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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burial sites.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, 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 goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for all levels of family history researchers.

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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All In The Family-Poetj
RE: Mount Calvary ~ Portsmouth
Thankyou for noticing my blunder...I'm fully aware there's only one Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portsmouth, Va. When you say merge the memorials will I be able to still edit or add photos or should I request the original be transferred to me..Thanks again for your help. There's no need to call it a MESS or notify administration.
Added by All In The Family-Poetj on Aug 28, 2015 9:42 PM
RE: Graceland ~ Harry Cottrell
You're very welcome, Rich.
The cemetery is very well maintained; lovely place, and the trees are gorgeous.
The Cottrell site is a very beautiful location - serene and dignified.
All the best,
Added by AEJ on Aug 26, 2015 7:35 PM
RE: Clinton Cemetery ~ Stecher
You're very welcome. Sorry I took so long. I sent you the original files so you can see if they are suitable for your purposes. Let me know.
Added by Roibeard on Jul 25, 2015 4:44 PM
Ron Stewart
RE: Richmond National Cemetery ~

No offense taken. Yes, we intend to post an individual memorial for each person - veteran, non-veteran, known and unknown - at Richmond National Cemetery. A friend and I photo document cemeteries. You can’t photo document a cemetery if you only do selected tombstones. As a combat veteran myself I personally feel that each veteran deserves the small act of gratitude of establishing a memorial for them – especially those who are now “known but to God.” We are dedicating our time and resources to ensure this happens. We are not asking anyone else to help – unless they want to. We view it as an act of respect for those who gave everything for a cause they believed in.

Ron Stewart
Added by Ron Stewart on Jul 20, 2015 2:41 PM
John Sloan
Ambrose H Brown - Richmond National Cemetery
Rich, Thank you for posting the photo of the Unknown U S Soldier in Richmond National Cemetery. I have included it and your thoughtful caption on my Ancestry Tree. I'm a retired Marine as well as a Viet Nam era participant. BZ...John
Added by John Sloan on Jul 08, 2015 4:51 AM
Anna Jaech
Samuel Thomas Jones
You made my month!! What a fine memorial for the son of one of the most ignoble "gentlemen" of the rabid element of Missouri during the Civil War. Surely Jeff Jones was proudest of his total destruction of the Northern Missouri RR from Mexico MO to St. Louis in December , '61 as Sterling Price was running for his life. Jones & dozens of farmers tore up rails, destroyed RR stations & water towers, burned bridges & trains. The farmers went to Alton prison. Jones was free to cause far more trouble in Callaway county, a haven for famous guerillas. Sam was raised on an enormous, strategically located farm & knew Bloody Bill, Quantrill, the Youngers etc. I am linking other Jones children. In a few days I hope to have South West Jones & North East Jones linked - Sam's brothers.
Added by Anna Jaech on Jul 06, 2015 2:05 PM
Harris Robinson
I did my best to get the weeds and such off of his grave to photograph it. I apologize for not doing a better job.
Added by Swangirl on Jun 08, 2015 3:47 PM
Dennis Hubscher
George W Todd
I LIKE ... very much! Thank YOU. I've deleted mine and asked Scott to take the reference to the NC Todd (dwarf) off the website.
Best regards, Dennis
Added by Dennis Hubscher on May 10, 2015 10:55 PM
RE: Hoyt Howell ~
Thank you sir. I do Appreciate it. Richard D. Howell
Added by RICHARD HOWELL on May 03, 2015 5:55 PM
Andy Keller
Find A Grave Memorial# 25480432
I went to Forest Lawn today to visit this grave and see if her husband was buried with her but the cemetery could not find a record of it. Do you have any sort of location to help me out.
Added by Andy Keller on Apr 30, 2015 2:52 PM
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