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Rich Kreiss (#46796115)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I am a southern Pennsylvania resident and have been doing genealogy for 20 years, primarily on my mother's family. Her maiden name was Comer and she was born in Grayson County, VA. My sister, Linda, and her daughter, Shari, help me by taking many of the photos of the grave markers/stones and adding them to this website. They are a tremendous help to me.

If you would like for me to transfer to you any of your kinfolk that I have entered, please click the "EDIT" tab at the top of the memorial, then click "Suggest a Correction, etc." and, after entering your request, click "SEND". Find-A-Grave will then automatically email me with the memorial number you requested and your contributor number included. It is not necessary for you to type those numbers in if you use the EDIT tab. BTW, I am not too fussy or nitpicky about your relationship to the person you request since it's hard for me to fathom that you would want to manage the memorial of a person who is not related to you. I would like to think that your intentions are good and honest. So, with that said, I would be happy to transfer anyone as long as I am not related to him/her/it also.

Incidentally, please do not send the names of children to be posted to the bio of a memorial. It creates an additional burden that is difficult to keep up with. I will, however, link any family members if I am able to.

Also, most of the memorials I create are from the individual's death certificate. I post only the basic data that I find to include the person's full name, full birth/death dates, where born and where died, the name of the spouse(s) and the cause of death, primarily if it's accidental. I realize the info is not always accurate but at least it's a start. I will not post the death certificate to the memorial since I consider them to be relatively private and personal. There are often words and descriptions on the forms that I'm sure the survivors would not desire to have publicized.

Btw, I have found that the death dates listed on the certificates are generally very accurate and if they're off, it's usually only by a day or two. More often, the grave marker is in error when there is a conflict with the death certificate.

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Dianna Taylor
Thank You for the speedy edit.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Jan 29, 2015 8:53 PM
Kathy Merris Mills
RE: Ambrose Dickens
I don't know. Very confusing. In the meantime, I will remove the photo I put there and list him as a separate person. If we find out different, we can always move it and delete the 'new' person.
Added by Kathy Merris Mills on Jan 26, 2015 9:38 AM
Kathy Merris Mills
RE: Ambrose Dickens
No, I did not find his wife. There are some missing headstones...don't remember if any were next to his though.
Added by Kathy Merris Mills on Jan 25, 2015 7:26 PM
Linda Wilson
Lawrence graves
Hi Rich,

Thank you so much for transferring the websites for Caroline, Leo, & Janette Lawrence.

Have a look. I hope you enjoy learning more about them.
Added by Linda Wilson on Jan 18, 2015 9:43 PM
Kimberely Faw
Charlie Jones
Thank you!
Added by Kimberely Faw on Jan 13, 2015 7:41 PM
Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins
Buford Lykins
Thank you for the transfer of this precious baby.
Added by Mary Glover-Ingles Lykins on Dec 30, 2014 12:55 PM
Carolyn Whitaker
RE: Edna Ray
sorry meant to say HAVE helped me through the years
Added by Carolyn Whitaker on Dec 23, 2014 2:40 PM
sherri schaefer bagby
Thank you for creating and processing updates for memorials of so many old acquaintances !

Added by sherri schaefer bagby on Dec 23, 2014 8:34 AM
Thanks for the Baxter Sherrill transfer. I appreciate your adding him. Now - if I can just find his parents!! Happy Holidays and thanks again!
Added by Lanie on Dec 17, 2014 2:31 PM
Nancy Coffey
Hi, Just wanted to say, I love the picture you posted to your bio. God Bless, Nancy
Added by Nancy Coffey on Dec 08, 2014 3:03 PM
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