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Nina Agnello (#47256170)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 11 days
However: thanks for the transfers!

Added by GS on May 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Reminder for Joseph Labarbera
Hi! Regarding your photo request, can you please contact the cemetery and obtain the Section, Lot, and Grave Number information, and then post it to your request? Please also ask if there is a grave marker and add that information to your photo request and/or memorial. The Find A Grave FAQs state the photo requestor is responsible to provide this information.

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

This cemetery provides extremely limited assistance to photo volunteers with finding a grave's location. Last year I was able to fulfill almost 200 photo requests at Elmwood through this process. Because the lots in this cemetery are poorly marked, almost no one else ever photographs here. I have only had success here because I have spent literally weeks at a time to learn the intricacies of the layout of this cemetery.

Thank you for helping me to help you.


Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2014 4:04 PM

Info for Joseph Labarbera
Hi! Can you please call or e-mail the cemetery and ask for the Section, Lot, and Grave numbers and then add this information to the online record? This helps the photo volunteers to find the grave marker.

Elmwood is a huge cemetery and this information is needed in order to fulfill your request. I have located more than 50 graves at Elmwood for Find A Grave, but I cannot find a grave for you without the burial plot information.

Thank you! Ace

Elmwood Cemetery: (708) 453-0273

Added by Ace on Jul 27, 2013 7:30 AM

Della Meize
Thelma Blum
Thanks so much, Nina, for taking the time to take the great photo of Thelma Blum's headstone. I truly appreciate it, and I know that the rest of the family will too!
Your contribution to Find-A-Grave is so very appreciated!

Added by Della Meize on May 17, 2013 3:00 PM

Kevin Thompson
RE: Harris's in Paynesville
I looked again this morning but I did not see any of those markers. I did find one marker for Harris but there is no other indication of who is buried there.

Added by Kevin Thompson on Oct 04, 2011 10:09 AM

Mary Angelo Timmons
mom's grave site
Nina, thanks for the picture of mom's headstone. It is emotional for me to see after all these years. I live in Iowa and don't get over there much. Your cousin, Mary

Added by Mary Angelo Timmons on Aug 13, 2011 8:03 PM

Westminister Cemetery
Hi Nina: So how are you doing? I'm still plugging along on my sections, but have slowed down in the Winter. I completed Memories in October. I then did little Veterans Section, Apostles Section, Garden Crypts N, have almost completed Section 16A and have started on Ivy Section. The other volunteer has completed Good Shepherd and is working on Pines Section. All and all over 10,000 memorials have been added to Westminister since we started in the summer. I get emails almost weekly from someone who has found their loved one. We are really helping alot of people. Hope you can get back to work on it soon. Christy

Added by macso on Jan 27, 2011 1:08 PM
RE: Can you remove picture of grave for Alvin Opp
Yes, you had helped me with several OPP family members at the Santa Ana cemetery. I don't remember the reason, but his grave picture was added to his mother's memorial along with her gravestone picture (Lovina Louisa Opp) Her findagrave record is Memorial# 10283129.

However, I'm unable to remove his picture from her record. Can you please try to see if you can remove Alvin's gravestone picture from her records? Thanks. LInda

Added by on Jan 17, 2011 12:17 PM

RE: Agnello
You are quite welcome. I did look for a few of the others; the few I looked for were unmarked. I couldn't narrow down the exact locations since I was by myself, but I'll make sure we get photos when we go out again as a team.

Added by Sue on Nov 03, 2010 4:58 AM

RE: Westminister Cemetery
Hi Nina: You're right, it does take alot of time. I thought I would be glad when I finished the 3,500 graves in Memories, but I got so used to being busy nights entering, cropping etc. that now I'm bored. I was going to take the fall and winter off, but now I think I will just slow down the pace and today I started on Apostles because I had to go to the cemetery to fulfill a request. I've been emailing everyone that asks for photos and telling them that they will have to call and post the plot information if they would like a photo. About 50% of the people will do it. I've already had emails from people who have found their memorials in Memories. We are doing alot of good. Keep up the good work. Whatever you can get done is a help to someone out there. Keep in touch. Christy

Added by macso on Oct 31, 2010 5:06 PM

Westminister Cemetery
Hi Nina - How goes your project? I completed the Memories Section about a week ago and another volunteer is almost finished with Good Shepherd. I have also completed the very, very small Veterans Section and am starting on Apostles next week. I'm not going to work quite as hard over the fall and winter as my tenditis is acting up in my forearms--to much clicking with the mouse. Keep in touch. Christy

Added by macso on Oct 30, 2010 1:18 PM

Westminister Cemetery
Sounds like we all have a plan. No, I'm not putting a grave location because it's just too confusing to figure out. I do put the section they are in when I post the photo. At first I was also looking them all up on the CA Death records and putting complete birth and date info etc, but that is just slowing down the process, so I quit that after row 3 and things are going alittle faster. With 3500 graves to do, it would take too long and I think our whole purpose is to get as many graves photographed and memorials made as possible.

As a side note, this morning I got a call from the cemetery saying that they will no longer look up graves for non family members unless you pay $50. How disgusting is that. So there will be no more volunteer photos from that cemetery unless the relatives can call and get the information and I'm not sure they will even fill photo requests.

Added by macso on Aug 30, 2010 11:58 AM

Westminister Cemetery
Hi Nina: How are you doing on your section? I'm plugging away on mine. Didn't realize the section was so large. I estimate it has 3500 graves in it and I'm about 1/4 of the way through them. This will take me months but well worth it. I don't think I'll be working on request for this cemetery anymore as I think they are tired of seeing me even though I only came in once a week. Last week they took the names I brought and said they would call with the information, but didn't. So I think that is a message that they aren't going to cooperate anymore. Too bad, I feel sorry for relatives requesting lookups in this cemetery. However, our projects should help in time. There have been over 1000 memorials added to this cemetery in the last month.

Added by macso on Aug 29, 2010 3:17 PM

Queen Graver
Antonio Agnello Mt Carmel
Hi Nina,

I located Antonio Agnello and took a photo for you. You may want to contact Mount Carmel and ask them to reset his stone. It is laying on a concrete slab. I took additional photos if you'd like to see.

His birthdate is hard to read but from zooming in on the photo it appears to be February 21, 1848


Added by Queen Graver on Aug 29, 2010 5:35 AM

RE: Posts
You're welcome!

Added by SandraS on Aug 29, 2010 5:27 AM

Kevin & Georgetta
RE: Walter Kierski
We called the Holy Cross cemetery concerning this. They said they have his name spelled as Walter Kierski. They did say that often when someone goes into service back in those days they would drop or add a letter. He said his records show a AKA Kerski in his file as well. But his burial information is labeled Kierski. Hope this helps you out

Take care
Kevin & Georgetta

PS let us know if you need anything else

Added by Kevin & Georgetta on Aug 17, 2010 1:30 PM

RE: Westminister Cemetery
Hi Nina: That's great. I'm so happy that you are willing to help. There are now 4 of us that are each photographing a section. Hopefully, in time it will cut down on the amount of people requesting photos. I think this is very worthwhile project. I can see hundreds, if not thousands, of new memorials being added to Westminister Cemetery in the coming months. I'll keep track of the sections that all of us are working on so that we don't duplicate each others work.

The list thus far is: Alicia- Saints Section; Me - Memories Section -33; You - Garden of Rest Section 23; and Freddie - Good Shepherd Section 28. I agree this is one of the best things I have done, too.

I just started going to this cemetery a month ago and thus far they have been helpful to me. I have taken as many as 5 names in, but now I limit it to 2 or 3. Everytime I go to photo the Memory section, I make sure I give them 2 or 3 names and the list online at findagrave is slowly coming down. This way I don't think I will wear out my welcome. So far they are cordial. Chris

Added by macso on Aug 12, 2010 4:50 PM

Westminister Cemetery
Hi Nina, I notice that you go to Westminister Cemetery to do volunteer photos. Myself and another volunteer also occasionally go there. She and I have decided to each adopt a section and photo it and make memorials. It is so hard to get information from the office, they not being computerized and so busy. Would you be interested in adopting a section and provide photos and memorials for that section? I am presently photographing the Memories Section and the other volunteer is doing the Saints Section. Let me know if you are interested. Chris

Added by macso on Aug 12, 2010 9:00 AM

Kristine Pierce
RE: Barnes
Thank you. I would much rather the memorials go to a family member. I added one for Kathleen because there was an obit in my local paper and no one had made one for her.

Added by Kristine Pierce on Jun 14, 2010 7:06 PM

Hattie Ferrand
Thank you for the tombstone photo. I have been told that it's challenging to get photos for this cemetery, as isn't easy for the photo volunteers to get plot location details. So...I greatly appreciate you taking the time to do this for me!

Added by GenieSearch on Jun 02, 2010 10:27 PM

Della Meize
Thelma Blum
Thank you for the photo of Thelma's headstone!

Added by Della Meize on Jun 02, 2010 3:32 PM


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