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Re: New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Carmichaels
Posted by: JACQUELINE RICHEY (ID *****2423) Date: December 20, 2011 at 17:55:12
In Reply to: Re: New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Carmichaels by Heidi Clark of 1584

That is very nice of you to offer to look for Richeys or Humberts. Jim Richey wrote his first (of five) books on the Richeys in 1986 and said Elizabeth , Richey was buring there. I think he saw the tombstone. Of course, something could have happened to it in 25 years.

You are right that the listings on findagrave are haphazard. Sometimes a person has a book giving grave sites and makes memorials for everyone in the book. Others live near a cemetery and start listing the gravestones they find. Others only make memorials for their own ancestors according to information they have been given by someone. Findagrave is a great resource, but without an accompanying photograph of the tombstone, one has no proof. And even tombstones have errors, like the wrong date of birth. They usually get the name and death date right. One of the people that has been making memorials for graves in Benton County, Oregon, said that she has death certificates for 90% of the people she lists! She uploads the scan of the death certificate after making the memorial. What a service!

Merry Christmas to you, too,

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