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Mike & Bushy Hartman (#47259857)
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Bio Photo Hi,

We just enjoy walking the cemeteries doing our part to save a little bit of history, and to help provide an additional genealogical research tool for others. We are presently living in New Orleans, LA.

We want to assure everyone we NEVER clean stones, this can cause permanent damage if using the wrong method or cleaner.

We may move small items like flowers or statues from headstones so the information is visible, we take the utmost care and ALWAYS put them back exactly where we found them after the photo is taken.

We do a "light" sweep to remove leaves and grass so your photo is of family web page quality.

Sadly there are fire ants that we have to contend with in some cemeteries so we try to remove the sand and photograph before the ants come streaming out.

If there is a living birth date on the double stones we blur this information out for the protection of the living.

Later in years, as we progressed in our headstone photography adventures, we learned to shade stones, or use a car windshield reflector (foil type) to add light, if they are in partial shade to give a more even photograph, and other tricks but we do apologize for any substandard photos during the early years when we were still learning. I have added many photos to other people's submissions, particularly where I felt that the stone was in better condition back when we photographed it years ago.

If you see any errors in the information I have posted with the photographs please do not hesitate to contact me. If the photo is on a web page that someone else is maintaining (unless it is a caption under a photograph that I submitted), you have to contact them because I cannot change their information.

If you wish to use any of our photos for your personal web pages or family books you have our permission, if you could site the source that would be appreciated. They may NOT be used to sell or repost to other public web sites without prior permission and providing source.

I have no problem transferring memorials. I do although REQUIRE you request the transfer correctly.

Go the memorial you wish to have transferred to you. Click on the "edit" button, go to "suggestions or additions" request the transfer AND put your member number.


If you don't...I won't.

I want to make you happy but I am busy with posting photos and the more time I take to do a request the less time I can post more photos. I answer usually in a day if I am not out of town.

Thank you so much.

Happy hunting
Bushy & Mike Hartman
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Diane Coleman
Thank You
I appreciate the photo of Martine Kennedy Ogden's grave. I am trying to get a close up showing dates.

Added by Diane Coleman on Jul 21, 2014 3:05 PM
RE: Rutledge, Emily
You too Michael! Thanks for all you do.

Added by Saratoga on Jul 14, 2014 7:26 AM
Eva Pippin Flowers
Thank you for the information. I will pass it on. The folks are fairly certain that is where Samuel is buried. Hope they are able to uncover the mystery! Thanks again for all your efforts!
Added by Eva Pippin Flowers on Jul 14, 2014 6:50 AM
Dwayne Montz
Re: Dupuy 11976517
I connect with Ursule's husband a few generations back and appreciate the photos. Many thanks!
Added by Dwayne Montz on Jul 11, 2014 1:54 PM
Eva Pippin Flowers
Samuel M. Todd
Thanks so much for all the information! You do great work! Sorry this has been a pain...but it has definitely proved an interesting puzzle. I was working on it for some friends in Sugartown. I think I will let them figure out the rest of the story. What library were you speaking they have a website or phone number to call? I did spend the day attempting to figure out how Eliza fit in with the rest of the names. I failed! But I did sort the rest of the family...or most of them and have linked and added other data that I found. But is a mystery. Wonder why the two stones and how they chose to decide who got associated with who. Life can be interesting! There seem to be some interesting characters.
Added by Eva Pippin Flowers on Jul 09, 2014 3:07 AM
RE: Different cemetery
Thank you so much for both your comments - I am sorry it didn't work out for my Johan Enes but I can't thank you enough for trying to help, that does mean a lot to me! Sometimes I wonder if there might have been a common grave for some that died in the yellow fever epidemic - Johan came here, to NO, in Sseptember 1852 so was here less than a year when he died and maybe they didn't have much money. It's sad we don't know, but at least he is alive in mine & my relatives family history.

Also my condolences on losing your precious Pearly Girl - I lost my precious Killian in July 2010. I transcribe for a genealogical society and when I'd spread out everything on the floor to double check my work Killian would come and lie down on it to help me proof it ;)

Thanks again,
Added by Melinda on Jul 08, 2014 1:31 PM
Eva Pippin Flowers
Samuel M. Todd
I'm guessing that there is no records of Samuel being buried in that cemetery. That does appear to be his wife. I'm wondering if the person that set up the site just assumed he was buried there. Do you know if there are any records that would show rather he is buried there and just doesn't have a stone. He was pretty involved in the Masons...has a building named after him in Sugartown, Louisiana (near DeRidder) I do thank you for your efforts!
Added by Eva Pippin Flowers on Jul 07, 2014 11:36 PM
Dominick Frank Bonura, M.Ed.
RE: Orlando Tomb Greenwood N.O 89938556
Thank you for the information and for your great pictures.
Added by Dominick Frank Bonura, M.... on Jul 07, 2014 11:30 PM
Johan Enes
Sorry about the blank message, not sure what I hit to do that.

What a nice surprise to see your message - I didn't expect to hear anything because the info I have for Johan is vague.

I don't think today is my day - I looked at the site you sent [wow, how wonderful!] but could not find Johan Enes [or as he is in the book under Lafayette burials: Enrist/Enrise, J o, 45y b Germany died of fever, burial july 31 - or Ennis, John 45y, b Germany, died of fever, burial july 31].

Tried to copy/paste a copy of the above but couldn't. Page 18 in

If you could lead me to the tomb you were referring to I would appreciate it and I apologize for asking - but like I said, don't think today is my day ☺

It would really be super if he is in the tomb you are speaking of!

Thank you so much - your help is greatly appreciated!!
Added by Melinda on Jul 07, 2014 12:32 PM
Bill Norwood
Margaret B Olmstead
Thank you very much for taking and posting the photographs of my mother and stepfather's graves in Garden of Memories, New Orleans. I just noticed them today, a year after you posted them. We live far away from New Orleans now and have never had a chance to see the finished marker. Thanks again for all the work you do.

Bill Norwood
Added by Bill Norwood on Jul 06, 2014 8:06 AM
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