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Dawn Pratt
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  • Ogden, UT
  • United States
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Tryon, Akin, Stricker, Pratt, Durbin
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Professional Genealogist
If you are a genealogy expert, what are your specialties?
I am a Technology Resource volunteer for Whispers from the Dust, an program whose goal is to preserve cemeteries. I am also a volunteer for and I preserve family photos, help locate local documents, and take photos of gravestones for families.
Do you have a genealogy website or blog or belong to a Genealogy Society?

Dawn Pratt's Blog

Whispers from the Dust Cemetery Grant Program

Posted on January 24, 2011 at 1:39pm 0 Comments

While working to preserve my own family history, I realized how rare records were kept of our loved ones burials.  How markers became faded, obituaries lost, the footprint we leave on this world vanished.  My great great Grandfathers records were completely missing, and hours on the phone with the Catholic Church finally resulted in answers. There was no exact location outside of an old photograph my grandma kept of her, with her father, and brother standing by his copper marker. This…


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At 6:24pm on March 24, 2011, Karen Diamond said…

Dawn, I read in one of your comments dated March 21 to Eric about "As a professional genealogist I have the right to protect my work" and I have a question.


Being relatively new to Genealogy and wanting to start out on the right path, what is the best way to "protect" my work if I post it online if at a later date I want to publish a book? Also, are the photocopies of census, birth records, etc... copyrighted also? 


There may be a group to help "newbies", if so could you direct me. 


Thank for all your help!




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