Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Function for Coordinators

Our volunteer programmer, Robert, has continued to work very hard for us! He has made many valuable changes to the software which has improved the website AND made our task as administrators / coordinators much easier.

The newest of these is on the Edit screen where the approvals are completed. You will find that the Status drop-down box has a new item - Pending Removal. This allows you to move a record to the trash without having to locate it in the list of Unapproved Entries.

Caution - this function only controls the current record! The Group Update function will not remove the complete group.

Thanks again, Robert, for a wonderful tool!

Jim McKane

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Thank You Note Received

Received 19 Feb 2011
Hi Jim,[that's me, the administrator]
Its Peterborough, Ontario[regarding minor spelling error in the record which I corrected]
Great Project.  So interesting and appreciated :)  I found it when I was looking up my great uncle and found the picture of his headstone.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Milestone - Ontario Reaches 100,000 Records

A HUGE Thank You and Congratulations to all those over 170 volunteers who have contributed headstone photos to Ontario.

Researchers from 118 countries around the world have visited since inception. Your work is, most certainly, being appreciated.

Keep up the great work.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thank You Note

Alan from Ontario received this note............

Hello, Alan, I wanted to say "thank you" for the photo you took in St. George's Hawthorne cemetary[sic] of George and Eliza Walsh's headstone. They are my great-great grandparents, and I've saved your picture to the tree I'm working on.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thank You Note

And another to Cliff in Ontario, 7 Jan 2011

Thanks for your wonderful site! I was at the Beechwood Cem. a few years and found some of my Mitchell famiy[sic] in the Mausoleum. My Aunt Loretta Leduc Mitchell wife of Clarence was buried in the same spot as her sister in law "In loving memory of Gladys Mitchell May 22, 1893-Nov 3 1872. along with Roy Alexander Mitchell Oct 2,1869 June 23, 1959 .Her name has not been inscribed She died in Ottawa 4 Feb 1968 she was born in Woonsocket, RI USA  7 March 1892

From D*****[at]

Thank You Note

Cliff in Ontario also received this one on 8 Jan 2011. Nice to be able to make a family connection from !

My great grandmother was Catherine Popham, daughter of Wm and Mary Popham born in England, late 1890`s,, settled in Osgoode in about 1831. Catherine Married John Jacob BRADSHAW, carpenter, joiner and farmer, Concession 8, lot 21 Metcalfe.
After a break of more than 20 years, I have retuned[sic] to this part of my ancstry[sic] and am trying to build a family tree. Time is of the essence since I am already 83. I lived in Ottawa for 17 years but am now on Vancouver Island, Sidney BC.
Do you already have a family tree. Are you intersted[sic] in sharing information.
Kind regards, A*** B******** L******

Thank You Note

Cliff in Ontario received this note, 14 Sept 2010 -

Thank you for contributing this picture of Kathryn's headstone.  I was a friend of hers in university and miss her dearly.
C...... G.......
Whitehorse Yukon

Thank You Note Received

This note was received by Eric in British Columbia, 12 February 2011 
Thank you so very much for taking the time to take the photos and 
the information from the grave markers. It has been a huge help as 
I doubt I will ever get to the gravesites in person.

Bless you! ~ L**

Thank You Notes & Compliments

To date, we have received a number of notes thanking and its volunteers for our hard work.

While we have graciously acknowledged this emails, we have not shared them with other volunteers nor the public.

If you receive such an email, please forward it to Jim McKane

Going forward, notes of appreciation will be posted here on the blog for all to read.

Have a GREAT day!