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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Brenda A
Warkins Graves of mom + 4 children
Re: Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, Bureau County, IL A mom and 4 children died in a fire on 1/31/64. You show all 5 of them on the Find a Grave website but you may not have their dates of birth which I can supply. My husband was a friend of the 10 year old. How can I add the dates of birth, etc. to the Find a Grave site please? Thank you! my email is bizzgirl79@gmail.com
Added by Brenda A on Oct 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Brenda A
Warkins Graves of mom + 4 children
Re: Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, Bureau County, IL A mom and 4 children died in a fire on 1/31/64. You show all 5 of them on the Find a Grave website but you may not have their dates of birth which I can supply. My husband was a friend of the 10 year old. How can I add the dates of birth, etc. to the Find a Grave site please? Thank you! my email is bizzgirl79@gmail.com
Added by Brenda A on Oct 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Stefan De Sutter
RE: Phillip J DeSplinter
Thanks!
Added by Stefan De Sutter on Oct 19, 2014 1:22 AM
R McHenry
Robson photos
Thank you very much for all the Robson photos. I greatly appreciate your time and effort and speediness.
R McHenry
Added by R McHenry on Oct 18, 2014 3:04 PM
Stefan De Sutter
Phillip J DeSplinter
Thank you very much for your picture! The dates on its headstone confirms I am looking at the right person. Was there a headstone next to his with the name of his wife?
Added by Stefan De Sutter on Oct 18, 2014 10:54 AM
Carl Bennett
Chester Durley
Thank you for filling my photo request! Excellent photo!
Much appreciation and best wishes,
Carl Bennett
Added by Carl Bennett on Oct 13, 2014 3:25 PM
Rollie
Memorial # 108684989
Please know that George Littlewood is buried in Greenfield Cemetery in La Moille, next to his second wife. He died on 3 December 1939. It appears to me from your picture that his gravestone in Oakland has been vandalized. It was upright when I photographed it many years ago. I am one of his grandsons.
Added by Rollie on Oct 09, 2014 10:13 PM
FarmGirl
Richard Lawson
Thank you so much for your time and effort. I really appreciate the photo of Richard Lawson's grave as it is helping me with my research with the Lawson family. Thank you!
Added by FarmGirl on Oct 05, 2014 10:52 AM
Fawn
John and Margaret Ryan
Thanks so much for the grave marker photos, really appreciate it. Ok to use them with credit to you for genealogy research?

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA
Added by Fawn on Oct 05, 2014 9:37 AM
Russell Alan Babcock
Hazel Elizabeth (COLEMAN) ROESNER, NELSON
Many thanks for the headstone photo for Hazel and posting it to her memorial.
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Oct 04, 2014 9:30 AM
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