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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, an urban environment second to none. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, and sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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Sheila Tyler Houvener
Prvt Wittum headstone
Thanks for posting a picture for me. Such a shame he is in an unmarked grave.
Added by Sheila Tyler Houvener on Jan 23, 2017 12:46 PM
Rosemary West
George Newcomb/Richmond Natl Cemetery
Thanks for the information and taking the time to upload the photo.
Added by Rosemary West on Jan 23, 2017 12:04 PM
RE: Ruth Gildea ~ Chester Rural Cemetery
I'm sorry for any confusion over this let me consult the records and I will get back to you. Thank you. Steward
Added by Steward on Jan 22, 2017 6:52 PM
Joy Ann Strasser
RE: Mountain Grove Cemetery ~
Ah, Rich, I would love to help you. But what you see is the results of a busman's holiday when I was going through Bridgeport on the way back to Long Island. I only get to do Mountain Grove and other Connecticut cemeteries once or twice a year. I would be pleased to help you with any requests on Eastern Long Island.
Added by Joy Ann Strasser on Jan 05, 2017 8:16 AM
Maury Cemetery
Thank you for all those photos, can't believe you found them ALL. I want to put a few more photo requests into that cemetery next week, maybe you have time?
Added by JDF on Nov 03, 2016 8:56 AM
Gracie Ann Matisyn
RE: Kate Patuzzi ~ Mountain Grove
You're very welcome! Glad to help.
Added by Gracie Ann Matisyn on Oct 25, 2016 9:41 AM
RE: Robert Leonard's wife ~
Thanks Rich. I think we got it now.
Appreciate your help.
Added by pdeneen on Sep 27, 2016 1:54 PM
Syd Gardner
No, I'm not related to ~
~ the Provosts buried in Enon Cemetery, Bullock County, Alabama, but was just passing on info that I'd found regarding the wives of William Franklin Provost (1821-1895) - Just my way of paying forward for all the help I'd received over the past decades of seeking help on my own family history research.
Added by Syd Gardner on Aug 29, 2016 6:24 AM
Sandy Guthrey
RE: Double Churches Cemetery ~ Sturkie
Good Evening Rich,

I deleted the extra pictures that I had posted on these two photo requests for the Sturkie's as you asked. Just to let you know there were several other Sturkie's in that area of the cemetery. If you need me to search for any others please let me know.

Thank you,
Sandy Guthrey
Added by Sandy Guthrey on Aug 28, 2016 8:02 PM
John Mallory Land
RE: Linwood Cemetery ~ Judge Williams
Hi, Rich - I hope you're well. As you may be aware, because Wm. F. WILLIAMS' grave is unmarked and he saw service in the CSA, he is eligible to receive a grave marker from the Veterans Administration. I am preparing an application for one, but since I'm not related, I need authorization from someone who has a family connection to him. As you had requested a grave photo, I wondered if you might be kin or know of someone who is and might be willing to authorize me to apply. You probably know that the VA doesn't care how distant or indirect the family connection is and does not require documentation of it but merely a statement as to the relationship. I have successfully applied for and placed about 30 such monuments in the local area over the last few years, and I have everything I need to apply for this one except the family authorization. You can reply by messaging here on FindAGrave or by emailing me at newsompage[AT]yahoo[DOT]com. Thanks - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Aug 21, 2016 4:43 PM
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