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Jeff Schneider (#47477175)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 15 days
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   The photos and information I've found here helped me add over 100 names to my family tree. I hope to make similar contributions which may help others in their own quests, as so many others have helped me.

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Mount Olivet Cemetery - Hanover, PA:
  I've given up on transcribing every stone in the cemetery. I've already spent a ridiculous amount of time cleaning up after other F-A-G members who have half-assed this cemetery for years, and the new photo transcription tool has guaranteed that most of any future time spent will be wasted.
  The memorial collectors have breezed through with their cameras then rushed home to create thousands of junk "memorials" with no burial location information, no family links, no inscription information and no additional information of any kind, all while ignoring any graves with a stone that can't be read from the low quality photos they were in such a rush to take. Also ignored were any flat stones covered with snow. Duh.

  I'll still handle photo requests, and if an existing photo is of poor quality (even one of my own) and you'd like a better one leave me a message and I'll see what I can do. There are many factors influencing the quality of a grave marker photo, some are tough to get around.

My memorials:
   I do not scour the internet for obituaries 24/7 nor do I pore over historical records looking for names to add to my "collection". Quality trumps quantity.
   The overwhelming majority of my memorials are created from information I interpret to the best of my ability from grave markers. Yes, I visit the grave site, in person. I usually spend time researching how people in the same plot were related. However, I will err, if you spot an error let me know the what and why so I can correct it.

A word about photos:
   I require the simple courtesy of attribution. "Photo by Jeff Schneider" and a link to the findagrave memorial page works just fine. I do send DMCA takedown orders forcing sites to remove unattributed photos. Attribute it or lose it.
  Posting someone else's photo with the appearance that it's yours is a jerk move, and should anyone ever have a question about the grave, the plot, or the cemetery, you'd have no answer and they'd have no idea where to look for someone who did.
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Contributions to
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 • 1,140 Memorials Added
 • 1,150 Memorials Managed
 • 4 Memorials/Week
 • 3,077 Photos
 • 6 Photo Requests
 • 355 Volunteer Photos Taken
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Harry Senft
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Debra A. Felger
RE: Flickinger Edit Requests
I understand. The headstones were probably engraved with the incorrect date. I appreciate your willingness to add the information to the bio section.

Added by Debra A. Felger on Dec 18, 2015 3:55 PM
Re: Eliz Knipple Shultz 119590811
Thank you for your excellent photograph of Elizabeth Knipple Shultz. We had it cleaned & reset but evidently something has happened. Interesting that Minter of Hanover was the stone carver. A John Minter carved Barbara Knippel's stone in Saint Davids Old Cem. Maby not the same generation but I'm sure the same family. Barbara Knippel's dt. Salme "Sarah" widow of David Heiser married a John Minter. Saw that you are in contact with Harry Senft-his many photographs have helped greatly in research. Again Thank you!
Added by Andii1814 on Oct 14, 2015 11:01 PM
Pamela Pomeroy
RE: Amanda Flickinger @ New Oxford Cemetery
No problem. Happy I could find it.
Added by Pamela Pomeroy on Sep 19, 2015 4:45 PM
Kevin Titus
RE: George and Elizabeth Brown @ Broad Run Baptist
Your welcome. I went there to get pictures of my great great grandparents and tried to fill all the requests while I was there since I was looking over the entire cemetery for long lost relatives.
Added by Kevin Titus on Sep 14, 2015 5:42 PM
Luke Kahler
RE: Mary A Dubbs @ Prospect Hill Cemetery
I am glad that I could be of help. Have a great day.

L. A. Kahler
Added by Luke Kahler on Sep 14, 2015 5:12 PM
RE: Goukers @ Newark Memorial Gardens
No worries Jeff, I haven't been at the top of my game lately. Glad I could be helpful

Many thanks@ngel
Added by @ngel on Sep 14, 2015 1:31 PM
J.L. McKenzie
Memorial# 70828523
Thanks for your message. I appreciate the note you put on the memorial.
Added by J.L. McKenzie on Aug 30, 2015 2:08 PM
J.L. McKenzie
RE: Isabel Wilson Galt Edit Request
PS - Thanks so much for the photo and the memorial!
Added by J.L. McKenzie on Aug 22, 2015 12:54 PM
J.L. McKenzie
RE: Isabel Wilson Galt Edit Request
Memorial# 70828523
I'm sorry - no documentation - just the tombstone itself that states "died October 30th 1800 aged 81 years"
If you don't trust the tombstone for the exact date, including just the birth year is better than 'unknown'. BTW, she's my 6th great grandmother. Are you related?
Added by J.L. McKenzie on Aug 22, 2015 12:51 PM
Thank you
Thank you so very much Jeff for the photo of the Martha Ellen Harman Crawford stone at Mount Olivet Cemetery. It is a wonderful photo and helps contribute to genealogy research. Thank you again!!!
Added by Finder on Aug 06, 2015 1:13 PM
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