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scotdeerie (#48158402)
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Bio Photo I volunteer at Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls. I have some limited access to St. Mary's and Sacred Hearts Cemeteries, which are adjacent to Oakwood, although most of their records have been destroyed and the cemeteries are in ill repair.

St. Joseph's, Holy Trinity and Gate of Heaven (Lewiston) are not far away and within my travel range for photo requests. I will only take photo requests that already have grave section/area info because these are HUGE cemeteries. Call the cemetery office, tell them you are from far away and ask they provide you with the info so you can send someone else to get the photo. Most places will do one or two requests for FREE. After more than a couple, however, be prepared to pay some sort of fee.

Riverdale and Accacia Park will NOT process requests for Find A Grave photographers and are particularly unfriendly about it. Call them and get the grave location and put it in your photo request. These cemeteries want to charge photographers if they go in and ask for help. For one or two requests, they MIGHT do it over the phone for YOU. Remember: your family BOUGHT plots there. They work for YOU.

Visit my Virtual Cemetery "Oakwood's River Folks" for folks who have died stunting at The Falls or in The Niagara River and then stop by and say hi to my recently departed best friend, Eilean "Ellie" Lyonhil Donan in the Virtual Cemetery, "Beloved Friends".
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RE: Schuls in Oakwood
Thanks for the input. The graves are in the general area I described. I guess that confirms my photo analysis skills. :<)

No further info needed for now. Thanks again.
Added by Ned on Jun 06, 2015 10:11 AM
RE: Schuls in Oakwood
Hi Scot!
Interesting info on the methods you use in the Town Ground. The Schuls to whom I refer were a series of six people, starting with Memorial #118377112 thru #118377118 (omitting #118377114). They all have photos of the gravesites.

Since I sent my earlier message, I have reviewed the memorial photos, and I think I have located the graves on a satellite photo using clues in the memorial photos. I believe these graves are immediately south of the intersection of Ivy and Greenwood Avenues, a bit southwest of the large tree there.

I'll be able to test my surveillance skills "on the ground" over July 4 weekend. I am not certain of their relationship to the Schuls in my wife's family, so I am on a fishing expedition at this point. Thanks for confirming the meaning of "TG".

Added by Ned on Jun 06, 2015 5:45 AM
Schuls in Oakwood
Hi Scot,
You have several memorials to people named Schul. They all indicate grave location as "TG". Is that the Town Burying Ground? If so, is it possible to further localize using the alphanumeric grid system?

Best regards,
Added by Ned on May 19, 2015 6:19 AM
Tom Schoening
Margaret Rea Saverino
Thanks for linking Margaret to her family

Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on May 17, 2015 6:58 PM
RE: Emma Mudge #113152025
Emma lived in the Town of Hartland most of her life. Part of the Village of Middleport is in the Town of Hartland so she may have lived in Middleport. She is not a close relative but is my family tree.
Added by Sandy on Mar 18, 2015 5:07 PM
Flo B.
Marta Jankowska HT Cemetery
I am going to send you some links. Marta is Nick Jankowski's Mother. Dyonizy is her son. So they are related. Flo
Added by Flo B. on Mar 12, 2015 2:43 PM
RE: Patronski Obit Update
You are welcome!
Added by LS on Feb 26, 2015 5:06 PM
Lula Mary Calladine Obenhack (138158841)
I've sent an family links edit to identify her parents. Say "hello" from me to Peter Ames.

Best Regards,
Added by Ned on Feb 23, 2015 6:34 AM
Re: Obenhacks
Tom avoid confusion--- the kinfolk in Lot 960 are Obenhack, Lula's kinfolk.
Added by Ned on Feb 21, 2015 2:43 PM
RE: Obenhacks in Oakwood
Hi Scotdeerie,
Thanks for clearing my edit proposals off the books. Lula and Charles are the great-grandparents of my nephew, and Lula's parents were Calladines. Their other daughter, Winifred Grauer, buried nearby in Lot 678, is my nephew's grandmother. So I was working on the Calladines of Lot 701, and their kinfolks of Lot 960 (this latter thanks to Pete Ames).

Thanks for the offer to transfer, but I do not need to own these memorials. I only want to make sure they are as complete and accurate as possible. You have kindly helped with that.

Best regards,
Added by Ned on Feb 21, 2015 2:39 PM
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