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Joseph R. Klett (#47554493)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 19 days
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NOTE: Am getting close to being caught up! As of 3/22 I have gone through all emails received through 3/8. I will continue to process routine edit requests within a day or two.

Please be patient if you do not hear from me right away. I will get to every message eventually. I promise!!


I have been a genealogist for the great majority of my life and am amazed by the power and richness of Find A Grave. It is an honor to contribute.

I manage Find A Grave accounts for several historical organizations. This account is reserved for my own blood relatives and their spouses. Some remarkable members created a number of these and have graciously transferred them to my care. The contributors I have listed as "friends" have my special thanks for the their volunteer work and their many kindnesses. I am simply in awe of Wayne Irons, Scott Balyer and Carol Foss in particular.

My Find-A-Grave Philosophy

We are put on this planet to give of ourselves, as we can, to the people around us and the strangers we meet. In the interest of accuracy and fostering appreciation of our ancestors, we should share information with our kin and the public as much as possible. If our ultimate purpose is not to disseminate what we have learned, then we are just navel-gazing.

Acts of genealogical kindness always come back in kind--one way or another. It might not be direct or immediate; but I have found this "pay it forward" principle to be true time and again as a researcher.

Graves and the memory of our ancestors are sacred things, and foremost the responsibility of family. We are commanded to honor our mothers and fathers. And it is a blessing for ourselves, as well, when we help others to do this.

I welcome contact about any of my families, and hope the information I have posted is of help to you. I don't post my personal email address publicly. If you want to contact me, please leave a public message or join Find A Grave and send a message through the edit function at one of my memorials. I will respond as promptly as I can. I am always glad to meet new cousins, or reconnect with old ones.

Why Do I Ask About Possible Transfer?

Every day I send out multiple edit requests and links in order to improve the data in Find A Grave. (I have submitted nearly 3,000 accepted edits since the automatic edit function was implemented in late 2013.) If I can add substantial information to a memorial, I sometimes inquire as to whether its creator would consider transferring (if he/she is not related, of course). The reason I do this is simple: I have dedicated much of my life to promoting scholarship in genealogy and the use of archival sources. If someone submits an edit or a link to a memorial that I manage, I analyze the information and research the documentation before accepting it. Hopefully, unrelated persons managing memorials I am interested in will do the same. However, I know this is not always the case and, as a result, I find that incorrect edits and links are sometimes accepted by members.

Please do not take offense by my inquiring. I am always glad to contribute to others' memorials as well. Most likely, though, I will not contribute biographical notes if the person who maintains the memorial is unrelated and therefore unlikely to retain the source data.

My Virtual Cemeteries, etc.

You will see that I have built over 100 virtual cemeteries. I hope you will check them out--especially if you are descended from one of my ancestral families. They represent a lot of time and effort.

Please do visit my virtual cemetery of direct ancestors before requesting a transfer. If you are more closely related to one of my ancestral aunts, uncles or cousins and your request is within Find A Grave guidelines, I will be glad to transfer the memorial to you if you will explain your connection.

If your request is outside Find A Grave guidelines (i.e., the person is not your close relative), I will be glad to consider transfer if you will explain your connection in detail and let me know how you will build out the memorial. Again, the memorials attached to this account are my own blood relatives or their spouses, with only a few exceptions. Linking children or getting children linked to your (our) relative, and sponsoring the memorial, are good indicators that you are committed to improving the data and caring for the memorial.

If you are a direct descendant of any of my ancestors, I will gladly add a link to your profile from that memorial noting that you are also a descendant--just ask. (Or add a flowers note explaining your connection.)

My Favorite Cemeteries

Some statistics as of March 2015--mainly to satisfy my own curiosity--regarding blood relatives and spouses in certain cemeteries (when over 100 graves)...

845 in Greenwood Cem., Trenton, NJ
843 in First Presbyterian Church Cem., Ewing, NJ
729 in Pennington Cem., Pennington, NJ
618 in First Baptist Church Cem., Hopewell, NJ
462 in Riverview Cem., Trenton, NJ
438 in Highland Cem., Hopewell, NJ
323 in Eglington Cem., Clarksboro, NJ
302 in Harbourton Cem., Harbourton, NJ
270 in Lawrenceville Cem., Lawrenceville, NJ
236 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Pennington, NJ
232 in Mercer Cem., Trenton, NJ
223 in Presbyterian Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
217 in Baptist Church Cem., Hamilton Square, NJ
146 in Dutch Neck Cem., Princeton Junction, NJ
140 in Ewing Cem., Ewing, NJ
138 in Lake Park Cem., Swedesboro, NJ
111 in West Laurel Hill Cem., Bala Cynwyd, PA
110 in Laurel Hill Cem., Philadelphia, PA
107 in Cedar Green Cem., Clayton, NJ
103 in Methodist Cem., Aura, NJ

Relatives for whom I have burial information: 16,172.

Relatives identified in or added to Find A Grave to date: about 14,500.

Sorry for the long profile...

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Messages left for Joseph R. Klett (379)[Leave Message]
Anna Lawrence
Thank you for the updated info on Anna
Added by seekers on Mar 28, 2015 11:09 AM
Joyce Svendsen
Captain Company F,3rd NJ Cavalry
I see you are related to Alexander C Yard. I have just added a photo of him and thought you might be interested.
Added by Joyce Svendsen on Mar 26, 2015 8:49 AM
RE: Susen N Hart
great - I didn't know you had WPA on it too - thanks!!
Added by lulu on Mar 24, 2015 9:26 AM
Spaceman Spiff
RE: Charles Craddock
You're very welcome.
Happy to help!
Added by Spaceman Spiff on Mar 23, 2015 10:42 PM
Susen N Hart
this is where I got the date - is the stone 73rd or 75th year??

Name: Susan Hart :
Death Date: 10 Dec 1863
Death Place: Laurence, Mercer, New Jersey
Age: 70 Birth Date: 1793
Birthplace: Laurence
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Ralph Hart Mother's Name: Hamas Hart
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07193-2 System Origin: New Jersey-EASy
Source Film Number: 584570 Reference Number: v T p 419
Added by lulu on Mar 23, 2015 1:26 PM
upside down picture
Dear Joseph,
My apologies for an upside down picture, I'm usually good at confirming the image as I upload, confirm, and then I delete the original picture from my phone/or I email the picture to the person requesting it. Since I do not have the original picture stored on my iPhone any longer and I'm not able to edit the picture on the website, my temporary suggestion would be to take a picture with your phone, rotate it and then upload again, it would serve as a temporary placeholder if the quality is not good until another picture can be captured at the cemetery. Given my current work/travel schedule, I will not have time to get back to NJ until the end of April. Again my apologies. Best Regards, Robbin
Added by RMoss on Mar 22, 2015 1:38 PM
Cindy Vaughan
Horner Family
As per your request, the Horners have been transferred to you. I'm glad I could help you find your family members.
Added by Cindy Vaughan on Mar 19, 2015 1:46 AM
herb & Cindy
RE: Lydia Fish
the pic is there now
Added by herb & Cindy on Mar 18, 2015 3:27 PM
Anne Mount West
Sadie Iszard
Hi Joe, do you want me to transfer Sadie to you? The correction email is not clear. Anne
Added by Anne Mount West on Mar 18, 2015 10:23 AM
re: Gladys Stark
Do not know where Gladys is buried. Since she died in Zanesville my suggestion would be to call the funeral homes in Zanesville. I couldn't find anything on Ancestry or Family Search except her death in Zanesville. Good Luck!
Added by Shirley on Mar 17, 2015 11:20 PM
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