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Jeff Schneider (#47477175)
 member for 3 years, 10 months
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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.

Use Of My Photos
Photo Submission Dos and Donts

Mount Olivet Cemetery - Hanover, PA:
  I am pulling the plug on my efforts in Mount Olivet. I'll no longer be working to transcribe every stone in the cemetery, plot by plot, section by section, or researching family relationships or creating any significant number of new memorials though I'll still make an effort to handle photo requests. 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.

  I have already spent a ridiculous amount of time cleaning up after other F-A-G members who have half-assed this cemetery for years, and the new photo transcription tool has guaranteed that most of any future time spent will be wasted. The memorial collectors now breeze through with a camera then rush home to create hundreds upon hundreds of bare bones "memorials" with no burial location information, no family links, no inscription information and no additional information of any kind, 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.

  Over 5,000 of these junk memorials have been created in Mount Olivet in the space of 4 months. These are people, with family who may want to know a little something about them, they are not numbers. If this is what findagrave is becoming, count me out. Memorial collectors suck.

Read these:
Adding Obituaries to Memorials
  Photo Submission General Rules

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 (for example, "Photo by Jeff Schneider" and a link to the F-A-G memorial page) when using my photos. I do send DMCA takedown orders forcing sites to remove unattributed photos.
   Attribute it or lose it.
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Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,062 Memorials Added
 • 1,068 Memorials Managed
 • 5 Memorials/Week
 • 2,257 Photos
 • 9 Photo Requests
 • 347 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 2 Virtual Flowers
 • 1 Friend
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Harry Senft
Messages left for Jeff Schneider (180)[Leave Message]
Re: Jonas Fridinger #119360541
Thank you for your fast linking (we have spent years following the Knipple family) & the posting of his memorial. The excellent photograph is appreciated! Many of these stones are not easily photographed.
Added by Andii1814 on Jan 16, 2015 10:49 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Eva Finkenbinder
Thanks for your cooperation. Happy New Year!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Dec 26, 2014 8:14 AM
Dennis Brandt
George Zinn/Zurn photo
Thank you. I guess his name really was "Zurn."
Added by Dennis Brandt on Dec 22, 2014 6:18 AM
M. Aumen
Ralph and Treva Aumen
Thank you for the photo of their grave, your work is always top quality!
Added by M. Aumen on Dec 20, 2014 10:52 PM
Madeline G. Sell Sarbaugh
Thank you very much for so quickly posting Madeline's gravestone photo. It's a very clear image. Your work is appreciated.
Added by DLMc on Dec 19, 2014 3:56 PM
M. Aumen
Oscar and Alverta Baughman
Thank you for the headstone photo of Alverta C. (Smith) Baughman and for her husband, Oscar.
Added by M. Aumen on Dec 05, 2014 4:31 PM
M. Aumen
Ethel Lorraine Aumen
Wanted to express my appreciation as I just saw that you created a memorial for Ethel Lorraine Aumen about a month back. Thank you!
Added by M. Aumen on Dec 01, 2014 1:02 PM
Peter and Susan Stine

Thank you so much for acquiring the Head stone photo of Peter and Susan Stine.

Added by Anna on Nov 28, 2014 6:23 PM
Dennis Brandt
Wiliam Buckmaster photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Nov 27, 2014 5:29 AM
As always, Jeff, thanks for the pictures! Kit
Added by Kit on Nov 25, 2014 6:47 AM
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