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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 11 years, 6 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for more than 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. Besides, I asked myself if I would want mine posted after my demise and I decided that I would not since I have no control over what goes on it or by whom. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the DEATH dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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larry eanes
Percy Ragland
That was quick, thanks. I don't know the origin of his mother as Percy Sr. was divorced and buried with his sister. Evidently the son isn't buried there with them or has no marker or I would have gotten the pic of him also.
Added by larry eanes on Jan 15, 2017 1:06 PM
Christine Falis
RE: Rose Barnocky Kovac
I will check with her grandson to confirm it is her. He is presently searching for paper work in his home for his mom. I will let you know. If she is and I think she is I will do that. Thank you so much
Added by Christine Falis on Jan 12, 2017 9:13 AM
vic fancher
Levi Whiteley
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate all the hard work you have accomplished with your research. God Bless
Added by vic fancher on Jan 10, 2017 5:17 AM
Rachel Martin Mechanicsburg Cemetery
Thank you for the edits. I appreciate it.
Added by Patrick on Jan 07, 2017 5:19 PM
Bill Myers
Milford Norris
Thanks for the info on Milford Cleveland Norris, Find A Grave Memorial# 129450638. Correction and notation made.
Added by Bill Myers on Jan 06, 2017 10:39 AM
Thank you, Rich!
Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate all you do for families trying to find loved ones.
How do I add siblings to a memorial?
Thanks again,
Added by Tanya on Dec 29, 2016 8:32 AM
David Wood
Thanks! for the transfer Rich and Happy Holidays to you & your family :)
Added by PeggyAnn on Dec 18, 2016 3:09 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
Rich, would you please hold edits for my memorials until the middle of January? We are leaving for FL and I would like to enjoy our kids and grandkids and not have to do a lot of research. thanks!!!
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Dec 14, 2016 7:50 PM
Veteran's Day
Hope you had a good One! Thanks for your service to our country!
Added by virginia on Nov 11, 2016 4:59 PM
Carl Catherman
John Clay Reed
Thank you very much for adding the bio note.
Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 09, 2016 8:11 AM
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