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Gerry Jean (#47892639)
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Bio Photo As a lot of requestors know, the Holy Cross cemetery has their data base containing the location of all of the 350,000 deceased buried there .... this data base is available online to all of us (

I've sensed that requests stand a quicker chance of being claimed by volunteers if the burial locations are included with the requests. Here are the steps to get those locations (for Holy Cross, Colma):

go to
click on "San Mateo County"
click on "Cemeteries"
click on "Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma"
click on "Online data base"

(BTW, the locations available are from 1887 through 2004; the 2005+ sites have not yet been converted.)

==== Recurring questions ====
Why can't some requestors understand that the absence of a name on a headstone does not mean that the person is not interred there!

Do any requestors ever complain about the "volunteers" that claim requests but don't fulfill their commitments within the 14 days that FAG allows to take the photos ... thus sending the requests back to an OPEN status?


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RE: Mary Warde, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
LOL yes, very close indeed! I love seeing the old stones from Calvary. Some of the bigggggg broken ones - it makes me wonder if they got broken in transport or if it's because they're so big and skinny (the HUGE rectangle ones).

And Section H.... oh man, what a confusing section. HA! Glad someone feels our pain... hehe

Maybe Kenny and I will run into one day out there!

Added by Squeak on Jul 16, 2015 4:28 PM
Mary Warde, Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA

You have two photos on Mary Warde's memorial (memorial# 105057417). However, I have found this weekend that Mary is actually buried with the O'Connor family (LOTS of them in this plot, most with no inscriptions) and I have uploaded that stone to the memorial. You can go take a looksee on the memorial since I just added it a minute ago. Would you possibly take the other two down? Holy Cross, of course, is SUCH a mountainous bunch of confusing rows/areas/plots/sections, it's so crazy with some of the plots! I have made this mistake a couple of times myself and had to do the same thing when someone let me know. Just glad that you, SFLondon and I are doing photo requests when possible!


Added by Squeak on Jul 15, 2015 11:24 PM
William Post Taaffe
Gerry Jean, thank you for the three photos and documentation for Wm. Taaffe. Wm. was lost for a long time, but now he is found. AL Rountree, Sunnyvale Historical Society
Added by Rowantree on Jul 14, 2015 2:34 PM
RS Barber
Daniel Meagher Photo Request
I just want to thank you for your gift of photographing this headstone. I have no way of going to the cemetery and it was a great pleasure to have the request filled. I can't thank you enough. Blessings.
Added by RS Barber on Jun 03, 2015 6:41 PM
Ms.CookFromMaine, With LOVE
Marie Desrosiers Duguay
Hi, :)

I think we might be related by marriage. My paternal grandmother was a Henry, and her mother married another Raoul Duguay, her first marriage. I'm trying to figure out where the exact connection would be. I saw that you asked for a transfer for Marie and that you added the other memorials with photographs of Marie and her husband William and children. The pictures I posted for Marie and family came from a binder of info I had photo copied on the Duguay family that was given to MY father by his maternal grandmother, Lauri Ann Duguay (last name, again, by marriage to Raoul J. Duguay 1917-1997)

Do these names ring a bell?
Added by Ms.CookFromMaine, With LO... on Jan 24, 2015 1:24 AM

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