|Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)|
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Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other FindAGrave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. |
I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean and trim the grass and earth around outdoor markers... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!
In the captions of my uploaded pics I will include the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them.
IN MY OPINION:
The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!
UPDATE! FIND A GRAVE RAISED THEIR MANDATED PIC SIZE TO 8.0MB MAXIMUM!
(PLEASE: I REQUEST THAT MY PIC REQUESTS BE AT LEAST 2.0MB. ALSO, THAT THEY BE FREE OF OBJECTS OR VEGETATION BLOCKING THE MARKER'S INFO OR TEXT! THANK YOU!)
I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.
If they want, if a requestor provides me their email address, I will send the pics FULL size to you, for you to have a more detailed portrait.
I use my Ancestry.com account's search engine to find facts that requestors may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I've been told that I've successfully helped several requestors make important discoveries for their genealogical research.
(By the way: I have found that the best way to handle an antagonistic, obnoxious, lying and paranoid person is NOT to respond to their taunts. They are uncaring, lonely and bored wretches, entertained by the trouble they cause. Remember, nobody is evil or crazy in their own mind: they just make up (and believe) excuses for their behavior. It's AMAZING how many evil and crazy creeps there are in Find A Grave. Truly benevolent folks like us must stay strong!)
Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.
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|Roslyn Roisman-Patchi||Heman Landon|
Thanks so very much for the excellent photo! Would it be all right if I added it to my family tree?
|Daniel R. Earl||Thanks|
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Robert Knox's gravestone. I appreciate it very much!
|Adele Woolem||Photo of My Grandmother's grave|
Hi Richard this is Mimi at Pajaro Valley Public Cemetery District. I see find a grave has my grandfather Arthur M. Michielssen's grave listed but not my grandmother her name was Melanie Michielssen she is buried at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park I do not know the location I am sure Ann could assist you. Would it be possible to take a picture of her headstone?
|Roslyn Roisman-Patchi||Herman Landon at Pioneer cemetery|
Thanks so much for claiming my photo request!! I'm very excited. If by any chance you happen to find any other Landons nearby will you let me know?
|John & Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste||Friedrich & Karoline Eltiste|
Thank You so much for the tombstone photo's for Friedrich & Karoline Eltiste. You sure work fast!!
Wishing you a Blessed Easter,
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
|Sharon B.||RE: James Ernest Payne|
You're very welcome, Richard. Thanks so much for your nice note. It's always disappointing not to beable to complete a request for one reason or another, but I do try to follow up on all requests. Section 1 is the oldest area of the cemetery. This may help in determining the year he had been buried.
Again, thanks for your note. It's always appreciated when those requesting a photo, take time to write!
|Margo Reasner||Nisetich graves|
Thank you so much for taking the photos of the Nisetich grave marker for me! Nice photo!!
|Birdtracker||Leo and Ruth Hupman|
Thank you for the great photos of Leo and Ruth Hupman's graves. They were long time friends of older members in my family. Found Leo's obituary in some of my late aunt's things.
|Jeff Hall||PFC Peter Dugger Photo|
Hi Richard, great work in adding a headstone photo for PFC Peter Dugger. Thank you for honoring this young soldier who gave his live for our country during WW2.
Richard - thanks so much for the excellent photo of John's headstone, and for all of the work you have put into memorializing the others. I am pleased to see them here. I hope to learn more about Lucille/Lucy Kralj. Thanks too for your research on this little girl's behalf.
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