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Update June 18, 2015: Due to health issues I have been slow since March. I'm caught up on ER's, but have not caught up with email requests. I'm getting to them, please be patient. |
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Cemeteries are such unique places. I enjoy the beauty of sculptures, mausoleums and various items around the interred. The statuary, the iconic images, representative symbols, old rod iron fencing; it is all fascinating. From the most elaborate statue to the simply inscribed piece of wood.
There is so much mystery in a cemetery. Stories that are told and stories to wonder about and stories to find out about.
I am a 4th generation San Franciscan and have lived in Marin County for over three decades.
I enjoy taking photographs of the surroundings and capturing the beauty of the burial plot. I do my best to capture the entire tombstone in as pretty a shot as I can manage. I continually watch for seasonal changes or offerings to capture a better representation of the marker and view.
I spend a great deal of time in cemeteries; both physically and virtually. I photograph and document a select number of cemeteries in the counties of Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino as well as San Francisco and Colma.
I have finished photographing the following cemeteries in rural West Marin, Olema, Bolinas, Tomales Presbyterian, Tomales Catholic and Marshall. Have photographed B'nai Israel, Fernwood, Little Lake and Willits with continual visits for additions.
I also enjoy researching and adding histories, especially pre-1920's. Love the old West Marin ranching history and the Mendocino logging and nautical history. I enjoy perusing old newspapers and other documents to find people lost to each other and especially connecting orphaned baby memorials to their parents.
I generally stick to the counties I am familiar with as I know the geography, area history, etc. and even get to know which census years in a community are accurate or are error ridden.
Please do not send me full obits. If you want to take your time and edit out certain points, please do so, per policy.
I will not post the names of living individuals per policy.
Photographers own copyright
Ask permission to use my photos
I am happy to share my photos and/or provide an original jpg. Often times I have more photos and/or views, as well. Just Ask!
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12,732 Memorials Added
15,065 Memorials Managed
150 Volunteer Photos Taken
400 Virtual Flowers
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|Marlene||Luciano Sunseri Pirotta and Salvatura|
Thank you so much for the transfer! I really appreciate it!!
Added by Marlene on Aug 28, 2015 3:00 PM
|Marlene||Luciano Sunseri Pirotta and Salvatura|
Hello , this is my family, would you consider allowing me to maintain the page for them.?
Thank you Marlene
Added by Marlene on Aug 28, 2015 10:56 AM
|Russell Thompson||Thelma Fetters|
Thank you for taking the time to photograph my relatives interment marker. May I please have permission to use the photo? I will attribute it to you in this manner, unless you have another preference. Source of photo: Colletta, Find A Grave Contributor (#47089656), August 22, 2015.
|Katina "Tina" West||Emma Evelyn Mathews Eagle|
Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to take a photo of my family member! Your amazing!
|Patricia Perry||Isaac Joseph, Hills of Eternity|
I am doing research on the Joseph family and believe that the dates you have for Isaac are incorrect. According to the headstone his DOD is July 20, 1885. This is the same date that is in the Sonora Union Democrat Newspaper. His Memorial is #126868335. Love your picture of his and wife Mathilda's headstones. Thank you so much for your work. She is #126868341. I don't know if you want to show their relationship or not.
|D Robarge||Bertha Foreman|
Hi Colletta, I am the grand-niece of Bertha M. Foreman buried at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, CA. Can you link her to her father Edward E. Collison Jr. FG Memorial #36753770? Thanks!
|Geraldine "Gerry" Humes||Re: Helen Lahey Fulton|
Thanks for catching that. Duplicate deleted.
I would like to use your photo from Find A Grave Memorial #84964266 - David K Walker in my Ancestry Family Tree. You take such nice photos of the graves.
|Carolyn Olson||David K Walker photo|
I would like to use your photo from Find A Grave Memorial #84964266 - David K Walker-- in my Ancestry Family tree. I appreciate the work done to post these photo's as well as maintaining the memorial. Please accept my thanks for seeing to our ancestors. The volunteers on this site are a godsend.
Find A Grave member #47052647
Miles Thomas Sigler's siblings also died Sonoma County...Charles Edward Sigler died 1939, Mary Jane Sigler Judkins died in 1941. Any clues to find burial locations would be immensely appreciated!
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