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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 15 years, 9 months, 26 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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D.J. Hughes
Wrong GPS for Flat Rock Cemetery
Hi Russ,
Donít know if you can help with this, but Find A Grave interactive map for this cemetery is not correct. It currently displays to Pioneer Trail Park, where there is actually a very tiny old Indian cemetery.

Correct GPS Coordinates for:
Flat Rock Cemetery
Also known as: Escanaba Township Cemetery
Located in Flat Rock, Delta County, Michigan
is: 45.8254761,-87.1900577

Escanaba, Mi
Added by D.J. Hughes on Aug 26, 2016 1:51 PM
RE: Henry Steele Commager (General)
I would gladly send a pdf to you.
Added by SandraC on Aug 24, 2016 1:58 PM
Henry Steele Commager (General)
Russ, I Have records that my Ancestor, General Henry Steele Commager was buried in the New City Yard located between Avenue K and L in Galveston. This record is from the Rosenberg Library in Galveston. I can send a pdf of the record if you would like.

Sandra Commager
Added by SandraC on Aug 23, 2016 10:08 AM
I have an addition to one of your virtual cemeteries
Hello, I have an addition to your Civil War cemetery for the 10th NJ Infantry, he served in Co. K., William H. Zern:
Added by greatgrands on Aug 21, 2016 11:27 AM
deanna french
C.W.Vet;Atlantic Co. Orville E. Moore
I am a Vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our"Old Soldiers" that had ties to Vt. Orville Moore is one such patriot. May I use the photo that you contributed to his Find A Grave Memorial, to post on the Vt.C.W. site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration on this.
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 20, 2016 2:02 PM
John M.
site compromised?
Lately I will occasionally get a random, non-Find A Grave, web page appearring when using the site. This will sometimes happen when clicking on what I think is a valid link within the site, and other times it will pop up even if I haven't done anything. Is it possible the site has been compromised somehow?
Added by John M. on Aug 19, 2016 12:51 PM
Ron Carter
Create Memorial

I have tried to figure out how to create a memorial, I had no luck. Can you tell what I need to know to create a memorial?


Ron Carter
Added by Ron Carter on Aug 18, 2016 2:05 PM
Estimating birthdates from tombstones
I find many tombstones say the date a person died and then state at....years, ....months...days. Keeping in mind that this information was provided by someone who only knows what he or she was told by the deceased or someone else, I don't think the memorial contributors should take it upon themselves to do the math and enter, as correct, an exact birthdate. This is happening all too frequently now. Unless there is a verifiable source for the birthdate, the contributor should just enter the death date and leave out the birthdate and just add the tombstone information in the 'bio' area. Can Find A Grave perhaps point this out to the contributors?
Added by Sue on Aug 16, 2016 5:29 PM
Barbara Barksdale
RE: Russ invite to PHGP (email was sent)
Thanks for making contact with me. I did attempt to resend but this time it came back undelivered. Could you contact me directly using my email. I could then possibly send you the press release and additional information. I could also give you my number at that time so we can discuss directly.


Added by Barbara Barksdale on Aug 16, 2016 12:24 PM
todd hansell
Milton Hansell
Thanks very much sir and have a nice day!
Added by todd hansell on Aug 16, 2016 4:50 AM
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