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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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caphelan
Sincere Thanks
Thank you again. This is my Grandfather's grave and it too will be a part of my family history book I am creating. It means so much to my family and myself. God Bless You...
Added by caphelan on Oct 25, 2014 8:48 PM
caphelan
Sincere Thanks
I can't thank you enough for sending me this photo. You have helped me so much in putting together my family history book I am creating in memory of my mother who passed away a year ago.
God Bless You...
Added by caphelan on Oct 25, 2014 8:32 PM
Anita Rodgers
RE: Enrica Pozzi
Hello!! Please cancel my request for the transfer. I discovered a relative of hers that is much closer than I. She may want the honor! Thank You!!
Added by Anita Rodgers on Oct 21, 2014 8:55 PM
Anita Rodgers
RE: Enrica Muratori Pozzi
Enrica Muratori Pozzi is the Niece of my Grandmother - She is/was my Cousin. They all came to Ladd from Italy together. Anita (Muratori Family) Rodgers
Added by Anita Rodgers on Oct 21, 2014 10:31 AM
SMA
RE: Westerling Reed
Block 27 Lot 1.....information from the BCGS.
Thank You.
Added by SMA on Oct 21, 2014 5:41 AM
Brenda A
Warkins Graves of mom + 4 children
Re: Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, Bureau County, IL A mom and 4 children died in a fire on 1/31/64. You show all 5 of them on the Find a Grave website but you may not have their dates of birth which I can supply. My husband was a friend of the 10 year old. How can I add the dates of birth, etc. to the Find a Grave site please? Thank you! my email is bizzgirl79@gmail.com
Added by Brenda A on Oct 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Brenda A
Warkins Graves of mom + 4 children
Re: Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, Bureau County, IL A mom and 4 children died in a fire on 1/31/64. You show all 5 of them on the Find a Grave website but you may not have their dates of birth which I can supply. My husband was a friend of the 10 year old. How can I add the dates of birth, etc. to the Find a Grave site please? Thank you! my email is bizzgirl79@gmail.com
Added by Brenda A on Oct 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Stefan De Sutter
RE: Phillip J DeSplinter
Thanks!
Added by Stefan De Sutter on Oct 19, 2014 1:22 AM
R McHenry
Robson photos
Thank you very much for all the Robson photos. I greatly appreciate your time and effort and speediness.
R McHenry
Added by R McHenry on Oct 18, 2014 3:04 PM
Stefan De Sutter
Phillip J DeSplinter
Thank you very much for your picture! The dates on its headstone confirms I am looking at the right person. Was there a headstone next to his with the name of his wife?
Added by Stefan De Sutter on Oct 18, 2014 10:54 AM
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