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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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Tom Jacobs
Edward Colver
Thank you for the image of Edward Colver. I appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Tom Jacobs
Added by Tom Jacobs on Sep 20, 2016 2:27 PM
Gibons Photos
Thank you so much for taking these photos - you are doing such amazing work on this website! I promise that I will run out of relatives to photograph in Princeton eventually. :)
Added by Cookie on Sep 19, 2016 7:06 PM
Joseph & Connie
John Marshall
Thank you for taking the time to get this photo for us. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Joseph & Connie on Sep 12, 2016 6:42 AM
Sgt Daxter
Usage of your photos
You have taken quite a few photos of the gravestones of members of my extended family tree. I have a tree on Ancestry "Descendants of Rudolph Hawpe". I would like to use the photos in my tree. I always give credit for each photo used like this. Photo by: Har37x@ Find A Grave.

Thank you
Dwayne Hawpe
Added by Sgt Daxter on Sep 09, 2016 8:53 AM
Sgt Daxter
RE: ruth truedson
Photo request just made.
Added by Sgt Daxter on Sep 08, 2016 11:19 AM
George "Buck" Stone
Thank you so much for the photo!
Added by ancestor on Sep 07, 2016 9:50 AM
Glen & Sadie Stabler
Thanks for taking the time to shoot a pic of their stone for me. Much appreciated!
Added by GrammaL on Sep 06, 2016 6:33 AM
Mary Simmons
Thanks for the picture, but I am going to delete this memorial. I now see some confusion there as she is entered in the index twice, both times the same plot and internment -first as above and then as Mary Simmons Luce. Simmons is her middle name as she was a Miller. She is not the only double entry but I hadn't caught this one. Thanks again.
Added by Pat on Sep 05, 2016 9:54 AM
RE: Sarah & Lydia (Unknown) Miller
Okay. I just am having trouble with this Simmons - Miller family and am trying to find Mary Simmons parents and so trying to research those buried in Mt. Bloom but not finding concrete anything. When I went back to ck notes, found the Early Burial notation about her sister. I guess she too could have married a Miller. One more question for BCGS. List is getting long. Thanks for your help and all the pictures. Pat.
Added by Pat on Sep 04, 2016 10:08 PM
John Dennett
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the area it is very much appreciated.
With HUGE thanks
Added by Sara on Sep 04, 2016 4:31 PM
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