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Jeff Schneider (#47477175)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 29 days
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   The photos and information I've found here helped me add over 100 names to my family tree. I hope to make similar contributions which may help others in their own quests, as so many others have helped me.

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Mount Olivet Cemetery - Hanover, PA:
  I've given up on transcribing every stone in the cemetery. I've already spent a ridiculous amount of time cleaning up after other F-A-G members who have half-assed this cemetery for years.
  Thanks to the new photo tool the memorial collectors have breezed through with their cameras then rushed home to create thousands of junk "memorials" with no burial location information, no family links, and no additional information of any kind even when it's carved into the stone, all while ignoring any graves with a stone that can't be read from the low quality photos they were in such a rush to take, not to mention completely missing all of the flat stones covered with snow, because a snow covered cemetery is the best kind to photograph. Duh.

  If an existing photo is of poor quality (even one of my own) and you'd like a better one leave me a message and I'll see what I can do. There are many factors influencing the quality of a grave marker photo, some are tough to get around.

My memorials:
   I do not scour the internet for obituaries 24/7 nor do I pore over historical records looking for names to add to my "collection". Quality trumps quantity.
   The overwhelming majority of my memorials are created from information I interpret to the best of my ability from grave markers. Yes, I visit the grave site, in person. I usually spend time researching how people in the same plot were related. However, I will err, if you spot an error let me know the what and why so I can correct it.

A word about photos:
   I require the simple courtesy of attribution. "Photo by Jeff Schneider" and a link to the findagrave memorial page works just fine. I do send DMCA takedown orders forcing sites to remove unattributed photos. Attribute it or lose it.
  Posting someone else's photo with the appearance that it's yours is a jerk move, and should anyone ever have a question about the grave, the plot, or the cemetery, you'd have no answer and they'd have no idea where to look for someone who did.
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 • 1,149 Memorials Added
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Chris Finch
Thanks for the photo for Curvin Anthony Hockensmith at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, on a rainy day no less! I'm slowly catching up on family history and appreciate your time to do this. C. Finch
Added by Chris Finch on Sep 28, 2016 3:31 PM
Sarah J B F
Roger Baile Headstone
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Sarah J B F on Sep 26, 2016 4:09 PM
Dennis Brandt
Albert Mathias photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Sep 25, 2016 1:20 PM
Dennis Brandt
Hezekiah Rickrod photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Sep 14, 2016 4:59 AM
RFB Jenkins
BIO section
It seems to be happening all over the place.

Added by RFB Jenkins on Sep 12, 2016 2:03 PM
RFB Jenkins
BIO section
Hi Jeff

Your BIO section is sooooooo right on.

Thank you

Added by RFB Jenkins on Sep 12, 2016 2:01 PM
Dennis Brandt
RE: Henry Reibling photo request
Thanks, but I messed up, so I have sent her updates.
Added by Dennis Brandt on Sep 05, 2016 2:24 PM
Rebecca Dodds
Jacob Ditzler (b1806) & wife Susannah Wolf
Thank you so much for making the parental & spousal and name edits for Jacob and Susannah.
I am the niece of Jacob's brother David's 2X great granddaughter= Jeanne Marie Ditzler (Memorial# 165202239).

Please know that despite the many problems you've encountered and suffered through, (like w/ the PA Mt. Olivet Cemetery), that so many of us are deeply grateful for the work, photos, creation and maintenance of these memorials that you have provided. It has helped us find and connect long lost relatives.

All we ALL can do, is sort through the sometimes mess of ancestral soup on FindaGrave, to find the (your) jewels buried (pun intended) within. Don't worry.... many of us will, because of contributors like you. Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Jun 23, 2016 9:44 AM
Chris Finch
Photo taken
Many thanks for the fine photo of Curvin Hockensmith's stone.
Added by Chris Finch on Jun 05, 2016 8:47 PM
Alma Reddick
Thank you for taking the time and extra care to photograph Alma's marker stone.
Added by JohnJ on Jun 02, 2016 1:53 PM
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