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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 15 years, 11 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo Senior Find A Grave Curator and Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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 • 9,187 Memorials Added
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 • 97 Virtual Cemeteries
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Daisy B
Joshua Blackwood Howell (Memorial # 6817845)
Buried beside Joshua Blackwood Howell in Eglington Cemetery is Mary Lewis Howell (Memorial # 171326400), possibly his wife. Please let me know if you'd like me to transfer Mary's memorial to you. Thank you.
Added by Daisy B on Oct 15, 2016 3:50 PM
s schmidt
Duplicate memorials
In trying to link this person to his parents I discovered 2 other memorials for him with exact same marker:

Cummiford, Gary Lee 37605307
b. Aug. 23, 1937 d. May 1, 2006
Novi Cemetery
Oakland County
Michigan, USA
The creator of this memorial has passed away

Cummiford, Gary Lee 38833163
b. Aug. 23, 1937 d. May 1, 2006
Brithton Hills Cemetery
Livingston County
Michigan, USA
The creator of this memorial was same as above and has passed away

Cummiford, Gary Lee 41496510
b. Aug. 23, 1937 d. May 1, 2006
Veteran Cemetery Brighton
Livingston County
Michigan, USA
I have contacted this person.

Could you confirm the memorial and then we can delete the extras. How do we delete when the person has passed away and is no longer active.

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to give.
Added by s schmidt on Oct 12, 2016 11:58 AM
Margaret Orthodox
Stephen Decatur, Sr.
In his bio, "it's" should be "its".

Best regards,
Added by Margaret Orthodox on Oct 08, 2016 5:54 AM
Rachel Taylor
PVT Henry Bastian
I just came across information that was added for my 4 great grandfather! I saw that you left a "flower" on his memorial page so I am assuming that you were the individual who put the information there. I just wanted to say thank you for adding the information.
Added by Rachel Taylor on Oct 07, 2016 11:02 PM
Eddie Lawrence
Malicious website is trying to launch
Every time I visit Find A Grave, my Malwarebytes software is blocking an attempt by my browser to open a connection to "" at
Added by Eddie Lawrence on Oct 02, 2016 4:53 PM
Angel of Flowers
infected website
Read the below message to you. It's happening to me also. It's slowing down or stopping this web site from working properly.
Added by Angel of Flowers on Oct 01, 2016 11:30 AM
infected website
For over the last two weeks, every time I open the Findagrave site, my computer says there is malicious software associated with the site. Several times it caused my computer to stop. I had a hard time trying to find out who to email about this, but I hope it can be fixed. I use this site daily and it is a wonderful gift for those doing family research.
Thanks for all you do with Findagrave.
Added by Patsy on Oct 01, 2016 8:31 AM
our cemetery picture
i have emailed numerous times on how to change the picture for our cemetery...have not gotten an answer as of yet...please our town would like to have a different picture representing our cemetery...
actually our cemetery is in many sections...but esp 2 major sections which are across the road from each other and a picture for each would be better...
please advise as to how i can update/change the picture
thank you
Town of Wheatfield
Added by Wheatfield on Sep 30, 2016 12:46 PM
RE: FindAGrave Tombstone Logo Replaced By Ancestry '3 Leaf Twig' Logo
Dear Russ Dodge,

Your first reply was understandable, but your kind second reply about the Tombstone logo replacement being an inadvertent programming error is not only wonderful news, but more importantly shows that even with Ancestry having bought FindAGrave, your heart and soul are still firmly focused on continuing to make sure that your all's creation not only survives, but continues to get better!

I just looked up to notice that 'our' Tombstone logo is back where it belongs! ;-)

Thank you and all the staff for for all you have done to make FindAGrave the fine site it is today.

Always, in FindAGrave brotherhood,
Added by E49 on Sep 30, 2016 7:07 AM
Ron Carter
GPS Coordinates
Hi Russ,

I couldn't find a place for this comment, so I looked to the staff.

I am A FIND A GRAVE (as "Find A Grave" HEREIN) worker and I always have my camera GPS on when I take photos. I would like to suggest that Find A Grave post in the GUIDELINES for workers that they turn on the GPS when taking photos. This would give the requester the actual GPS coordinates of the location of the photo.


Ron Carter
Added by Ron Carter on Sep 23, 2016 4:27 PM
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