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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 9 years, 9 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the death dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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Martha Crews Miller
Thank you for letting me know that Martha was in the wrong Salem cemetery. I've deleted my entry. But in seeing her family connections, it turns out that her father was a brother to my gr-gr grandfather. Interesting!!!
Added by SleepingDog on May 02, 2015 6:58 AM
RE: Transfer please
Thank you,and for helping a new members. I understand a number does help.....I have actually gone back to the couple of others I asked to transfer and gave them the numbers using the option you pointed out. Hoping they don't mind the # of messages and will be as helpful as you have been in my gathering. Again,many thanks.
Added by greenpastures on Apr 21, 2015 5:47 AM
Jeff Lovelace
You made my Day!
I was so taken aback by your generosity, I clicked the message box before I had typed anything into it!
If you ever need my assistance, just call on me.
Thank you again and have a great week!
Added by Jeff Lovelace on Apr 20, 2015 8:07 PM
Vickie Oates Woods
RE: Rita Creason
Hi Rich, thank you for your message and your kind words. I deleted my duplicate of her page. I try really hard to make my pages accurate, but there is always room for help and input from others. Thank you for believing me and all your work here in Find a Grave.

Sincerely, Vickie
Added by Vickie Oates Woods on Apr 20, 2015 12:51 PM
Thank you for the transfer
Added by Bea on Apr 18, 2015 8:37 PM
Sallie Hollin Wilkinson
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by Combs26 on Apr 16, 2015 8:58 PM
roger lineberry
Wriley Lewis Caudill
Thanks for the transfer of Martha's great grandfather.
Added by roger lineberry on Apr 14, 2015 10:25 AM
James Lee Sorrell, III
re: all the transfers
Thanks Rich!
Added by James Lee Sorrell, III on Apr 11, 2015 7:31 PM
Kathy Merris Mills
RE: Infant Hurt
Thank you, I will create a new memorial for my Infant Hurt. There are a lot of headstones broken, gone, or probably never there in this cemetery.
Added by Kathy Merris Mills on Apr 09, 2015 3:37 PM
Thursey Parks Lane edits
Rich, you are faster than greased lightening in processing edits. Thanks! :)
Added by David on Apr 09, 2015 1:04 PM
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