gravestone could possibly be for Aldrich. The name/s is not listed on St Swithum .... more

CAMPNaomi Louise Camp, BurialI'm trying to locate the grave of my cousin, Naomi Louise Camp. She was born prematurely 12 Sep 1960 in the Royal Air Force Sculthorpe base hospital, weighing only 1 lb 8 ozs. baby Naomi only lived for 2 hrs. Per my late Aunt, her mother, she was buried in the church cemetery on the Lord Townshend Estate, close to Raynham and not too far from Fakenham, England. Per index records, she was born and died in District: Fakenham, County: Norfolk. I cannot find an estate by this name but I am finding the Raynham Estate and Raynham Hall. I've also found that the Church of St Mary is on the estate so am wondering if the church cemetery may be where baby Naomi was buried. Can you help me locate her burial? If possible, I would love to have a picture of her grave and headstone. Many thanks for any help you can provide.

MORRISGravestonesI am wondering whether any work has been done photographing Oxford cemeteries, Kirtlington in particular. My Gt.Grandmother, Emily Morris came to New Zealand in the early 1870s, and research has shown that there were a considerable number of Morris family members in the Kirtlington Parsh records, also a generation back to the John Smith family. Thank you for the great help you provide. Jan.

SMITHUnable to view photographYou kindly emailed me promptly about my request for a headstone image (Louisa and Thomas Smith). However, I have been unable to view that image despite following your instructions. Please re-send the image or directly to me via email would be preferred. Thank you. .... more

SPARKHALLI am descended from my great, great, greI am descended from my great, great, great, great grandfather, Edward Sparkhall (1787-1861) and his wife Mary Hainford (1878-1857). There are at least two Edward Sparkhalls around at the same time in the same area (Norfolk), so care needs to be observed. I know quite a lot about the family, so any others with information or request will be welcome. It is not a very common name. I would like to express appreciation to Charles Sale for his excellent website and his speedy response when photos are requested.

CARMENEI am looking for Eliane Carmene.My aunt, Eliane Angelique Mary Joseph Carmene was buried at Cimetire de Boulogne-Bilancourt in France. She was born in 1937 and died in 1959. If there is any way to get a picture of her grave I would appreciate it very much. My mother is concerned about it and is unable to travel to France.

FREEMANFreeman/Procter/Rutter family linksFirst many thanks for the photo what a great service. I have wills for Jane Freeman and son Amos Freeman, but Joseph Freeman does not have one, Amos married a Jane and they had a daughter Eliza jane Freeman, her uncle was William Rutter.The will of John Procter of Ripon mentions Jane Freeman (Amos's Mother) as being his cousin, so what was Janes Maiden name? was she a Procter, a Rutter or what? John Procter was a cousin of brothers George Procter and Thomas Procter (my 3x great grandfather). Anyone Know Janes Maiden name?.

DE CARLEHuguenots - De Carle family.Thank you for this site, most helpful. I'm still trying to find the actual person who came to England from France. I have the French side and the Norwich side but not the actual connection. kindest regards

LAYCOCKAndrew Alexander Laycock, Annie Laycock and Minnie LaycockI have just recently learned that my greatgrandparents and my grandmother were buried in North Cemetary. I could not find their names anywhere, but would love to have some information if anyone has something. We are planning a trip to Hartlepool in June, and I was hoping to find where my family is buried. We are coming from Texas. I have been reading about North Cemetary and it is such a shame, but glad to see people trying to save now. Thanks

HOAREI have searched through the list of gravI have searched through the list of graves for the Wootton Bassett cemetery, found my aunt and uncle Min & Norm Price but cannot find my grandmother Dora Muriel Hoare, died 31st Oct 1967, I know she is buried in the older part of the cemetery along with her 2nd husband, has this part of the cemetery not been listed or is there another reason why her grave is not listed? Also Norman Prices father and their son Nicholas Price are not listed, I know all graves are in the same vicinity so just wondered if any reason why they are not listed? .... more

DE BURGHSt Gregory Churchyard, Dawlish, Devon, England.I can't see this cemetery listed but wondering if anyone in the area can locate an existing headstone for MATILDA De BURGH. I understand the stone has sunk over the years but would appreciate a sharp photo of the grave/stone and if the full inscription can be read accurately, please. Thank you.

CHAPMANAdd a churchyard to the GPR Project: St Wenn, CornwallHello, I wish to request that the St. Wenn Churchyard is added to the GPR Project. St. Wenn is a small rural church serving those living around the parishes of St. Wenn, Rosenannon and Tregonetha. I originally emailed this across but am not sure if it was received. My apologies if this is a duplication.

TUCKERTUCKER Family of GEORGEHAM, DEVONI am researching my family tree and JOHN TUCKER (1829-1878), ELIZABETH TUCKER (1835-1907), FREDERICK TUCKER (1873-1900), late of MORTEHOE and GEORGEHAM are my ancestors. I am offering any information which I may have of interest to others researching their family trees and would like to liaise with others researching the same family and area. Please don't hesitate to contact me and I will try to be of service.

SULLYSully graves are missingHi your list does not include my great grandparents Jessie Lillian and Arthur Charles sully, they are very close to my grandfather Arthur nuttall and are very easy to see as you enter the church yard, just wondering why they are not included Kind regards Louise

MELLOWSI was happily surprised to find the photI was happily surprised to find the photo of the gravestone of my ancestor, Margaret Mellows, who is my gr, gr, great grandmother. This site looks to be very informative and I will be doing a lot more digging here in the future. I am also interested to find if there are any links to Liam Mellows (William Joseph), who was executed for his part in the Irish rebellion of 1916. Thanks

PRIESTLEYFABULOUS WEBSITEThank you, thank you, thank you. When you live in Oz it is just great to locate a picture of the headstone of some of my late mother's distant relatives whom she knew virtually zilch about. I am trying to find descendants of Ferdinand and Alice (nee Denton) Priestley. Alice was a daughter of Joseph Denton and Mary Walsh and my mother was a descendant of Joe's youngest brother Thomas Peter Denton who migrated to Australia in the 1880's. I know Ferdinand and Alice had four sons and a daughter and that the eldest son, James, wrote to my mother back in the 1960's. She kept one of his letters. Would very much like to make contact with descendants of Peter Denton and Mary Allen.


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