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I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.|
Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.
I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013
When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.
If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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I would like to ask you for your permissions to use some of your photos for my ancestry.com family tree. These will be mostly Albrechts and their family members.
Thanks from Holland for the photo request.
Added by M K on Dec 12, 2013 2:38 PM
Thank you for taking this photo. I appreciate all of the work you do for Find A Grave.
Added by rmh on Dec 09, 2013 5:39 AM
|Janet Brewer||RE: Iva Brewer - Bureau County|
Yes, thank you!
I figured that since I had the information and you weren't sure if "Iva" and "Isaac" were the same person, that would be the easier thing to do .. I hope you don't mind.
|Jeannine (Booton) Hall||Ellen B. Boody|
Thank you so much for the great photo. I was hoping to see if this was the same person I am looking for by there being a marker with her husband's name on it also. Keep up the great work!
|Catherine Clemens Sevenau||Stanley Erwin Lathrop, South Pleasant View Cemetery|
Hi, Thank you for the marker photograph for Stanley Lathrop an his mother Helen in South Pleasant Cemetery in Kewanee, Illinois. Much appreciate, Catheirne
|Patti Walker||Thank you|
Thank you for getting the headstone photo of Anna Smailing for me. I would like your permission to use these photos on my ancestry.com family tree, if you don't mind? Thank you once again for all your work. patti
|Patti Walker||Thank you|
Thank you for getting the headstone photos of Henry A & Stanley Smailing for me. It is greatly appreciated. Patti
|K.E. Hagmann-Lee||Photo Request for Ruth Anderson|
|connie brittain||RE: photo thanks|
I shared both
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