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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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RE: wrong photos
Thanks for the quick fix!
Added by Rita on Oct 07, 2015 12:27 PM
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
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!
Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 05, 2015 11:04 AM
Jennifer Bauer
Homer Peters in Elm Lawn
Thank you!
Added by Jennifer Bauer on Oct 04, 2015 12:30 PM
Tom Pottenger
Fannie Eller Skaggs in Elm Lawn
Thanks so much for finding and photographing the grave marker for Fannie.
Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 04, 2015 9:22 AM
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!
Added by Tom Pottenger on Oct 04, 2015 9:07 AM
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

Werner Vols
Added by Werner Vols on Oct 04, 2015 12:42 AM
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
Hi Har37x,
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
Added by T. J. Collins on Oct 03, 2015 3:51 PM
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