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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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|Rita ||RE: wrong photos|
Thanks for the quick fix!
Added by Rita on Oct 07, 2015 12:27 PM
|Rita ||RE: wrong photos|
Wasn't sure of the best way to correct this memorial. The picture that you submitted for Mary J. Bunn is actually the headstone for Peter Bunn's wife Mary. Information on Mary J needs some changes as well and that is owned by another person.
Another photo that is incorrect was one submitted by Sam. He has Mary Bunn's Headstone (dau of DB & N Bunn [Denton & Nancy (Frittz)] submitted for David Bunn.
Added by Rita on Oct 06, 2015 6:50 PM
|Rita ||wrong photos|
please contact me regarding incorrect photos for the Bunns of Heaton's Point
Added by Rita on Oct 06, 2015 3:31 PM
|Tom Pottenger||Clarence & Opal Skaggs in Elm Lawn Memorial Park|
Thanks again for all your efforts to photograph the grave markers in Elm Lawn!
|Jennifer Bauer||Homer Peters in Elm Lawn|
|Tom Pottenger||Fannie Eller Skaggs in Elm Lawn|
Thanks so much for finding and photographing the grave marker for Fannie.
|Tom Pottenger||Charley Lee Skaggs in Elm Lawn|
Thanks so much for your efforts to find and photograph Charley's marker. It goes a long way to preserving his memory and to helping the family build our family tree. Thanks again!
|Werner Vols||Lillian Vols Jones|
Hi there Har..rrold ?:-)
Thanks for the picture of the headstone.
If I could fly over to the US I would have a lifetime taking pictures of ancestors..
that moved from Belgium.
Have a nice day,
And thanks a million
|Bob Orr||Elm Lawn Memorial Park|
Har37x - Thanks for the tombstone photo for George August & Helen V (Spotz) Swanson.
Added by Bob Orr on Oct 03, 2015 5:22 PM
|T. J. Collins||John Quillin's burial record|
I do or do not know if he is buried at that cemetery. I could not find his death record neither.
T. J. Collins, Find A Grave contributor, #47551768
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