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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 14 years, 6 months, 19 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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Robert Jacobs
Adopted & Biological
My father was adopted at 2 days old but found and developed a relationship with his biological siblings.

We need Findagrave to enable us to record (when necessary) both biological and adoptive parents.

The alternative is to create 2 separate grave records, one that links to the biological lineage and the other that links to the adoptive lineage.


--Bob Jacobs, Los Angeles
Added by Robert Jacobs on May 20, 2015 12:54 PM
Karen Williams Thorne from Orem Utah
New icon?
Would it be possible to create a way to sites that have no headstone or other marker? Our family is organizing a group to try to place markers where needed and we are hoping others would try to do the same. It would sure make the task easier if we could identify these graves without a lot of searching. Thanks for your consideration of our suggestion and thank you for all you do at Karen.
Added by Karen Williams Thorne fro... on May 11, 2015 10:37 PM
Search page
Would it be possible to change the Search page to allow all memorials to appear, not just cemetery burials to show-up? Just wondering and Thanks.
Added by JK SMATH on May 10, 2015 11:29 AM
Theresa Brown
This is a person that is taking over a LOT of cemeteries and memorials that other people have put in. Take for example Ava Cemetery they have taken over memorials that I know other folks have put in. This is not RIGHT. I would like HSN investigated.
Now I know that there are contributers that do good work and have a lot of memorials and that is great. But this person not so much.
Added by Theresa Brown on May 09, 2015 9:10 PM
RE: Barway Edwin Collins
ok thank you, it was nation wide news, i was hope it would qualify
Added by janey on May 03, 2015 7:59 PM
Barway Edwin Collins
This little boy is Famous because of his Death. he was murdered
Find A Grave Memorial# 145931354
Added by janey on May 02, 2015 5:30 PM
K Lemons
George H Lemon
I have this George H Lemon in several census with his brother James Lemon. I have James birth/christening record that his parents were Elias Leming; Birth 1826 in Monmouth, New Jersey
Death 28 January 1908 in Pemberton, Burlington, New Jersey and his wife, Lydia Ann Wilson; Birth 1828 in Monmouth, New Jersey, Death 14 Jan 1911 in Percy, Randolph, Illinois.

I would like to know what info you have that is different then this.
Added by K Lemons on Apr 27, 2015 5:26 PM
German-Irish Lady
Cemetery did not move
To: Find A
Yesterday, I went to look up and add family on Find A Grave, in Little Grove Cemetery in Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois. On find a grave, this cemetery has some how been newly removed, from Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois to Jefferson City, Jefferson County, Illinois. I have a lot of family buried in this cemetery and as of yesterday, it is still located where it has always been, in Walnut Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois.
I have been on Find A Grave for over 10 years, and this is ridiculous that this has happened. When I discovered this error, I checked with others that have family buried there and they checked it out also and everyone feels that there must be someone there changing things at the site itself for this to have happened.
Please check on this and get it straightened out. The changes that are going on at Find A Grave are not helping people, just confusing them.

German-Irish Lady
Added by German-Irish Lady on Apr 20, 2015 3:02 PM
Zoe Tom
FAG #: 104061602
You have this picture already. Could you add it please? It's the same tombstone as her husband.


Added by Zoe Tom on Apr 12, 2015 9:56 PM
Jayne McCandless
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Thank YOU Russ for all your devotion of time and efforts to record graves, taking pic's, and your sincere respect in paying tribute to lives lived in the past.
Keep it up!

Jayne McCandless
Added by Jayne McCandless on Apr 11, 2015 9:13 PM
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