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Chuck Badger (#47874305)
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Bio Photo MI native, Automotive Engineer.

I was introduced to this while out in CA working for some start-up companies. My biggest pet peeve is improperly collected or cataloged data. That is why I love this project so much. It is neat to bust out the account and do some sleuthing on a family to complete a memorial but I really just like the peace of going to a cemetery, taking a ton of photos, and coming home and uploading/transcribing them.

I try to fulfill requests from time to time but I mainly pick a cemetery and start methodically logging the entire thing. This way, I have photos and GPS coordinates of all graves.

** UPDATE **

I have recently moved back to MI. I have a backlog of 200 or 300 pictures from Memory Garden Memorial Park in Brea, CA. I will work to finish those up this month. Aside from those, I will be concentrating on cemeteries out here in MI. There are a ton of small, old, cemeteries that I can easily get a full log on.

If anyone can assist with stones that need translation, it would be very helpful. I have created a virtual cemetery of stones that I cannot translate. I haven't bothered with Spanish stones because Google Translate works like a champ with it. The tough ones are the Middle East and Asian ones because I cannot identify their character sets to even attempt a translation.

##Please do not take offense to me sending you the GPS location of a grave. This is public information, I just happened to go to the site and collect it. It is very annoying going to a large cemetery and not being able to find a marker. The GPS gives you about a 40 foot circle of where to look. It ultimately aides your family, current generation, and future generations (who will most likely be plugged in and not know what a paper map is).##
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j Kippert
Edward A. Kippert
Thank you for your attempt to photo the marker for Ed Kippert. I discovered he is buried in the Trinity Cemetery (Not Evergreen), in an unmarked grave. Again thank you
Added by j Kippert on May 07, 2014 6:21 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Thank you!
I got my information from an obit. I am not sure of anything.
Added by Linda Davis on May 05, 2014 9:17 PM
Danielle Phillips
Thank you for trying to locate my relatives grave sites at Evergreen Cemetery. I got the address from the obituary, I will try to do more research and try to find out exactly where they are. It is still good to know you could not find them there, now I need to see if I can figure out where they are.

Thanks much!
Added by Danielle Phillips on Apr 27, 2014 7:18 PM
Robert W. Grier
Grave Head Stone Request
Hi Chuck

I want to thank you for looking for my Uncle Robert W. Grier, in the Evergreen Cemetery, and because he had Parents from Scotchland, that he should of been in this Cemetery. With you help I went over to the other Evergreen Cemetery on Woodward Ave. in Detroit, and I had found a listing for my Uncle, but I have not found a Grave Head Stone yet. His location is Ferndale Section, Range #6, Grave 73. When I receive the paper work for Evergreen Cemetery I will be looking for the Head Stone.

Thank You for all your Help
Added by Robert W. Grier on Apr 24, 2014 9:34 AM
Plots for the Winns
Hi, Chuck. Thanks so much for doing the legwork and searching the Evergreen Cemetery for my Winn relatives. They weren't found, but I don't think they would be in the larger cemetery in Detroit either (they died before it opened for business). As I got this location info from someone else, I'd better now do my best to verify those details. I have another mystery on my hands!

The information you provided was invaluable -- thanks so much again for all your work. I really appreciate it.

Colyn in Portland
Added by Colyn on Apr 22, 2014 2:50 PM
L Kemp
Mabel Karavas
Thank you for attempting to find the stone for Mabel. I have removed the request but so dearly appreciate your work in trying to find it! Sincerely, L. Kemp
Added by L Kemp on Apr 21, 2014 9:56 AM
Linda Davis
Thank you!
Thank you for attempting to take a photo of Robert S. Ajemian's. The only information I have is from his obit. And, there are only two other Ajeminats buried in the state of Michigan on Find A Grave.

I will make a note of what you found...or didn't find...on the memorial. I am going to take the request down. Thanks.
Added by Linda Davis on Apr 19, 2014 4:15 PM
Teri Lee
thank you!
Thanks so much for posting Walter Michael Harlow Jr. He was my grandfather. I very much appreciate your diligence!
Added by Teri Lee on Mar 28, 2014 7:37 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: Memorial# 65688320
Thank-you. When you go to the memorial and the first thing you notice is that there are two photos, both of the same thing, both very clear and legible, I prefer to have only one. There wasn't anything wrong with the first photo. I would have left the photo if it were a picture of the surrounding area, not just a duplicate view. I did add the GPS coordinates like you suggested, very cool feature. Thanks!

Added by Linda Claxton on Sep 04, 2013 9:43 AM
Linda Claxton
Memorial# 65688320
Hi- The memorial for Bonnie already has a great photo of her marker. Would you please remove the one you placed there today.


Added by Linda Claxton on Sep 04, 2013 12:41 AM
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