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Jeff Schneider (#47477175)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 25 days
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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.

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Mount Olivet Cemetery - Hanover, PA:
  I've given up on transcribing every stone in the cemetery. I've 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 tool has guaranteed that most of any future time spent will be wasted.
  The memorial collectors have breezed through with their cameras then rushed home to create thousands of junk "memorials" with no burial location information, no family links, and no additional information of any kind even when it's carved into the stone, 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. Also ignored were any flat stones covered with snow, because a snow covered cemetery is the best kind to photograph. Duh.

  I'll still handle photo requests, and 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. There are many factors influencing the quality of a grave marker photo, some are tough to get around.

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. "Photo by Jeff Schneider" and a link to the findagrave memorial page works just fine. I do send DMCA takedown orders forcing sites to remove unattributed photos. Attribute it or lose it.
  Posting someone else's photo with the appearance that it's yours is a jerk move, and should anyone ever have a question about the grave, the plot, or the cemetery, you'd have no answer and they'd have no idea where to look for someone who did.
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Harry Senft
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Re: Eliz Knipple Shultz 119590811
Finally got up to Mount Olivet & talked to them. They do have someone coming in to give an evaluation on trying to repair the stone. It is a very soft marble which was used for cheaper stones at that time so the repair may be difficult. In photographing cemeteries, one stone that had been broken by a falling tree, just crumbled into sand when picked up.
Thanks again for the excellent photograph! Do not get up there often so appreciated it.

Added by Andii1814 on May 12, 2016 7:41 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Charles Lohr
I have asked her to do that and since I've been in contact with her before I'm sure she will do it. thanks!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on May 03, 2016 6:10 AM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Charles Lohr
Thank you so much for notifying me of the correct cemetery for Charles; I greatly appreciate it and I have made the correction. God Bless You!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on May 01, 2016 3:31 PM
I see that you have posted a lot of info for some Flickinger memorials. Are you a Flickinger expert? a Flickinger relative?
Added by cmartiniii on Apr 11, 2016 1:17 PM
Dennis Brandt
John Jacob Stahl photo
Thank you!
Added by Dennis Brandt on Apr 05, 2016 9:17 AM
Rich Kreiss
RE: Charles Lee Hilliard edits
You are right. I had a note to correct it if you approved it. The handwriting on most of the dc's is at times very sloppy and difficult to read. It wasn't too bad on Charles' dc but I noticed the error the instant I hit the "send" tab. Thanks for correcting it!
Added by Rich Kreiss on Mar 03, 2016 12:45 PM
Joey Rickabaugh
RE: Clinton Keister Photo Request
Thank you so much!!! I appreciate your time working this out for me :)

Have a great day!!

Added by Joey Rickabaugh on Mar 03, 2016 4:40 AM
Susan D. Engle
RE: Clinton Keister (corrections)
Thank you for explaining the corrections you sent me! I entered the correct cemetery for this couple today, as well as requested transfer of the "duplicates" you mentioned. The ones I now manage were the originals. Clinton was one of 14 siblings - my husband and children's ancestor was one of Clinton's sisters. It took a while but I was able to link all 14 to the parents!

Added by Susan D. Engle on Mar 02, 2016 9:59 PM
Debra A. Felger
RE: Flickinger Edit Requests
I understand. The headstones were probably engraved with the incorrect date. I appreciate your willingness to add the information to the bio section.

Added by Debra A. Felger on Dec 18, 2015 3:55 PM
Re: Eliz Knipple Shultz 119590811
Thank you for your excellent photograph of Elizabeth Knipple Shultz. We had it cleaned & reset but evidently something has happened. Interesting that Minter of Hanover was the stone carver. A John Minter carved Barbara Knippel's stone in Saint Davids Old Cem. Maby not the same generation but I'm sure the same family. Barbara Knippel's dt. Salme "Sarah" widow of David Heiser married a John Minter. Saw that you are in contact with Harry Senft-his many photographs have helped greatly in research. Again Thank you!
Added by Andii1814 on Oct 14, 2015 11:01 PM
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