|Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)|
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Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other FindAGrave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. |
I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean and trim the grass and earth around outdoor markers... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!
In the captions of my uploaded pics I will include the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them.
IN MY OPINION:
The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!
UPDATE! FIND A GRAVE RAISED THEIR MANDATED PIC SIZE TO 3.0MB MAXIMUM!
(PLEASE: I REQUEST THAT MY PIC REQUESTS LIKEWISE BE AT LEAST 2.0MB. ALSO, THAT THEY BE FREE OF OBJECTS OR VEGETATION BLOCKING THE MARKER'S INFO OR TEXT! THANK YOU!)
I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.
If they want, if a requestor provides me their email address, I will send the pics FULL size to you, for you to have a more detailed portrait.
I use my Ancestry.com account's search engine to find facts that requestors may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I've been told that I've successfully helped several requestors make important discoveries for their genealogical research.
(By the way: I have found that the best way to handle an antagonistic, obnoxious, lying and paranoid person is NOT to respond to their taunts. They are uncaring, lonely and bored wretches, entertained by the trouble they cause. Remember, nobody is evil or crazy in their own mind: they just make up (and believe) excuses for their behavior. It's AMAZING how many evil and crazy creeps there are in Find A Grave. Truly benevolent folks like us must stay strong!)
Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.
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|Kassi Sieber||Ingram photo requests.|
I have uploaded your photos for Leonard and Nola Ingram. Just to let you know I have also added photos for Dollie J. Ingram, Dewey L. Ingram and M. Lenard Ingram since they were buried in the same plot.
|Ralph Edwards||Merchants and Johnsons|
Thanks for the well done pictures. The Merchants were my sister's husband's GG grandparents. Were there any other associated graves? Sherraden and Parkinson are names of Johnson sons in law.
|Margaret Ruff||RE: Bridget Shaughnessy|
Thank you very much for your assistance. Raises more questions: my mother listed her mother's name as "Bridget Kirby" ; Mission records called wife of Patrick Shaugnessey both "Kirby" and "Curley" ??? But it is another avenue to explore with mention of brother "James Kirby" Thanks again.
|Sandra Weber||George Schebitowski|
Thank you for trying to locate his memorial.
I phoned the funeral director (Have death certificate) who went into a garage to retrieve George's records and actually found them. It said he was cremated and in the "Urn Garden." I don't know why the cemetery has no record. Maybe the surname was misspelled. I know his sister shortened her name to Schabet. Sometimes it was spelled Schabetoske.
Once again, I want to say thank you. You really are amazing with your willingness to help so many people see through your photographs their family's final resting place. I am deeply grateful for your photos of my mother's parent's markers.
Kind regards, Cherie
Added by Cherie on Nov 13, 2013 5:56 PM
|Kathleen Clemence||Quartararo Family|
Many thanks Richard for the photos of the Quartararo family crypts - really appreciate you expending your time and effort, and so quickly as well!
|Eli Chandler||Harvey Cemetery in Missouri|
Hi Richard, I like your bio. on Find A Grave and good advice for all concerned! I like your take on old grave stones too. By the way, thank you for the transfers. They are in good hands. Have you ever been to the Harvey Cemetery? Like I wrote before I am going to attempt to find it in December if the snow is not to deep. Ha! Ha! Somebody used to give coordinants to its location on the cemetery page but they must have removed them because I can no longer find them there. Anyway, I know it is outside New Franklin, Missouri off Route 5 on the Monning Farm but that is as close as I can get. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Sincerely, Eli Chandler
Thanks so much for the photo of Ella and Claude Fuller's gravestone. Your quick response and good work is greatly appreciated!
Added by Martha on Nov 05, 2013 8:37 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time and taking the photos I requested!!
Added by KateSinn on Nov 04, 2013 7:36 PM
|Cherie ||Santos grave photo|
Dear Mr Stauff,
Thank you so much for thoughtfulness and kindness. The photo means a lot to me-more than from an ancestry research perspective, but I've never seen my great grandparent's grave marker and wanted to be sure they had one. They were good people.
Cherie Santos Greenfield
Added by Cherie on Nov 03, 2013 5:19 PM
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