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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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|Kim Nelson||Use of photos|
May I use the Nelson photos you captured in my online tree?
|Kim Nelson||Nelson photo|
Thank you for your time and efforts in providing photos of Gene's headstone as well as the family stone.....it's much appreciated!
|Paul Rolfe||John Enyart|
I processed the edit. I do not know the family. If you are related, I will gladly transfer him to you.
I really appreciate the photo request fulfilled!
Added by Mom on Dec 01, 2016 10:06 PM
Thanks for doing all the Blashinsky photos!!
|Patti Richards||theodore blashinsky|
Thank you for taking the time to get photos of the grave.
|Paul Rolfe||John Enyart|
I processed your edit. I do not know the Enyart family and I will gladly transfer him to you if you are related.
|Diane Joss||St. Anthony's Cemetery~Atkinson, IL|
I'm not acquainted at all with who you are or why you have taken the time and made the effort to photograph and document information about my father's Belgian family (JOOS) - but I am sincerely grateful and want to thank you for your diligence. I have just become interested in genealogy (in my old age) and am beginning to understand the many problems inherent in finding family relationships that are correct, particularly when identical names are handed down from one generation to the next. Many questions that never will be answered, but great satisfaction when a connection is made. THANK YOU!
Diane Mehok (nee Joos)
|Wayne Koebel||Witte Anna|
Thank You Har37 for your assistance, however thats the wrong grave I was looking for.
It belonged to Herman G. Witte 1867 - 1934
The one I am looking for is Witte Anna 1857-1938
she was the wife of Rudolph (Ralph)Otto L Usadel
b: 1857 d: ?????
Respectfully W. Koebel
|Dolores Doty||Mary C Woodruff|
Thank you so much for getting this for us, my sister and I both appreciate your efforts very much.
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