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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for more than 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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Carolyn Tester Dennis
Dollie T Norris
Rich, Thank you for posting my mother's info. In regards to why her death certificate and the grave stone were different she had only been married a few months to a man none of us knew.

I'm her daughter Carolyn. I feel so badly the way all that was done. My name at the time of her death was never Carolyn Hobson it was Tester from Wilm, Delaware. He was not my father like that was stated in her obituary, I had never met him until the day she passed away. So at our families request we keep her name on the gravestone she had most of all life her husband wrote the obit and got it all wrong.I just wanted to clear up why her headstone and death certificate were different and they got that wrong also as well, A autopsy was never performed. I loved my mother deeply and lost her when I was only 19. It good someone pasted this. All of her brothers and sisters have passed away now. Here is her info.Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65241875
Added by Carolyn Tester Dennis on May 27, 2016 7:43 PM
Ninetta Williams Fishel Memorial Correction
Thank you kindly for the 'suggested' correction to the birth date of my aunt, Ninetta Williams Fishel. I apparently selected the wrong month when adding the memorial and didn't catch it. I've reconfirmed with death certificate and family notes. Again, thank you for your assistance; it is greatly appreciated! Best of wishes!
Added by #46851787 on May 26, 2016 4:29 AM
angel searcher
I just wanted to say Thank You so much for all your helpful edits, I greatly appreciate your time and effort.
Added by angel searcher on May 20, 2016 12:25 PM
Memorial# 158316564
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by cmartiniii on May 10, 2016 1:05 PM
Bob Carter
RE: Hutson vs Hudson
Imagine that! I was up that way yesterday at the Register of Deeds in Dobson and took some photos of burials in Boonville.

Have a safe trip!

Added by Bob Carter on May 07, 2016 5:40 AM
Jeff Lovelace
Please see this memorial: 161804973.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 06, 2016 12:11 PM
Clara Michael
Thank you for letting me know where she was buried.
Added by Becky on Apr 27, 2016 7:10 AM
Mae Howell
Thanks again for your help!
Added by MKH on Apr 15, 2016 1:47 PM
Deborah Zimmerman McCoy
Cynthia, Myrtle, Stella, Brenda Gambill
Thanks a million for the transfer of the Gambills, I have updated them and corrected Stella's info, she was Dean and Estella granddaughter and Myrtle's daughter.

Again, thanks, I truly appreciate you for all your assistance as I research, locate and put my family together.

You are a jewel...

Added by Deborah Zimmerman McCoy on Apr 06, 2016 2:31 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer of Judy Brendle
You are the best of the best.
Thank you as always,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Apr 02, 2016 7:40 PM
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